Leggings are a great alternative to skinny jeans; they smooth out the legs and hips while hiding those icky bulges. Not all women like or can carry off a pair of skinny jeans comfortably.
Skinny jeans are even known to cause a variety of health issues ranging from urine infections to varicose veins to back aches and skin rashes. Say goodbye to all those problems by swapping them with a great pair of buttery soft leggings.
Leggings are an ideal alternative to pants, tight jeans and other types of bottom wear, especially in the cooler months.
You can pair them with a nice tunic, top or a dress for an easy look which can carry you from autumn to spring. Add a thin knit, coat or jacket in the colder months and swap your ballet flats with boots for a chic, classy and elegant look.
And when we talk about top leggings brands usually only one brand comes to mind - LuLaRoe.
LuLaRoe have indeed made leggings an ultra popular piece of women’s clothing. The brand is especially known for its beautiful buttery soft and not see through leggings that come in different prints and patterns. Oh yes, when LuLaRoe first hit the scenes, every woman was literally scrambling to get her hands on a pair.
The Problem with LuLaRoe Leggings
If you Google LuLaRoe leggings, you will get millions of search results. Some consumers are singing their praises; others are not too happy abou them. Fans of the brand of course describe these leggings as “buttery soft”. Indeed, I own a few LLR pairs too and I do love the feel of these leggings.
But varied opinions about LuLaRoe tend to leave buyers confused and rightly so. Yes, LuLaRoe leggings are buttery soft but there are problems with them.
First of all, many people have received defective leggings. Now, you might say that one can easily get defective products exchanged. However, that is not the case with LLR. You see, LLR leggings are only available from LuLaRoe consultants.
These consultants invite you to their Facebook pop-up parties where they post their products which you have to bid for. This makes the process of finding a pattern you like in the size you want rather tedious. And finally when you do see a LLR legging pair you love, there is no guarantee that it is in top condition.
You might still end up with a defective product which you may or may not be able to exchange despite paying heavily for it.
The scenario I have mentioned above is not a onetime occurrence; many buyers have received defective LLR products. The reason behind this is that LuLaRoe uses special manufacturing processes which, while they make the fabric as soft as butter, tend to also render them very weak.
So LuLaRoe leggings can tear easily and it's been reported by many LuLaRoe customers that sometimes products arrive at your doorstep with one or more holes in the seams.
The material is also so soft that sometimes the packaging process itself damages the product. Also, washing the leggings in the washer dryer could damage the already delicate fabric.
And that is the trouble with LuLaRoe leggings in a nutshell.
So Are There Alternatives?
Yes, there is good news: There are many cheaper alternatives to LuLaRoe leggings and these brands are all top rated.
These not see through leggings are also much sturdier and come in many different patterns just like LuLaRoe. The best part: they are also as buttery soft as LuLaRoe leggings!
Many of these leggings from brands that I am about to review are also available in solid colours like black or other colours - something which you won’t find in the LuLaRoe range.
I have reviewed 12 top brands that make buttery soft leggings just like LuLaRoe but much cheaper. All of them are 4+ star rated on Amazon. You can also return these products easily and get your money back in case you are not satisfied with your purchase.
The reason for this is that these brands carry substantial inventories in a wide range of sizes, prints and colours. It only makes sense to buy from them instead of spending time on Facebook frantically looking for LuLaRoe clothing.
Here are 12 best legging brands just like LLR!
12 Buttery Soft Legging Brands Like LuLaRoe but Cheaper
Leggings Depot is a high quality leggings brand and carries a wide range of prints (over 1000!) and 42 solid colours. The make really hot leggings and are also available at about half the price of LuLaRoe.
These buttery soft knit leggings are promoted as "the softest and most comfortable leggings you'll ever find guaranteed!", are super attractive and comfortable and come with a wide waistband to give you a slim look.
The soft fabric stretches without distorting the prints and they wash easily. Colours also stay bright despite repeated washing. They are available in different sizes including regular (size 0-12) and plus (size 12-24).
Make sure you check the Leggings Depot size chart here on Amazon.
Leggings Depot leggings are super popular among plus-size customers and have been rated 4.5 stars on Amazon. Check out the amazing reviews and photos from ladies who love the leggings because they stretch, fit so well and look amazing irrespective what size and shape you are. Legging Depot plus size leggings are one of the most popular line of leggings on Amazon.
I really like Leggings Depot leggings. They all fit perfectly and are super soft and comfortable. I love the designs they offer as well. The company releases new prints all the time and since the leggings are very affordable, you can buy a few pairs and enjoy different looks all the time.
Check out this other set of Leggings Depot leggings that includes different beautiful prints in sizes: regular, plus and 3X-5X and also this set that includes many lovely, bright coloured leggings, also in full range of sizes.
If you love leggings in solid colours, then Leggings Depot is the brand for you. These leggings are available at a fraction of the price of LuLaRoe leggings and more than 2000 users (at the time of writing this review) have given them a 5 star rating!
The high quality soft fabric is made with 92% spandex making them soft and durable. They are available in One, Plus and 3X to 5X sizes.
They are especially great for layering in the colder months. Their figure flattering fit and solid colours make them suitable for a wide range of tops, tunics and dresses. Here is a link to Leggings Depot Ultra Soft Solid Leggings on Amazon.
Check out these beautiful printed BaiShengGT Loose Fit Flared Tunic Tops. They are available in many lovely feminine prints, are inexpensive, super soft and look amazing with solid colour leggings.
