Velvet–the fabric of fall and winter 2017–is one of my favorite textiles. I like it on furniture and I like wearing it. Deep sapphire blue–one of the key colors of the season–is also one of my favs. It’s a hue that, to me, just exudes richness, and I have been obsessed with it since last year, when I bought a pair of blue velvet boots. So when I was perusing the current Spanx catalog and saw a pair of velvet leggings in a deep sapphire blue (they call it midnight lapis), I knew I had to have ’em.

Well they turned up in the post this week and did not disappoint. They are beautiful–the color as glorious as anticipated. They are also incredibly soft. The first “best” part, however, is how they feel the moment you step into them. They just slide on and are so remarkably comfy and cozy. The feeling to me was “these fit like a glove.” The “second” best part is how they snuggle and lift up one’s bum. What more could you ask for?

I love them and I’m pretty sure you will too. They are a tad pricey at $98, but the quality is really good. I believe they should last quite some time, provided you’re not wearing them every day (which you will be tempted to do, trust me).

Wear them with an oversized sweater or with a long shirt dress (Zara has some great ones).

Velvet Leggings by Spanx in Lapis Night. They also come in Black and a Gray called “Moon Shadow.” $98.00. http://www.spanx.com.

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