How to Style Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: 10 Stylish Ways to Wear Spanx Leggings in 2023

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While we’re on the topic of Spanx, it just made sense for me to share my thoughts about the most-hyped faux leather leggings and several ways you can wear this modern classic all year round.

10 stylish ways to wear Spanx leggings this season

And if we’re keeping it real, figuring out how to wear leather without looking frumpy is not the easiest wardrobe styling decision in the world. It shouldn’t have to be that way. That’s why I’m excited to show you how versatile these Spanx leather leggings are in addition to over 10 outfit ideas you can copy right now (summer, fall, winter, and spring).


As I like to do for popular products I’ve tried, I’ve comprehensively reviewed these Spanx faux leather leggings for you below (more here). And I’m sharing over 10 ways to style these stylish pants any time of the year (yup! I wore faux leather leggings in Alaska too).

You’ll discover cozy lounge style, casual athleisure look, brunch, and date night styling ideas, and even an outfit or two that you could wear to work. I’ve also highlighted key accessories I wore to bring the look together including jewelry, handbags, and shoes.

The easiest ways to wear Spanx leggings

With the rise of the athleisure trend, leggings and faux leather leggings are here to stay. For obvious reasons, Spanx and Commando now reign supreme in the pleather leggings space.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Review

The big question used to be, “Are faux leather leggings in style?” But that question has been put to rest. If worn correctly, pleather leggings can seriously elevate your style. They are trendy, versatile, and easy to style. 

Don’t own a pair of pleather leggings? Here are a few leggings suggestions for any budget to get you started. And I wrote a detailed review about Spanx Moto Leggings if that’s the option you’re seriously considering. Use can use my personal code, LOUISA10 to save an additional 10% off your Spanx order.

Best selling faux leather leggings

For reference, I am 5″5 and roughly 135 lbs. I typically wear a size 4 (XS or S).

I am wearing these Spanx faux leather leggings in size small regular in black. I probably already have enough black leggings but the dark wash of these leggings lends itself well to easy pairing with the items in my closet.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – Size S – Black (fits snug the first few times then true to size)
Length: 26″ inseam; 8″ leg opening; 8 1/2″ front rise; 10″ back rise (size Medium)
Material: 87% Nylon, 13% Elastane with Polyurethane Coating. Lining: 80% Polyester, 20% Elastane.
Price: $98 ( other colors on sale here)


Genuine Spanx faux leather leggings are available at Nordstrom (free shipping/return), (free shipping/return + 10% off with code LOUISA10), and Amazon (free shipping/return with Prime).

Spanx faux leather leggings come in several styles and colors. The most popular styles are:

What I Love About Spanx Leather Leggings

  • Style: I feel as though these faux leather leggings instantly elevates even the simplest outfit look so put together and effortless. Once you give Spanx leggings a try, you’ll never go back.
  • No Camel Toe: Yes, you read that right! These leggings are free of center-seam which eliminates/drastically reduces your chances of getting the dreaded camel toe. Talk about one less thing to worry about.
  • Size-Inclusive: Spanx does an amazing job with these leggings. Unlike so many pleather leggings that are only available in sizes small to large (or XS and XL if you’re lucky), these leggings are available in XS to 3X. And in Regular, Petite, and Tall.
  • Not See-though: These leggings have the perfect thickness so matter how much they stretch out. They give you that leather-like feel without the concern that the fabric could split open without warning.
  • Versatile: Maybe this should have been number one on the list. Spanx leather leggings are versatile and easy to style in many different ways. Dress them up with heels, OTK boots, blazers, cardigans, or even a t-shirt.
  • Machine Washable: Yes, these are one of those leggings you can wash! Be careful though. You need to wash these on a gentle cycle without fabric softener.
Wearing the Spanx Leather-Like Ankle Skinny Pant
Wearing the Spanx Leather-Like Ankle Skinny Pant

What I Don’t Like About Spanx Leather Leggings

  • Price: I’ll be the first to admit that I was blindsided by the cost of these leggings. But once I ordered my first pair, I realized how apparent the quality and fit of these leggings are. $98+ is a lot of money but you’ll get the maximum wears out of these leggings. Are the Spanx leggings worth it? A resounding yes.

10 Ways to Wear Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

The truth is, Spanx investment faux leather leggings cost a pretty penny. Styling this statement piece in a plethora of ways ensures you get the maximum wear per cost. Rock them all-year-round and for a variety of occasions, including date nights. You’ll discover styling options, including a formal look, casual style, and even loungewear style that transition well into the colder season.

Spanx Leggings with Blazer

These outfits are on the dressier spectrum styled with a fitted blazer and over the knee boots. And a look that would be great for cocktails, certain special events, and date nights. The layered fit also aligns well with fall and spring looks. The blazer can easily be switched out for a sweater, fleece shirt, puffer vest, or even a hoodie for a lounge-inspired look.

I love the pop of yellow with this boyfriend jacket. The vibrant color elevates the all-black ensemble. The blazer is slightly more expensive, but the quality is great. And you can scoop up this one-button blazer in 7 gorgeous colors.

