Like many of you, I am a LONGtime lover of Lululemon. One of my hottest posts of 2020 (so far) was on their super rare surprise sale that happened early in the pandemic. Lululemon fabrics are my #1 favorite when it comes to my activewear, but their sales are very rare, and their prices aren't the very most budget-friendly.
Because it's LITERALLY my job to find you deals on all the nicest things, I have been on the hunt for a budget friendly swap for everyone's favorite activewear. Well guys, I FOUND IT. If you're looking for a Lulu-like legging but for a fourth of the price, keep reading for all the details.
365 days of savings
There are two Amazon shops that make amazing very Lulu-like activewear. I have been sharing them on my Instagram Amazon Highlights bubble and have featured them on my Amazon shop page for OVER a year. I have purchased several pairs of pants from each brand and never come away disappointed.
If you love the Align legging
Both of the shops I linked above feature an affordable swap for the Align legging. Today I'm sharing the things I love about each so you can choose the option that works best for you!
These Breathable Luxury Naked Feeling Highwaisted yoga pants are so dreamy. Plus they have pockets! They are not quite as breathable as the Lululemon pants that inspired them, the focus of these Amazon leggings seems to be more on the compression side versus the breathable side, but I really love them.
Almost three hundred perfect or nearly perfect reviews of these high-waisted pants don't lie. The compression sucks everything in, but not in an uncomfortable way. So you can lounge in these pants just as easily as you can workout in them. While they are very soft, they're also not quite as buttery soft as my Lululemons.
I have purchased these High Waisted Full Length Amazon Leggings multiple times-including the 7/8 and capri length. They truly are that good! This yoga pant has over 12,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon. At just $23-30 (depending on size and color) they are such an amazing and affordable swap for the Lulus we all love.
These Amazon leggings are super duper buttery soft and fit like a perfect high-waisted hug, but they will pill. They will. Period. End of story. And they will pill faster than the actual Lululemon Align pant (which also pills, by the way). You are paying $22-29 (depending on size/print) for these leggings, and you get what you pay for. The quality of these Amazon leggings is very good, it just isn't quite as good as Lululemon quality. That being said I still think this is an incredible deal and these pants are very worthy of the hype.
Honestly, these are super comfortable, flattering and SUPER soft.
If you love the Align jogger
These Capri Length Fitted Joggers feel like heaven. Initially, I was super hesitant to buy them because they have under 20 ratings, but now I'm obsessed. Buttery soft fabric, comfortable (but flattering) fit, and pockets. What more does a girl need?
If you love the Sculpt tank
In my opinion, this $20 tank top is an even better buy than the leggings. Tops don't rub or pill in the same way that leggings do, so I anticipate this highly-rated Breezy Feeling Mesh Yoga Tank will last forever and look good doing it. It's a breezy-feeling, slim fit tank with all the sweat-wicking technology we love, but for a fraction of the price of the $58 Lulu alternative.
Carbon Gray leggings
High waisted yoga pants 7/8 length
Lilac Gray joggers
Gray Tank Top
Tank Crop Sports Shirt Top
Photos by Arielle Levy
Splurge versus save
I really love my Lululemon pieces and I really love both of these Lululemon inspired brands on Amazon. There are Lululemon pieces in my closet that are TEN years old that I can still wear because the quality is bananas. These Lulu-like pieces might not last quite as long, but the quality is very good and you will be able to acquire more activewear for less money. So I absolutely recommend BOTH, it's just a matter of your priorities.