Best Of 2018

Best Sassy Spandex: Cincy Shirts

Best Sassy Spandex
click to enlarge MESA SERIKALI
Mesa Serikali

Comparing your backside to that of a hippo’s is not always a flattering formula, but Cincy Shirts’ “feeling hip” leggings are a cute way to display your #TeamFiona pride. It’s no secret that women have basically stopped wearing real pants — the dressing down of American fashion and the upgrading of yoga pants to normcore “athleisure wear” means ladies just aren’t messing with zippers anymore. Not only are these Fiona leggings comfortable (with 85 percent poly and 15 percent Lycra, they stretch just enough), they’re cute because they’ve got the hippo’s smiling cartoon face and roly, poly body printed all over them. It’s like a local LuLaRoe creation and people can’t get enough. If you tried purchasing a pair around the holidays, you were basically out of luck. The leggings are back in stock and a portion of all proceeds directly benefits the Cincinnati Zoo. They also come in toddler sizes, which are even more adorable. If you aren’t into spandex, there are plenty of other Fiona-focused items for sale including T-shirts, hats, stickers, key chains and a “Totes Adorbs” tote bag. Cincy Shirts, 1435 Main St., Over-the-Rhine; 2709 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, cincyshirts.com.