Overall Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / DYI High Shine Signature Tight is a perfect studio-to-street legging. It is made with the lightweight Brazen fabric, which is silky soft, stretchy and fast dry. Unlike most glossy shine leggings, the tight does not show VPL (visible panty line).
CONS / The legging isn't very flattering on me. It doesn't lift and butt and fits loose especially around the crotch. I should have got my regular size (XS) for a better fit though I am a small according to the size chart.
BOTTOM LINE / I like the performance aspect of DYI High Shine Signature Tight. The fabric is light weight and low compression which is ideal for heated yoga. In addition, it is breathable and fast dry. With that said, the legging is unflattering on me. It fits baggy with extra fabric around the crotch. Wearing my regular size would have given me a better "hug" and a true size fit.
Details of DYI High Shine Signature Tight -
I have been following DYI closely for couple years even though this is only my fourth legging from the brand. I like their designs, but the size seems inconsistent. I can be XS or S depending on the style/fabric. For instance, I wear a small for Tan Leopard Crop but an XS for Quilted Legging. I first got a S for Quilted Legging, but it wasn't snug. So, I purchased another pair in XS and give the small to my sister. Since there is no store carrying DYI in my area and I can't return on sale items or when using the instructor discount, I don't often purchase their products. DYI High Shine Signature Tight is a good example. I ordered a small according to the size chart and it turned out to be too big. Unfortunately, it was final sale and I couldn't exchange for a smaller size. Despite the fact that it doesn't fit me well, it has many good things (performance fabric) to offer. That said, let's take a look of DYI High Shine Signature Tight.
Top: Niyama Sol The X-Back Sports Bra, Black, S (run small).
Bottom: DYI High Shine Signature Tight, Black, S (I wear a small, which is too big. Do order your regular size).
The tight is made in the USA.
DYI High Shine Signature Tight is made with their exclusive Brazen fabric. It is low compression, four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast dry. I find the legging works very well for my yoga practice (Mysore Ashtanga yoga in a ~80 degree Fahrenheit room). It is very stretchy allowing the wide range of movement in yoga. The fabric is lightweight, which keeps me cool throughout the practice. Unlike Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight, it doesn't leave any sweat spot. I am not sure if other colors will show the sweat mark; at least, it isn't a problem in black. In addition, among all shimmer and shine leggings I've tested, including Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil and Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight, this is the only one that doesn't show VPL.
The legging is constructed with flatlocking seams throughout and a gusset (unlined) for reinforcement. The fabric itself is good quality. It offers the needs for yoga and is 100% opaque. My only suggestion to DYI is to have a consistent size.
DYI High Shine Signature Tight is true to size. I followed the size chart and ordered a small, which is too big for me. The most obvious place is the crotch area. There is excessive fabric around that area and it's very unappealing. It's clearly not a good fit and looks "baggy" on me. As a result, it doesn't "hug" the body the way it is supposed to, nor does it shape or lift the body. I believe by going down one size, it would be a better it. If I can find one on sale, I will give XS a try. On the other hand, I like the flat waistband a lot. It is pinch free and provides tons of coverage despite the fact that it doesn't stay put (I blame that to the wrong size).
I like to wear DYI High Shine Signature Tight outside the studio a lot. It is cute, stylish and versatile. It goes with any long top or dress (as long as the hip and crotch are covered) and the boot in the winter. I received quite a few compliments when going out with it.
The fabric is soft and silky smooth. It is low compression, which makes the legging comfortable for long wear. The high waist is pinch free. It keeps everything tucked in and hides the muffin top.
I like the Brazen fabric of DYI High Shine Signature Tight. It is lightweight and low compression, perfect for warm and hot yoga. The legging covers all the needs for yoga. The fabric is four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast day. The high waist provides great coverage and hides the muffin top. I like everything about this legging except for the fit because I purchased the wrong size (do stay with your regular size). It does not hug my body well (not flattering), especially the crotch area. It would have been a perfect legging if I got the right size.
Where to Buy -
DYI High Shine Signature Tight comes with multiple colors. Other than black, there are brick, bronze, burgundy, cacao and teal blue to choose from. All these colors are available on DYI. You can also find High Shine Signature Tight at Bay Area Fitwear, Barre3, Dimvaloo, Eclectic Soul, Finish The Outfit, Kindness Collection, Lp Atletico, Mantra Active, SCULPTHOUSE, simply WORKOUT, Sobare, Studio 128 Fit and Yoga Outlet.
More DYI clothes can be found at Eleven Eleven and Max & Me Sport.
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