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The Zazzle leggings are custom made by Art of Where, a print-on-demand production house based in Canada. They do an amazing job! Each pair of leggings is printed before being sewn, allowing for fun designs on every square inch.
Medium weight fabric is sturdy, yet breathable, stretches to fit your body, hugs in all the right places and bounces back after washing. You can wear your leggings over and over and they won’t lose their shape. Check out their awesome process, sizing guide and materials here.
I design the colors and pattern, Art of Where takes care of printing and sewing and Zazzle takes it to your home. Easy as 1-2-3! Order them HERE.
The Society6 proprietary six-panel cut and sew construction provides an unprecedented quality in fit and versatility with an adjustable waist line for wearing high, low or somewhere in between. Using the highest quality anti-microbial polyester spandex material, these premium leggings wick moisture and remain breathable, making them perfect for running or runways. The leggings are made in the USA.
Leggings on Redbubble are stretchy and durable, with full prints across both the front and back. So you’ll look awesome whether you’re coming or going.
- Made with 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane
- Stretch waistband
- Made in Hong Kong
These leggings have quite a soft feel and they look silky. So if a shiny look is what you want, go ahead and order them HERE.
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And now comes the fun part! I made a few tests on the leggings. The most common pain point for the legging wearers is the fact that some brands of leggings are see-through. Another issue I’ve seen is the quality of the sewing. So I here are my results: I stretched them as far as I could. I did not manage to tear any of them. The thread resisted the stretch, also. But I noticed there were some white dots visible through the fabric, at the place where the thread was going through the textile. Since the leggings are printed on the surface of what is originally white fabric, it is normal to see the original colour of where the thread is piercing and passes through the fabric, especially along the elastic waistband.
Here is an example:
The one part that I really wanted to clarify was how transparent these leggings are. I can tell you for sure that two of them are somewhat see-through (so if that is a no-no, then you should definitely go for the third option). I personally don’t mind, because I intend to wear those pants with a skirt or a dress over them anyway, but I do want to put an honest review here, so that people can decide accordingly. I made a couple of simple tests on each of the three brands. Since I am not comfortable with exposing my derrière on the internet, I came up with another idea: I used my knee as a test zone. And since that is actually the area where the fabric will stretch the most, this will be the best way of testing the transparency. I wrapped two strips of cloth around my knee, underneath the leggings. One was black with a little bit of lace, the other one was a laser cut fabric with a nude skin color (like the boy shorts frequently used under tight clothing). Then I bent the knee and stretched the legging fibers to the max. These are the results:
Let’s start with Redbubble: both the black and the nude cloth can be seen through the fabric. I really like the Redbubble leggings, though, because they have a very soft touch on the skin, like silk. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they’re manufactured in China, hence the silkiness? 🙂 Like I said, I don’t mind it being a bit more sheer; the silk-like quality and the cooling effect on the skin compensate for the loss.
Let’s see how Society6 performs through the test. Looks like in both cases, there is a see-through… In all honesty, the Society6 fabric is a little bit thicker, but the spotlight really brought out all the details. If you wear some boy shorts with a low cut leg, or nude color bikinis/thongs, then you should be fine. But I still would advise caution if you plan on going yoga all the way at the studio.
Here’s my analysis on the Zazzle leggings. The fabric is positively thicker than the other two competitors. The black cloth underneath seems to still come through, especially because of the lace, not the black color. But then again, who would wear some bulky shorts under tight-fitting clothes? The nude colored fabric strip is barely visible, and that is because I brought the spotlight very close and I stretched the fabric to the max. Otherwise, I could not see it. I personally tested boy shorts under the leggings and there is no see-through. So these are the shorts I would go for if you are looking for a combination of sportiness and casual, namely… ATHLEISURE.
If any of these leggings look like a good fit for you, check them out! Ordering is really simple and the websites offer many discounts, year round. At holidays, they tend to throw bigger discounts, even 40-50% off.