If you love athleisure wear, (and who doesn’t) you are probably already familiar with the world of Lululemon leggings. These high quality yoga pants are perfect for everything from a hard workout, to lunch with the girls. Seriously, they rock. But, they are also pretty spendy. So notwithstanding our love for Lululemon, we went out searching for yoga pants and leggings like Lululemon, but without the big price tag. These alternatives are great quality and fit, and we loosely ordered them from least expensive on up.
These Aerie Move High Waisted 7/8 leggings from American Eagle are perfect for working out, or just hanging out. They have light to medium compression, and little pockets for your phone and cards. Tons of great reviews! One of the things women complain about with leggings the most is when the fabric is too thin. The reviews tell us these aren’t! Plus, I love high waisted leggings. They don’t roll down when you are active, and they are more flattering when you aren’t.Aerie Move High Waisted 7/8 Legging | American Eagle
If you are looking for a cotton pair of leggings, these Adidas Originals 3-Stripe leggings are a great Lululemon dupe. Mid rise with a flattering side stripe.Adidas Originals 3-Stripe Legging | Urban Outfitters
I actually own several pairs of “Yummie” leggings, and they are even better than Lululemon! (My humble opinion.) They are great quality and hold your waist in nice and smooth. They breathe well, never roll down, and are reasonably priced. Mine have outlasted cheaper brands also, so they have good value. Try the Yummie Gloria Skimmer leggings with trendy sneaks or flats!Yummie Gloria Skimmer Leggings | Shopbop
These Zella Live In 7/8 leggings are moisture wicking with flat seams that don’t rub during a workout. Or even during a hectic shopping trip to the mall with little kids in tow.Zella Live In 7/8 Leggings | Nordstrom
The Zella Live In High Waist Crop legging is a higher waist version, with the same moisture wicking properties. If you prefer a crop style, the reviews go on and on about the quality of this fabric. Again, I am a big fan of the high waist.Zella Live In High Waist Crop Leggings | Nordstrom
The GapFit High Rise Blackout 7/8 Spacedye leggings are perfect for the gym. They are high compression, so they may fit a little smaller. Breathable, moisture wicking fabric. Tip: If you sign up for their newsletter, you get a discount on your first order!GapFit High Rise Blackout 7/8 Spacedye Leggings | GAP
If you have a hard time finding Lululemon leggings in your size, check out these Vince Camuto High Rise leggings. These tend to run large according to the listing, so be aware and order down a size if necessary. Once again, high waist leggings are so flattering! Love them!Vince Camuto High Rise Leggings | Nordstrom
The UA Armour Fly Fast leggings are an ultra compression pant meant for serious workouts and runners. They even have reflective logos to keep you visible if you run before, or after, the sun!UA Armour Fly Fast Leggings | Under Armour
Another great Lululemon alternative with a wide range of sizes is the Smoke Compressive High Rise legging from Girlfriend Collective. This pant has an extra high rise so you don’t have to worry about roll down, and they are made from recycled water bottles!Smoke Compressive High-Rise Legging | Girlfriend Collective
The High Rise Chaturanga Tight is another legging with tons of top reviews for comfort and quality. This is another one that fits snug, which makes it perfect for yoga or lounging!High Rise Chaturanga Tight | Athleta
The GapFit High Rise 7/8 Leggings in Eclipse are super flattering. Not only do they have the “hold me in” waist, they also have strategic seaming to make your backside look awesome.GapFit High Rise 7/8 Leggings in Eclipse | GAP
These leggings are just like Lululemon, without the pricetags! Once you have your favorite pair picked out and ordered, you might want to check out our posts, 12 Easy Yoga Poses for Beginners, and Easy Messy Bun Tutorials!