2.23.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Nightcap Clothing Foldover Leggings for Less

All right, I confess! I’m guilty. Guilty of one of the biggest fashion faux pas currently plaguing the country at this very moment…wearing leggings as pants! It’s true. I’m one of the girls you see accoutered in sinewy skintight leggings coupled with sweaters that fall not below the derriere in the form of a tunic, but that hit directly at the hip.

My six dollar Target leggings have entirely displaced the denim in my wardrobe; but it’s time for things to change. The rude looks from random passersby gazing upon me as if I am prancing around pantsless has left me looking for a new way to embrace the resilience I love, in a form that is less controversial to the general public. Finally I have found it in the form of Nightcap Clothing’s Foldover Legging.

Kitty cats please, by all means, do not write these lovelies off before you have so much as given them a chance. There is nothing crude, distasteful, or argumentative about the design of the Foldover Legging. Far from it, in fact!

Unlike the typical legging aesthetic which falls from the hip to the ankle in a straight line reminiscent of your most beloved skinnies, the Foldover Legging features an extra-wide waistband that folds over, around your posterior, in the form of a miniskirt to give the illusion that you are not merely wearing leggings, but a skirt over pants, creating an entire ensemble for your bottom half in the form of one singular item.

But I digress; such a style, while the absolute crème de la crème of maintaining comfort in the most urbane of ways, is bogged down with a premium that is far from figure flattering.

Yes my loves, I understand that the Foldover Legging is quite a bit like a two-for-one deal, but at $117.00 a pair, it is far out of the budget realm of the single-digit stretchy saviors I currently call my own. Alloy’s Foldover Stretch Yoga Legging, however, is not.

While embellished with ruching along the waistline as opposed to the smooth skirt-like surface of Nightcap Clothing’s piece, for just $29.90, Alloy’s Foldover Stretch Yoga Legging is just as sensational as its more expensive counterpart; and gives you the chance to buy in three different colors – black, gray, or navy!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22 and Alloy for the pictures.


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The Style Revolution said...

Nightcap makes great leggings!! I love the line. Great post!! <3

Jaime said...

These look so comfy! And they are a nice departure from just plain leggings.

COCAMIA said...

Oh my! I love these leggings! I would wear them everyday!

Senorita Fashionista said...

Holy Moly, I have to get a hold of these. I live in my Target leggings as well, these would be great for me! Thanks Love! xoxo Jolie

Talk Pretty To Me said...

I'm sorry, but I can't do either. Ekkkk. I like leggings, but I gotta have my bum covered! and I feel like this is an updated version of the skort. I hate to be a hater, but this is not in my vocab. Skeggings is out for me :)I'll stick to good ole' sweats for comfy clothes.

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Hope said...

This is a great way to make leggings look more, shall we say decent. I have been falling in love with leggings to so I am really glad that you made this post!

Andie said...

yeah i found these rather odd, not really digging it

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Tasha said...

I haven't shopped at Alloy in forever! I may have to check them out!

nookie said...

they look pretty good to me:)

Iva said...

these look super comfortable and cute!! I like this look a lot! ;) Have a great day Erika!!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darling! I am going to be buying those Alloy leggings for sure!

xoxox,
CC

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so getting those! No more Forever 21 leggings for me! Well, at 5 dollars a pair you can't beat the price.

Scientific Housewife said...

I don't even own leggings but this is interesting!

Jacqueline said...

I love Nightcap Leggings! Nightcap has some great pieces. xo

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Leia said...

I want them! I want them! Now now now!

Josie said...

These are really cute -- I unfortunately lack the confidence to rock leggings at all, let alone as pants. Love that you have such confidence, though!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I am guilty too! Foldover leggings is such an excellent idea! It's like you're wearing a little skirt over them :) xo

Sara Lynn said...

Erica how awesome of you to post these!! I love my alloy fold-over leggings. I have the older ones, the navy with the tie-dye. I am really excited to know about these ones thoughm the fold is a lot bigger, very cute!!

~Sara

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Uhh what?! $117 dollars for cotton?! Hell noooo. Bargain all the way!

sharonlei said...

Alloy's version for sure! I've seen these versions of leggings before, now I've got to try them out.. I wonder how successful this will look on me!? :)

xx Love & Aloha

joei said...

i try to veer away from that use-leggings-as-pants style. its a personal pet peeve though i don't mind seeing it on someone else. i just can't wear it that way for myself!

that's why this is such a good idea! i usually have tops not long enough to be worn with leggings (but they're just so comfortable so i try to find something else to wear underneath). with alloy's version, there's more no need to! i'll try to look for this now. online purchase if i need to! ;) thanks for sharing!

joei
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Damsels said...

thats a pretty godo idea for the leggings .. lol you jsut made me giggle ... leggings as pants ... its a little horrifying but you cant help but stare .jk

Damsels said...

thats a pretty godo idea for the leggings .. lol you jsut made me giggle ... leggings as pants ... its a little horrifying but you cant help but stare .jk

Jen said...

