In an effort to find some comfortable workout clothes which won’t make me chafe or ride up or slide down when I’m working out I applied for this promotion to try a pair of workout capri leggings. I was approved to receive a free pair of the #BlinkCreationLeggings and tried them on as soon as they arrived. I was really looking forward to using these in my workouts. The styling is cute and the fabric patterns appealing.
The only problem is they are WAAAAY too small. Though I ordered the largest pair they had the pants would not even come past the bottom of my thighs. I found a pair of medium size exercise shorts which I’ve had for years that I can still squeeze into. I normally wear an XL in pants and a lot of times XL is too big. This time XL was so small I couldn’t even get the pants past the tops of my knees. The fabric does not have a lot of stretch, which another reviewer pointed out would make them slide down as you workout, and it seems as if they used the wrong type of thread or certainly not enough thread when sowing on the waistband. Even if the band itself had more stretch the thread had no more to give. Then it dawned on me that I had a pair of exercise/bike shorts that are a size M that looked about the same size as these. The difference is I can at least squeeze into the shorts even if they are too tight. These pants are impossible to get into and I can’t imagine someone who actually wears a ladies M would be able to fit into the smaller size when the XL is cut more like a M. The fabric paired with the lack of elasticity in the thread they used make these fit more like a medium than an XL they were supposed to be.
It was super frustrating that these cute leggings didn’t fit. I did like the look and feel of the fabric. The galaxy pattern was a nice touch. If you are planning on ordering a pair be aware that the L-XL DOES NOT fit any larger than a 10/12 – especially if you have larger thighs like me. IDK what the 5 stands for, but they were listed as a L-XL. So IF you are looking for a low cost workout legging and wear no larger than a size 12 then the L-XL may fit you. Good luck if you have thick thighs like me :(. I don’t doubt they would have fit around my waist but I would have had to tear them to get them up that high – . Back to square one.