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!
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.
Overall Rating - 9.1 / 10
Top: Athleta Bra, XS (true to size)
Bottom: Glyder Vital Tight, Black and White Pinstripe, XS (true to size)
PROS / Glyder Vital Tight is made with cottony feel FORMA101 fabric. It is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The high waist style offers great support. It is a perfect 7/8 legging on me. It gives a leggy and flattering look.
CONS / The waistband has a thin encased elastic, which is less than perfect as I prefer the flat waistband.
BOTTOM LINE / Glyder Vital Tight is a classic stripe legging that would never go out of style. It fits and performs well. It covers all the needs for yoga as well as gym workouts. The encased elastic on the waistband is less than ideal as it shows the muffin top.
All a sudden, glitter, glossy and shiny leggings has become one of the most trendy design elements. Nearly all leading athleisure brands sell such Christmassy leggings this year, including Athleta, Beyond Yoga, Lululemon, etc. It is tempting to steal few pairs for myself.
Here I list five of my personal favorites. Some of them are in my shopping cart, while others are already in my closet, the Yogini's Closet.
Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver
It was a surprise, good surprise, to me when seeing Lululemon released this legging. It doesn't strike me as the style from Lululemon. The legging is made with Full-On Luxtreme fabric, which works great for yoga and high impact workouts. Believe or not, this legging is so popular that most of sizes have sold out online within days. Lucky enough, I was able to grab one from the local store. That means, the review will be coming soon. The legging is prettier and not as silvery in person. It has perfect amount of the sparkle on it.
Author's Rating - 9.9 / 10
Top: Lululemon Free To Be Bra (Wild), Black, Size 4 (true to size)
Bottom: Glyder Mantra Crop, White & Black Stripe, XS (true to size)