Overall Rating - 9.0 / 10
PROS / Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging is cottony soft, breathable, four-way stretch and moisture wicking. The high waist provides lots of support and makes me feel secured. The fabric is medium high compression, which works great pretty much for any exercise.
CONS / Metallic stars (foil printing) aren't long lasting and they start fading after two washes. While the legging creates a leggy look, it doesn't shape the butt as nicely as some of my favorites. I also don't like the fact that it attracts lints.
BOTTOM LINE / I love the fit (great support) and performance of Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging. The fabric feels like the cotton (very breathable), yet it's moisture wicking and fast dry. Stars are the focal point of the legging; unfortunately, they start fading after two washes.
About Spiritual Gangster -
Spiritual Gangster is a lifestyle brand inspired by yogis and made for modern life. Its collection includes graphic tees, loungewear and activewear for women, men and kids. The brand was founded by Vanessa Lee and Ian Lopatin. I don't want to go into details of their background. If you are interested in knowing more about the founders, please check out their interviews on Yoga Journal and Trend Hunter.
The mission of Spiritual Gangster is to inspire positivity, generosity, kindness and connectedness with one goal in mind: May ALL Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free. For every item they sell, Spiritual Gangster donates proceeds to provide a meal to a person in need through their partnership with Feeding America.
Details of Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Legging -
I don't remember how and when I spotted Spiritual Gangster, but I know I was eyeing this Starry Legging for quite some time. The star print seems to be the mainstream this year. I notice many activewear brands, including Goldsheep, Terez and Ultracor, make similar designs. Among many starry leggings, I chose Spiritual Gangster Starry Legging because I've never tried this brand and it's more reasonably priced compared to Ultracor ($198). Spiritual Gangster Starry Legging is so popular that it's pretty much sold out everywhere. I was lucky to grab the last piece on sale at Shopbop. Even though I found it $10 cheaper at Nordstrom a week later, I decided to keep the one from Shopbop because I've worn it (couldn't return). Well, let's take a close look of my new favorite, Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging.
Top: Athleta Empower Daily Bra, Cinnamon Brown, XS (true to size).
Bottom: Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging, XS (true to size).
The legging is made in China.
I am glad that I give Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging a try. It performs well and meets (if not exceeds) my expectations. The fabric feels like the cotton. It reminds me of Lululemon Luon. It is four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking. The legging is medium high compression, which is suitable for yoga and training. I love how it hugs my body and provides tons of support without feeling restricted (or cutting off the circulation). Spiritual Gangster Starry Legging helps me stay warm from and to the studio when it's ~ 60 degree Fahrenheit outside, which is cold to my standard. While I like how it helps me to stay warm, it also provides sufficient ventilation to keep me cool during the yoga practice.
In my opinion, the legging is well made with flatlocking seams and there is a gusset. The one and the only complaint I have is short-lived foil printing stars. This is the reason why I give a low score for Durability. As shown in the picture below, few stars (by the knee and butt) have faded after two washes. Now, I turn the legging inside-out before washing and hope that would prevent more stars from fading/peeling.
It is true to size and XS fits me like a glove. The legging is supposed to be 7/8 length, but it's more like a full length on me (I am 5'2"). There is little extra fabric gathering around the ankle, which is not enough to pull it over the heel. It would have been perfect if it's two inches shorter.
The high waisted style makes me feel covered and secured, and the flat waistband is 100% pinch free. It hides the muffin top and keeps my tummy flat. Made with the medium high compression fabric, the legging gives a hugging sensation without feeling restricted.
Overall, the legging flatters my body curvatures, but it doesn't seem to shape or lift the butt as nicely as Lululemon WU Pant and Niyama Sol legging.
It is a comfortable and cozy legging that I would wear it everywhere, everyday. I've worn it to yoga, to work and out for running errands. Spiritual Gangster Starry Legging is made with a relatively thick fabric (medium weight) and it helps me stay warm from and to the studio.
Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging is my first but definitely not the last purchase from the brand. The legging is well made and it covers most needs for yoga and gym workouts. The cottony Nylon/Spandex fabric is medium-weight with perfect amount of compression. It not only keeps me warm in the cold weather but also helps me stay cool during the practice. The flat waistband provides tons of support and coverage. While I like almost everything of the legging, I am disappointed by non long lasting foil printing stars. They show signs of fading after two washes.
Where to Buy -
Spiritual Gangster Starry Vibes Perfect High Waisted 7/8 Legging is available at Amazon, Bliss Bandits, Evolve, Ka'lectic, Laurenly, Little Hiawatha, The Showcase Boutique, Tyler's, and Uni+Koncept. This legging is very popular and sold out fast. Grab one before it's gone.
Besides stores mentioned above, you can also find Spiritual Gangster products at 6PM, Bandier, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Blue Eyed Girl, Carbon38, Largo Drive, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, Shoptiques, Yoga Outlet, Zappos, etc. There are so many retailers carrying Spiritual Gangster clothes. I try my best to capture as many as possible.
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