I styled this cute jacket with a sexy, comfortable yellow stacked heel pump (currently on sale). The black and yellow color combination is bold and confident. If the colors are a little too bright for you, opt for neutral colored pieces to tone it down a notch while still looking effortless. I guarantee you’ll get all the attention in this work-friendly style. 

Spanx Leggings with Cardigan

For this look, you can keep the focus of your faux leather leggings muted with the colorblock cardigan. If you want to make the entire outfit pop, trade the classic black pumps for the pink statement heels. For the first look, I chose a simple seamless bodysuit and a quilted structured bag. For the second look, the lace hem camisole created a layered fit.

Spanx Leggings with Lapel Vest

Lapel Vest with Spanx Leggings

I am wearing:
Lapel vest (similar) | Bodysuit | Flats | Purse (similar) | Watch | Leggings

Another way to wear these Spanx faux leather leggings is by pairing the leggings with a lapel vest. I almost always get compliments on this under $30 lapel vest. The lapel vest is like a marriage between a duster and a trench coat. Get one or two different colors to have on rotation.

For work, I prefer comfy ballet flats. My obvious go-to was this leopard pointed toe flats I bought last year (on sale). I am an avid lover of animal print, particularly leopard print. Psst! I rounded up seven ways to style animal prints if that’s something you’re interested in checking out. You can also accessorize this work-friendly with a classy wristwatch and a cute stone pendant.

Spanx Leggings with Chambray Top

Looking chic in this chambray top with my Spanx leggings
Turn your chambray style with Spanx with a pair of hot heels

I am wearing:
Chambray shirt | Slides | Pumps (similar) | Wrap bracelet | Watch | Leggings

Another casual Spanx faux leather leggings outfit to rock in 2022 is this chambray and faux leather leggings outfit. The chambray top paired with these casual yet chic buckle mule flats is a style you can rock this summer. While you can wear the button-down shirt as is perfect for some bum coverage, I settled on a front tie knot. This look is natural to put together, even on the go.

To take this simple style up a notch, instead of the buckle mule flats, you can go with a dress pump or a comfortable slip-on open-toe ankle buckle shoe. The fantastic thing about both shoes is that they are available in a ton of color options and they go well with a lot of clothing. For some arm candy, this timeless Victoria Emerson wrap bracelet and Emerson wristwatch were all I needed.

Spanx Leggings with Polka Dot

Do you love making a statement with basic colors? These polka dot looks are for you. You can keep it simple with a more conservative blouse. The blouson sleeves add an edge to the outfit. The look on the right would be more soothed for date nights or special events. I let the sashe hang low for a less definite blend between the leggings and the top. I completed the look open-toe sandals.

Spanx Leggings with Lace Bodysuit

how to style spanx faux leather leggings

I am wearing:
Lace bodysuit | Fitted blazer (similar) | Metal belt (similar) | Slides | Leggings | Metal belt

Here’s another blazer look with a splash of sexy. Here I did away with the heels and kept it comfortable with a pair of black slides. For some texture, I chose to wear this lace bodysuit underneath the black blazer. Then I brought the look together with a statement metal belt (similar) which I’ve had for over 5 years.

For my sundries, I opted for a multi-compartment crossbody bag. But a tote bag or even a clutch purse would be perfect. This outfit is well-suited for the babes looking for a sexier way to style their faux leather. More styling options here

Spanx Leggings with Animal Print Bodysuit

Spanx faux leather leggings are a fave when it comes to modern and stylish casual outfits. This elegant style takes inspiration from the athleisure trend because fashionable and comfortable go well together.

For this look, I chose these Spanx faux leather moto leggings paired with a form-fitting snake print bodysuit and the same lapel jacket from the work style. You can check out my review on my Spanx faux leather moto leggings here

Spanx Moto Leggings

I am wearing:
Hat | Bodysuit | Moto leggings | Sneakers | Vest | Leggings | Bag

I love how playful and fun this style is. It is the perfect summer outfit that is great for outings or just fun time out with your friends and family. On my feet are a pair of cute pink slip-on Skechers sneakers

The sneakers are an Amazon x Skechers exclusive that boasts of the quality of Skechers and the accessibility of Amazon at $45. I love a well-structured purse, and this small pink crossbody was made to match! Everything about this Spanx outfit screams comfortable and trendy.

To add more glam to this already stylish outfit, I threw on this fedora hat (under $20), which complements the brown long lapel jacket, a beautiful circle sunglasses, and an elegant gold layered pendant long necklace

Spanx Leggings with Sweater

Speaking about transitioning from summer to fall, booties are a great option. I paired faux leather leggings with a fantastic pastel pink high neck sweatshirt. You might be wondering why I chose this particular top. This top is not only buttery soft on the skin, but it also comes in several other appealing colors that will go effortlessly with your Spanx faux leather legging. 

To make this outfit more elegant, I paired it with these sassy pull-on kitten heel boots, a cute crystal pearl tote handbag. You can check out the full fall look here. Another fantastic alternative to the knit top is this elegant polka dot top with frills. 

This outfit will be excellent for going on a date, having a night out with the girls, cocktail, and special events. You can’t go wrong in this Spanx faux leather leggings outfit this season.

