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Spanx Active Knee Leggings Reviews

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I would have loved these if they only weren't too big! An XS wasn't available. These were soft, comfortable, and opaque, but had zero support. According to the size chart, I should be an XS. That said, I would say check the size chart , because they seem to run tts.
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  • May 18, 2017
Katie from MD
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Ok! So I ordered the black and the lapis. I first wore the lapis color. Very comfortable. Great compression work. Very stylish. Then a week later, I wore the black pair. Hmmm...very different fit. They definitely weren't as comfortable as the lapis. Seemed higher and a lot tighter in the mid section (not in a good way). Not quite sure why. If I hadn't taken off the tags and worn them most of the day, I would return the black pair. The lapis was worth the price. The black was not. Very odd considering it's the same pant. Might stick with my Fila brand for now.
  • Katie - customer
  • from MD
  • May 3, 2017
Sandra from Butler, AL
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I have had two pair of these and just ordered my third. These are awesome in every way! They are so slimming and the compression is amazing! The black is Ebony and very pretty! The link goes just over the kneecap and is very comfortable! I will continue to purchase these as they are wonderful to work out in.
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  • Sandra - customer
  • from Butler, AL
  • April 19, 2017
San Diego
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The word compression is the key with this garment!!I am 5'2" 119 and purchased the S/M again the are a compression garment so expect it to be tight!! They are light and thin for the type of garment it is so easy to wear under pants and such.
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  • from San Diego
  • April 3, 2017
Washington DC
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Love these! They are a comfy-stretch material that feels like butter on your legs. The control top is not too hard core, so it provides gentle shaping but results are not as dramatic as some products. I'm ashamed at what I spent on these, but I do love them. They go so perfectly under some of my dresses that I don't like to wear without leggings, providing secret shaping.
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  • from Washington DC
  • February 27, 2017
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I ordered a medium but got a small with a medium tag but thanks to a Zappos customer Service representative I had the correct size the very next day. I have always been impressed with the service I receive at Zappos. So Zappos never change in that regard because it is what sets you apart from others. As for the Spanx Shaping Compression Knee Pant you will get a tight hold everywhere and because you do there is no hiking up the pants. Unfortunately this pant does roll at the top so you do not get a totally smooth body surface. I have had the same problem with Spanx Shapewear so I was not too surprised. I find it annoying that at this price point the top of the pant rolls. So far these are the best compression pants I have found so I will be keeping them.
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  • February 10, 2017
Sandy G from Alabama
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I ended up purchasing two pair of these fabulous workout pants because I loved them so much!!! The quality is second to none. They are super comfortable and slimming to the max!! I have received many compliments and now I am ordering a third pair for fear they will not have them in the future!! Love my Zappo's!!
I'd also recommend:
Lulu lemon. Under Armour, Nike
  • Sandy G - customer
  • from Alabama
  • January 20, 2017
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Best work out pants. Makes my body look AMAZING!
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  • December 4, 2016
J.m. from CT
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Perfect pants! Versatile, comfortable, flattering. The waistband is a great rise and it truly does stay put throughout lots of activities (tennis, spinning, running, relaxing!); the compression is just right. The material is a semi-matte (aka doesn't have that shiny nylon-y effect) and is full-coverage, even when bending over! I just wish they'd bring back the crop version and/or make in an XS.
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  • J.m. - customer
  • from CT
  • November 12, 2016
Jo A from Alabama
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love it!! fit is perfect, excellent quality. I'm ordering another one!
  • Jo A - customer
  • from Alabama
  • July 14, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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I love the look and feel of these compression pants. I prefer Spanx over all other brands. These are worth the price.
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  • from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • June 16, 2016
Christina W from Seattle
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My new favorite leggings. The material is thin and soft but looks substantial when wearing them. The weave is fine and silky. They give a little smoothing cheat to the hips and thighs and the knees don't bag or wrinkle. I have a full length pair in a small, and while they fit, they are quite snug and by the end of the day I'm feeling it.. I ordered these in a M and they are more comfortable but still fit smooth. They are high waisted, so no lines or muffin top. I'm a S/4 in most clothes. I was surprised I could think it was worth the money, but these really do look and feel nicer than less expensive brands. I've not bought other premium brands to compare them to though.
  • Christina W - customer
  • from Seattle
  • May 9, 2016
Bowling Green, OH
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I wanted some workout pants that really held me in but didn't feel constricting. These fit the bill. I tried a medium (my normal size) and a large and they both fit but I went with the large for a little more comfort. I really feel like they smooth out the bumps and I feel a little more confident with these over my other similar pants. I wish they would make these in a mid-calf length and I also wish they weren't so pricey but I'm keeping them!
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  • from Bowling Green, OH
  • April 30, 2016
Denver
5Rated 5 stars
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They are super soft and feels great on. I was debating between this one and the longer length one but preferred the seamless look so I went with this one. Really like it so far. It is on the thinner side but you can't see through it, just need to be mildly aware of underwear lines if you happen to wear a thicker pair. I'm about 130lbs, got a small and it fits fine.
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  • from Denver
  • January 21, 2016
Elizabeth A from PA
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I like that it has a higher rise than other workout pants. However, the waist band does still roll down when exercising vigorously. But better than others. And makes you look 10 pounds slimmer.
