Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Yours Clothing Review - Ponte Jeggings
Recently Yours Clothing sent me a few items to review (see my last review here). I've been trying to get some wear out of my items before I post about them - just in case something faded dramatically or become misshapen after washing. Luckily its been smooth sailing so far! Up for review today are these black ponte stretch jersey trousers ($53 AUD).
Not as slim as their actual jeggings, these pants are still relatively figure hugging and modern. They have jean-style details and the traditional button & zip fastening. These are a great autumn/winter pant seeing as they aren't too thick. I wouldn't wear these in an Australian summer - but would happily layer them in winter.
I've paired my ponte jeggings with this wicked Pink Floyd top I picked up from Kmart for $15 a couple of months ago (bargain) and some Payless shoes. It was a great market day outfit and perfect for comfortable errand running. You may notice that I did get a bit of muffin top in these pants, but after an hour of wear it kinda disappeared as the pants stretched to fit my body better. And you know, I HAVE muffin top, so its not all the pants fault...
Fit - I'm wearing a size 18. I found these fitted at the top, although a little more loosely after wearing them for an hour or more, and were more roomy around the calves/ankles. These would be great for someone who likes a mix between straight cut and skinny fit. I bought a similar pair from City Chic last season which had a similar fit. I would describe these as a 16/18 in vanity sizing and a 20 in regular sizing (using Target's mainstream range as a reference).
Feel - These are made out of a medium thickness fabric that feel pretty comfortable. Much more comfortable than regular jeans and most jeggings, but less comfortable than leggings. The button fastening can dig into your belly a bit if you are sitting for long periods but for our trip out to the farmers markets they were fine.
Style - Like I mentioned above, these are a mix between a straight cut and a skinny. I personally prefer a skinny fit that hugs my ankles more, but I know there are a lot of women who prefer the extra ankle room. These don’t look like jeans, but they do make a good smart casual pair of black pants.
Value - $53 AUD (+ £10 for international shipping). You would find a similar item for about $40-$70 at local retailers, so for that reason they are neither good nor bad value. If you LOVE them, its worth the cost - but if you just like them I would recommend waiting until sale time or purchasing with other items you love to take advantage of combined shipping.