There is also another brand of comfortable and beautiful tunics - Popana Women's Tunic Tops For Leggings - Regular and Plus Size. They are made in USA and look amazing. Check out the prices! Popana Tunic Tops are really affordable.
ViV Collection Bestselling Leggings- Best Leggings Brand
If you are looking for affordable buttery soft and ultra comfortable leggings similar to LuLaRoe, then this is another quality brand to go for. The leggings from ViV have a comfortable fit and stretch waistband making them versatile enough to be worn for work, play or at home.
ViV Collection leggings also offer a money back guarantee and you can easily exchange or return the leggings in case you are not 100% satisfied.
There are over 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon about ViV Collection leggings. See the available prints and order them here.
Hand By Hand leggings are available in 10 different prints ranging from the American flag to paisley to stripes. These ultra soft leggings are made with Aztec, polyester and spandex materials which are not see through. They come in S, M, L and XL sizes. Hand-wash them in cold water as some users found that their leggings were damaged due to machine wash.
Conceited Premium Ultra Soft Printed Leggings - 40 New Designs - High Waisted Leggings
These super soft, ultra comfortable leggings make it easy for you to dress up or dress down. They are made with comfortable and ultra stretchable spandex and polyester.
This brand also offers a complete refund should you be dissatisfied with your purchase for some reason. Conceited leggings come with a narrow elastic waistband and with high-waist design. Many reviewers have said that these leggings are as soft and buttery like LLR leggings without the high price and bought them because they are high waisted leggings. Available in a wide range of sizes to fit S, M or XL.
Check out Conceited leggings (40 designs!) on Amazon.
Many women own several pairs of leggings from Carnival because not only do they love their buttery feel; they love the affordable price too.
Carnival microfiber leggings come in many ( ~40) gorgeous prints, are close knit so they do not have the see through effect and yet are stretchable and comfortable. The material, despite being super soft, will not make you hot and sweaty and is perfect for layering during the cooler months. It does not pinch your skin and is perfect for hand wash or machine wash as well.
What sets Ndoobiy leggings apart from other leggings in the category are their bright cheerful colours and 3 D prints.
The soft, stretchy comfortable fabric is ideal for work, yoga or simply lounging at home. Each legging pair comes with a medium thick elastic band that gives a slimmer appearance. Ndoobiy leggings are so comfortable that many women even wear them to bed! You can also choose from 34 different prints! On the downside, they are not available in solid colours.
Available in 31 different colours and patterns (including solid black), Lush Moda soft leggings are made with 100% polyester.
These leggings are comparable to LuLaRoe leggings without the associated price tag. They are ideal for dressing up or dressing down your wardrobe as you can easily mix and match them with different coloured tees and tunics.
The waistband is comfortable and does not pinch into your skin. Geometric and floral prints and bright and vivid colours do not fade post-washing. Lush Moda also offers a money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied. See the full range of Lush Moda leggings here.
Are you after buttery soft Capri length leggings? LMB extra soft leggings come in solid colours and you get to choose from 29 different colours to be precise. These leggings are also available in regular/full length (one size) or yoga style options.
The main difference between the two is that the ‘one size’ has an elastic waist whereas the yoga style comes with soft side band.
The leggings are not shiny and have a cottony appearance but are made with 92% polyester and 8% spandex. This makes them extra stretchy and super comfortable without being see-through. You can use these leggings for Zumba, Pilates or even for dancing without them piling up.
Why buy expensive LLR leggings when you can own multiple pairs of Sejora leggings at a fraction of the cost? These buttery soft leggings are fashionable, comfortable, versatile, and affordable and come in beautiful prints.
They are made using 94% polyester and 6% spandex. Wear these leggings while running errands, at the beach or by the pool or for layering in autumn or winter. Sejora leggings have a thick 1 inch waist band that hugs your waist without pinching. Many users have compared these to LLR leggings without the associated price and holes at seams!
The Sejora Print Leggings are very fashionable leggings. The wide range of print and design options will make your Sejora Printed Leggings a staple in your closet. Pair them up with a lovely matching Larace tunic top.
Looking for leggings with holiday prints? Ensasa leggings come in different seasonal patterns and unique vivid prints like snowflakes, reindeer, and Christmas trees and so on.
The prints are so cute and the colours so gorgeous that you would want to buy them all! They are also available in solid black colour. Wear these leggings with tunics, tees, sweatshirts, work tops or sweaters. Ensasa leggings are made with 88% polyester and 12% spandex. On the downside, (while not see through) they tend to fade a bit after washing.
Check out and order Ensasa leggings here.
The six pack from Homma includes 6 fleece lined, thick stretchy leggings in 6 solid colours. They are full length seamless leggings with opaque non see through material and have fleece-lined interior.
These fleece lined leggings are ideal for sports and for pregnant women as well. On the downside, they do stretch well but the more they stretch the more transparent they become.
So make sure you get them in a big enough size. Some users complained that they gathered fuzz and became stretchy after washing, so it is best to hand wash them (or use washing machine delicate cycle) and hang them out to dry.
That said; the leggings from Homma don’t cut in at the waist or roll up so they are good while exercising. I find them ideal for layering in winters or pairing with a cool tee in summers, pretty tunics or these ZANZEA Women's Sexy Long Batwing Pullovers.
LuLaRoe buttery soft leggings are great leggings but you have to be lucky to get a pair that does not have holes at the seams and is in you favourite print and colour.
These 12 brands make leggings as buttery soft as LLR leggings without the associated high price tags or manufacturing defects. So go ahead, browse through the brands mentioned above and add several pairs to your collection!
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