Ask Belle: Best Leggings Ever

Jul 10, 2014

Hi Belle,

I searched but I couldn’t find the post where you talk about your favorite leggings.  What was the brand again?  

Thanks! AM

The brand is Zella, it’s a Nordstrom house brand.  The leggings that I love are called the Live-In Legging.  They’re $52, but they’re worth it.  I got my first pair over a year ago, they’ve been worn hundreds of times and they still look new.  The fabric is unbelievably heavy, but feels soft and smooth.  The leggings also come in plus-size.

I love all of the Zella active wear.  But their UV Jersey and Z5 Tees are great for the gym or just lounging around the house.  I check the Nordy’s sale section religiously to see if any of their pieces are discounted.

Ask The Edit, Ask the Editor, Style

share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Jessica says:

    Anyone,

    Do these leggings also come in the length that hits just below your calf? I don’t know what the technical term for that length is. If they don’t, could anyone provide me with the name of that length and another brand they suggest?

    Thanks!

  2. AAR says:

    Are the Zella leggings machine washable/*actually* machine washable or do you recommend hand washing to preserve them?

    • Anna says:

      I machine wash mine about once a week (I mostly wear them around the house) and they’ve held up well. I usually wash on cold and hang to dry.

    • Belle says:

      I wash mine constantly. I dry them on low though to preserve the color. My oldest pair has some color loss, but it’s less than I would expect for how much they get worn. Far less.

  3. Danielle says:

    I also swear by these leggings! They’re *actually* machine washable and last forever. They come in capri and full length, and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale starts this week so they’ll be on sale!

  4. Alice says:

    They’re on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, if you are a cardmember with early access. $33.90. The cropped (below knee) ones are $22.something I believe.

  5. Elyse G. says:

    FYI – if you have a Nordstrom card, the anniversary sale starts today (next week for everyone else) and I believe the Live-In leggings are $32. Happy shopping!

  6. JenniferD says:

    I’m pretty sure my grandmother never wore leggings, but I think of her every time I walk past the display because her name was “Zella” too 🙂

  7. LS says:

    Does anyone have suggestions for leggings that come in shorter inseams or petites? Capri lengths are usually too short. I tried on a pair of Zellas, but they’re super long on me and I can’t stomach paying $50 and then getting them tailored.

    • CH says:

      A lot of Athleta and Gap (in the GapFit line) leggings come in petite sizes.

      • LS says:

        Thanks! Do you have any from either store? How’s the quality?

        • CH says:

          I have a pair from Gap and they’re good (especially if you can wait for one of their constant 30% off sales). Not as thick as the Zella leggings, but definitely opaque (a must!) and comfortable.

  8. ter says:

    Just bought some Zella online this morning with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access. I feel like I hit the sale jackpot.

    • Belle says:

      I grabbed two pair as well. I’ll see how the navy is in person, the color looked a little space-dye for me in the photo.

  9. […] I finally got these after hearing Belle rave about them! […]

  10. Emily says:

    Just throwing this out there: I am a legging fan (specifically ankle length) and like them lightweight but opaque and for sure matte. The $10 H&M basics are really my very favorites. Comfortable, don’t get saggy, machine washable. Not a spokesperson (ha! I wish!) just a devoted evangelist of those leggings…

Join The List

Stay up to date on the latest from Capitol Hill Style!

sUBSCRIBE

WFH Outfit: Denim and Black

Does anyone really know how to dress for a rainy February? It’s not winter. It’s not spring. Sweaters seem heavy. Just a shirt feels like you’ll be cold. It’s a puzzle.

3

READ MORE 

Recent Posts

The Range: Best Picks from Ann Taylor

One of the questions that is often asked about D.C. fashion is: Why is there so much Ann Taylor? The answer is simple enough — the hemlines are long enough, the styles are easy to wear, almost everything is machine washable, and it’s easy to find pieces for professional offices or casual ones. Plus, there’s […]

2

READ MORE 

Opinion Page: Product Follow-ups, Vol. XVIII

From time-to-time, I like to re-review that products that I’ve featured on this blog. It’s important to me that I don’t write glowing reviews about a product in a first post and then hide it if my opinion changed later. Also, it’s easy to love a product in month-one, if you still love it in […]

6

READ MORE 

VIEW ALL POSTS

Style, Top Posts, Work, Work From Home | February 21, 2024

WFH Outfit: Denim and Black

Does anyone really know how to dress for a rainy February? It’s not winter. It’s not spring. Sweaters seem heavy. Just a shirt feels like you’ll be cold. It’s a puzzle.

3

READ MORE 

Fantastic Finds, Posts, Style | February 21, 2024

The Range: Best Picks from Ann Taylor

One of the questions that is often asked about D.C. fashion is: Why is there so much Ann Taylor? The answer is simple enough — the hemlines are long enough, the styles are easy to wear, almost everything is machine washable, and it’s easy to find pieces for professional offices or casual ones. Plus, there’s […]

2

READ MORE 

Features, Posts | February 16, 2024

Opinion Page: Product Follow-ups, Vol. XVIII

From time-to-time, I like to re-review that products that I’ve featured on this blog. It’s important to me that I don’t write glowing reviews about a product in a first post and then hide it if my opinion changed later. Also, it’s easy to love a product in month-one, if you still love it in […]

6

READ MORE 

Features, Posts, The Range | February 16, 2024

The Range: Trouser Jeans

Yesterday, we chatted about not-see-through tees. Today, I want to talk about jeans. I am so grateful wide leg denim is back in a big way. And if you’re going to the office, you need a trouser style jean to see you through the week (or just casual Friday). Here are some favorites in different […]

0

READ MORE 

RECENT POSTS

©2023 CAPITOL HILL STYLE | SITE BY LEIGH THE STUDIO