I love leggings, and I love supporting local businesses, so finding an awesome local business that makes rad leggings is a pretty dreamy discovery. Ginger Orange are a brand born and raised right here in East London and they make some pretty ace leggings.
When I first perused the Ginger Orange shop I instantly fell in love with the Dreamboat Duchess leggings. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a sucker for anything nautical, and the duchess is a dream!
They arrived in a beautiful package and I was super excited when they arrived! In real life they’re absolutely gorgeous – the colours are amazing. The top blue is more of a purple blue, and the blue at the bottom is a vibrant sky blue.
The leggings are a good snug fit and have a lovely thick waistband (all leggings should have thick waistbands!), with a pocket tucked in to the front. They’re soft and comfortable to wear, especially for yoga or gym work. For running I prefer a tie waistband which these don’t have, so I think they’re better suited to studio work.
The leggings are a little long in the leg for me, but I do have really short legs (26 inch inside leg!) so that isn’t really a surprise. My one major complaint is that they’re cold wash only – the recommended washing temperature is 30 degrees, which isn’t hot enough for truly sweaty gear – another reason I would say they’re more for yoga or pilates! (You could also use a sports specific wash, like Halo).
On the whole I really like these leggings. They’re clearly really high quality, beautifully made and totally different from anything else on the (increasingly crowded) sportswear market!
Ginger Orange do other gorgeous designs (especially these La Reina Mora ones!) as well as some plain leggings in the same high quality materials. If you fancy trying them for yourself (and supporting a cool local business) then you can use this discount code, exclusively for my readers! Use code ‘BPF10OFF’ for 10% off!