Until now, I’ve had a less than warm feeling about capri pants. If you’re slim and waif-like (think Audrey Hepburn) they look classy, but capris tend to make a short to average height woman look well, dumpy. And if that’s not bad enough, cutting your pant leg off at the calf just screams “suburban housewife!”
But now I’ve discovered a capri pant that I can really like! It’s not an ordinary capri, it’s part of the activewear line by Marika called “Miracles” featuring shape enhancers and a new & improved, “elasta-tight” fabric. While Marika is already known for the type of activewear you need for the gym, or yoga, the Miracles Activewear line is a body slimming shaper collection that makes your body look more toned, even before you hit the gym or trot out into the daylight. The collection includes Marika tanks, bras and pants all made of its exclusive ELASTA-TIGHT fabric with two-way stretch. And DryWik technology wicks away moisture, making for an enjoyable workout or stroll on a warm weather day.
When I was asked if I’d like to wear-test the MM546901 Marika Miracles Slimming Capri Legging with Tummy Control $60.00 (++$48 for blogger followers using coupon code for a limited time), I demurred at first, assuming that any capri pant would be unflattering. But this one, surprised me!
For starters, the fabric on this black exercise capri pant is not flimsy, so it doesn’t sink into curves or hug in the wrong places. And the pants contain an inner PowerMesh on the side panel and inner waist band, creating the ultimate compression, core support and slimming. In other words, it’s a true body shaper, but it has enough stretch to make it comfortable when you’re contorted in a yoga position, or just moving about.
I thought the pants would force me to wriggle and struggle to get them on, but they run true-to-size. Surprisingly, they fit perfectly and pulled on without a struggle. But they still did double duty to help me look slimmer and sleeker without lifting a finger. I noticed the contoured curved seams at the back, and the wide panel at the mid-section that help keep jiggle under control. In truth, these capris made me look really good. I had planned to just wear them for exercise, but later on I just kept pulling them on for chores and casual wear, simply because of the way they made me look and feel.
But if you’re using these Marika capris for exercise, you’ll find that they are comfortable and feature a breathable gusset lining that keeps you dry during a workout. You might wear them to the gym or out for a run,a nd then might actually be reluctant to take them off!
The Marika Miracles activewear pant has finally made a capri fan out of me. While I’ll never be a waif-like Audrey Hepburn, with black flats and a white shirt tied at the waist, I might just approximate the look. I hope Marika expands the collection from basic black to other colors–I’ll be first in line to buy them!
The Slimming Capri Legging with Tummy Control retails for Sizes range S,M,L,XL. It is available in black which works with every color in the universe–perfect for your weekend trips.
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