Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Reviewed: Wolford Perfect Fit Leggings

We have recently reviewed two styles of leggings from Wolford.



The Wolford Aurora Leggings and the Wolford Velvet Sensation Leggings.

We now focus on the Wolford Perfect Fit Leggings.



Here's how Wolford describe this product:

"Perfect fit. The innovative NATEO yarn used for these opaque leggings provides unique comfort thanks to its elasticity. The silky texture makes them feel unbelievably natural and soft."


Packaging

The packaging for the Wolford Perfect Fit Leggings is similar to that for the Wolford Aurora Leggings. Indeed the rectangular card box has exactly the same dimensions. An inner tray slides in and out of the outer sleeve of the box.

The leggings themselves are folded around a card that showcases more Wolford products. There is a protective layer of tissue paper around the leggings.







On the base of the inner tray, you will see the Wolford "Certificate of Quality" sticker. This means that the product has passed Wolford's detailed and rigorous quality control procedures. You can read more about what we learned about quality control at Wolford from our report of our visit to the Wolford HQ in Bregenz, Austria, earlier this year.



Material and features


The Wolford Aurora Leggings are made from 92% Polyamide and 8% Elastane.

As soon as you take them out of the classy packaging you realise you have a luxury product in your hands. They have a very soft texture. It is clear that Wolford have done everything possible to make a basic garment, such as leggings, into something that goes up several levels in terms of comfort, function and quality.

Wolford state that the yarn used has specific qualities:

  • It is breathable 
  • It dries easily 
  • It is highly durable. 
The material is completely opaque on the leg. The leggings are anatomically shaped so that the they are wider at the top of the thigh and then gradually taper towards the ankle cuff.

The ankle cuff is slightly wider, than the one on the Aurora leggings, at 3cm.



The only seam apart from the stitching on the cuff and waistband, is the one that runs up the inside leg.



The brief/panty section is completely seamless and has no gusset. It is quite deep and stretchy. The rise is 27cm from the crotch to the top of the waistband in the L size, and 28cm in the XL size.

A key feature of the Perfect Fit Leggings is the "extra-wide and soft comfort waistband". This is 9cm wide and made out of a denser, but very stretchy yarn. The stitching that attaches it to the brief/panty is very cleverly done so that the waistband lies completely flat.



A Wolford tag is sewn onto the inside of the waistband.



Fit, sizing and wearing experience

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



I trialled them for this review in both the L and XL sizes.

As we found with the Wolford Aurora Leggings, the sizing comes up larger than what your experience might be with Wolford tights.

I take an XL in Wolford tights and the fit is invariably perfect, with always a second skin feeling on the leg. In Wolford leggings I have found that the L size is a more appropriate size for a perfect fit.

Perfect Fit Leggings in size L

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

The L size was spot on for leg length, with just a little length to spare. The fit on the thigh and calf areas was close without any tightness. The legs move easily in these leggings.

The brief/panty was extraordinarily comfortable. It stretches comfortably above the hips and waist and can sit higher or lower in the abdomen. The "comfort waistband is really superb. It is stretchy but also holds everything in place without any constriction or tightness.

Perfect Fit Leggings in size XL

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

As I found with the Wolford Aurora Leggings, the XL size provides a much more generous fit. This is size is definitely for bigger and taller people.

I actually found that the fit on the thighs and calves was good. Not as close as the L size but definitely not over baggy.

The main differences with the XL size were additional length in the leg, meaning I had to turn up the cuff at the ankle, plus a bit more room in the panty/brief. The "comfort waistband" once again provided perfect support.

I would still wear the XL size. They have a more relaxed fit and are a great loungewear garment.

Colour range

The Wolford Aurora Leggings are available in two shades: Black and Anthracite.

  

I wore them in the Black colour.

Price and availability

The Wolford Perfect Fit Leggings are priced at £145.00.

Conclusion

It was good once again to be able to do a review with the opportunity to compare two different sizes.

My advice on size and fit is the same as was provided in the review of the Wolford Aurora Leggings:
  • Refer to the size chart
  • Choose the size appropriate for your height and weight
  • For a closer fit legging, consider going down a size from what you normally for for in Wolford tights
I loved the Wolford Aurora Leggings, but the Perfect Fit Leggings are equally good. A really top wearing experience and unbeatable comfort. Plus you have the superb "comfort waistband".

Of course they are not the cheapest leggings around, but cheap leggings won't provide the fit, comfort and wearing experience of Wolford's Perfect Fit Leggings. If you look after them they will probably last for years and years, and therefore represent great value.

Recommended.

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