Author's Rating - 6.8 / 10
PROS / Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is not your basic boring plain legging. The jacquard like texture and mesh detail create a subtle yet rich pattern. The high-rise waistband stays put and keeps me covered during the class.
CONS / The fabric is scratchy and not soft. The thread used for the hem lacks of elasticity. It requires some effort to pull it over the heel. The legging is constructed with uncomfortable overlocking seams. There is an elastic band on the waistband that digs into the skin.
BOTTOM LINE / Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging covers essential needs for yoga and gym workouts. The fabric is four-way stretchy, breathable and fast dry; however, it is scratchy. The high waistband keeps the midsection covered, but the encased elastic band digs into the waist and leaves skin indentations.
About Onzie -
Founded by Kimberly Swarth in 2010, Onzie is a female owned and operated company based in Venice Beach, CA. Swarth is the driving creative force behind the brand. Under her leadership, Onzie has cultivated a loyal following within spinning, Pilates, dance and yoga communities around the world. Have I not mentioned? Swarth is also a devoted yogi.
Peacock Green Legging has to be Onzie's most popular legging. I see yogis wearing this eye-catching legging all the time regardless which studio I practice and teach at. The print is so vivid and unforgettable.
Details of Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging in Alpine -
I've known Onzie for more than 8 years, not too long after its launch, but Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is my first legging from the brand. I wasn't able to find one that "fits" my needs. I have tried quite a few pairs in the past. They either didn't hug my body well or the fabrics were too thin to pass the bend over test. When I saw Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging last year, I decided to give Onzie another chance. Although there are things I dislike about the legging, I decided to keep it because I like the design and Alpline color a lot. Also, it makes my legs look pretty skinny and long. Let's take a closer look of Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging.
Top: Lululemon All Day Breeze Bra, Viridian Green, size 4 (true to size).
Bottom: Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging, Alpine, XS (true to size).
I think the legging is made in China but I am not 100% sure as the tag is too washed off for me to read.
Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is made with the stretchy and fast dry fabric. It covers basic needs for yoga and gym workouts. The mesh design offers decent breathability and ventilation. The high waistband gives a ample coverage and stays put throughout the class. As I mentioned, this legging offers essential needs for yoga, but neither feature is superior. The fabric is elastic, breathable and fast dry, but there are many leggings perform better in those regard. Take Niyama Sol Legging as an example, its recycled fabric is way more stretchy. It also breathes better and dries faster than Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging. Depending on what you are looking for, Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging may or may not work for you. I wear it occasionally when teaching yoga or doing a quick home practice, but I wouldn't wear it for my daily Ashtanga practice as its performance is not quite enough.
The overall quality is a tap below average in my opinion. The legging is constructed with overlocking seams, which are not as comfortable as flatlocking seams. At least, there is a lined gusset for reinforcement. The thread used for the bottom hem lacks of elasticity. It requires some efforts to pull it over the heel. Although the jacquard like fabric is opaque, it is scratchy and irritates the skin. That said, the mesh detail is well made.
Size wise, Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is true to size and XS hugs me nicely. This is the first Onzie's legging that fits my body curvatures. To be fair, the legging is pretty flattering on me. It creates a leggy and slim look. It may not lift the butt as nicely as other leggins do, but it doesn't flatten the bum either. I like its high rise waistband for the coverage and support; however, the encased elastic band slightly digs into the skin and leaves red mark on my waist.
It is one of the least comfortable leggings I've purchased, mainly due to the scratchy fabric. I thought it would get better after few washes, but it still "irritates" my skin. I also can feel the extra fabric against inner thighs from overlocking seams. Compared to Liquido Patterned Leggings, which are also constructed with overlocking seams, Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is much less comfortable. While the elastic band slightly pinches the waist, it doesn't bother me as much compared to the scratchy fabric.
Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is my first and probably the last pair from Onzie. I really like the design, but it doesn't work for me. Performance wise, the fabric is stretchy and breathable, but it doesn't quite meet the bar. I am disappointed by its Quality and Comfort the most. The fabric is scratchy and not soft. I also don't like overlocking seams. This is not always an issue for me, but this one bothers me. I can actually feel inseams rubbing against inner thighs.
Where to Buy -
Onzie Selenite Midi 7/8 Legging is available at Amazon, Bare Necessities, Bliss Bandits, Dick's Sporting Goods, Electric Soul, INFLOW Style, Kaletic, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Onzie, Revolve, Sculptique, Shopbop, Yoga Outlet, and Zappos. Please note the color Alpine is from the previous season. It's sold out in most stores.
Other than the stores mentioned above, Evolve, Nordstrom Rack and simplyWORKOUT also carry Onzie's products.
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