In my Sweaty Betty review, I mentioned being bummed about their leggings but said I found another brand that was pretty great this summer, and today I'm sharing the details. Kira Grace is a brand I'd never heard of before and am glad I discovered them because they really rival my trusty old (i.e. opaque, high quality) Lululemons.
Kira Grace Fit & Fabric
These are an XS and I normally wear a size 4 in Lululemon. They're snug, though just a little less snug than my wunder unders. The fabric is thick, a lot like the old, quality luon that Lululemon used to make. This fabric smooths out imperfections and offers a nice compression and support throughout, though just slightly less than the luon. The color is bright and hasn't faded at all despite numerous washes and wear.
Kira Grace Details & Performance
I like the pocket for keys, and the wide, flat waistband which lies flat and doesn't dig in at all. I also love the cut-out on the sides of the legs. The pants are completely opaque, so no need to worry about sheerness, and the double seams are strong, and stretch really well. There's also a triangle gusset, so the pants are comfortable throughout class. The pants are designed really well and they stretch and move with you whether you're doing yoga or at the gym.
Kira Grace vs Lululemon
Overall I'd highly recommend these pants over the current Lululemon pants. Their fabric, fit and detailing is a lot like the old, quality Lululemon - not identical, but very, very close. The only downside for me is that the pants don't give you as much compression and lift as Lululemon's old luon did, but it's extremely close, and far better than the current Lululemon products, in my opinion.
I've checked out other products by Kira Grace, and am really drawn to their tops which look nice and long (a personal preference when teaching). I also really like those pants with the mesh insert.
1. Cut out tank, $68
2. T back tank, $68
3. Warrior sun tank, $68
4. Cut out leggings, $88
5. Mesh insert leggings, $88
6. Leopard print leggings, $98
Let's talk Are you into these designs? What are you more drawn toward when it comes to yoga pants - color, design, fabric, fit? What's important to you? What about tops?