This post has been on my mind for a few months because it seems like everywhere you turn, there’s someone swearing to high heaven that they found *the perfect* Amazon Lululemon Dupe. Well, I bought it.
Which one you may ask? All of them, my dear. I bought all of them and I’m giving you a comprehensive review on which Amazon leggings I think are *actually* worth it and which to skip.
First things first.
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Why no Amazon Legging is a true “dupe” for Lululemon.
I love a deal as much as the next person, but let’s address the elephant in the room when I say that there is no true “dupe” for Lululemon. The brand has patented fabric and technology that makes moisture-proof, sweat-proof, and odor-proof athletic wear that hugs your body, passes the squat test, and stays up when working out. There’s truly nothing like it.
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Even with all of the budget-friendly Amazon options, I still think that it’s worth it to have a least one pair of the Lululemon Align leggings in your closet. It’s a $100 investment that you won’t regret. My favorite is the Align Pant 25″ (because I’m petite!)
Here are my criteria for a good pair of leggings:
- Affordable – If I’m not buying the real thing, I’m not spending more than $25
- Squat Proof – It’s 2021, we don’t Stan for anything see through
- Stays Put – This is the biggest one for me, it shouldn’t be rolling down unless I’m going for a run + even then it should be minimal
Budget-Friendly Amazon Leggings
Hawthorn Athletic 7/8 Length Women’s Essential High Waist Yoga Pants Slimming Active Ankle Legging – 25”
When you lookup Amazon Lululemon Dupes, the brand Hawthrone comes up quite often. They have a similar tag, logo, and placement to Lululemon. There is actually a conspiracy theory that these are the *exact* same leggings with a different tag. My guess is that this theory comes from people who don’t shop at Lululemon often and/or can’t tell the difference.
Out of all of the Amazon “dupes” I tried, and these leggings were my favorite for working out. I really like the color option here, the tan / brown is gorgeous. They stayed up even through a run which means they win my stamp of approval.
I do have to mention that delivery took a while here, so that’s important to note.
What I Ordered: Carbon Dust_25” – Size Small
Dupes for: Lululemon Align Pant 2
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Lavento Women’s Buttery Soft High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Workout Leggings
These were complete trash. I think if you are super skinny with no curves or a tummy they might stay up? I wore them around my house for about 30 minutes before quitting and just taking them off. They were rolling down by the time I made my coffee. I would skip these.
What I Ordered: The Black in Size 4
Dupes for: Lululemon WunderUnder Pants – I think?
Lavento Women’s Yoga Pants High Waisted Naked Feeling 7/8 Length Leggings
Since the other Lavento leggings were a bust, I was nervous to try these. Out of all of the Amazon leggings, I think these were my favorite for errands and lounging. The leggings aren’t *too* tight, but stay put even through a workout. I don’t think these are super sweat proof though, you’ll probably have to wash them after a single intense sweat-sash.
For these leggings I followed the instructions and sized up to a size 6.
What I Ordered: Olive Green in Size 6
Dupes for: Lululemon Align Pant
Ritiriko Women’s Joggers with Pockets, High Waist Yoga Capri Pants for Running Workout Lounge
As much as I love leggings, I try not to wear them often. I have a rare issue with my legs where if I wear too much compression (like leggings all day) my legs will start to go numb. I’ll share more on this later, but that’s why I opt for casual joggers for daytime work wear.
So I own the Lululemon Align Joggers so I was tempted to see how these would compare. I will say that I got the small and probably could have sized down to the XS, but appreciated the looser fit. If you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing down.
I really like the waistband on these, I thought they stayed up without being compression and the joggers fit nicely. Solid comfy alternative to the Lululemon Joggers.
What I Ordered: A-pants Navy Blue in Small
Dupes for: Lululemon Align Jogger
Final thoughts on Amazon Lululemon Legging Dupes
Like I said in the beginning, there’s nothing like the original – but it’s always good to have a few spares around. Hopefully this post helps you navigate your way into finding a few new pairs of leggings and joggers to keep you cute and comfy.
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