Anyone who loves buying brand-name clothing can tell you that it gets expensive. I don’t buy because it’s brand name, but I can’t stay away from high-end stores. My husband recently asked how much I spend shopping a month and I responded with a shrug emoji.
So imagine my surprise when I read about an ingenious way to save money on Lilly Pulitzer. Someone shared on Facebook that an adult woman can fit into a pair of Lilly Pulitzer little girls leggings. Listen, y’all. I’m a size 12 with hips and a booty. I am not one who would usually opt for children’s clothing unless it was made for husky boys or something.
But I had to try it. I knew I could save a ton of money if I started buying little girls leggings instead of adult ones from my favorite brand. So naturally, I went to my local Lilly store in Boca Raton, Florida, grabbed a pair of XL child leggings, and snuck into a fitting room. If I ripped them while pulling them on, I decided, I’d fake my own death and never be seen again.
MIRACULOUSLY, THEY FIT!
I have friends half my size who say these leggings are too tight or stretched, so I have no idea how I pulled it off. They’re like the jeans from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Of course, the fit on the women’s leggings are much better, but if you’re just looking for some brightness to spice up your wardrobe, you have to give these a try. I have them in three colors and plan to buy more!
I have no shame, so I tried them on in store, but if you’re really scared, you can always order online. It’ll be our secret that you tried to cram your butt into little girls leggings. I promise. The crops are a more comfortable fit than the regular length, but both are doable! I’m wearing the Flamenco Beach Maia Leggings in these pictures. So fun.
I’ll include links to order below! xo
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Ayana Lage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Tampa, Florida with a background in digital media and content marketing. She’s worked for Bustle, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald, and numerous freelance clients. As a blogger, she’s worked with 50+ lifestyle, fashion, travel and food brands. When she’s not blogging, she’s focused on her day job in digital marketing, watching Queer Eye, or laughing aloud at tweets from @dril.