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 - 8.1 / 10
PROS / Varley Kensington Legging is made with the ultra soft and sleek fabric, which is four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast dry. It is cute and covers needs for most gym workouts. It comes with three stash pockets on the waistband, two small ones at front and a big one on the back.
CONS / The legging runs big. My regular size XS fits loose on me, especially behind the knees and the bottom hems. The drawstring and elastic band leave skin indentation marks. Since it is light color, it can be see-through unless wearing a nude panty.
BOTTOM LINE / Varley Kensington Legging is such an eye-catching legging made with the high performance fabric. It is soft, stretchy, sweat wicking and fast dry. While I like most features of the legging, there are two things that are less than ideal. 1) It isn't 100% opaque. I have to wear a nude panty to avoid see-through. 2) The elastic band provides lots of support, but it also pinches the waist leaving indentation marks.
Varley is a popular activewear brand based in London. Although I do not own many Varley's clothes, I follow their new releases and sales closely. Due to the increasing popularity of seamless leggings, Varley finally designs their own. Emerson Snake Legging is the first seamless legging that I noticed from Varley. It comes with three colors, Orchid, Grey and Navy, and five sizes ranging from XXS to L. Most stores do not carry XXS except for Varley.
Top: Lululemon Awaking Bra Taryn Toomey Collection, Misty Mauve, 4 (true to size).
Bottom: Varley Emerson Snake Legging, Navy, S (run small).
I was excited when I first saw Varley Emerson Snake Legging online and couldn't wait to get it. I ordered two sizes, XS and S from Anthropologie, but I ended up returning both. Let's take a look and find out the reason why I didn't keep it.
Author's Rating - 9.1 / 10
Top: Varley Batson Sports Bra, Navy Snake, XS (true to size)
Bottom: Varley Union Legging, Navy Snake, XS (true to size)