Shiny tights are a great way to add some flair to your wardrobe. Shiny leggings may also be labeled as cire leggings, named after the waxy shine and smoothing treatment that some fabrics undergo to give it the metallic look. I remember shiny leggings became fashionable when lululemon released their Shine Tight in black and beautiful dark green. I unfortunately did not have luck with my Shine Tights on during practice. I immediately took them back to lululemon.
Fast forward 5 years after many reviews and searching, I’ve finally found the perfect shiny tights. Below are my picks for shiny leggings! They’re in order by preference.
Carbon38’s Takara leggings are exactly like their name – GOLD! Takara means gold in Japanese. They have an assortment of colors for every mood and outfit. Takara leggings also come in high waist and 7/8 length as well (black color only). The leggings are $98 and colors are limited. Buy on Carbon38 and use coupon code SCHIMIGGY for 20% off your orders of $100+.
Read my Takara leggings review here.
DYI, or Define Your Inspiration, offers their own version of shiny tights. They come with a high waist and have a triangular cut waistband. I love the Emerald and Teal Blue. It was hard to narrow down a favorite color but I ended up with and love teal blue! DYI High Shine Signature Tight retails $88.
#3 Koral Lustrous Leggings
I’ve purchased and tried Koral before and wore them about 3 times before I let them go. I love Koral’s look but the quality tanks. The lustrous leggings snag like crazy. I ended up snagging my leggings on the first wear. I recommend them for low-impact sports and always keep away from velcro and rough surfaces.
#4 Purusha People
Purusha People offers various prints and patterns of shiny leggings. I love their quality! The colors stay vibrant wash after wash and the high waist fit is slimming and allows the leggings to stay put. Their leggings are also very unique and handmade! Expect to get your leggings within 3-6 weeks once you place your orders. Leggings range from $88 to $98 a pair.
Read my Purusha People review here.
#5 Maaji Joy-Voyage Pants
Maaji makes great swimwear. They introduced activewear to their collection in 2013. They have a shiny tight variation with ruched sides. The Maaji Joy-Voyage leggings are great for both casual and active wear. Buy the tights on Amazon and Zappos.
# 6 Onzie
Onzie fabrics naturally have a shine to them. They’re basic black legging comes in medium to high rise, crop and long length. I highly recommend them for sweaty yoga practices and medium to low-impact exercises. Buy Onzie on Amazon, Nordstrom and REVOLVE.
#7 Forlegs Activewear High Waist Shiny Leggings
#8 Reebok Studio Lux High Shine Tights
Reebok offers their Studio Lux High Shine tights. I’ve only seen them in black and blue but they look great and are an affordable priced compared to other brands. Buy Reebok’s Studio Lux High Shine Tights on Amazon and 6PM.
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