  • Elizabeth A - customer
  • from PA
  • January 13, 2016
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Rachel H from Fountain Hills, Arizona
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I LOVE these pants! I bought them to be a post-surgical compression garment and they worked perfectly, BUT they are SO much more that too! They have a great shaping effect and keep everything in the right place to really accentuate my curves (tummy, waist, rear, hips and thighs all around) and impart a huge slimming effect from my upper tummy down to my knees. I am 5'4" and about 128lb and the small fits me perfectly with a good amount of compression. The garment fits tight - but in the right places which is kind of the point - so it takes a little effort to get them on, but once they're on I find the pants to be very comfortable and supportive. I am still wearing them post surgery -- doctor ordered a compression garment for 6 weeks and I'm in week 4. I've really gotten so used to the feel of them -- the way they accentuate my shape and the support they provide -- that I know it is going to be hard to stop wearing them everyday under my work and other clothes. That said I actually do plan to wear these in the future as workout pants alone as well as under clothes that I want to have that special shaping and smoothing effect (e.g. Tight fitting pants, dresses, etc). I also wanted to compare these pants to other compression/shaping garments I have owned. I have 3 pairs of Spanx shorts - all are made of a thick nylon stalking type material. The shorts are nice and work OK but these pants slim, shape and compress so much better. They also stay put better where the shorts can sometimes roll up the thigh and down in the waste. The shorts can also create a visible line on your outer garmet in the thigh area and the fact that these pants run just below the knee helps eliminate and minimize that issue. In comparison to work out pants, these pants are my favorite compression style. The waist is high and comes above the belly button for complete waist shaping, but important to note as most workout pants these days fit low on the waste so these pants are a little different. I personally like the supportive feel they provide during a workout. I might have to buy another pair! Lastly, these pant seem to be very well made and are holing up nicely to repeated washes over the 4 weeks I have been wearing them. Granted, I have only been wearing them for 4 weeks but ALL day and night for 4 weeks. So far they are keeping their shape and no snags, loose threads, etc. and judging by the way they are made I think they are going to last a good long time. I Highly recommend these pants. They are a little costly, but I am so happy I went ahead and purchased them. They were a great investment in my opinion. One comment to Spanx and the manufacturer-- please make these in other colors. A nude would be great for wearing under lighter clothes. Gray and maybe some fun prints for wearing alone as athletic clothing. Thanks!
  • Rachel H - customer
  • from Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • November 12, 2015
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Dallas
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I am disappointed that Spanx does not have the cute "yoga" design pants as last year. These are called compression.This fabric is not the same - I preferred the thickness of the previous yoga pants. I wrote to Spanx customer service about this because I didn't want to pay for these if the fabric was not going to have the same awesome features of last years. They never responded to my email. That being said, these knee pants will keep you in place, stay up, cover your belly, and no camel toe. Although I have back up yoga pants, Spanx are the only ones I like.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Dallas
  • November 4, 2015
NE
5Rated 5 stars
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Smooth fit. No roll at the waist. I feel tucked in not squished. The material is smooth. There is a seam over the hips that longer tops will cover. I don't see it as a problem, but they are not seamless (because of the great support) like most yoga pants.
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  • from NE
  • August 28, 2015
Davia D from NYC
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Great pants. When I first saw them out of the package I assumed I was going to hate them but they turned out to be fantastic for summer. They look great and keep me cool.
  • Davia D - customer
  • from NYC
  • July 30, 2015
K H from Brooklyn NY
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I love Spanx, and I have to say the fit and look of these did not let me down. They hold everything in and create a nice smooth upper part, no muffin top. The DOWNSIDE, I run, and after a long run the sweat did not wick away very well and made it look like I had wet myself, eek!
  • K H - customer
  • from Brooklyn NY
  • May 11, 2015
Marina H from Houston, TX
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I love these! Now in my mid-fifties, I am still slim but some unwanted bumps and bulges have crept up around the waistline and inner thighs. These pants make me look like I did before! They smoothed everything out and made the bulges disappear without feeling too thick or heavy on! I am going back for a second pair. Thank you, Spanx!
  • Marina H - customer
  • from Houston, TX
  • May 9, 2015
Angela V from Hilton head, SC
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If you have thick calves these are not for you! They slide up and bunch around the knee and become uncomfortable. If you have any abdominal fat, these are not for you. They roll down and become uncomfortable. Literally these ruined my day! I ordered up one size, I am 5'4 150lbs bought a large. I am done with Spanx products! Expensive and uncomfortable.
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  • Angela V - customer
  • from Hilton head, SC
  • April 23, 2015
Christy T from Brookeville, MD
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I ended up purchasing these after an exhaustive search. Thank you Spanx. I am 5'6 and 143 lbs with substantial booty and thighs that are pushing 50...hard. The medium fit better than the large which, although less tight across the butt, was too big in the waist. These pants smoothed lumps and bumps but the best feature is the lack of a front seam. No graphic division of the lady-bits. They can be worn without undies. The waist is high enough that you are not always hiking up your pants or revealing top of the hip bloop. My only gripe is that the portion of the leg below the need tends to ride up.
  • Christy T - customer
  • from Brookeville, MD
  • March 27, 2015
Denise M from United States
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Purchased these to wear for various workouts including kickboxing and boot camp class after having my second baby. Loved the fit and feel; however, the waistband rolled down with every bend. So frustrating! I wanted them to work so badly that I went ahead and wore them to a workout, hoping I could make them work, maybe even roll down the top of the waistband. Wrong! Zappos will not let me return them since they have been washed/worn so now I am stuck with an expensive pair of leggings I have no use for.
  • Denise M - customer
  • from United States
  • March 20, 2015
Lugene F from Virginia
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Very comfortable. Lightweight, but gives excellent compression (i.e., smooths out the lumps and bumps) without being bulky or heavy. My favorite to wear to work out.
  • Lugene F - customer
  • from Virginia
  • February 14, 2015
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