Overall Rating - 9.6 / 10
PROS / Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging is made with the well known Beyond Yoga signature buttery soft material. The fabric attributes include four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast dry properties. The high waisted style keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / There is an encased elastic band on the waistband that leaves dent marks on my waist. The medium low compression fabric doesn't lift the bum as well as medium and high compression ones.
BOTTOM LINE / Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging is a classic piece that covers most needs for yoga. The fabric is ultra soft, four-way stretch, sweat wicking and fast dry. While the high waistband provides support and coverage, the encased elastic band is not my cup of tea.
About Beyond Yoga -
Top: Lululemon Reveal Bra Precision, Black, Size 4 (true to size).
Bottom: Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging, XS (true to size).
Please refer to my previous review, Beyond Yoga Flip it & Reverse It High Waisted Capri Legging, to learn more about the brand.
Details of Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging -
As much as I like Beyond Yoga's design, their leggings don't normally fit me. I am excited to finally find one that fits and flatters my body well. Considering Beyond Yoga is a well known and popular activewear brand, it's a surprise that I only own three pairs of their leggings. Besides Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade Cinched Bow Capri that I reviewed before, I have Spacedye Wrap Tie Legging (couple years old which you can probably find it on Poshmark or eBay) and Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging.
It is always a risk for me to purchase their leggings online. First of all, the size is inconsistent. I can be wearing XS or S. Secondly, I struggle with their waistbands (encased elastic bands). They tend to be too tight and stuck at the hip when I try to pull leggings up. It has happened to me few times even with the larger size. Gladly, Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging doesn't have abovementioned problems. Let's take a close look of my third Beyond Yoga Legging, Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging.
The legging is made in USA.
Beyond Yoga's signature fabric is ultra soft (similar texture to velvet) and high performance. It is medium low compression and four-way stretch, ideal for yoga. In addition, it is moisture wicking and fast dry, which are essential to keep the body to stay dry and cool. Just like cotton, it is breathable. Not only does it keep me stay cool in a sweaty class, it also produces thermal insulation in the cold weather.
Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging is a well made, high quality legging. No wonder it's priced at $110. Whether it's worth that much, that's subjective. The legging is constructed with flatlocking seams and there is a lined gusset. I have been wearing and washing it many times. So far, the color and shape are well maintained .
The legging is TTS and the XS hugs my body nicely. I like its high waisted style that provides support and coverage, and it keeps the belly tucked in; however, I disagree with the choice of including the encased elastic band. Although it doesn't pinch the skin, it leaves dent marks on my waist. It may not happen to everyone as I get emeda (more prompt to get marks) easily, especially after a long day sitting in the office.
Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging is relatively flattering and gives me a leggy look. While it shapes body curvatures well, it doesn't lift the butt nicely like Lululemon WU HR Tight and Niyama Sol Leggings do.
The fabric is soft and comfortable. I can wear it for as long as I want from practicing yoga, running errands to lounging at home. Even though the elastic band leaves dent marks along my waistline, it doesn't cause discomfort or restriction.
I highly recommend Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging, especially for those who like their signature buttery soft fabric but tired of plain yoga pant. It covers all the needs for yoga, i.e., four-way stretch, breathability and fast drying property. Besides its high performance, the legging is quite flattering and the high waisted style keeps everything tucked in.
Where to Buy -
Beyond Yoga Fossilized High Waisted Midi Legging is available at Beyond Yoga, Evolve, Ka'letic, REI (best deal right now), Yoga Outlet and Zappos.
Beyond Yoga is a well know activewear brand. You can easily find their products online or in store. Retailers that carry Beyond Yoga include Amazon, Anthropologie, Bandier, Bloomingdales, Carbon38, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenue and Shopbop.
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