Alo Yoga leggings: The complete guide and review
With an astounding 1.9 million followers on Instagram and a growing army of loyal fans, Alo Yoga is set to take the world by storm. The company actually launched back in 2007 and–since then–has surged in popularity. These days, some of the most well-known names in the world of yoga swear by the brand’s leggings.
So, is it worth the hype? If you’re in the market for a new pair of leggings, you’re going to want to know what Alo Yoga has to offer. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the brand, some FAQs, and some key reviews too.
How do Alo Yoga leggings fit?
First things first. Before you choose the right Alo Yoga leggings for you, you need to be sure that they will fit. There’s no point investing in some brand new yoga leggings if they won’t do the job, right? While most Alo clothing fits the size on the label, there are a couple of things to consider here.
Alo Yoga leggings come up fairly long
If anything, some of the Alo Yoga leggings will run a little long. That’s not a major issue. However, if you happen to be quite petite, it may be wise to choose a ⅞ or cropped leg style piece. Your comfort is the number one priority!
Get a tighter fit
Prefer a slightly tighter fit? While most of the Alo Yoga leggings are true to size, some women find that going down one size gives them the tight, perfect fit. It could be worth trying out a couple of pairs before finding out what works for you.
Fashion-forward high waist styles
With the growing popularity of high waist styles right now, you may be pleased to hear that there’s an Alo Yoga legging style for you. The high waist variation of the Alo leggings come just above the navel with a waistband of around four inches.
Is Alo Yoga worth it?
When you’re starting your yoga journey, getting the right gear for the job is a must. It’s important to invest in a quality product. Alo Yoga leggings cost in the range of £75 to £115, similar pricing to that of Lululemon, but it may still seem a little steep to the average buyer. However, it’s worth understanding that these are a high-end, long-lasting product. They are comfortable, flattering and will stand the test of time.
As though that weren’t enough, Alo Yoga leggings are highly versatile. Sure, you may wear them to the gym or a yoga session. On the other hand, you could wear these leggings on your commute or to brunch. It’s also worth bearing in mind that you can dress the leggings up–as you might jeans–for almost any occasion.
If you’re hoping to save some money along the way, it’s worth checking out our Alo Yoga sale products. That way, you may be able to get a quality pair of leggings for less.
Is Alo Yoga ethical/sustainable?
Choosing which yoga leggings to buy isn’t just a case of fashion – it’s an ethical decision too. After all, you don’t want to fund a company that is exploiting people around the world. Luckily, you can feel good about investing in Alo Yoga leggings.
The company is entirely sweatshop-free. It boasts the globally-accredited platinum certification from WRAP, the largest independent watchdog organisation. That means that all the Alo factories and offices operate in the most ethical and humane way.
Best-Selling Alo Yoga Legging Styles
Now that you’ve got an overview of Alo Yoga, let’s take a quick moment to consider some of the brand’s best-sellers. If you’re struggling to decide which leggings to choose, you may need a little help. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some reviews and more information on each of the legging styles.
As versatile as they are flattering, you can’t go wrong with the Alo Yoga Moto leggings. The Moto is Alo’s most recognisable and iconic style, with its signature breathable mesh and contour panelling on the bottom of the leggings. It’s the long-time best-seller, and comes in an array of colours.
What’s more, it suits pretty much all body shapes, and is the most transitional and versatile of Alo’s leggings. Thanks to the signature Airbrush fabric and Glossy Performance fabric combo, these leggings also have the power to lift and sculpt your lower body. That means they are highly flattering. Whilst the Moto line comes complete with the moisture-wicking technology and four-way stretch, the fabric is quite thick so we don’t recommend them for your sweatiest workouts.
Moto High Rise Vs. Moto Mid Rise
Of course, when it comes to choosing your Alo Yoga leggings, you need to be clear on what waist type is best for you. The mid rise option should give you the perfect fit. As well as the standard leggings, there’s also an on-trend high rise option here. The latter boasts a five-inch high detail on the waist, giving a stylish twist on the classic design.
The patent-pending Alo Yoga Goddess leggings are the brand’s next most recognisable style and an enduring best-seller, and it’s plain to see why. They are a cleverly beautiful play on the leggings and leg-warmer combo; featuring a longer inseam with ribbed contrast scrunches like legwarmers.
There are two versions of the Goddess Ribbed leggings, the original version, which still has the widest range of colours, and the newer version made out of the signature Alosoft performance fabric, which are even softer and more comfortable. The fabric is remarkably flexible thanks to its four-way stretch and boasts cool moisture-wicking technology.
