Author's Rating - 8.6 / 10
PROS / Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle is silky soft. The high compression fabric, which is four-way stretch, moisture wicking and quick dry, works well for both yoga and gym workouts. The high waist hides the muffin top and the legging gives a flattering fit.
CONS / It runs small and I wear one size up. The waistband is wider than I like as it sits way up to the bottom of my lower ribs and folds down easily even without much movement.
BOTTOM LINE / Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle is a great studio to street legging. It provides lots of support for yoga and training due to its high compression fabric and high waisted style. The material is stretchy allowing a wide range of movement. It shapes and lifts all the right places of the body. The only downfall is the waistband being too wide.
About Beyond Yoga -
I start to love Beyond Yoga (BY) bottoms more and more these days. Not only do they look cute, but they also fit me better than before. I've added three new pairs of BY leggings to Yogini's Closet since this Thanksgiving and Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle is one of them. BY should not be new to most people. In addition, I've shared more than a few BY leggings in the past; therefore, I will skip the brend introduction today.
Details of Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in
1. Size – It runs small and I wear one size up (S) than my normal size (XS). For your reference, I am Lululemon size 4.
2. Style – It's a ankle length legging, but it fits more like a full length on me with extra fabric gathering at the ankle.
3. Inseam – 26.5" long.
4. Front Rise – 12" high rise.
5. Waistband – 5.5" wide with a 1/4" encased elastic band.
6. Fabric – 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex. It is sleek and high compression.
7. Design for – Heated and not-heated yoga as well as training and high impact workouts.
8. Cost – Retail price is $110. I paid $77 + tax from Beyond Yoga during Black Friday Sale (30% off).
9. Stitch Seam – Flatlocking seams.
10. Crotch Seam – Lined triangle gusset.
The legging is made in the USA.
Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle is high compression offering lots of muscles support for high impact workouts. Even though it gives a tight fit, the legging is four-way stretch allowing a wide range of movement for yoga. The sleek fabric is also breathable, moisture wicking and quick dry. The only area that I feel slightly restricted is around my waist. The waistband is too wide. It sits all the way up to my lower ribs. Since the waistband isn't sitting on my natural waistline, it doesn't stay flat and folds down easily.
It is constructed with comfortable flatlocking seams with a lined gusset. I like the fabric a lot (more than the fabric of the color Black White Rose Gold Speckle). It's soft, smooth and sleek. Most importantly, it is 100% opaque. While the legging seems to be well-made, I notice unrevealed threads on the waistband after few washes and wears. I am disappointed with the stitch quality. I reached out to the customer service. They are willing to offer me an exchange if the item is still available when my return arrives at the warehouse or the store credit will be issued. Finger crossed that the legging will be restocked soon because it's currently sold out on the BY site.
Note: I will re-evaluate the Quality score after receiving a new pair from BY.
It runs small and I wear one size up (S). I can also fit in an XS, but it's very tight and shows panty lines. All of my recent purchases from BY are true to size except for this pair. If you are between sizes, you definitely want to size up.
Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle is cute and flattering. It creates a leggy look and gives my butt a nice lift. Compared to the color Brazen Blush Rose Gold Speckle that I tried early this year, the Black Gunmetal Speckle fits and shapes my body curvatures much better. While the high waistband keeps my tummy tucked in, the elastic band slightly digs into the waist (not as bad as Brazen Blush Rose Gold Speckle or I would have return this legging) .
I am not used to the super high waisted legging. Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging hits at least 1 inch above the belly button (right by the lower ribs) and I feel slightly restricted. That's just my personal preference. Some people may prefer such high waisted leggings. Other than that, I like how the legging "hugs" my body and provides the support. The compression can be on the higher side for long wear.
Overall, I like Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging in Black Gunmetal Speckle and would recommend it to anyone. It is cute, stylish and flattering. The fabric is sleek and high compression. It covers all the needs for yoga and gym workouts. The only thing that I am not accustomed to is the super high waist. It provides tons of support and coverage, but it also makes me feel restricted (by lower ribs). Although the pair I got has the poor stitch quality, I'd like to give it the benefit of the doubt because I've never had issue with BY's leggings in the past.
Where to Buy -
Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging comes with at least eight different colors, 1) Black Gunmetal Speckle, 2) Brazen Blush Rose Gold Speckle, 3) Red Rock Gold Speckle, 4) Navy Gold Speckle, 5) Navy Silver, 6) White Rose Gold, 7) Black White Rose Gold Speckle and 8) Black White Silver Foil. You can find them at Amazon, Bandier, Beyond Yoga, Bloomingdale's, Carbon38, Diana Warner Studio, Evolve, Largo Drive, Neimen Marcus, Nordstrom, Rei, Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, Sports Basement, Yoga Outlet and Zappos.
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