Candida Maria Review: Classic Soiree Leggings are a lululemon Shine Tight DUPE

I was excited for the lululemon Shine Tight (roll down) but after trying them on for a few hours, I felt they were not for me. The pants didn’t stretch much (felt tight even) and kept rolling down off my hips. I absolutely do NOT want to be pants-less mid-way through class. #Nopenopenope and the pair definitely went back to lululemon (LLM).

I then began my search for a shiny pair of leggings that were stretchy and looked like pleather. I wanted leggings that could transform from day to night and from gym to play. In my search I eventually stumbled upon a pair of Candida Maria Soiree Leggings on eBay for only $19 which including shipping! The regular cost is $72. I couldn’t pass it up! I bought them, tested them and fell in love with them.

Here is the Candida Maria Soiree Legging:

Compared to the lululemon Shine Tight (roll down):

The Candida Maria Soiree leggings are definitely shinier. The stock photo lighting makes them look super  shiny. However they are not as shiny in person. I wear a size 6 LLM and purchased a Medium/Large Candida Maria pant. Initially the brand felt like it runs small. After a few wears, the fabric stretched. For my next pair of Candida Maria leggings, I will try a size S/M to asses if the fit is better.

The leggings have 4-way stretch, are dry wicking, and really accentuate whatever muscles I have. They also have a tall waistband which allows the pants to stay on throughout yoga and especially during downward dog, which is perfect! I would compare the fit and fabric to Liquido Active.

If you’re in the market for some shiny high-quality tights that are convertible from night to day, I do recommend Candida Maria Soiree Leggings. These things scream both function and fashion.

Thanks for tuning in! Please let me know if you have experienced any other shine tight dupes that won’t break the bank!

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