10+ Alternatives to lululemon Align Leggings DUPE

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Lululemon Align Legging Alternatives

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.

With the high price point, I expected my Align leggings to last for a minimum of 5 years. You can read my Align leggings review and notice a lot of pilling and itchiness.

Below are our black legging picks that stand on their own merit and, IMHO, perform even better than lululemon. A majority of these leggings will also be cheaper and longer-lasting than lululemon.

Alternatives to lululemon Align Legging

#1 EVCR (Evolution and Creation)

Evolution and Creation (EVCR) black leggings
Evolution and Creation (EVCR) black leggings

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

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Inner Fire – Black Plain and Pocket Mesh 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.

Inner Fire fabric is thick, doesn’t pill and is very durable. Use Inner Fire coupon code SYNews15 for 15% off your Inner Fire orders on Amazon and at Inner Fire.

Read my Inner Fire reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.

#3 Athleta Elation 7/8 Tight

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Athleta Elation 7/8 Tights in Dark May Rose, Black, Flagstone Grey and Constellation Blue

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 Solid Black Leggings in capri, long, and sneaker length.
K-Deer Solid Black Leggings in capri, long, and sneaker length.

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

Zella Live-In Black Leggings
Zella Live-In Black Leggings

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!

Buy Zella at Nordstrom, eBay, Poshmark, and Mercari.

Read my Zella review for the information on fit, sizing and more.

#6 Girlfriend Collective LITE Legging

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Girlfriend Collective High Waist Compressive Leggings (black, jade and rose quartz)

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?

Buy Girlfriend Collective and use this link for $10 off your first order of $95 or more.

Read my Girlfriend Collective review here and a comparison of their Compressive VS LITE leggings.

#7 Yoga Democracy Basically Perfect Legging

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Yoga Democracy Basically Black Leggings

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.

Buy the leggings on Amazon and through the Yoga Democracy website. Use code SCHIMIGGY20 for 20% off your orders at Yoga Democracy.

Read my Yoga Democracy reviews for information on fit, sizing and more.

#8 Werkshop Athleisure Leggings

Werkshop Athleisure Black 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

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Glyder Apparel – High Waist Pure Legging in Black, Stone, and Adobe Rose

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.

Use this link to get 25% off your first order at Glyder Apparel.

**Most of the colors are usually out of stock because these leggings are so popular. 

#10 Zella Ultrasoft Legging

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Zella Ultrasoft Leggings

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

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Beyond Yoga 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.

Buy Beyond Yoga using this link and get 15% off.

You can also buy Beyond Yoga on Carbon38 (use code SHMGY25 for 15% off your first and second orders) and Bandier.

#12 Scorpio Sol AirLux Leggings

Scorpio Sol AirLux leggings in Black
Scorpio Sol AirLux leggings in Black (eBay)

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.

You can also buy Scorpio Sol on eBay (currently going for $50+), Mercari ($10 off with code SYVFUT) and Poshmark ($5 off with code SCHIMIGGY).

Read my Scorpio Sol review for the information on fit, sizing and more.

Final Thoughts

lululemon is not the end-all for comfortable and dependable leggings. We hope you were able to find a few good alternatives to lululemon Align leggings in this post. If you have any recommendations, please let us know in the comments section. We’d love to try them!

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