I have two pairs of black leggings in my wardrobe – they are perfect for the days when it’s so early the sun hasn’t risen yet or I am not in the happiest of moods. Most of the time though I choose to ditch the darker colours and my wardrobe is full of printed goodness. Now that the sales have started I have added two more printed tights to my (ever increasing) collection.
Ultimate Fit Americas
The first one are these Ultimate Fit Americas tights from Adidas. To celebrate the imminent arrival of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, Adidas created a series of tights and matching sports bras to celebrate athletes from all over the wold. Each continent / area was represented my colours and prints the ones I bought, covered in these pink flowers is all about the athletes from America. It was very hard to pick!
My main worry with these tights was that they would fail the squat test and if I did yoga in them or bent over people would be able to see my underwear through the fabric. I have a pair of Sweaty Betty tights which are just like that and let me tell you I will never make that mistake again. Plus these are white which never bodes well. But they don’t go see through! The first time I worked out in them was for a yoga class and there was no underwear on show. So not only are they printed and oh-so colourful, they don’t show bit of my body I don’t want people to see.
My only criticism of these tights is that they don’t have any pockets and I love pockets in my all my clothes.
Run: Inspire Tight II
The second pair are these Green Goddess (my name for them) tights from Lululemon. Called the Run: Inspire Tight II they were a pair I had been eyeing for a while but had no desire to spend £98 on. Now, much cheaper the colour, fabric, and multiple zip pockets had me whipping out my wallet earlier this week and buying myself a pair. While I try and always get leggings which can be used for many activities these have been made specifically for running (but since they pass the squat test with flying colours I will also be using them for yoga) and that really appealed to me. Two zip pockets on my thighs for valuables and one waistband pouch for food and gels really appeals to my love of pockets.
I tested these out during one of my lunchtime runs and can say that they fit even better than they looked. They really hugged my body perfectly, didn’t fall down, and hit the almost perfect area on my waist – they are a medium rise but I always prefer leggings to be just a little higher so that they cover my belly button.
Both these printed leggings fit in perfectly with the rest of my crazily colourful collection.