11 pairs of leggings that are amazing alternatives to Lululemon

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Fuel your leggings addiction with these Lululemon alternatives (Photo via Everlane)
Fuel your leggings addiction with these Lululemon alternatives (Photo via Everlane)

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Look, we won't pretend we're not addicted to Lululemon leggings. They're comfortable, stylish and make our butts look amazing. With that being said, Lululemon isn't the only activewear brand that designs flattering and functional leggings.

Depending on your leggings preference (i.e. high-tech performance or fleece-lined loungewear), there are thousands of options available online to match your every need.

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With that being said, like the good samaritans we are, we did the legging-work (sorry, it was too easy) for you and found a selection of highly-rated pairs that will rival your favourite Lululs.

Starting at less than $30, these leggings make a strong argument to exchange your love of Lululemon for something new. But don't take our word for it; read what reviewers had to say.

Everlane The Perform Pocket Legging

Everlane 'The Perform' Pocket Legging in Black (Photo via Everlane)
Everlane 'The Perform' Pocket Legging in Black (Photo via Everlane)

Designed with sweat-wicking, recycled fabric, Everlane's Perform Pocket leggings are a pocket-added relaunch of their cult-favourite Perform leggings. Ideal for low and moderate workouts, the leggings feature lightweight compression and are available in three colours. "Flawless," writes one user. "Good shape and curve while being soft and thin. The pocket design is very flattering too. Just perfect."

SHOP IT: Everlane, $83

MPG Sport Prosper 7/8 High Waisted Recycled Nylon Leggings

MPG Sport Prosper 7/8 High Waisted Recycled Nylon Leggings
MPG Sport Prosper 7/8 High Waisted Recycled Nylon Leggings

The Prosper 7/8 High Waisted Recycled Nylon Leggings, made by affordable (and sustainable!) Canadian brand MPG Sport, feature ultra-lightweight fabric with built-in compression and 4-way stretch. With slimming seamlines, handy side pockets and a wide comfort waistband – these must-have tights give you statement-making style you’ll want to wear for every workout and beyond. With a 4.9-star rating and a whopping 100 per cent of reviewers recommending this product, it's fair to say these will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe. "These pants are amazing. I ordered two pairs, wore them nonstop for a week, then immediately ordered two more," shares a shopper. " I wear them around the house and go running in them. They are comfy for lounging and they stay out during runs. I haven’t noticed any beading or wear after two months of nonstop use."

SHOP IT: MPG Sport, $64

Along Fit Yoga Pants

Along Fit Yoga Pants in Black (Photo via Amazon)
Along Fit Yoga Pants in Black (Photo via Amazon)

A favourite among Amazon shoppers, Along Fit's performance leggings have earned more than 5,100 five-star reviews on the site. The yoga pants are created with high-quality, opaque fabric to avoid any coverage mishaps and are available in 37 different lengths and colours. "These are my new favourite leggings! They are insanely soft and so comfortable to wear," raves a reviewer. "They are entirely squat-proof and stretchy enough to work out in without having to constantly adjust or pull them up."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $29

Alo Yoga High-Waist Moto Legging

Alo Yoga High-Waist Moto Legging in Hunter/Hunter Glossy (Photo via Alo Yoga)
Alo Yoga High-Waist Moto Legging in Hunter/Hunter Glossy (Photo via Alo Yoga)

Alo Yoga's best-selling Moto leggings are designed with a butt-lifting fit, contouring fabric, and a hold-it-in five-inch waistband to create the most flattering leggings you can imagine. They're available in 13 colours to match your outing and your mood and have earned near-perfect reviews. "Love the material - looks a bit like leather in a glossy way," writes one shopper. "Very tight and comfortable fit and really slimming."

SHOP IT: Alo Yoga, $144

Sweaty Betty High Shine Leggings

Sweaty Betty High Shine Leggings (Photo via Nordstrom)
Sweaty Betty High Shine Leggings (Photo via Nordstrom)

Designed in a sleek finish, Sweaty Betty's High Shine leggings are stylish enough to take you from your morning yoga class to lunch with friends. "These leggings are as good as any I've ever tried on," reads one of the leggings' five-star reviews. "Honestly, you won't look back with these; I wear them aside from exercise as they look smart!"

