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What is it about leggings that make us love it so much?
Is it the lightweight and buttery soft material that makes us feel like we are not wearing anything at all? Or is the fact, that they’re so practical and form-fitting that we found new ways to add them to our regular wardrobe?
Whatever the reason, if they were not widely accepted before (outside the gyms and yoga studios) now they are. Many of us have been living in them for the most part of 2020. Whether we’re lounging at home, working remotely, or running errands, leggings have taken center stage this year and are now part of our regular wardrobe.
And when it comes to leggings, we all have our favorite brands. Lululemon, Athleta, Alo Yoga…. the choices are seemingly endless. But none of them have a bigger impact and cult following than Lululemon itself. And for a good reason. The brand is famous for the quality of its design, its sweat-wicking material, and apparently indestructible leggings.
But with high standards of quality also comes a hefty price tag. The price point for the coveted leggings starts in the $80-90 range. Some of us will gladly pay for it — and they’re worth every penny. But once you start filling that shopping cart with a couple of items, a few times a year, it can tally up quickly to a small fortune in no time.
Which made me secretly wonder if there was a less expensive option to fall back on, without sacrificing quality and comfort. And luckily for us, I found out that Amazon is full of affordable brands that will do just that.
Many of the look-alike brands sold on Amazon have glowing reviews by users and some were even hard-core Lululemon fans that were so impressed that they converted to the more affordable brand. They swear the quality is very much comparable to the Lululemon original — minus the price tag of course.
The truth is, it’s hard to know for sure because Lululemon doesn’t reveal the exact material blend it uses to make its leggings. But if you decide to go rogue and do your own research, always look for brands that use materials like spandex and polyamide which give that stretch and sweat-wicking quality we all love — aside from the amazing design.
So without further ado, here’s a list I gathered of the best Lululemon inspired leggings on Amazon, in a side by side comparison with the original:
Yogalicious is a great inspired version of the Lululemon Wunder Wander tights. Just like the original, it’s also made of smooth and buttery-soft material. The only drawback is that there are only 2 colors to choose from: black and gray.
2. Core 10
The recommendation is to size down, as they tend to run large. These are very much comparable to the cropped Wunder Under with a buttery soft material, 4-way stretch, light hold, and the “naked” sensation. These leggings come in 7 different colors to choose from.
Colorfulkoala has a reputation for being the best Lululemon look-alike on Amazon and they even manage to recreate the buttery-soft material the high-waist Align is known for. These also have good compression just like the Align original and are true to size.
4. CRZ Yoga
CRZ Yoga Naked Feeling High Waist tights is another brand you can search for if you’re an Align girl looking for a great dupe. It has over 6,000 five stars reviews on Amazon. It has great compression but still, buttery soft material although silkier than the original Lulu. Aside from that, it has a great variety of colors and patterns to choose from.
5. 90 Degree by Reflex
90 Degree by reflex doubles as an inspired version for both the Align and Wunder Under leggings. It offers a little more compression than the Yogalicious brand and the material is a bit coarser than the previous ones, so have that in mind when shopping.
Overall, I feel like these leggings are better for actually working out rather than lounging or running errands. But if you need that compression to hold everything in place, or you’re a busy mom running around town with your kiddos, this is a great option to try.
Happy Shopping loves!