Ooooh, a new way to wear leggings! Right now I'm thinking they look a little odd, but I'm sure I can be convinced!

Joanne said...

It's a great idea, but I'd like to see the skirt a little longer still, and maybe some with variations in skirt style. Boho, gypsy, that sort of thing. But I like the idea here promoting the right way to wear leggings.

ellie said...

Those sound so cool. I have used long T's for this purpose with extra sweaters and stuff.

I was so happy the little girl I gave a hat to out of a T-shirt loved it...and wanted to sleep in it..her Mom told me.

Thanks so much for the comment too. Sorry if I made someone sound so 'heartless'. I think a lot of times, when we react to things..we can always be more selfish than we know.

The Blonde Duck said...

I thought leggings were pants.

Pop Champagne said...

haha when it comes to clothes I tend to go cheaper cuz I end up staining it or bleeching it!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I have to admit it took me a while to get used to the look, but now I really like the leggings-ana-a-t-shirt look. And you've given us some great choices here. BTW, I've passed on a little award to you today, Erika, to show how much I love your blog!

Lady said...

foldover leggings <3

ana said...

You changed everything in your blog!!!! wow it looks great! congratulations... and I absolutely like this leggings!!!!

Jessica said...

"As if I am prancing around pantsless" Best. Quote. EVER!!

Seriously cracked me up. But leggings dont actually bother me plus youre thin enough to look great in them, just as long as you dont turn into the ladies in line at Walmart I think you're golden!

Honestly the trend totally getting under my skin right now, is HAREM PANTS! Not sure how big its hit in the States, but in France we have a large Arab population so there are a lot of the droopy crotch Aladdin pants. That plus the Harem pants is just too much for me...Plus I was blessed with nice curvy hips in other words means "Stay AWAY" is stamped across anything in that shape!

City Girl Chicago said...

I cannot even tell the diff between the 2! What a savvy shopper you are :)

Leah said...

This is so great... I want one too. Such a creative way to give leggings a new look. Happy Tuesday Erika.

Leah said...

PS... I love your new header... so fabulous.

Nicole Marie said...

oh cute! i want a pair!

Bored and Crafty said...

Aha perfect for yoga! Gotta get me a local equivalent. :D

Bonnibella said...

Haha, I hate when people wear leggings as pants but the nightcap leggings should cure this fashion epidemic. I too, replaced all my denim with leggings nowadays, it's too comfy.

Meg said...

Oooh, I don't think I could ever pay over $100 for leggings. But it's a cool idea.

Ansley said...

I saw these in Alloy and considered them. I think they're pretty cute & make me reconsider leggings as pants. haha

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I had come across these while browsing but wasn't sure if they would feel as comfortable as they look but heck! If I'm getting two-in-one I'll compromise a bit if I have to! :)xoxo Erika!

Blicious said...

they look so comfy! hmmmmmmmmm

xoxo

Alicia said...

haha, I was laughing out loud when I read this post!! :) and i think these fold over leggings are super cute and totally acceptable! although, i'm feeling tightwadish this afternoon.

Mara said...

wow it's crazy how expensive leggings can be. I'd definitely buy the cheap ones :) (and splurge on shoes!) xox

chandra h said...

i love leggings + baggy shirts/sweatshirts! <3

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Clare said...

I can't believe how much people mark up their leggings. I will definitely buy the cheaper pair! These look beyond comfy!!

xoxox

p.s. I am so glad you like the bunny ears! I kinda dig them, too :)

Jamie said...

These are genius! I have the same problem when I wear leggings b/c I don't have a whole lot of long tunics in my closet...these are the perfect solution! :)
http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

S.Elisabeth said...

Oh no!! I hate that fashion faux paus!! But luckily this is quite a clever way to prevent it! Definitely go for the Alloy pair!!!

Fashion Court said...

i have the version from victoria's secret and i wear the heck out of them! i ADORE them, they're literally perfect :o)

Emily said...

what a great idea! and yes, i get those rude looks too :)

The Boob Nazi said...

I can't support anything leggings like. I can't!

D. Marie said...

Hey there Cafe!

I havent been on your blog in a while...crazy wedding planning I guess! LOL! I think its a great idea to include something like the foldover...glad you found them in a cheaper price. WOW $117.00 for the other pair thats just crazy! Love the new layout you have. :)

Fashionography. said...

Well, foldover leggings are better by themeselves than regular leggings, but I'm not quite convinced of their awesomeness :)

wonderfelle said...

hello why haven't i seen these before?? i'm totally guilty of rocking leggings as pants when i'm too lazy to do laundry to wear the maybe 2 tops that are actually long enough to wear... perfect solution here! and i'm totally being thrifty (but buying all 3 colors!)

