These TikTok-Viral Leggings Give You a Super-Snatched Waist
I spend hours on TikTok, and almost equal hours in sweatpants. I’ve never worn so much loungewear in my life than in the past year, and after stocking up on cozies at the beginning of the pandemic, I swore I wouldn’t buy another pair of leggings—until I came across Aerie’s Offline Crossover Leggings on TikTok.
The hashtag #aeriecrossover currently has over 5.1 million views on the platform—and for good reason. I swiped through dozens of videos of girls of all shapes and sizes trying on the leggings and being delighted to see how snatched their waists looked thanks to the V-cut waist. They’re flattering, of course, but I’m not willing to sacrifice style for comfort. So I went to Aerie’s website to check out reviews before deciding if I was buying into this TikTok trend. Unsurprisingly, the reviews were amazing.
“Better than Lululemon at ½ the price,” read one. “They’re so supportive and hug you in all the right places without feeling super restrictive,” read another. As a Lululemon stan and a big fan of leggings hugging me in all the right places, I decided I’d try them out. A few days later, I got a pair of the classic black crossover leggings and immediately tried them on. I shouldn’t have been surprised by how well they fit my body or how comfortable they were, but I almost started to do my poor rendition of the Renegade as soon as I slipped them on.
They were soft and comfortable, and unlike other shapewear-type leggings I’ve tried in the past, they weren’t restrictive at all. While I’m certainly not trying to lose weight or change the natural shape of my body, I did appreciate how much slimmer my waist looked without doing anything to my body at all. The leggings are high-waisted, with the low part of the “V” hitting right above my belly button. Something about the silhouette also makes my butt look a little more lifted, too.
I’ve worn these leggings on repeat ever since I got them, and I've watched them sell out two or three times since. Thankfully, Aerie has since dropped a larger range of Crossover styles, including biker shorts, flared leggings, and even bikini bottoms. Needless to say, I’ll be stocking up and recommending these to everyone who will listen.
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