REVIEW: Zaggora Flares: The New HotPants?

After my great success with Zaggora HotPants, I was really excited when I found out they had listened to all their customers’ feedback and come up with some new products. What could it be, I wondered? Personally, I was hoping for some kind of arm belt that would help with the old Bingo Wings… However, the reality was a close second. Today in the post I received a shiny new pair of Zaggora Flares to test out to my heart’s content.

Big up my bad self**

Naturally, as soon as the opportunity arose, I popped them on and here are my initial thoughts. They are a very similar fabric to the original HotPants, I guess that’s the fancy Celu-Lite technology aspect. That means that our old friend, the SWOOSSHHH noise is still there. I think I’d feel lost without it now. I find my Flares slightly softer and certainly more comfortable than HotPants. It is clear that over the last 6 months some degree of refinement has taken place with the Zaggora lines and it is all for the good. Most noticeably, all of the seams are flatter, smoother and therefore comfier.

Pulling your full leg Flares on for the first time is a bit of a laugh. There were jokey comments made about a certain ‘wet-suitiness’ when HotPants came out, but getting yer Flares hoiked up really gears your brain up for experiencing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in the imminent future. Once you’ve managed to calm yourself back down though and return to reality, you’ll start feeling that reassuring Zaggora glow – the ever so slight raising of the leg temperature that makes you feel all cocooned and nice. Bear in mind at this stage for every gram of sweat your legs squeeze out, you apparently burn half a calorie*.

So far, so good then. I’m comfortable, I’m supported, I’m already feeling sweaty. I have the odd, but not unpleasant sensation of having slightly sweaty calves. But do they work? Only time will tell. Come back in a fortnight when my Zaggora Flares Two Weeks Challenge is over and I’ll let you know how I got on. For some reason, writing that has made me wonder if Americans use the word ‘fortnight’. If anyone know, do leave a comment and put me out of my misery.

* Although where the research is to back this up I don’t know. I’ll be the first to admit that Yahoo! news possibly isn’t the most reliable source.

** Please ignore the ‘homemade crop top’, I was merely demonstrating the Flares for you.


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  • The Capri will fit you. I am 5 feet tall as well. They come to my ankles. very comfortable!


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