Mermaid Leggings are growing in popularity and like most things, the good comes with the bad. How can you tell which fabrics are cheap, and which will make you feel like a Mermaid rockstar? Hopefully, this blog post will help!
Dos and Don’ts of the Legging World
DO: Consult a sizing chart before purchasing. Nothing more frustrating than feeling like a stuffed sausage! The sizes usually come in S M L XL rather than a number (like jeans). If you are buying on Amazon, make sure they are not Asian sizes. If so, order a size or 2 bigger.
DON’T: Buy leggings with cheap fabric. The $3 leggings are enticing but don’t do it! You are worth more than that! make sure they have more than 12% spandex.
DO: Consider length. Not all body types are the same. Some lengths look better on others. That doesn’t mean you are less of a Mermaid. Whether you have curves or no curves, you rock those hips.
DON’T: Overlook comfort. We wear leggings because they are more comfortable than pants. Am-i Right? Right.
Cheap Mermaid scale Leggings
The most common is the Polyester Spandex Duo.
These can get tricky. I ordered some cheap shiny scaled kind from Amazon and can’t say I loved them. I wore them for a night out and was pretty miserable the whole time. They were not as stretchy as I needed them to be, and if I bent over, I had to make sure not to show any “skin” as the fabric would get pulled down. Not to mention… in between the shiny scales could be see through if stretched. Maybe I had the wrong size…
Spandex Mermaid Leggings
The leggings with more Spandex in the mix are a better option. Again, try to find some with a higher than 12% spandex.
Spandex leggings are known as Wet/dry leggings. This means they can be for everyday use (workout, casual wear etc), OR swimming. They won’t fade as quickly as other fabrics. A lot of swimwear is made out of the Polyester spandex fabric now a days.
Check out these Wet/Dry Leggings by The Mertailor!
Use promo code: MOLLY10 for a 10% discount!!!
You can also see my personal detailed review for Mertailor leggings for more information! Spoiler alert: I love them.
Gift of Nylon
These are recommended for sports, and are are considered Mermaid Yoga Pants. They are water wicking, durable, soft, stretchy, and breathable. Again, they are generally more expensive but will last you forever.
Cotton Blend Spandex
If they are made of 100% cotton (or close too) be careful not to get them too big or they will bunch at the knees. Too small, and you might be dealing with see-through fabric. Remember, don’t wear cotton leggings for working out. Just go for the Mermaid Yoga Pants instead.
I hope this blog post is helpful. Comment below if there are any brands that you really like and we can share with my mermaid readers.