Overall Rating - 9.1 / 10
PROS / WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging is made with the medium high compression fabric. It is four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. The legging is perfect for yoga.
CONS / There is no gusset and the legging is constructed with overlocking seams. I see stitches being stretched out especially in the crotch area. It runs small, and I recommend to size up.
BOTTOM LINE / WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging is a comfortable legging and works great for most of activities from gym workouts, yoga to lounging at home. The fabric is stretchy and breathable. It is sweat wicking and fast dry, ideal for heated yoga classes. I am disappointed that the legging is not constructed with flatlocking seams and the gusset is missing.
About WERKSHOP -
Top: Niyama Sol Eclipse Sports Bra, XS/S (run big).
Bottom: WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging, S (run small).
Since I just reviewed my first WERKSHOP legging, Purple Scales Full Length Legging, last week, I am going to skip this section. If you want to know more about the brand, please visit my previous post.
WERKSHOP LeatherWERK Collection: Stars - Athleisure Legging
After reviewing WERKSHOP Purple Scales Legging (Triathlon) last week, I am going share another legging from WERKSHOP, Stars - Athleisure Legging, today. Compared to the signature Triathlon fabric, Athleisure is less compression and suits better for yoga in my opinion. Stars - Athleisure Legging is one of the LeatherWERK collection. Other patterns include Mariposa, Flowers, and Dope. I like all of them, but I decided to get Stars - Athleisure as it spoke to me the most.
* Photo credits: Eagle Rock WERKSHOP
Let's take a closer look of WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging.
The legging is made in USA.
Unlike WERKSHOP Purple Scales Full Length Legging, which is made with the super high compression Triathlon fabric, Stars - Athleisure Legging is medium high compression. I find it more suitable for yoga. Even though it is mentioned that the Athleisure fabric does't dry as fast as Triathlon, it still dries fast in my opinion. The legging was nearly dry after 2 hours of sweaty Mysore Ashtanga Practice in a 80 degree Fahrenheit room. In addition to that, the legging is four-way stretch, breathable (much better than Triathlon fabric) and sweat wicking.
I am a little bit disappointed to find out that the legging is constructed with overlocking seams. I was expecting flatlocking seams as it's used on Purple Scales Legging. I don't know why WERKSHOP doesn't use the same seams for all leggings. Another downfall is that there is no gusset. I see stitches being stretched out along inner thighs and in the crotch area, especially when I am in deep hip opening poses like Baddha Konasana. I thought I was going to rip off the pant. I might be exaggerating, but this is common for leggings constructed with overlocking seams and no gussets. On the flip side, the fabric is high quality. It is soft, 100% opaque and anti-pilling.
Even though it is mentioned on WERKSHOP that the legging is true to size, it seems to run small to me. I order size small, and it hugs me perfectly. I would not go with my regular size, XS. That said, it is a much more comfortable fit than Purple Scales Legging (snug fit with size small). The legging shapes and lifts all the right places of the body.
WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging is high rise with a flat waistband. It provides lots of support and coverage, and it hides the muffin top. As much as I like high rise leggings, it is too high for me. The waistband sits above my waistline and it rolls down with movement.
WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging is a comfortable legging with perfect amount of compression that can be worn from studio workouts to running errands and lounging at home. The flat waistband is pinch free and provides lots of coverage. If you have the sensitive skin, you may feel extra fabric (stitches) of overlocking seams. They aren't uncomfortable per se, but they leave marks on the skin.
While I like the performance, fit and comfort of WERKSHOP Stars - Athleisure Legging, I am not satisfied by its finish (overlocking seams and no gusset). The legging is versatile. It is suitable for yoga, gym workouts and even lounging at home. The high waist provides good support and coverage, but the rise is too high that the waistband rolls down. With that said, it is flattering and shapes my body curvatures well.
Where to Buy -
Stars - Athleisure Legging is available at WERKSHOP.
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