Shorts and I, ugh. We have a complex relationship.
I like breathable, cooling clothes when I’m slogging through my daily miles, but shorts usually ride up in weird ways, or they’re so short that my booty hangs out; hence, my warm-weather preference for capri-length workout pants.
Zella’s $44 Live-In Capris are so comfy that I do, in fact, want to live in them.
And if I never, ever had to look responsible, I probably would (they’re the Pajama Jeans of my workout world). You’d need the Jaws of Life to peel them off of me.
I got my first pair about a year ago and promptly picked up two more.
The deets from Nordstrom’s site…
- These lean capri leggings, ideal for working out or wearing out, are cut from a stretchy moisture-wicking knit and sewn with flatlock seaming for a comfortable, chafe-free fit
- 17″ inseam; 10″ front rise; 13″ back rise (size Medium)
- Hidden waistband pocket stashes cash or a key
- Reflective trim enhances visibility in low light
- Zeltek Ultimate Stretch offers four-way stretch with compression, wicks moisture, and it’s brushed on one side, smooth on the other
- Intended for gym, yoga, running
- Polyester/spandex; machine wash
You know how some workout pants will stretch out and lose elasticity after a few wears, and then when you’re jogging/downward dogging/eating Cheetos on the couch/whatever, you have to stop every few feet to hike them up because they’ve lost their shape and keep scooting down your bum?
Yeah, these don’t do that.
I’ve had mine for more than a year, wash and tumble dry them on low all the time, and they’ve held up nicely. The elastic’s just as springy and snug as ever (so there’s no chance of accidental butt crack flashing).
Oh, and the fabric is thick enough to leave some things to imagination (read: conceal whatever you’ve got going on under your pants).
You’d think that all workout pants would take this into consideration, but they don’t. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve gone to a yoga class and wanted to tell the gal swan diving into a forward fold in front of me to put a sweatshirt around her bum because EVERYTHING IS ON DISPLAY.
The stretchy fabric’s like a miracle sausage casing, sucking everything in without feeling binding or painful, and the waist sits up high enough to disguise the cupcakes I’m trying to burn.
Love these pants! — and I think they’re pretty stylish, too. Good for hiking, errands, general shenanigans. Just add a bright top and cute kicks, and you’re good to go.
PRICE: $44 (also available in Grey Slate) in X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, Plus 1X (14-16), Plus 2X (18-20) and Plux 3X (22-24)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Nordstrom stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Hey, hey Wednesday
How did that happen? Oh, and how did MAY happen?
I’m just about to settle into my second cup of coffee and the May Astrology Zone forecast (LOVE Susan Miller). I’m a Gemini, by the way. At the risk of sounding like a cheesy pickup line, what’s your sign?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,