I am going to share something slightly different to what I normally post today. Last week, Lululemon introduced New Curved Waistband for Always On High-Rise Tight 28". It makes me wonder if that is going to be the new trend after the high / ultra high waist leggings. Five years ago, high waist leggings became popular. Almost everyone I know loves the coverage and support they provide. I rarely see people wearing standard waist leggings in yoga world today. In fact, I am a big lover of high waist leggings.
I am definitely seeing more V-shaped Waistband or Curved Waistband leggings in the market these days. The first one that caught my attention is Beach Riot Cara Legging, which I believe was released last year (but I could be wrong). I thought that was just the style designed by Beach Riot. For that reason, I didn't put too much thought into it until I saw Lululemon brought the Curved Waistband to the market last week followed by Glyder. I did some research and found quite a few brands making similar style leggings. Since they are still new to me and I haven't had chance to test any out, I don't know if I am going to like them more than high waist leggings. That said, I still want to share what brands are making v-shaped / curved waistband leggings today.
Note: The following leggings are sorted by their prices (high to low).
Among these leggings, I am interested in Core 10 'Build You Own' Yoga Pant the most because I've never tried the brand. Moreover, it is highly rated and the price is right. If you own any of the leggings mentioned above, I'd love to hear from you.
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.