Girlfriend Collective Leggings Review

After an ad for free leggings popped up on my Facebook feed multiple times, I became curious.

Girlfriend Collective’s offer promises that these ecofriendly, ethically produced leggings will become your favorites.

To prove that, they’ve been offering them for “free.” I put that in quotes because you *do* have to pay for shipping, which is approximately $20 and charged upfront.

I ordered my leggings about six weeks ago and got them last week. They arrived in an oversized shipping envelope. There were two thick tags attached.

 

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The fabric is reportedly made from recycled plastic bottles, and it’s incredibly soft. These are also high-rise leggings with a smooth waistband, which makes them ideal for squishing away any signs of muffin top.

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Wide waistband

They’re really thick and opaque, which of course is critical for avoiding the dreaded Lululemon see-through effect. The seams are also flat and not itchy in the least.

The fit is tight and would be good for working out, although I don’t think these would be ideal for long runs. For one thing, they don’t have any pockets and the compression-style is flattering but may not be the most comfortable – or breathable – at mile 22.

Where I do think these would shine is for travel.

To be clear, though, leggings are not pants.

Let me repeat: leggings are not pants.

I see this terrible fashion faux pas ALL THE TIME and it still makes me crazy. These are high quality leggings, but you still should wear them  as a layer and keep your assets covered. I digress.

I think they would be perfect and highly versatile for multiple travel looks, including layered with a tunic and boots or worn under a dress, especially to keep warm in winter travel. Since these are quick-dry, they’d also be good to multitask in gym workouts and wash in the hotel sink.

I mostly failed in my attempt to show how they look:

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Yes, I am standing on a tulip chair.

Yes, there is also an American Girl doll highchair attached to our table.

Yes, I am terrible at taking mirror selfies.

No, I would absolutely not wear this outfit in public.

Overall, I think these leggings are a steal at $20. Girlfriend Collective’s site says that they eventually will retail for about $70. Would I pay $70? Honestly, probably not, but I think if I could snag another pair at $20 I would jump at the chance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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