Curious about Lululemon sizing and not sure with inseam length to get in their leggings? This post is for YOU!
Pictured: 21″ Align Pants
As you may have noticed, Lululemon’s sale section has been FIRE recently. For a company that never does sitewide sales, the markdowns have been really impressive. So I thought now would be a good time to write a little unsponsored guide to Lululemon sizing so you can figure out the best items to order – whether it’s on sale or not!
For a little backstory, I’ve been wearing Lululemon for years. While they aren’t cheap, they hold up extremely well, they stay put during intense workouts, and they come in a variety of inseam lengths. If you’re petite like me, you know how nice that is!!
Do Lululemon leggings run small?
Lululemon sizing is… different. When I first started shopping there, a sales associate told me to think of their size 4 as an XS. So a Lululemon size 2 is an XXS, a Lululemon size 6 is a small… etc. It can definitely be a little confusing but once you find your size, you can usually count on that always working.
For example, I am pretty much always a size 6 at Lululemon. This makes sense for me since I am usually a size small or size 2/4 at other stores.
Is there a Lululemon Size Chart?
Want more info? There is a full Lululemon sizing guide on their website. They also offer complimentary hemming in store as well as video chat appointments with a sales associate who can help you pick the right size for you. So nice!
What length Lululemon leggings should I get?
One of my favorite things about Lululemon is that they offer a variety of inseams. It’s nice that they offer free hemming but I would much rather avoid that hassle altogether. I am 5’2″ and I’ve learned that the 23″ inseam is perfect for me.
The 23″ inch hits right below my ankles in a way that is ideal for exercising. The 21″ inseam (seen above) is a little shorter – more like a capri that hits above the ankle. And the 25″ is a true full length, but I usually have to scrunch those a little bit. All in all, if you’re around 5’2″, go for the 23 inch.
If you’re taller than me, I’d opt for the 25″, 28″ or even the 31″ – depending on how long your legs are and where you’d like them to hit. You could either guess based on how much taller you are than me, or pull that measuring tape out to help you!
Wunder Train Leggings
If I had to pick one pair of Lululemon leggings to wear forever, it would be the Wunder Train leggings. They are made out of Everlux fabric which is Lululemon’s fastest drying signature fabric.
I think it feels more substantial than the aligns and can hold up to literally ANY high intensty sweaty workout. They also have a little bit more compression and provide more support and coverage. I’ve had multiple pairs over the years and they hold up better than any other leggings from Lululemon or other brands.
These run typical for Lululemon sizing. I am wearing my usual size 6 in the 23″ inseam. They are also available in 25″, 28″ and 31″ inseams if you’re taller than I am! Wunder Train leggings retail for $98 unless they are on sale.
I paired these espresso leggings with the Ebb to Street Cropped Racerback Tank (on sale!) and the Define Cropped Jacket. Both are the PERFECT cropped length with high waisted leggings. I have a size 6 in both!
If you’ve heard people rave about ultra comfy Lululemon leggings, they are most likely raving about the align leggings. They are made out of their Nulu fabric which feels buttery soft, almost weightless.
It has four way stretch and is super breathable. I will say though, while it is moisture wicking, it definitely isn’t their MOST sweat wicking style. They also usually start pilling eventually, but as long as you don’t put them in the dryer, you can prolong that for a while. I mostly wear these for yoga, low impact strength training, and/or just lounging around the house.
Because of the Lululemon leggings size chart, I’ve always stuck with my usual size 6. That being said, they have a TON of stretch, so I could also go down to a 4.
Again, I have the 23 inch inseam on here, which is my personal favorite. These also come in 25″, 28″ and 31″. The align leggings are usually $98 unless they are on sale.
Are Lululemon Leggings Worth It?
YES! To me, they are worth the money because their quality is so good. I still have pairs of Lululemon leggings that I bought almost 10 years ago now. Sure, other brands might have less expensive options, but very few can compete with that!
If you are looking for leggings to lounge, run errands, and/or do some low impact classes in, then I’d go for Align leggings. If you mostly wear leggings to exercise and you want a pair to last through even the toughest workouts, then I would definitely recommend the Wunder Train instead. Or if you have the budget for both, treat yourself!
Is there anything I didn’t cover? Let me know in the comments!
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