Overall Rating - 9.6 / 10
PROS / Alala Seamless Tight features a comfy no-seam construction and a pinch-free flat waistband. The Nylon / Lycra blend material is soft, four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking.
CONS / Panty lines can be visible unless wearing a seamless underwear, a common downside of seamless leggings.
BOTTOM LINE / Alala Seamless Tight is perfect for any exercise from yoga to gym workout and running. The seamless construction and flat waistband make the legging super comfortable for daily wear. One downfall is the VPL. Wearing the seamless underwear is a must.
About Alala -
Alala, funded by Denise Lee in 2014, is a luxury women's activewar brand with a sophisticated downtown attitude. Lee was inspired to launch her company during her training for the first triathlon. She could not find an activewear brand that offered style that spoke to who she was. She took it as an opportunity and launched Alala to design well made, fashion forward, functional activewear. Taking inspiration from lives in New York City, they created collections for modern style-setters, who demand the most fashionable and functional workout gear.
Alala, a Greek Goddess, signifies a battle cry, a call to arms. The name represents all that we aspire to be as modern women. We live our lives with the audacity to believe that we can do it all and have it all.
Alala Seamless Tight in Spice -
Top: Lululemon Awaking Bra Taryn Toomey Collection, Misty Mauve, 4 (true to size).
Bottom: Alala Seamless Tight, Spice, S (run small).
My first experience with seamless leggings was Lululemon In The Flow Crop, which was more than 5 years ago. It wasn't until recently that I started seeing a lot more seamless leggings in the market. Nux Honey Comb Pant was the first seamless legging I tried recently after Lululemon In The Flow Crop. It was cute and well made; however, I had to return it. It didn't fit me right and showed a hint of camel toe. Then I checked out Sweaty Betty Prism Seamless Leggings and Drift Ski Base Layer Leggings. The materials were super soft and they were very comfortable, reminding me Lululemon Naked Sensation. But again, both showed unwanted cleavage in that area. While I was about to give up, I decided to give seamless leggings one last chance. I ordered Alala Niche Tight from Nordstrom last Dec and I love it. It is not only soft and comfortable, but it also gives a leggy and flatting look. Few weeks later, I purchased Alala Seamless Legging when seeing it on sale at Carbon38. These two leggings are same in style, fit and fabric. The only differences are design and color.
Here comes this week's review, Alala Seamless Tight.
9. Stitch Seam – Flatlocking seams.
10. Crotch Seam – Unlined oval shaped gusset.
Alala Seamless Tight is made in Peru.
Alala Seamless Tight covers all the needs for yoga and gym workouts. The material is soft, stretchy, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. The medium to low compression fabric may be less than ideal for high impact workouts for some people, but it works perfect for what I do, such as HIIT, Tabana and Yoga.
I love laser cut details that wrap around the calf. It's settle but enough to make the legging pop.
The tight is well made with cute laser cut details. It is constructed with flatlocking seams and a gusset. Note that the gusset is unlined. There is no sign of pilling and discoloration after few washes.
Ordering two pairs of seamless leggings from Alala within a month should tell you how much I like their tights. The soft fabric gives the same sensation like Lululemon Nulu and Nulux. It is four-way stretch, breathable, fast dry and sweat wicking. The only drawback is VPL. Any seam from the underwear will be noticeable. Other than that, the legging gives a very flattering look and works great for various activities.
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