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.
Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is made with one of the softest fabric, Powervita, by Athleta. It is medium high compression giving the body a gentle hug. The material is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The high waist helps keep everything tucked in and laser cut details provide airflow during the practice.
CONS / The cottony soft Powervita fabric is a lint magnet. Note that the lint isn't noticeable on a patterned tight, i.e., Athleta Elation Virasana Stripe 7/8 Tight.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is a high performance and stylish legging. Powervita fabric covers all the needs for yoga and the high waist offers tons of support. No only do the laser cut details provide airflow, but they also make a plain legging pop. My favorite design has to be side pockets. They are practical and easy assess.
Overall Rating - 9.4 / 10
PROS / Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Tight 25" is a great legging designed for gym workouts. It provides sufficient compression for muscles support. Full-On Luxtreme fabric helps to keep me stay cool during exercising and the high waist provides great support and coverage.
CONS / While the high waist makes me feel covered and secured, it can be too much compression for yoga. The legging appears to be less flattering than Lululemon Wunder Under Pants on me.
BOTTOM LINE / I like the fit and performance of Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Tight 25" for high impact exercises. Full-On Luxtreme fabric is four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. It is high compression and provides "hugged" sensation. The waistband stays put and makes me feel covered throughout the training.