SHOP IT: Sweaty Betty, $128

Onzie High Rise Leggings

Onzie High Rise Leggings in Leopard (Photo via ShopBop)
Onzie High Rise Leggings in Leopard (Photo via ShopBop)

Take a walk on the wild side in Onzie's cool high-rise leopard print leggings. Made from lightweight activewear jersey, the leggings feature a double-layered high waistband and functional moisture-wicking fabric. "[They're] the best workout leggings," explains one shopper. "I wear them all the time! I love that they're seamless; it makes them super comfortable."

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $74

Amazon Essentials Elastic Waist Performance Legging

Amazon Essentials Elastic Waist Performance Legging in Black (Photo via Amazon)
Amazon Essentials Elastic Waist Performance Legging in Black (Photo via Amazon)

Train in confidence with Amazon Essentials full-length performance leggings. The workout leggings feature a four-way stretch fabric and a flattering wide waistband. "They are durable, and they don't start sagging after a few hours of wear like many leggings," reads one review. "No need to constantly pull them up during vigorous activity because of the thicker waistband."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $27

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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Take Me Higher Long Leggings

Beyond Yoga 'Spacedye Take Me Higher' Long Leggings in Hunter Green (Photo via ShopBop)
Beyond Yoga 'Spacedye Take Me Higher' Long Leggings in Hunter Green (Photo via ShopBop)

These splendidly-soft Beyond Yoga leggings are the perfect addition to any activewear collection. "Love, love, love," writes one reviewer. "[They're a] beautiful colour and so buttery soft."

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $68 (originally $97)

The Gym People Tummy Control Yoga Pants

The Gym People Tummy Control Yoga Pants in Blue (Photo via Amazon)
The Gym People Tummy Control Yoga Pants in Blue (Photo via Amazon)

The comfortable high-waist design of The Gym People leggings provides both support and tummy-control compression. The yoga pants feature three pockets and are available in 13 designs, including white marble and green camo. "I have been through a lot, and I mean a lot of leggings, and at 46 years old, I have finally found the perfect pair," reads one of the leggings' five-star reviews. "Not only do they lift the butt and slim the waistline, [but] they also give you slimmer thighs!"

SHOP IT: Amazon, $32

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ALALA Thermal Tight Leggings

ALALA Thermal Tight Leggings (Photo via ShopBop)
ALALA Thermal Tight Leggings (Photo via ShopBop)

The perfect mix of functional activewear and a cozy thermal knit, these ALALA leggings will keep you warm during your brisk morning workouts. "I know, $100 for leggings is like WTF, but these are such good quality. They shape and lift and keep everything tight," writes one reviewer. "The fabric breathes, feels good on the skin and can be worn all day. Buying more from this brand now."

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $115

Free People Movement 'Good Karma' Tie-Dye Legging

Free People Movement 'Good Karma' Tie-Dye Legging in Electric Pistachio (Photo via Revolve)
Free People Movement 'Good Karma' Tie-Dye Legging in Electric Pistachio (Photo via Revolve)

With its unique tie-dye design, Free People Movement's 'Good Karma' leggings will make a splash at the gym or strolling through the park. The leggings are available in six stylish colours and feature a compression-fit waistband. "I do barre 3-4 times a week and some yoga [and] all I [have] to say is that these leggings [make] my butt look good!" raves a shopper. "I will be buying more pairs."

SHOP IT: Revolve, $88

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

Zella 'Live In' High Waist Leggings in Blue Marlin (Photo via Nordstrom)
Zella 'Live In' High Waist Leggings in Blue Marlin (Photo via Nordstrom)

Designed with a no-slip waistband and innovative moisture-wicking fabric, Zella's high-waist leggings are figure-sculpting and ultra-flattering. "I could wear these every day for the rest of my life!" reads one five-star Nordstrom review. "These leggings are super comfortable and have the perfect amount of stretch. I may need to buy a few more pairs."

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $59

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