Moreover, you can get the Goddess collection in a wide range of styles. Whether you want a more supportive, flattering high-waist version or prefer a standard mid rise, there’s certain to be something for you. You can also browse the collection to find a wealth of different colours and colour blocking.
Next up, let’s take a moment to review the Lounge leggings. These are all about offering a premium level of comfort. The Alo Yoga Lounge leggings benefit from chafe-free flatlock seams, a four-way stretch, and a lined gusset panel. But it doesn’t end there!
These leggings also come in the new Alosoft material which is Alo’s softest performance fabric, launched in 2018. The Alosoft fabric has quickly become a favourite with The Sports Edit customers for its ridiculously comfy, super-soft feel.
“The Alosoft leggings are my absolute favourite when I am teaching Pilates!,” says Grace Hurry (pictured above). “They are so comfy and exceptionally soft, but are still smart and professional looking, which is the perfect combo for me.”
“The Alosoft fabric stays so soft and keeps its shape through multiple washes which is fab – especially as I wash all my all kit A LOT,” says Tara Margulies.
If you’re looking for an ultra lightweight pair of leggings, look no further. The Alo Yoga Airlift collection is simply what it says on the tin. The micro-performance double-knit fabric of these Alo Yoga leggings means that they feel like a second skin. You have the freedom to move and stretch without any restriction.
“Picking my favourite Alo legging style is pretty tough, as I love them all for different reasons!” says Cat Meffan (pictured above). “My go-to pair at the moment are probably the high-waist Airlift leggings, as they are so light, soft to touch, hug me in all the right places and are perfect for yoga, a workout or just to go out for brunch.”
Of course, like the other fantastic Alo Yoga leggings we’ve covered here, these ones also have the signature four-way stretch and moisture-wicking technology. You can get them in a wide array of styles – from capris to ⅞ length leggings.
All the leggings in the Alo Yoga Airbrush collection feature the outstanding Airbrush fabric. It is slightly thicker than the Airlift fabric, so you feel slightly more compressed. The fabric is known to be sculpting and lifting, so they are very flattering, But the fabric is also four-way stretch, so it moves with you. Moreover, as an added bonus, there are no side seams at all here. Airbrush leggings are ideal for your general yoga practise and make a great all rounder, available in a range of colours and lengths.
Alo Yoga Airbrush vs Airlift
Wondering what the difference is between Airbrush and Airlift? While the Airbrush were the original Alo leggings, the Airlift was launched in 2018. The original Airbrush style is thick, high compression, and more durable. It has a cotton-esque fabric feel. Should you choose the Airlift, you get an altogether lighter material. It’s a smooth fabric with a slight sheen, which carries colour beautifully.
Which you happen to choose depends on whether you prefer a sheen or matt finish and the activity you plan to do. For hot yoga and the sweatiest of workouts, you should opt for the lighter Airlift, rather than the Airbrush.
Want to add some edgy style to your Alo Yoga leggings? The Ripped Warrior collection can help you do just that. They are a little more out there, but make a change from your standard black leggings. Expect compliments every time you wear them.
They feature laser cut slashes down the front for instant edge (and breathability, though that’s not really the point!). The collection includes a variety of styles and colours – including regular, high-waist, and ⅞ length. The choice is yours.
If you need another reason to fall in love with these beauties, the Ripped Warrior fabric is really popular with wearers. It is slightly different to both the Airlift and Airbrush fabric, but very sculpting. They are also have flatlock seaming to ensure comfort.
How to Wash Alo Yoga leggings
Worried about washing your leggings? You needn’t be. You can wash Alo Yoga leggings in the washing machine as you would most clothes. Needless to say, as usual, you need to be sure to separate your laundry by colour. Here are a few tips.
Protect your leggings
Before washing them, you should do all you can to protect your Alo leggings. First of all, you can turn your leggings inside out. If they have detailing or rips in them, you should also use a small laundry bag. Doing so will prevent them from snagging in the wash.
Choose a gentle cycle
Next, you should pour some active detergent into the washing machine and choose a gentle, cool water cycle. Don’t use any fabric conditioner if the leggings are made of synthetic materials. Conditioner could prevent the material from being sweat proof.
Leave to dry
Finally, when the cycle is complete, you should take the Alo Yoga leggings out of the wash. Hang them up and leave them to dry naturally. They should not take too long to become completely dry. Warning: Do not put these leggings in a dryer!
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