I liked the idea of wearing compression leggings instead of traditional long socks. You can wear them everywhere and still look stylish. They are NOT see-through, so they are good with a short top. They have a very comfortable top part which is a wide elastic belt. The fabric is of good quality and has a nice hand feel. I was not sure about the size as I was in between S and M. I contacted the seller and got a quick response. The leggings are pretty tight, so I was recommended an M. I wear them for an hour in the evening after my on the move workday and my tired legs are getting much better. I am very satisfied with my purchase and advise them to anybody who has pain in the legs at the end of the day, vein disease or preconditions.
OK, I don't know if it's because of my morning drink regimen (collagen, green superfoods, herbs, etc.) OR because of these tights... OR both! But- I had swollen knees for a few years. And always had bad circulation in my legs. Now- no more swollen knees. Legs feel terrific. Thank you, compression leggings!
I had to clip the elastic because they were tight around my waist & I wear 14/16 & ordered xxl so they run small. They do help my legs & glad I ordered them but I would probably order a larger size.
Absolutely love these! Do not size up.... anyone saying they are too tight... they are supposed to be they are a 20/30 compression and that means they squeeze a bit tighter. If you don't like like the tightness I would go down in compression. They are a bit see through in the booty area... I wouldn't wear them without something covering. But they are comfortable and they help my aching legs! I am 5'10 and they are just right... they are LONG. If you are short they may be a bit too long but if you are probably 5'7 and up I think would be perfect.
Though I don't get any swelling I usually get a lot of pain in my legs when I am standing for longs periods of time, even though I'm relatively young. I have tried compression socks but they don't cut it. These compression leggings have been a game changer for me and I can continue longer when I have them on. I bought them specially because I was about to go on a two week trip and I was afraid of what it was going to be like without any support during some of the tours that included quite a bit of trekking and standing, or the days that meant also too little movement spent in buses/trains. Again, these leggings were GREAT! Very comfortable, they always stayed in place. Unlike other reviewers, I would not suggest wearing them by themselves. It might be a thing of personal taste: it has a mesh pattern I could notice and it can also be a little see through (I imagine this probably depends also on the wearer's figure), which all in all I would not like. Instead, I wore them under jeans or hiking pants during the trip and now I intend to wear them under work pants. They do look good enough though for them to peek out through the cut outs on some of my jeans. Following the suggestions from other reviewers, I hand wash them. I have done so after every use. During the trip I would wash them while I was in the shower using a local laundry soap bar and by morning time they were always dry and ready to go again. These leggings are great and will make you feel so good. I am highly inclined to get a second pair. PS: I forgot to mention that these rise high up to the waist, so whenever I wear them with jeans or pants I make sure I wear them with a tank and/or dress shirt tucked in so they don't show. It would look even worse than panties showing above pants in my opinion.