Spanx Leggings: Loungewear to Street Style

Simple does it with the girl-next-door style. I’m talking stylish, effortless, and hassle-free. These three ways to style your Spanx will help you achieve that look. 

For the first look in this category, I styled this Spanx moto faux leather leggings with a soft cotton pocket V-neck shirt, a cozy Barefoot Dreams cardigan (also included in this year’s Nordy Sale) and preppy ked sneakers

You absolutely can’t go wrong with this elevated loungewear look. The triple C treat (comfy, chic, & cozy) is on full display with this loungewear look you can wear outside the house (more here). Feel relaxed and satisfied with your style in this outfit.  

Spanx Leggings with Comfy Flats & Beanie

The next Spanx faux leather leggings inspired outfit features this relaxed camo style that is on-trend. For this Spanx style, I chose this 100% cotton loose fit camo T-shirt, lightweight beanie, and a fun boho wrap bracelet

My love for simple, comfortable footwear knows no bounds, and that is why these fantastic cork sandals as my first choice. And it goes well with the Spanx faux leather leggings laidback look. 

Lazy day in or a busy day out, this pleather outfit is a no-brainer. It is a fantastic outfit to stay indoors, take strolls, go shopping in, or just grab a drink this summer. As the weather gets colder, the cozy, soft ribbed beanie is a great option for warmth or on bad hair days.

And even more ways to style Spanx leggings…

Take charge of your day in a fun way with this chic yet simple Spanx faux leather inspired outfit to rock this year. 

FAQ: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Do Spanx leggings go on sale?

Every now and then Spanx leggings go on sale. The biggest discount I’ve seen the classic Spanx leggings for is during Black Friday or the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with a price match on Right now, you can get a few colors on sale directly from the Spanx website (view the sale page). Plus use code LOUISA10 to save 10% off your order.

Do Spanx faux leather leggings stretch out?

From my experience, having splurged on these fantastic leggings, Spanx faux leather legging stretches out just enough to conform to your body shape without being see-through or developing those annoying stretched knee pockets. Afterward, they return to size when you take them off and still fit perfectly with ease anytime you put them on.

What tops to wear with Spanx faux leather leggings?

Spanx faux leather leggings go well with almost anything depending on the outing or occasion. You can wear your Spanx faux leather leggings with an eyelash lace bodysuit, animal print top or bodysuit, a camisole tank top, a chambray jeans top, a loose fit t-shirt, a frill neck blouse top, a pullover sweatshirt, cardigan, blazer jacket, or a lapel vest.

Spanx Faux Patent Leather Leggings

How do you wear faux leather leggings?

You can wear faux leather leggings with cute overall tops, tee shirts, turtlenecks, cute midi dresses, sweaters, booties, blazers, tunics, fur coats, over the knee boots, animal print shoes, and dresses, denim-inspired tops, cute colorblock cardigan, pointed toe flats and heels, sneakers, cute accessories and jewelry to match. Depending on the season, occasion or event, faux leather leggings are smooth to style and go with almost anything.

What shoes go with Spanx faux leather leggings?

Many shoes go with Spanx faux leather leggings depending on the look you’re trying to attain. For these leggings, you can wear block heel pumps, stiletto heels, flat sandals, sneakers, flat cork sandals, open toe pump, ankle boot, dress pump, a buckle mule, and even an OTK Boot.

How do you wear leather leggings over 50?

For a woman over 50, there are several “age-appropriate” ways you can style your leather leggings. I recommend styling them with your outwear like blazers, utility jackets, sweaters, cardigans, and fitted work shirts. I recommend you stick with shoes that are very comfortable like pointed toe flats, sandals, cushion slides, and even sneakers. If you want a more sophisticated look, a pair of block heel pumps will do the trick.

Do Spanx faux leather leggings go on sale?

Spanx faux leather leggings go on sale but occasionally. The best time to get Spanx leggings on sale is during Black Friday sales or the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (on sale this year here). Right now, you can get a few colors on sale directly from the Spanx website (view the sale page). 

Do Spanx leggings run big or small?

Spanx faux leather leggings and Moto leggings from my experience don’t run small or big (they actually run true to size). I recommend you get these in your standard size. 

Can you wear faux leather leggings to work?

It depends! IF you work in a job with a casual/lax dress code, you can wear faux leather leggings to work. But as a career woman (I work in healthcare), these might be looked at as a little too casual/revealing. Style them with blazers, trenchcoat, denim jacket, and lapel vest to step up your work style.


That’s it, my friends! This was a look at some five amazingly simple ways to wear Spanx faux leather legging outfit for an effortless style that you’ll love. Thanks to its exceptional quality and versatility of these leggings, it makes a great option whenever I can’t decide what to wear. 

Looking for several choices for a Spanx faux leather legging outfit look, these selections of Spanx faux leather leggings outfits are sure to get you looking like a bombshell this year. So what are you waiting for?


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  1. I am just looking into buying a pair of the vegan leather spanx leggings (I’m a little late to the game it appears!). But with all the versatility you have shown here, I don’t know how I have not invested in a pair, yet! You are so cute and have such great style, and I enjoyed reading your post!

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