Are the Trendy Butt Lifting Leggings All They’re Cracked Up To Be?!
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Butt… have you tried these leggings? 😱
You’ve likely heard about the butt lifting leggings that are taking over the internet single-handedly, but if you haven’t tried them yet, you’re probably wondering if they’re all they’re cracked up to be… pun intended. 🤣
Lucky for you, I tried them out, and with a little humor & humility, I’m sharing whether they’re worth the price or if you should stick to squats after all.
I was recently talking to a good friend about these butt lifting leggings because she had seen them on another friend during yoga. She instantly had to know where they were from because hello… her butt looked amazing! Who wouldn’t want in on that if they could buy a great-looking butt on Amazon too?! LOL! 😆
So… I ordered the Amazon SEASUM Women’s High Waist Butt Lift Leggings – starting at just $12.
I ordered the same exact pair that my friend had mentioned so I was totally stoked to get home and try them out.
But, I have one minor disclaimer…
To answer your burning question right out of the gate… there’s about a 99.9% chance you will not look like the stock picture online. 🤣
So, let me preface this post by saying unless you already have a butt like Kim Kardashian, no cellulite, and perfectly toned legs, don’t expect to look exactly like the sales images of these leggings.
That said, they do make your butt look pretty good. 💁♀️
With these butt lifting leggings, the secret is all in the scrunch on the back. The scrunched seam gives the illusion of going up your bum without being uncomfortable (or actually going up your butt). They also were the perfect length (yay!) and just for reference, I’m 5’5″.
My guess is anyone with a beautifully big behind naturally gets wedgies with leggings so that’s the look we’re going for here?! 🤣 Count me in! 🙋♀️🤣
For the sake of really seeing what these butt lift leggings can do, I compared them to one of my favorite pairs of Fabletics leggings. Above you can see the difference between the two pairs.
I do love my Fabletics, but I have to say the Amazon pair (on the right) really does accentuate my butt slightly more and they don’t “camel-toe” (which I just learned is a real term and eliminating that effect is a selling point of leggings these days 👌😅). And as I already said too… it’s all in the scrunchy crack, which ya just can’t find anywhere, ladies. 🙌
But in all seriousness though, I honestly was a little underwhelmed with these leggings.
Maybe it’s because I wasn’t blessed with a big butt or maybe that stock photo set my expectations too high, but either way, they left a little to be desired, and here are a few reasons why:
They might be see-through. As you can see above, I’m rocking white nail polish and it probably goes without saying, but you shouldn’t be able to see that through my black leggings. 😅 That said, I really only found them to be see-through if I was doing drastic movements – so don’t buy these for squat days or wear colorful underwear with them. LOL!
They offer no compression. I’ve had 3 kiddos so having good compression on my thighs and stomach is a must for me. It makes me feel more secure, fit, & comfortable and these just slid right on and didn’t suck you in anywhere. But if you don’t like compression leggings, these are going to be right up your alley!
The sizes aren’t small enough. Since I didn’t feel like I was getting good compression, I wish I could have sized down, but their smallest available is, in fact, a small. I’m normally a size 0 in women’s pants so these definitely could have been tighter and fit better. That said, I’m worried if they were too tight, they’d actually be see-through, so there’s that. 💁♀️
The texture is strange. I really didn’t care for the texture. You can feel the bumpiness on your legs so it takes some getting used to if you’re used to buttery soft leggings.
They’re not for working out. I would be hesitant to encourage anyone to wear these while doing strenuous exercise due to the see-through tendencies and the thin material. Unless you’re just looking to flaunt your new butt around the gym, I don’t think they’d be ideal for getting much else done.
So are these butt lifting leggings for you?!
Well, I’ll leave that up to you, but my thoughts are they’re certainly worth a shot if you’re looking to impress or are proud to flaunt all of that hard work you’ve been putting in at the gym. 🏋️♀️
They could also be worth it if you just want something casual & comfortable to wear around at home, and I have a feeling your hubby will appreciate it regardless of your intentions. 😏😉
Not sold? We LOVE these incredibly soft Lululemon legging dupes even more!