Friday, 15 March 2019

Updated Review: Wolford Aurora Leggings

We recently reviewed the Wolford Aurora Leggings, part of Wolford's new Cradle to Cradle® Collection: biodegradable skin-wear products that have a safe biological lifecycle.



The Aurora garments, which are part of the Cradle to Cradle® Collection, use premium stretch yarn and environmentally responsible fibres.

After the life cycle of the product has naturally come to an end, it can be returned to a Wolford store. In return you will receive a 10% discount on the next Cradle to Cradle® product.


Our initial review of the Wolford Aurora Leggings was based on the XL size that Wolford provided.

We were recently provided with a further pair of the Aurora leggings in the L size.

This updated review provides further information and assessment of the sizing options.  



Wolford describe this product as follows:

"Sustainable innovation: The cycle of nature is our main concern when it comes to these opaque, super soft leggings. Produced from – and with – biodegradable components, these leggings are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the gold level and, as the name suggests, a symbol for new beginnings."


Packaging

Wolford have designed new and very specific packaging for the Cradle to Cradle® collection.

The Aurora Leggings are folded and packed into rectangular white card box. This then slides into the outer packaging. It is basically as a drawer that can be opened and closed.

As well as sizing information on the outer packaging, there is detailed information (in English and French) on the Cradle to Cradle® sustainability process.











Material and features


The Wolford Aurora Leggings are made from 70% Modal, 26% Polyester and 4% Elastane.

You can feel the quality as soon as you take them out of the packaging. This is a really substantial garment.

They have a velvety smoothness to the touch. Wolford have clearly chosen the highest quality yarns for these leggings.

The knit is dense, and even when stretched remains completely opaque.

The legs are anatomically shaped, narrowing towards the ankle. There is a 2.5cm cuff. The only seam (apart from the cuff and the waistband) is one running on the inside of the leg up to and around the area under the crotch. All the stitching on this seam is on the inside so that externally there is a smooth, unobtrusive and barely visible line.



The brief is very roomy, with a rise of 28cm from crotch to the top of the waistband. It has no central seam.

The waistband itself is 5cm wide. With clever use of flat stitching it is hardly visible. A Wolford tag is sewn onto the inside of the waistband.



As with the Wolford Aurora pullover, the design, construction and finish is all top class.



Fit, sizing and wearing experience

The Wolford Aurora Leggings are available in five sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.



I trialled both the L and XL size.

This is the first time I have reviewed Wolford leggings, and my first impression is that in terms of sizing, they do come up quite a bit larger than Wolford tights. I take an XL in Wolford tights and the fit is invariably perfect, with always a second skin feeling on the leg.

Aurora Leggings in XL

The size chart indicates that these will fit up to 6'3", depending on your weight.

Compared to Wolford tights in XL I found that these didn't provide a very close fit on the leg. They are not hugely baggy, but there is plenty of room in in the calves and thigh areas.

There was more than enough length in the leg and these would definitely be suitable for taller people.

The waist and brief also provided plenty of room.

I would describe the fit (for me anyway) as relaxed

Aurora Leggings in L

The size chart indicates that these will fit up to 5'11", depending on your weight. The size chart is admirably accurate.

The L size provided a much closer fit on the leg.

For me this was a perfect fit in every respect. The material is stretchy and envelops the leg nicely with no bagging or sagging.

The brief in both the L size is deep and stretched easily above the waist and hips.

It was so great to have a pair of the Aurora Leggings in the L size and compare with the XL. For me the L was a wonderful fit.

Colour range


The Wolford Aurora Leggings are available in Black only.



Price and availability


The Wolford Aurora Leggings are priced at £120.00.

Conclusion

I really enjoyed trialling the Wolford Aurora Leggings. I have worn the L and XL sizes almost every evening over the past few weeks.

They are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. I could even describe myself as a convert to Wolford leggings now. I am more than eager to try more of their styles.

Leggings are incredibly versatile. You can wear them under shorts, as loungewear, for insulation.

If you pair them with the Wolford Aurora Pullover, you have a combination for loungewear that cannot be beaten.

More than anything, I was impressed with how great the Aurora Leggings feel. Soft on the skin, warm and comfortable.

To summarise my comments on sizing: if you like a closer fit legging it's best to go down a size from what you normally go for in Wolford tights. This is why in future I will choose a L in Wolford leggings but stay with an XL in Wolford tights.

I'm now looking forward to reviewing the Wolford Perfect Fit Leggings. The review of these is coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Those look great on you. Did you war them with pantyhose under them?

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