In This Post: A Fabletics cold weather leggings review sharing the must know details about these high waisted fleece lined leggings for winter.
I’m a few months into my subscription (full review of my overall experience coming soon!) and I must say, the Fabletics Cold Weather Leggings are one the best pairs that I’ve ever added to my entire leggings collection, which is extensive. Here’s what you need to know to decide if they’re the right winter wardrobe investment for you!
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To be honest, I had completely given up on finding a reasonably priced pair of fleece lined leggings because I couldn’t find a pair that I didn’t have to keep pulling up throughout the day. However, this gorgeous teal textured pullover really spoke to me when I was picking my most recent Fabletics outfit. The winter activewear look I chose happened to come with the high waisted cold weather leggings, so I figured I would give them a chance – and I’m so glad I did!
What makes these high waisted winter leggings awesome
I’ll explain more in the rest of the post, but here’s the bullet points version:
- There’s magical technology in the waistband that prevents them from fall down
- They are warm but not bulky
- They are practical enough for workouts and comfortable enough for everyday wear
My Fabletics Cold Weather Leggings Review
If I had to choose, these are probably the best thing to come out of my Fabletics subscription. I hate cold weather, so anything that helps me brave the winter months while staying in touch with my style gets an A+ approval from me. Let’s chat about what I love most about the Fabletics cold weather leggings!
The waistband is different in a very good way
These feature the normal, thicker waistband circling the top of the garment that you expect from most high waisted leggings. However, at the waistline, there’s a band of an elastic-like material inside. It’s maybe about 1.5″ wide and it’s not tight at all. It gives just enough hug to help them stay up but not enough hug to dig into the skin. It’s quite brilliant actually. It also helps maintain a flattering effect because the top of them doesn’t slide down, taking my belly with it. Instead, everything stays smooth and in place.
Cozy without the bulk
From the outside, I honestly don’t think you can tell they aren’t regular leggings. The inside features a soft brushed lining for coziness and warmth. However, the outside still feels like a normal pair of activewear leggings and offers a sleek look.
Most other fleece-lined leggings keep you toasty but sacrifice the compressed fit of traditional activewear pants. Not these! They compress where needed and smooth out my legs. They could definitely handle a workout but also have a no-fuss look that can be easily styled under pieces like sweater dresses and long sweaters to wear with leggings.
But do these leggings have pockets?
The regular Fabletics cold weather leggings (which are the ones I’m wearing) feature a small front pocket on the waistband. I can fit my credit card and car key in here. It also fits my iPhone (upright while still sticking out) if I need both hands for a minute but isn’t big enough to fit my phone in for workouts. However, if you need side pockets for more storage, meet the High-Waisted Cold-Weather Pocket Legging or the Mila Cold Weather Jogger from Fabletics.
Fabletics Cold Weather Leggings sizing notes:
At 5’5″ with curvy, muscular legs, I’m typically between a small and a medium in leggings. I do find these to be a little bit looser than my other Fabletics leggings but not enough to where I’d size down to more than a small. The small still works out perfectly for me. If you are in-between sizes, I’d recommend going with the smaller one based on my experience. Plus, many of the other reviews on these cold weather leggings confirm that other shoppers also felt they were on the larger side.
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