Working with various brands on my blog, I reached out to my network and sought out the perfect little black leggings (LBL) that I consider comparable alternatives to lululemon Align leggings. I was able to find several brands that offer high-quality leggings at a competitive price point.
As much as I love how great lululemon makes my bum look, I can’t get over how expensive they are and the extent to how much they pill. Luckily, lululemon is not the end all be all of our activewear selections. I’ve had my Aligns for the past two years and this will be my last pair due to the lackluster quality.
Alternatives to lululemon Align Legging
#1 EVCR (Evolution and Creation)
EVCR is a women’s activewear brand. Their leggings are designed in LA and made in Mexico. As of now EVCR only comes in a cropped length with a medium to high waistband. Their fabric is super soft, durable and won’t pill. You can buy EVCR on Amazon, TJ Maxx and the EVCR website. Leggings cost $14.99 to $24.99.
Read my EVCR review for information on fit, sizing and more.
#2 Inner Fire Pocket Mesh and Solid Black Leggings
Inner Fire is a Vancouver, BC based company that makes eco-friendly leggings. All fabrics are made of sustainable materials and used water bottles. Inner Fire has a pocket legging and solid black legging (often sold out) in their signature silhouette.
Read my Inner Fire reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.
#3 Athleta Elation 7/8 Tight
Athleta released their Elation leggings in Summer of 2018 and I am OBSESSED! They’re buttery soft, hug the body and are, dare I say, the MOST perfect black legging I’ve worn to date. I have been wearing them for weeks and have yet to experience pilling.
The silhouette is very similar to lululemon Align leggings and the fabric feels a smidge thicker. I have the leggings in both green and black. Elation tights are here to stay. Buy all the Elation Tights on Athleta for $89. Use this link for 20% off.
Read my Athleta reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.
#4 K-Deer Legging in Solid Black
K-Deer has the same price point as Lululemon ($88-$98). K-Deer offers their stretchy soft leggings in a solid black color and three lengths; capri, sneaker and long. Leggings are created with a flat front seam and comes with a high waistband so your leggings stay put. Buy the leggings on Carbon38 and K-Deer.
Read my K-Deer reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.
#5 Zella Live In Legging
Out of all my black leggings, I wear my Zella Live In pants the most. They come in varying inseams and waistband lengths, and extended sizing.
I opted for the tall waistband because it hugs everything in and creates a slimming effect. Also, Zella fabric does not pill. Yay!
Read my Zella review for the information on fit, sizing and more.
#6 Girlfriend Collective LITE Legging
Girlfriend Collective is all about eco-friendly practices and “slow fashion.” Their commitment to the environment makes them worthy of being featured. They created a Lite version of their leggings that offers a less compressive fit and is made out of discarded ocean fishnets in Italy. Are you in love yet?
#7 Yoga Democracy Basically Perfect Legging
Yoga Democracy leggings are eco-friendly and made out of used water bottles. Their price point is great too at only $65 a pair. Their Basically Perfect leggings are soft and come in a capri and long length.
Read my Yoga Democracy reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.
#8 Werkshop Athleisure Leggings
Werkshop has their own black legging that feels buttery soft yet durable. Werkshop leggings are cheaper than Lululemon and they’re eco-friendly and made in small batches. Their designs sell out quickly, so get them while they last.
Get $10 off with this link or code SCHIMIGGY.
#9 Glyder High Waist Pure Legging
Glyder Apparel came out with a SUPER soft fabric called GLYDERONE™. It is super lightweight and has a naked feel. Size down in Glyder because they run big. Their Pure leggings color palette is to die for.
**Most of the colors are usually out of stock because these leggings are so popular.
#10 Zella Ultrasoft Legging
I read mixed reviews about Zella‘s Ultrasoft legging so I decided to go in and try them myself. I tried them in-store and fell in love with the soft fabric and comfortable fit. If you decide to go for this style, make sure you size down.
They also have lighter colors in this fabric, so I recommend wearing nude underwear to help with see-through issues. The fit is very similar to Beyond Yoga‘s Spacedye fabric which is buttery soft and one of my favorites!
Buy Zella Ultrasoft activewear here.
#11 Beyond Yoga Caught in the Midi Spacedye Leggings
Beyond Yoga‘s Spacedye fabric is lightweight and perfect for any activity. Their Spacedye pants come in various lengths and colors. You can read my review of their Spacedye fabric here.
#12 Scorpio Sol AirLux Leggings
I saved the best for last. Scorpio Sol is an in-house TJ Maxx activewear brand that’s gaining traction in the activewear world. They keep getting better with age (and technology). In the Summer of 2018, Scorpio Sol released an AirLux fabric legging that feels super soft against the skin.
Imagine kittens covering your legs #whileyouyoga. It comes with a high waist and feels like brushed Lululemon Nulux fabric. Isn’t that what we’ve been waiting for? You will want to grab your keys and get over to TJ Maxx now. Leggings are only $23.
Read my Scorpio Sol review for the information on fit, sizing and more.
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