Cindy Whitehead said...

Fold over stretch legging are great! (-:

betz said...

i've seen a lot of these on the runway. it totally looks chic!

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

apparellel said...

this is a great idea. when you layer it could look like you have a long tank top. good idea for me who has no ass and is constantly trying to find shirts long enough to cover the lack of when i wear leggings. thanks for this post!

xxx
t

Nina said...

I'm coveting the yoga leggings!

Terence Sambo said...

Loving d fold-over leggings, excellent idea. It even covers d derriere well

alexkeller said...

to me, these look just odd. if you're going to wear leggings as pants, just do it. who cares what other people say? they're probably unable to wear leggings as pants. so wear them while you have the figure - we used to do it in college in the 80s - before kids & such. not that a lot of don't have the figure...it's just that they're not really age appropriate, i think. so we just wear our workout clothes to show off our tight buns instead :) ha!

bananas. said...

i haven't branched out to the foldover leggings yet but i like 'em. they are fabuloso!

Danielle Barbe said...

love these. and i'm guilty of wearing my leggings as pants too... it's just so easy and COMFORTABLE.

Libby said...

Who doesn't love leggings and these are really taking them to the next level, might have to get a pair...oh you make me want to buy everything!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Libby said...

Who doesn't love leggings and these are really taking them to the next level, might have to get a pair...oh you make me want to buy everything!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Glendy said...

You know this is my first time seeing fold over leggings, so cool and comfy, hmmm I think Im gonna give them a try ;

Much love,
Glendy <3

MT Days & Nights said...

Love Nightcap. sooo comfy and cute at the same time.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I've seen foldover leggings before in person, and I don't know if I'm on the bandwagon. However, they do look super comfy!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Those are super cute and practical! I am obsessed with leggings as well but hate how many of my shirts don't meet the length requirements. I also have a large tush so I can't just do the leggings. Thank you for this tip (for real)

Kimmy Davis said...

SO with you on this!
xx
Kimmy

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry for the late response. life is feeling just a little too unorganized and crazy, ha. how ive missed you so ! your comments always make my day, i swear :)

cool and thrifty for everything :) i say big spender for the BIG purchases - sunglasses, handbags .. everything else, meh

xx lue

Treacle said...

Definitely have to go with Alloy here, and great find as always! I didn't even realize I wanted a pair of these...until you mentioned them, that is.

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

Congrats on your award! :)

Alice said...

I missed your cheerful writing! Sorry for not stopping by for the past days, I am suffering from Seasonal Affected Disorder!

Great post on the leggings! I love them too and it is a great way to wear them with short tops! I would definitely go for the cheaper version!

Imogen said...

This is such a good idea and an interesting concept.

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Rachel said...

I'll definitely be thrifty today! I like the ruching on the Alloy pair. I think that will make them look even more flattering.

sexylegsandbody said...

Ahaaa, now leggings, specially the skin tight ones, I prefer above pants anytime. And forget the rude looks, let them look, it is only jealousy... At least with leggings the shape of the leg can be admired... although it covers enough to hide the necessary.
Great post, and wise choice.

Thanks for the very sweet and kind compliment on my last post, many will disagree with you, :-) but then, who cares. I appreciate your input, and hope to see you soon again.
Have a lovely day Erika!

Colin.
Ps, my last post is dedicated to Kim.

Maddy said...

Lol! To each their own, but these are not for me. I do love leggings, but only worn with a tunic top or dress....never alone :)

daisychain said...

As comfy as these look, I cant help but not really like or understand them!

Lisa said...

I love leggings. The last time I had a pair on, I believe I was in the 8th grade, and my top was a New Kids on the Block tshirt with a belt. I loved that outfit.
I wish my body could pull them off now, these new ones are super cute!

SogniSorrisi said...

Very cool...liking the fold over leggings.

J. said...

I love these! I would be ok with the less expensive of the two, I like the skirt part.

In the meantime, I'll just continue to wear a short skirt over my leggings...I have not been able to do the leggings without a longer shirt...I feel like I'm in dance class or something!

Sherin said...

These are so much cooler than average leggings. I lve the miniskirt bit! But definitely too expensive!

Style, via TIa said...

Ha, you are so funny but I am with you 100% I love leggings! I wear them too much but they are comfy and stylish. I have a million pairs but I will NOT be rocking the foldovers, lol.

tam pham said...

i need these because i have a feeling they'll camoflauge my tummmy :-)!

Schnappy said...

Hi, it's very cute! :)

pinkpeas said...

I was going to say that I got the best pair of leggings at target the other day for just $6...but you beat me to it haha :]

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