Thursday, 17 November 2016

CowCow Mermaid Leggings*

As a fat girl, one of the things I've wanted for years, but have never been able to find, was a pair of mermaid leggings. I wanted to feel like a merbabe and have adorable scales. So when CowCow asked me to pick out the pieces they would send me as a Plus Cutie Ambassador for them, I had to get a pair of mermaid style leggings!


 I opted for the Sca1 Bk Gr Marble leggings* by Trendisstuff. I love green and it's the traditional mermaid colour so I had to go for them. The print is beautiful, the marbling of the green with the overlay of the scales is so fun. The artist has done a great job in making them much more detailed than the average glittery mermaid leggings. I want this print in a dress STAT. But... and there is a big but...


These leggings are completely unwearable. I was so gutted! The legs themselves fit just right (despite how baggy they look in this photo), but the section that covers your butt and finishes at the waist has so obviously been scaled up from a straight size design, that it sits about half way up my butt instead. I wore them for maybe 5 minutes to show the pattern on the leggings and spent the entire time holding them up with two hands to even try to take a photo that showed the print. It's why they look so baggy, they are falling down, even just stood still.


These are the first product I've tried from CowCow that have been disappointing, but they are just not wearable for a plus size person. If they redesigned these and made them high waisted they might work, but sadly, as they are right now, I do not recommend them for plus size bodies. The hunt for mermaid leggings continues!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

PS. Big thanks to Twig for helping me with these photos!


*denotes an item that was gifted for review purposes. In no way does this impact upon my opinions, which are entirely my own.


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12 comments:

  1. That's such a shame they don't fit properly. I'm yet to find any comfortable leggings or trousers that fit my bum. Love the pattern though!

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    1. Leggings can be so hard to get right, I can never find them the right length and fit!

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  2. I love the mermaid print that seems to be the in thing at the moment, too! Aww it's a shame the leggins are unwearable. They look SO pretty, too! xx

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    1. I think that's why it was such a shame, they are so pretty! xx

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  3. Kitty! Some Mermaids for you! Pricey and international but plus size! https://shop.bombsheller.com/products/scaletrail?_ga=1.77148437.1671968780.1431352320&variant=19969509319 available from XS to 6XL and https://www.abomb-apparel.com/product/black-mermaid-2/ available from infant to adult 4XL plus custom sizing in 11 colours!

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    1. Ooo I'll have to investigate those, thank you!

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  4. Oh no! Totally heart broken! I was so keen to try them out! Come on Cow Cow, sort out the design please!
    www.curvesandcurl.co.uk

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    1. I know, it's so gutting! Hopefully they'll take all the reviews on board and get them sorted :)

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  5. Oh that's such a shame that they don't fit properly as the print is epic! What a disappointment - especially what with their dresses being so good! xx

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    1. Totally, some is so good, and then these are so bad, hopefully they'll sort them soon! xx

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  6. https://www.onlineleggingstore.com/products/majestic-mermaid-leggings?variant=2290938947 - i have these in green XXL and i have NEVER IN MY LIFE gotten more compliments on any piece of clothing i have EVER owned. worn the shit out of them, washed them in the machine dozens of times, the print has stayed fantastic (even with major chub rub) and they are NOT see through even when stretched tight over my booty. MAJOR recommend.

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