Sorry for the extreme crapiness of my camera. Unfortunately, Santa didn't leave a new one under the tree this year.
Just in time for Christmas, an agency representing YMI Jeans sent me a pair of their Extreme denim leggings to review. Since I was too sick to actually wear them anywhere, I wore them around the house just for this review.
What I liked about them: When I took these bad boys out of the packaging, I just knew they weren't going to fit. They looked really small! I usually shy away from small looking jeans, but once they got over my hips, I was a-okay. As tight as they are (hello, they're denim leggings), they didn't cut off my circulation. They're actually pretty comfortable and I can move in them. They are made with a special weave that allows them to form to any figure. I also liked that I can tuck them down in a pair of boots or booties without the help of some kind of contraption to keep them from bunching up.
What I didn't like about them: Okay, do you see that bootay shot below? Do you see the small pockets that make my butt look more huge than it already is? That's what I don't like about them. Since I'll be wearing tunics with these jeans, the size of the pockets won't matter, but I will not wear these jeans with a top shorter than tunic length. I really don't care for the fading on the back either, but I can deal with that.
With the exception of the small pockets and the fading on the back, I really like these jeans. The length is perfect for me (these are a 32" inseam), I love the wash of the jeans (the color I'm wearing is Ocean Blue), and they can definitely be dressed up or down. I can see myself pairing these with a cute tunic and flats for a weekend look, or throw on a long tank, blazer, and killer heels for a night on the town. They will fit quite well into my wardrobe.
Want a pair? Snag them for $38 at YMI, or win a pair from YMI's Facebook contest. Contest ends on 1-4-10.