Overall Rating - 8.8 / 10
PROS / Made with the buttery soft fabric, Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging in Snake is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It is medium compression, which works for yoga and gym workouts. The legging creates a slim look and gives the bum a nice lift.
CONS / The front rise is a little bit too long for me. The elastic waistband digs into the skin and leaves indentation marks, which is common for an elasticized waistband.
BOTTOM LINE / Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging in Snake provides almost everything I need for working out. The ultra soft fabric is stretchy and moisture wicking. Other than the elastic band digging into my skin and showing the muffin top, the legging shapes the body curvatures well and lifts the butt nicely. For $59, it definitely worth every penny.
* Disclaimer: The legging was gifted to me, but the review is my own.
About Peace-Lover -
Peace-Lover is an Australia based activewear company. While their design and market team is located in Perth, Australia, they use Los Angeles and Riga Latvia (for European customers) based printing providers to bring their designs to life. The company's mission is to create beautiful, nature inspired apparels for women. They offer sizes from XXS to XL or 2XL. They want women in any shape and size to feel strong and confident.
Details of Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging in Snake -
Top: prAna Becksa Bralette, Slate Green Heather, XS (true to size).
Bottom: Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging, Snake, XS (true to size).
While the activewear market is primarily led by certain big corporations, such as Alo Yoga, Athleta and Lululemon, there are many small boutiques run by individuals offer products as good quality as big companies but only a fraction of the cost. I like to support small businesses and share their products with everyone here. That said, I still purchase yoga wear from well known brands, especially Athleta and Lululemon, because I am able to try them on in store. It makes all the difference when I can touch and try the clothes in person vs. online purchases. I'd say the biggest disadvantage of small boutiques is that they don't typically have a storefront. Even if they do, 99.99% of chance they are not close by me. That's when reviews come in handy and the reason I have this blog, Yogini's Closet.
I couldn't be happier when Peace-Lover reached out to me for collaboration. I love their designs. If you have followed me for a while, you know that I live in patterned leggings. The print of the legging is the first thing that draws my attention. Next, I check whether it is high waisted for better coverage and support of the midsection, and sewn with flatlocking stitches (more durable than overlocking seams). Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging in Snake checks all the boxes. Now, let's take a closer look of how it performs and fits when I actually have it on for the workout.
The legging is made in USA.
It is a versatile legging that can be worn for yoga and high impact workouts. The material is similar to CHILL BY WILL Blessed Legging. It is super soft and sleek, which is the first thing I notice when I received the legging. Moreover, it is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. In terms of the breathability, it is average but more than sufficient for the activities I do, including non-heated yoga and HIIT. If you practice heated yoga, you may want to consider other leggings, i.e., Teeki Diamond Tribe Charcoal Goddess Legging, that are lighter weight and more breathable. The high waisted style provides great coverage for the midsection.
The legging is sewn with flatlocking stitches and there is a gusset for reinforcement. The fabric is buttery soft and completely opaque. After several wears and washes, there is no color fading and pilling observed. Overall, it is well made and there is nothing to be unsatisfied with.
The legging is true to size and I wear an XS (I am Lululemon size 4). It is a full length legging, but it's not as long as others. I can barely wear it over the heel. When I don't wear it like a stirrup, there is very little fabric gathering around the ankle. The legging is flattering. It creates a leggy look and sculpts the butt nicely. However, the front rise is a tad too long for me. I have to pull the pant up passing my natural waist to avoid unsightly bulges. It fits more like an ultra high waisted legging on me. I wouldn't mind if the waistband is as comfortable as Moonchild Seamless Legging. Unfortunately, the elastic band digs into the skin and shows the muffin top (minor).
The synthetic fabric is super soft and comfortable. It's the type of the material I would like to wear everywhere. However, the elastic waistband is otherwise because it digs into my skin (lower ribs) and leaves skin indentation marks. The waistband design reminds me of Beyond Yoga High Waisted Midi Legging. Their elastic bands are not very comfortable as they dig into the skin, but they stretch out (less pinch) over time. This is the only complaint I have for the legging. Well, this is my preference. I know some people like the elastic band as it tends to stay put with movement more than the flat waistband.
Peace-Lover High Waist Printed Yoga Legging in Snake is a budget friendly legging. It covers almost everything I need, including four-way stretch and moisture wicking properties, for yoga and strength training. The ultra soft fabric is completely opaque. The legging creates a leggy look and lifts the butt nicely. As much as I like the high waisted legging, the elasticized waistband doesn't work for me.
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