OK, I’m so excited to share today’s post with you all because it is by far one of my most-asked questions this time of year! For years I’ve been a huge fan of any and all faux leather leggings and find any chance I can get to wear them all throughout fall and winter! I even wrote a whole guide on how to style faux leather leggings with lots of outfit ideas if you need some inspiration!
But between all the pairs I’ve purchased and worn over the years, two particular pairs (or brands, rather) have always stood out to me – Commando and Spanx. This sparks the question– which pair I like better or if I had to choose just one, which would it be? They’re both very similar designs and are at the same price point so if you’re going to splurge on a pair… which one do you pick?
The truth is, I love them both!! But of course they have their differences, so today is all about sharing the different features of each pair and giving you all the information you need to decide which one you want to buy! Or maybe you’re like me and you’ll want both!
I’d love to hear in the comments below which pair you prefer or find yourself wearing more and why. Or maybe you just have one pair and absolutely love it – regardless, I’d love to hear!
Commando Faux Leather Leggings.
First up we have the Commando pair. I love this pair of faux leather leggings and reach for them quite a bit. One of the things that stands out to me the most about them is that the material is actually thicker and they’re fleece-lined. So for me, this pair might be more appropriate when it gets super cold outside since I live in Canada. I also consider them to be more “formal” and find them easier to dress up if that makes sense? The finish is what makes a big difference with this as the Commando pair looks and feels more like actual leather!
As you can see from how I styled them though, you can clearly still dress them down! Sneakers are a great way to make them feel more casual and you can never go wrong with an oversized sweater this time of year. It’s probably my favorite way to style faux leather leggings in general!
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Next is the Spanx pair. I feel like Spanx leggings have a cult following and people go absolutely crazy for them and I totally understand why. They’re super comfortable yet they also “hold you in”. The shape wear component to them is something I know a lot of people really love and, I love it too!
To me, they wear much more like active wear or athletic leggings. They’re not lined, so they’re much thinner than the Commando ones, which I think makes them a bit easier to move around in potentially (hence the reference to active wear). They also look more causal in general because the finish looks less like authentic leather. That said, I love to dress them up with black booties and a chic blouse – in this case, this super cute animal print chiffon top.
Commando vs. Spanx
If you’re still not sure or want more clarification, I also put together this chart to show you all of the differences side by side. Like I said at the beginning of the post, I don’t think one is better than the other, but you just have to think about what you need out of your faux leather leggings!
Which is your preference?
Do you have a particular pair that you love? If you’re hard-pressed for one or the other, tell me which brand and why in the comments so we can all see and weigh the options!
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