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 - 8.7 / 10
PROS / Made with Liquido's custom Poly-Lycra blend fabric, the 7/8 Legging Peacock Plumage offers exceptional comfort and outstanding performance for yoga. It is stretchy, breathable and fast dry. The 7/8 length fits perfect for my height.
CONS / The overlocking seam is my least favorite part of the legging. It doesn't seem very sturdy to me as I can see the signs of stitches being stretched out, especially the back rise.
BOTTOM LINE / I am satisfied with the performance of Liquido Active 7/8 Legging Peacock Plumage or Liquido wouldn't be one of my top picks. The fabric is super stretchy, soft and comfortable. I really like to wear it to practice yoga. However, I have two complaints: 1) overlocking seams and 2) no gusset. Both have become more of a deal breaker for me nowadays.
Overall Rating - 8.5 / 10
PROS / Liquido Active Om Legging Celebrate is made with the exceptional soft Poly-Lycra blend fabric. It is super stretchy, fast dry and moisture wicking. The flat waistband sits up to the navel which keeps everything tucked in with a sinfully comfortable fit.
CONS / I am disappointed by the metallic printing pattern. It is basically glitter. It falls off the fabric easily and sticks on the skin. I also can't wash it with any other garnet or the glitter will be all over other clothes. Even though the front and back rises are made with flatlocking seams, the inseams are overlocking seams.
BOTTOM LINE / While I like the silky soft performance fabric of Liquido Active Om Legging Celebrate, I don't like the glittery metallic printing at all. It gets on everything in touch with, including the skin. I would not be surprised if the pattern fades away over time. On the flip side, it is comfortable and the elastic-free waistband provides great coverage and support for the stomach.
Overall Rating - 1 / 10
While Liquido Patterned Legging is one of the Best Yoga Pants of 2017, its compression legging is not the case. The patterned legging is low to medium compression, not ideal for training and gym workouts. When I saw the compression legging online, I was hoping for a tighter fit, more "hug" for high impact activities. BUT, the truth is that the legging has a major design flaw. The sewing thread on the hem is not stretchy at all. There isn't enough room to go around the ankle. It looks like I purposely wear the pant over the ankle. Unbelievable!
Yogini's Closet is almost one year old! I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me along this journey. At the end of the year, I would like to share my favorite, top rated yoga pants of 2017. Please note that my top picks are specific for yoga, which means they may not be the best choices for other activities like HIIT and vice versa.