Overall Rating - 6.8 / 10
PROS / Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging is unique and stylish. The cheetah foil printing is subtle but not boring. The fabric is sleek and soft. I don't mind the 3" elastic band as it stays put with movement and keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / The fabric is not stretchy enough for big movement, especially the foil printing. Although I can put the pant on, I can't wear it to yoga.
BOTTOM LINE / I own few pairs of Terez leggings, but Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging is by far the most disappointed pair. Regardless how flattering the legging is and how well it hides the muffin top, it can't be worn for workouts due to the poor elasticity.
Details of Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging -
Top: Lululemon Sports Bra (it's over 5 year old).
Bottom: Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging, XS (true to size).
Besides the Aztec Tapestry Capri Legging and Blink Tall Band Legging that I've reviewed, I also have the Glitter Checker Tall Band Legging from Terez, which is one of my favorites (I will share some modeling pictures soon). Not only is it flattering, it also covers performance needs for yoga and gym workouts. The fabric is very stretchy with the perfect amount of compression for muscles support. I expected Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging to be the same, but I was so disappointed when receiving it. Though it is as flattering as the Glitter Checker Legging, the fabric doesn't meet the bar. Its elasticity is way off. Unfortunately, I can't wear it for exercising; nevertheless, it is stylish and I don't mind wearing it occasionally. Let's take a look!
The legging is made in USA. To be more specific, it's made in NYC.
I am so disappointed by Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging. The fabric is sleek and fast dry; however, it lacks of elasticity and breathability. It may be okay for gym workouts, such as weight lifting, but it's not designed for any activity with a wide range of movement. I thought I was going to rip the pant when practicing yoga and stretching after the workout. It is a shame that the legging doesn't perform well.
The legging is sewn together with flatlocking seams and there is a lined gusset. The fabric is soft and 100% opaque. Although there is a concern of the foil printing becoming distressed over time, it seems very durable to me, better than the star printing of Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging. That said, the cheetah foil printing lacks of elasticity. You may notice that the legging is sort of bundling up in the picture below, which is due to the different elasticity between the base fabric and the cheetah printing.
It is true to size and the XS fits me well. Due to the inelastic fabric, the legging fits tighter than other Terez's leggings I have. It requires some skills and efforts to put the pant on, especially to pull the bottom hem over the heel. Once the legging is on, it is pretty flattering. It shapes the legs and lifts the butt nicely. Although I don't particularly like the wide encased elastic band, it doesn't bother me. It keeps everything tucks in, and it doesn't pinch or dig into the waist. By the way, it is not a high rise legging. The waistband site ~1" below the navel. Since it is a tight fit, the waistband doesn't slide down like Terez Blink Tall Band Legging does.
To prove my claim of the inelastic fabric, I stack Terez Glitter Checker Tall Band Legging on top of it (picture below). Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging shows larger waist and hip measurements, but it fits much tighter than the Glitter Checker Legging.
Since the fabric isn't stretchy, it fits tighter and less comfortable than I like. The tightness is not the same as high compression leggings, which still allow me to move freely. That said, the material is sleek and soft. The waistband stays put, and it provides great comfort and support.
Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging is a no for me. I like how stylish and flattering it is, but I can't wear a non-stretchy pant to yoga. In addition, the fabric is not very breathable. It fails big time in terms of the performance. I don't know how other Terez foil printing leggings are, but I've never been so disappointed by Terez.
Where to Buy -
Terez Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Legging is available at Amazon, Bloomingdale's, Carbon38, Neiman Marcus and Terez.
More Terez's clothes can be found at Evolve, Saks Fifth Avenue, San Diego Fit, Sculptique, Sculpt House Boutique, simplyWORKOUT, Shopbop and Spring.
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