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.
Overall Rating - 9.9 / 10
PROS / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is a slick yet high performance legging. It is made with the high compression Full-On Luxtreme fabric. It is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It provides great breathability and helps me stay cool during practice. The flat waistband is comfortable and keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / It is too long for my height (5'2"). Unless I wear the legging over the heel or I have to be ok with the extra fabric gathering around the ankle. Even though Lululemon offers free hemming service, I feel it changes the look of the legging and ends up fitting loose at the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is my favorite shine, shimmering legging. Not only does it give a flattering look, but it also covers needs (performance wise) for yoga and gym workouts. I really like how it hugs my body with the flat waistband keeping everything tucked in.
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.
Overall Rating - 9.7 / 10
PROS / Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight is made with one of my favorite materials, Powertiva, with a shimmering finish. It is buttery soft, four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking. The medium compression fabric provides a gentle hug and the high waist keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / The tight runs big and the inseam is too long for me even the petite size. The shimmering finish is prone to VPL. In addition, it leaves embarrassing sweat spots.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight is a high performance yet stylish legging. There is no doubt that Powervita covers all the needs for yoga and gym workouts. It would have been perfect if it doesn't leave sweat spots. For a true size fit, do size down; however, it is more likely to show VPL.