Gap has been periodically sending out 40% off entire order coupons, but I usually never find anything worth keeping (or even trying) because even their petite sizing is usually too big on me. But after seeing a glowing review from the always stylish Chloe about a certain pair of Gap jeans, and especially after learning that she shares my pancake butt syndrome, I had to try these Legging Jeans in 00P:
Now I never thought the day would come when I would actually consider wearing "jeggings," but there's just something about these that makes me feel awesome :) And to be fair, they're more like actual jeans rather than jean leggings - they have real working pockets!
The material is surprisingly comfy and the fit is good! The length is about right with a small amount of bunching at the ankle which I don't mind and prefer over ones that are too short. There is also an ever so slight bit of gapping at the sides of the waist, which is pretty inconsequential and I suspect might go away with a wash/dry. And true to Chloe's words, no flattening of the rear despite this being a clingy stretchy fabric!
Tucked and untucked views:
For some reason when I ordered, I didn't realize that they come in multiple other washes - including true black, classic, faded medium, as well as a faded dark blue wash that looks great on curls-and-pearls. I got these at 40% off for ~$40, which is still a little expensive for me considering I usually buy kids' jeans. That said, I might even consider picking up another color if these ever go on sale!
I was pretty pleasantly surprised by finding these possible keepers in this last Gap order (and I didn't even get a single kids item!). But of course, there were some total flops as well... definitely don't bother with the following:
- Ruffled Eyelet Top (XSP) - Humongous boxy tent, I could probably still fit in it if I'm 6 months pregnant.
- Vintage Cardigan (XSP) - Also ginormous, probably at least a medium in LOFT cardigan sizing.
- Tweed Mini Skirt (00P) - Very wide and unflattering, thick bulky fabric and unattractive pattern up close. *Update* Per request, pics of the skirt are here: front, gap, and side.