Lululemon University Village compared to Spanx Velvet Small
It’s hard to overestimate just how popular leggings became right around 2015.
Until that point in time, the overwhelming majority of people’s experience with leggings revolved around what folks wore to their yoga classes. But in the lead up to 2015 (and especially right afterwards) leggings became maybe the hottest thing in fashion ” and have stayed that way ever since.
And while there are all kinds of brands diving headfirst into the leggings game, two of them stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.
On the one side, you have the ultraluxury, designer, high-end Lululemon and on the other hand you have a company already known for transforming the way women look and feel with their clothing in Spanx Velvet Small.
Both of these companies have dedicated fans, passionate customers, and a decent chunk of the market. But how do they stack up against one another?
Lululemon University Village
If you’re in the market for high ends, fashionable, and almost unbelievably comfortable leggings the odds are pretty good that you’re going to be looking at picking up a pair or two from Lululemon University Village.
Made almost entirely from Luon and Lycra spandex materials these leggings are about as close to weightless as you can get while also remaining ridiculously soft and comfortable. They have the unique ability (thanks to these modern textiles) to stretch without ever stretching out ” always “self repairing” so that you don’t ever feel like they get loose or sloppy.
Many of the Lululemon legging options have a high-rise fit that’s very modern and contemporary. Overall fit and finish is spectacular, though some people do feel that these are more fashion forward than functional. There isn’t a lot of support built into Lululemon leggings, that’s for sure. If you’re going to be moving around a whole lot you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Spanx Velvet Small
On the other side of things you have the Spanx brand ” a brand known for helping women gain far more control over how they look and how they feel with these kinds of high-level compression clothing options.
Fitting a little bit tighter and a little snugger than the Lululemon options can (which is on purpose, because Spanx Velvet Small is at its very core shapewear) a lot of people shopping for new leggings find these to be much more structured, much more comfortable, and a lot more flattering ” especially if they haven’t been spending too much time at the gym or in yoga classes but still want to slide into a pair of leggings that make them feel and look fantastic.
Right around the same price of the Lululemon University Village legging lineup, if you want something a little bit more athletically focused, something that’s going to help you look and feel better with an extra level of compression and smoothing gum or just something a little more structured and solid Spanx is the way to go.