Overall Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging is made with sleek RPET and Lycra blend fabric. It is four-way stretch, fast dry and moisture wicking. It is also UVA/UVB protective. The high waist style provides coverage and support for the midsection.
CONS / The legging is tight and fits very snug for the first wear; however, it looses up and molds to the body nicely afterward. The breathability is ok, but not the greatest. I don't particularly like the encased elastic band as it is less comfortable than the flat waistband.
BOTTOM LINE / Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging offers most needs for yoga and gym workouts. The RPET fabric is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It keeps me stay cool during high sweat exercises. I like the high waist style that keeps everything tucked in, but the elastic band isn't my favorite.
About Yoga Democracy -
Top: Lululemon Twist & Train Bra, Black, Size 4 (true to size).
Bottom: Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging, XS (true to size).
Yoga Democracy is an eco-friendly athletic wear brand, founded by Natalie Oldroyd in 2015. The company is committed to recycled fibers and determined to use suppliers who adhere to high standards of sustainability in water use and greenhouse gas emissions. 95% of what they produce is made from recycled fibers. The RPET is dyed using a waterless transfer process right in their own workshop.
Please visit Yoga Democracy Misss-Behave Yoga Crop to learn more about the brand.
Details of Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging -
Ever since I bought my first legging, Misss-Behave Yoga Crop, from Yoga Democracy, I had been in love with their bottoms. When there was sale going on in May, I decided to add few more pairs to THE Yogini's Closet. In addition to Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging, I also purchased Festival Denim Yoga Crop and Snake X Yoga Legging (currently on sale). I wish I could be more excited when I received them. Unlike Misss-Behave Yoga Crop, which has the flat waistband, these three pairs have encased elastic waistbands. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I don't particularly like it because it tends to dig into the skin and/or show the muffin top.
Since the material of Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging is the same as Misss-Behave Yoga Crop, I will focus on the Fit and Comfortable Sections, and skip Performance and Quality sections, which have been shared in my previous review of Yoga Democracy Misss-Behave Yoga Crop.
The legging is made in USA.
Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging is TTS and the XS hugs my body perfectly. It did fit very snug when I first put it on; however, it slowly shaped into my body. The sleek RPET fabric is high compression. Even after the "break in" period, the legging still fits snugger than medium compression ones, i.e., Niyama Sol. For that reason, I prefer to wear it for gym workouts for more muscles support than yoga.
I notice the pattern doesn't quite flatter my body curvatures, especially my thighs. I've seen many yoginis wearing this legging on IG. It looks fabulous on them, but not so much on me. Instead of giving me a leggy look, it makes my thighs look bigger (front side).
Yoga Democracy changes the waistband style early this year. They add an elastic band to the flat waistband, which is quite a disappointment to me. I had a small chat with the customer service. They mentioned that most customers are happy with the change. Maybe I am the only one who prefer the flat waistband. At least, the elastic band doesn't dig into my skin or cause major discomfort, and the high rise style offers support and coverage.
Although the elastic band on the waistband doesn't pinch my skin, I don't find it as comfortable as the flat waist that Misss-Behave Yoga Crop has. The sleek RPET is high compression and less ideal for long wear. Although it is breathable, it's not quite as ventilatory as the RPET material from Niyama Sol, which,can be slightly uncomfortable in the high humidity environment.
Overall, Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging is a well-made, eco-friendly legging. It works great for high impact workouts because of its high compression, fast dry and sweat wicking RPET fabric. The legging can be worn to yoga as well, but I prefer medium to low compression leggings for yoga. While some people like the encased elastic band on the waistband, it is not a selling point for me. I prefer Misss-Bahave Yoga Crop, which is more flattering and comfortable, over this one.
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