Fashion trends come and go (and come and go), but there are some things that will never go out of style. One of them is the timeless animal print. Animal print leggings are more popular this season than ever. You can find their traces everywhere. Among them, Leopard has to be the most often seen print. In addition to that, cheetah, python / snake and zebra prints are also well liked. To prove how popular animal print leggings are this season, I list 21 pairs from brands I like and / or follow closely here. Even though I don't own most leggings I share today, I hope to shed some light of them based on my experiences of the brands.
Note: The list below is based on the alphabetical order of the brand.
First off, Athleta Leopard Elation Ultra High Rise Tight in Powervita. This is the first and the only (so far) animal print legging I purchased (kept) this season. Stay tune for the upcoming review!
Overall Rating - 8.6 / 10
PROS / The Dusted Microstretch fabric of Beyond Yoga Dusted High Waisted Midi Legging is four-way stretch and moisture wicking. The special foil treatment creates a sophisticated sparkle, which is why I bought the legging in the first place. The high waist provides tons of coverage for the midsection and the midi length is perfect for my height (5'2").
CONS / I don't particularly like its ultra high waist and the legging shows minor sweat stains. The metallic sheen is scratchy and not comfortable when doing bound asanas. While I like the fit of the waistband, the front rise seems to be too long and the leg isn't quite snug enough.
BOTTOM LINE / Beyond Yoga Dusted High Waisted Midi Legging is so popular and almost sold out everywhere. The Dusted Microstretch fabric is four-way stretch with the medium compression for muscles support. Unfortunately, it is scratchy when rubbing against the skin in bound asanas and the breathability isn't the best. Nonetheless, it's a stylish and high performance legging.
I want to share what I've been practicing lately for Supta Kurmasana. Using the wall to help get into the pose.
Author's Rating - 9.5 / 10
PROS / Beyond Yoga Olympus High Waisted Midi Legging is a sleek and high performance legging. The fabric is four-way stretch, great shape retention and fast dry. The ultra high waist offers a controlled fit and keep the belly tucked in.
CONS / As much as I like high waisted leggings, this one is too high for me. It covers all the way up to my lower ribs and folds down easily.
BOTTOM LINE / I love the "naked sensation" of Beyond Yoga Olympus High Waisted Midi Legging. The fabric offers everything I need from yoga to gym workouts. While the high waist provides tons of support and coverage for the midsection, it's too high for my taste; nonetheless, it is still one of my go-to leggings.
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.
Author's Rating - 9.4 / 10
PROS / Beyond Yoga Cruz Scalloped High Waisted Midi Legging is a classic black legging with cute laser cut scalloped hems. It is made with high compression recycled Nylon and Spandex blend material. The fabric is four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast dry.
CONS / The waistband is too wide for me (1" above the navel). Even though it provides lots of coverage, it don't stay put with movement (tendency to roll down).
BOTTOM LINE / I recommend Beyond Yoga Cruz Scalloped High Waisted Midi Legging to anyone who is looking for a black legging but wanting some extra embellishment. The recycled fabric is sleek. It covers all the needs for yoga and training. Overall, it fits and enhances body curvatures well, but the ultra high waist doesn't work for me.