Overall Rating - 9.9 / 10
PROS / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is a slick yet high performance legging. It is made with the high compression Full-On Luxtreme fabric. It is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It provides great breathability and helps me stay cool during practice. The flat waistband is comfortable and keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / It is too long for my height (5'2"). Unless I wear the legging over the heel or I have to be ok with the extra fabric gathering around the ankle. Even though Lululemon offers free hemming service, I feel it changes the look of the legging and ends up fitting loose at the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is my favorite shine, shimmering legging. Not only does it give a flattering look, but it also covers needs (performance wise) for yoga and gym workouts. I really like how it hugs my body with the flat waistband keeping everything tucked in.
Happy New Year!!!
It was nice taking couple weeks off from work including teaching, and just focusing on taking care of myself. Despite many changes of my life may happen this year, I am positive. Changes are good. They are the driving force for us to grow and to become a better person. I am looking forward to it!
Details of Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black -
I am so excited that Lululemon brings WU HR Tight Foil back this winter. It was first introduced in Dec, 2017, which was soon sold out after the release. In addition to the previously released color Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver, Lululemon added a new color Luminosity Foil Print Black Black this time. Without hesitation, I ordered the new color right away. You may have noticed that I added quite a few similar leggings (shine leggings) to the Yogini's Closet lately. They are so stylish and versatile. They go with any outfit for working out and outside the studio. Among all the shine leggings I've tried and reviewed, Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil is my favorite and the new color Black is even better than the Silver. It the most flattering and high performance legging after all.
Top: Zella Body Rhythm Sports Bra, Red Tannin Heather, S (run small).
Bottom: Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil 28", Luminosity Foil Print Black Black, 4 (true to size).
WU HR Tight Foil in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is exactly the same Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver, which I've shared before, except for the color. You can check out Lululemon WU HR Tight (Holiday Edition) to read my previous review.
Let's take a look of my favorite shine legging by Lululemon.
The legging is made in Bangladesh. This is my first time seeing activewear being made there.
Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil is made with the high compression Full-On Luxtreme fabric. It is suitable for both yoga and training in my opinion though it's advertised for yoga on Lululemon's site. This material is four-way stretch, sweat wicking and fast dry. If you want a tight that works for various activities, Full-On Luxtreme will be your best choice. By the way, Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil (both colors) doesn't show sweat spots.
The tight is 100% opaque. It is constructed with flat locking seams throughout. There is a lined gusset for comfort and reinforcement. I've owned Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver for over a year now. The legging is holding up well with no pilling and color fading. I'd expect this pair, Luminosity Foil Print Black Black, to be the same.
Compared to similar shine leggings that I have reviewed, such as DYI High Shine Signature Tight and Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight, Lululemon WU HR Tight Foil is made with the heavier weight and higher compression fabric. It seems to have better shape retention (not stretch out after several wears and washes).
It is true to size and I wear my regular size 4. The legging is flattering. It hugs the body very well. It lifts and shapes all the right places. Somehow Lululemon manages to give the booty a very nice lift. I'd say it's one the best among all the athleisures I have tried. The only complaint I have for WU Tight is the length. 28" inseam is too long for me. The extra fabric gathering around the ankle bothers me every now and then. Even though Lululemon starts selling WU HR 7/8 Tight 25" (love the length), there aren't as many prints/colors to choose from.
Unlike Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver (VPL), Luminosity Foil Print Black Black doesn't show the panty line. That said, I would still recommend to wear a seamless underwear.
Of course, how can I forget to mention the flat waistband? Lululemon makes one of the best flat waistband (Niyama Sol's waistbands are very good too). It is high rise, covering up to the belly button, and it hides everything you don't want others to see.
The fabric is sleek. It provides a tight fit yet comfortably hugs the body. The flat waistband is pinch free. It is the legging that I would put on everyday. I've worn it for yoga and working out, but definitely more for going out.
WU HR Tight Foil in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is my No. 1 pick of shine, shimmering leggings. It offers the best performance, quality, fit and comfort among similar style of leggings I've tried, while its price is also the steepest. I believe you get what you pay for (most time). It is made with the Full-On Luxtreme fabric that is stretchy, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. It provides sufficient compression for high impact workouts, but not too much to limit the movement in yoga. Overall, it's a comfortable, flattering and eye-catching legging that you want to wear for any activity you do.
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