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lyssé leggings: good-bye sweats

Lysse leggings

I love stretchy pants.

As a writer who works from home, I pretty much live in them. Over the past 25 years, I’ve shown up on the school drop-off line in pajama bottoms, worn sweats to Little League games, attended parent-teacher conferences in yoga pants and traded in my jeans for jeggings.

So when Lyssé asked if I wanted to try a pair of their cotton Capri leggings, of course I said yes!

I’ve read about Lyssé in the fashion magazines for a long time – they have kind of a cult following – but I always thought they’d be a little too form-fitting for my middle-aged body.

And I haven’t worn Capris in years because I was convinced the bulky fabric would just add heft to my thighs.

Well, my fears were completely unfounded, and I am never taking these off.

Lyssé leggings feature hidden control panels that seriously hide the muffin top – how in the world did they do that?? – and are so comfortable, I actually slept in them you just might be tempted to sleep in them.

What Lyssé proves is that fit is everything. Although these leggings feel like yoga wear, they have the sophistication of couture, thanks to expert tailoring and truly innovative design. Their signature 3S Technology stands for slimming, smoothing and shaping and, somehow, they succeed in all three. I get compliments every time I wear them. I know! When was the last time you got complimented for wearing something comfortable?

Because even I realize I can’t live in the same pair of leggings forever, I’ve been spending time on the Lyssé site, figuring out which pieces to try next. They’ve added a whole new line of performance wear, and all the pieces look flattering, versatile and so, so easy. They’re washable. They’re packable. And they look great dressed up or down, and mixed and matched with pieces you already own.

Best of all, since I’ve been wearing Lyssé, my daughter hasn’t given me that face – I know you know that face – or asked, “Aren’t you changing before we go out?”

And that’s a good thing. Because I’m not.


  1. I live in jeans when I am home, but I wear yoga pants to workout and they are SO comfortable!

  2. Jessica @EatSleepBe says:

    Oh, I will have to try those. They sound so comfy. I get that face too – all the time!

  3. Those look really great. I would love to have them.

  4. I will have to try these! They look great and comfortable!

  5. I would love to get some of these, you know something is comfy if you end up sleeping in them!! They look so cute and comfortable!

  6. I think these look adorable on you and yes more becoming than sweats.

  7. These look SUPER comfy! As a SAHM, I would dig these!

  8. These look great – I might have to try them!

  9. These look like something I’d love.

  10. Oh my, what perfect traveling pants! I just went to their store locator and found out that they have them in places I shop (Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, and http://www.zappos.com) so I can get a pair in time for a trip next week!

  11. I think you sold me. I’d like to see if we all show up at BlogHer in them…or at least to one of our rooms for the afterparty (I am intending on having one, though my after usually ends at 10:00 pm).

  12. As you might remember, I have been looking for a pair of leggings for the same reasons you mentioned. So thanks for this review!

    You look so adorable in that photo, Lois.

  13. I usually wear the ones from Hue-will have to try these.

  14. Love leggings! So comfy!

  15. They look awfully comfy! Might have to give a peek!

  16. They look great. I will have to seek them out!

  17. Kimberly says:

    I live in my bib overalls…but leggings have definitely become more of a staple for me. So far, I’ve only bought the cheap ones at Walmart (cuz I’m not brave enough to spend “good” money on them yet, but I’m losing weight and feeling braver this Spring. Glad to read this review. I’ll have to check out Lysse. Thx!

  18. I am so with you. I love leggings and yes goodbye to those sweat pants!

  19. I live in my pajama pants!

  20. Beverlee says:

    Love these Lois, thanks for sharing! I just ordered a pair. No tax and free shipping. Takes the sting out of $56.00 for a pair of leggings (Target is my usual place)….I hope I love them as much as you!

  21. Lois, I wear leggings all day too now that I work from home. I like the Zella brand from Nordstrom, but will have to check out the one you highlighted. Love your blog, so upbeat.

  22. I don’t care what anyone says, leggings are an acceptable form of pants (as long as the butt is covered). These look so comfy!

  23. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Oooh! They sound awesome. I hope you’ll excuse me — I have some online shopping to do …

  24. Thanks for sharing this! Usually that hidden tummy control thing becomes uncomfortable after a few hours. Sounds like these are perfect if you can sleep in them! Yaaaay!

  25. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I have not worn jeans in years! I love stretchy leggings and pants!! I have an umbilical hernia that hates tight stuff!

  26. I need to get a pair of these! I am all about comfy, stretchy pants.

  27. I live in leggings! The capri ones look great on you and I love how many color options Lyssé has available!

  28. They sound so comfy.. I will have to try these!

  29. I love being comfy when I am at home. I don’t think I have ever owned leggings, but I think I may have to check them out!

  30. I love comfortable leggings. I’ll have to check out their site and get a pair.

  31. very nice, not only do they look comfy but these leggings sound nice under skirts and dresses too!

  32. That totally looks like something I’d be wearing all day too. I am all about comfort and stretch!

  33. Glad you found some great leggings, but they are awesome. Staple of my wardrobe now.

  34. Comfort really should be more important when it comes to fashion. I love the look of the Capri leggings! They look like they would be comfortable as well.

  35. I love leggings! They are so easy to dress up or stay casual. Best of both worlds!

  36. Those are really cute. I love comfy leggings

  37. So do I! I live in my jeggings.

  38. My daughter wears leggings all the time. She says they are the comfiest things ever.

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