Author's Rating - 6.8 / 10
PROS / Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is not your basic boring plain legging. The jacquard like texture and mesh detail create a subtle yet rich pattern. The high-rise waistband stays put and keeps me covered during the class.
CONS / The fabric is scratchy and not soft. The thread used for the hem lacks of elasticity. It requires some effort to pull it over the heel. The legging is constructed with uncomfortable overlocking seams. There is an elastic band on the waistband that digs into the skin.
BOTTOM LINE / Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging covers essential needs for yoga and gym workouts. The fabric is four-way stretchy, breathable and fast dry; however, it is scratchy. The high waistband keeps the midsection covered, but the encased elastic band digs into the waist and leaves skin indentations.
Author's Rating - 8.8 / 10
PROS / EMILY HSU DESIGNS Skulls Legging is an affordable legging and covers needs for yoga. It is four-way stretch and moisture wicking. The ultra high waistband is comfortable with an option to be folded over. It also provides great coverage for the midsection.
CONS / The legging is made with overlocking seams and there is no gusset. The inseams are scratchy. The fabric doesn't have tons of compression, which is fine for yoga but may not be the best choice for high impact workouts.
BOTTOM LINE / EMILY HSU DESIGNS Skulls Legging is sleek and chic. The fabric is stretchy enough for the wide range of movement, perfect for yoga. The super high waistband is comfortable and covers the stomach very well. For $20 (I bought it on sale), it is one of the best "investment" I've made.
Author's Rating - 7.7 / 10
PROS / Carbon38 Tanjung Legging is cute with intricately handwoven macrame detailing trails up the leg. The fabric is silky smooth. It is high compression providing tons of muscles support for high impact workouts.
CONS / It runs small. I wear my regular size XS and it is very snug. The intricacy woven detail is beautiful yet uncomfortable. It lacks of elasticity and leaves indentation skin marks.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Tanjung Legging is a show stopper. I was sold by the intricately handwoven detail, but it is not practical. It is not very stretchy and leaves indentation red marks on the skin. The legging runs small and my regular size (XS) fits pretty tight. That said, the fabric is soft and high compression (great for high impact workouts). The encased elastic band is pinch-free and keeps everything tucked in.
Author's Rating - 6.9 / 10
PROS / The medium high compression fabric of Beach Riot Riot Legging Blue works well for high impact workouts and provides sufficient muscles support. The super high waistband keeps everything tucked in and hides the muffin top.
CONS / At a such high price point, I am disappointed by the overlocking seams. The legging runs small. By wearing one size up, the leg and hip fit well on me; however, the waistband is quite snug. The front rise is too long which causing excess fabric around the crotch (not camel toe but close enough). Overall, the fit is off.
BOTTOM LINE / Beach Riot Riot Legging Blue is a cute and catchy legging with the studded embellishment. Other than the performance fabric that I like, the fit and the quality do not meet my expectations. Personally, I think the legging is overpriced.
Overall Rating - 8.6 / 10
PROS / Made with silky soft, lightweight and medium compression fabric, Carbon38 Cosmic Legging suits for both yoga and gym workouts. The microfibre construction allows air to flow and wicks away the moisture from hot and sweaty exercises. The focal point, metallic foil cosmic printings, is sturdy (no cracking or peeling after several washes).
CONS / I don't like the ultra high waisted design. The front rise is too long and the elastic band is too wide. The waistband covers up to my lower ribs which makes me feel restricted and uncomfortable.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Cosmic Legging is a great all purpose legging. It covers most needs from high impact workouts to yoga. I wish it comes with a flat waistband. The encased elastic is never comfortable. With a such high rise wide elastic band, it presses into lower ribs and makes me feel like wearing a shapewear.