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10 Legging Brands That Are Just as Good as Lululemon (Seriously)

Okay, let’s be real for a sec. I love lululemon as much as the next person, but it can get really expensive. but it also sometimes feels like the only available option when it comes to workout leggings. On a mission to right this wrong, I asked Her Campus contributors what their favorite leggings brands are, scoured the internet for product reviews, and tried a few alternatives myself. Behold the results of my groundbreaking research.


For such a popular brand, Adidas’ leggings are surprisingly affordable. These cute pants consistently receive 4.5 to 5 stars on Zappos and Amazon, so you know it’s real.

Alo Yoga

“Better than lulu,” says Her Campus contributor Elana Golub.


ASICS are super high quality and have cute designs just like Lulu. They also frequently have products on sale so you can get them at a much better price!

Forever 21

It doesn’t get much more affordable than Forever 21. Although you can’t expect them to match the quality of Lululemon, they’re still guaranteed to be cozy.

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is a sustainable, ethical activewear brand that made waves when they offered free leggings for the price of shipping (for real though—*cough cough* Sunny Co. Clothing). They have since garnered quite a few fans and for good reason.

CRZ Yoga

CRZ Yoga is one of my personal favorites, and their leggings and sports bras are perfect for the gym or the couch, whichever you prefer. They’re also available for Amazon Prime if you need them as soon as tomorrow.

Set Active

Set Active is so on-trend, the brand has become the chosen activewear of all current social media stars. If you want to spend about $15 more, you can get a matching set instead of just the leggings, and look incredibly fashionable while running laps.


“Honestly great for the price,” Abby says. We’ve known about Target and their incredible activewear.


Pair one of their iconic crewnecks with their ultra-soft, yet thick leggings; perfect for a workout or a day in class.

Alternative Apparel

Comfortable, fashionable, and sustainable? Yes, please.

So, what will you be working out in? Or lounging in, I really can’t judge.

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Iris was the associate editor at Her Campus. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications and gender studies, but was born and raised in France with an English mother. She enjoys country music, the color pink and pretending she has her life together. Iris was the style editor and LGBTQ+ editor for HC as an undergrad, and has interned for Cosmopolitan.com and goop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @irisgoldsztajn, or check out her writing portfolio here.