Rated 2 out of 5 by JGiles Bad zipper and runs small
I wish I could say I loved these pants because the style and the color (ordered the blue) were great. But like other reviewers, I had trouble with the zipper right off the bat.
Right out of the packaging I had issues with the zipper and it would not unzip all of the way. I tried to try them on regardless, but couldn't get them up.
Additionally, they run quite small. I usually wear a size 4 or small, but based on other reviews I ordered a medium. I do not think I would have been able to zip them up, even if I was able to get them on.
Based on these issues, I decided to return the pants and not bother ordering a large, simply because after these issues, I was just turned off to the pants.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jackie28 Poor quality
I really liked the way they fit and they were very comfortable, but the zipper split after just after a few times of wearing them. The zipper is just very poor quality. I was able to easily put them on and take off without even using the zipper and it still split. It was not a case of them being too the tight. For the price, I expected better quality.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Selene Love these leggings
I have black and bright blue and always receive compliments when I wear them. They are comfy and fit perfectly. My only complaint: wish there were more colors, especially chocolate brown and tan or gold.
February 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PeachState Great pants, terrible zipper
I purchased these leggings 2-3 months ago. I do love the fit and have been careful with the zipper because of the issue noted on the reviews. No problem and then the eye clasp broke; now the zipper has split. It is not fit as my next order will be a size down.Frustrating!
January 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DrBPowers Wonderful Style, Cheaply made
I got these pants about 2 months ago and absolutely love the style. The shape is great, the high waist covers the "problem areas" and the pants can be dressed up or down. A fantastic purchase. HOWEVER, they are so poorly made. The zipper and hook and eye clasp is so shoddy. I had to have the zipper and clasp replaced. For pants of this price, I expected more.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ngenooity Perfect Fit
I ordered first pair and was leery about the zipper problem which a number of other customers experienced. I had no problem whatsoever with the zipper on first pair. Liked them so much as the fit is just perfect all over and I ordered a second pair; this time in Brick. Great color, fit and no problem with the zipper on these as well. I am 5'6" and weigh about 132. I would be described as slim. Definitely shows off my long legs and wear 3" sandals with them as I live in Florida.
Was going to order a third pair however see that they are no longer available. Hope you get more in soon so I can take advantage before our weather turns quite warm.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HotMama Definitely Recommend
Let me start with my measurements because I find that most helpful in reading other reviews for determining what size to buy. I am just under 5'4" and I weigh 153. I'm 36 years old. I'm very proportionate; hourglass shape. I had a baby 15 months ago. I gained 65 lbs during pregnancy and still have 15 lbs left that I'd like to lose. I originally ordered a size large in black. They fit very comfortably but for my next pair I ordered a medium and they look even better (a tiny bit snug, but flattering.) SO... I did not tell my husband that they are "Spanx." I put them on nonchalantly (to see if he'd notice) for a night out and he immediately told me that he really liked them on me. That is when I ordered my 2nd pair in burgundy, size Medium. I've been getting a lot of compliments in them. My husband loves them and my sis-in-law said about 10 times over Christmas that I looked "so skinny" and kept asking if I'd lost weight, when in fact I'd gained about 4 lbs during the holidays. I just ordered my 3rd pair in blue. What people said about the zipper is true that it is difficult to get up/down, BUT I read one review that said they didn't unzip it all the way down, so that's what I do and it works out great. There is a waist seam and I only unzip it to there and am able to get them up & down, no prob. It's a tiny bit difficult to zip the Medium but well worth the 6 seconds that it takes. There is virtually NO muffin top!! To wear skinny jeans/leggings and not have a muffin top... worth every penny!! Don't let the zipper reviews sway you from purchasing these. Worst case scenario, they have free returns. :)
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by redbirds zipper works great!
My sizing: 5'6", 155lbs, ordered size L
Love these! As others have said, the best part is how flat my tummy looks. I usually don't leave reviews on products, but in this case I felt like I needed to because my zipper was fine. Hooray! Perhaps Spanx has updated their design a bit? The zipper is really short, only about 4", and it is not a problem to zip. No catching. No pinching. No issues.
If you're thinking of trying these, do!
December 19, 2013