It has been a hot minute since I wrote a post about Nordstrom. Sharing this is an outfit post focused on this Spanx faux leather leggings review.
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Last year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I ordered and subsequently returned a pair of Spanx leather leggings. There was so much hype about it that I decided to give it a shot.
Long story short, it was way too tight, and I could not justify the price. I lived in Alaska at the time, and we have maybe four months of leggings-suitable weather.
Times have changed, and so have my style. I gave Spanx leggings a second shot, and I’m dishing the tea on what I think about these leggings in this review post in partnership with Nordstrom.
I kid you not! These Spanx faux leather leggings are probably the most expensive pair of leggings I own. Granted, I have tried the Lululemon Align leggings and think it is amazingly soft, buttery feel. And I finally caved and splurged on those.
So, spending $$$ on this Spanx Moto leggings was a bold step for me. Did Spanx nail it this time around? Find out below.
I’m going back to Alaska for work this winter. I’m excited and nervous, but mostly excited. Capitalizing on the last few days of fall before I face the arctic cold head-on, I decided to share this Spanx faux leather leggings outfit with you guys.
I love heels and all the flashy things. But I also love comfortable clothing that does not compromise on my style like these edgy Moto leggings. Let’s get right into the review!
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings Review
As with all things fashion, this Spanx Moto leggings caught my attention because it has so many rave reviews about it. And rightfully so!
If there was one thing we know about Spanx is that the brand does not compromise on quality on their shapewear. And they extend that quality to their leggings with contoured Power Waistband.
What I did not like about the first pair of Spanx leggings was the design. I thought the style was a little too plain. I needed something with a little more oomph.
Enter Spanx Moto leggings!
The Moto design on these leggings spoke to me. It has the perfect amount of edge that gives off a biker-chic vibe without being over-the-top.
Spanx leggings come in several styles. The most popular styles are:
- SPANX Faux Leather Leggings (available in Regular, Petite, Plus size)
- SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings (available in Regular, Petite, and Plus size) <- what I’m wearing
- SPANX Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (available in Regular, and Plus size)
Side note: depending on your body type and the size you order, these mid-rise leggings might look like high rise leggings on you.
For reference, I am 5″5 and roughly 135 lbs. I typically wear a size 4 (XS or S).
I am wearing a size small Regular, my usual size, in the SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings.
For this particular style, I recommend you get your standard size. This is unlike the plain SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, which runs small. Take advantage of Nordstrom’s free shipping and return policy and order two sizes to compare the fit.
PROS: SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings
- Amazing compression
- Soft and non-constricting
- Size inclusive
- Opaque (not see-through)
- Built-in tummy control & butt-lift
Compared to some other leggings, the SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings feels great on the skin.
As you would expect from SPANX, these leggings have fabulous compression that sucks in your body in the right places. This Moto legging is stretchy and quickly returns to form once you take it off.
I can already think of other fun ways to style these leggings. But for today’s look, I decided to go for a laid-back outfit that can be classified as an everyday practical style. Ain’t nobody trying to look frumpy!
CONS: SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings
- Rolls down
Although the legging does not sag as you walk, I’ve noticed my SPANX rolling down if not pulled high enough. As with all leggings, do not pull up it too tight on your crotch area to avoid camel toe.
And let’s not forget about the price. The leather leggings will set you back $98, and the Moto leggings cost $110.
Are SPANX Faux Leather Moto Leggings worth the hype?
These SPANX leggings are not the first leggings or Moto leggings I’ve tried. I can say they live up to the hype and are totally worth the money, a worthy splurge!
This legging is not made for winter. However, with simple layering techniques, you can transition this summer leggings from summer and fall to warm winter days.
Another worthy splurge from Nordstrom is this Barefoot Dreams Cozychic cardigan. It took me a minute to decide, but I’m glad I bit the bullet and ordered this Cozychic cardigan.
The cardigan is soft, warm, and non-itchy. Plus the sweater is a superb wardrobe staple that I’ve worn numerous times. (Read: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan Review).
I’ve noticed that over the years, some of the staple pieces I order from Nordstrom last longer than the fast fashion from other retailers.
Case in point? A basic tee. It was an easy yes to this cotton v-neck tee after seeing its 2,400+ reviews.
Lucky you, the tee is actually on sale right now! The t-shirt is available in Regular and Plus sizes and several fall-friendly colors. I am wearing a size small. Get it here.
I never thought I could pull off the cool-girl vibes in Keds. I might be a fashion blogger, but some styles just don’t look that great on me. I assumed the same when I spotted this style of sneakers on one of my girlfriends.
I tried these Keds sneakers when they arrived and got great compliments! I think what makes these sneakers so attractive is the timeless style that pairs well with many wardrobe picks. They are lightweight, comfortable, and make your feet look great (#teambigfeet).
I recommend sizing down half a size if you’re in-between sizes. I’m wearing a size 9, but the 8.5 would have been a better option for me.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below. I read and respond to any question. I hope you found these SPANX Faux Leather Leggings review helpful. As always, thank you for reading.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spanx Leggings
Some of the best ways to wear your Spanx faux leather leggings is with a simple t-shirt, comfy sneakers, and fitted cardigan for a casual look. For a more stylish look, opt for a blazer, non-leather ankle booties, and a statement purse and jewelry. Avoid anything over the top!
First thing first, order your right size. If your Spanx is too tight or too loose, they are almost guaranteed to roll down. Next, pull the waistband as high as it would go. Pay attention to signs of camel toe.?
Usually, my inclination to a product this expensive would be a resounding no. But after trying Spanx leggings for a second time, I definitely think Spanx leggings are worth the money and are a great splurge. I ordered these pair in my regular size.
Liked these SPANX Faux Leather Leggings review? You’ll love these related posts:
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Your turn! What’s the best clothing you’ve ordered from Nordstrom?
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