LuLaRoe seems to have taken over my Facebook newsfeed. For about 6 months, I’ve been hearing people rave over the “buttery soft” leggings and comfy, modest tops. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of some of the prints, but I was intrigued about the solid colored leggings and tops.
A few weeks ago, a LuLaRoe consultant had set-up a mini store in my local shopping mall, so I took the opportunity to check out the quality of the clothes. I’ll admit it – the leggings definitely are “buttery soft” but at $25, they’re not cheap, and definitely more than what I’m willing to pay for a pair of leggings. I also liked the Irma top (I like the modesty that the “high-low” hemline provides) but again, $35 is pretty expensive.
Update* – since writing this post, I’ve heard that the quality of LLR has gone way down. I’ve ordered leggings from all of the companies listed in this post, and the quality is really good. I have one pair that I’ve worn for about 2 years, probably at least 2 times per week. I wash it just on a normal cycle in the washing machine and they’re only just now starting to show a bit of wear.
However, as a busy mom, I like the idea of having a comfy, easy-to-wear outfit that I can throw on quickly and still look put together, so I went on the hunt for a cheaper alternative to LuLaRoe that provided the same “buttery soft” feeling, but wouldn’t break the bank.
In my hunt for clothes similar to LuLaRoe, I visited a ton of different stores but I came up empty-handed. Sure, I found leggings. But they were either too thin, too loose or too tight around the crotch area, or just not very soft.
After an extensive search, I’m excited to say that I found TWO sources for leggings. I’ll list them below in order of preference!
1. Hello Pink
Hello Pink is an online boutique that sells tons of adorable, on-trend clothes but in particular, I love their leggings.
Hello Pink has a ton of adorable prints that they’re always switching up depending on the season. They cater to all sizes (they have a classic line, curvy and extra curvy,) the material is incredibly soft and durable AND the best part – most of their leggings are only $9!
Isn’t that insane?! That’s just over a third of the cost of LLR. I mean, let’s be honest. You probably spend that much on a frappe and a cake pop at the Starbucks drive-through a couple times a week (#guilty…)
Anyway, here are some pictures of some of my favorite prints from Hello Pink.
Purple Cosmo Yoga Leggings – $13.50 (the premium yoga leggings are slightly higher priced)
Black Cat Halloween Leggings – $9 (how cute are these for Halloween???)
Nautical Print Leggings – $9 – I grew up on the water, so I’m a sucker for anything nautical!
Solid Black High Waist Leggings – $9 – Because everyone needs a pair of high waisted solid black leggings!
Those are 4 of my personal favorites right now, but there are tons more prints available so definitely check them out. (and p.s. if you’re a fan of graphic tees, make sure you check out their graphic tee line too!)
>>Check out Hello Pink here<<
2. Good ‘ol Amazon
After basically buying out all the Hello Pink stock (haha) I turned to my trusted friend, Amazon.
Oh, Amazon, how I love you. You’re always there for me 🙂
Anyway, I was pretty excited to find leggings that are, in my opinion, exactly the same quality and feel of LuLaRoe but are less than half the price!
(I’ve also found cheaper alternatives to LuLaRoe dresses and tops, which you can read about here.)
And not only did I find the perfect LuLaRoe leggings dupe, I also found a cheaper (but just as nice) alternative to the LuLaRoe Irma top!
The LuLaRoe leggings alternative are by a brand called “Viv Collection” – you can find them here.
They’re only $12 a pair, so you can get 2 pairs of the Viv Collection leggings for less than the price of one pair of LuLaRoe leggings.
I bought a black pair and a dark blue and white pair called “Cracks in the Ice” (the first and third leggings in the image below.) I also love the Blue Wilderness print, so I plan to order them soon.
There are a ton of different prints to choose from, including a variety of solid colors.
The LuLaRoe Irma alternative is by a brand called “All For You” which you can find here.
I ordered two tops – one black and one mauve, both size small. At $15 each, I was able to get two All For You tops for less than the price of one LuLaRoe Irma.
I’m a size small or a size 2-4, and these fit perfectly. The mauve was actually more of a burnt orange. It looks just like the picture, but I wouldn’t call that “mauve.” All For You also has a short sleeved version of this tunic top which is perfect for summer.
If you’re searching for a cheaper alternative to LuLaRoe but don’t want to sacrifice on quality, then I highly recommend you check out Viv Collection for leggings and All For You for tops!
*Update* – a lovely reader has also recommend The Leggings Depot as another alternative to LuLaRoe leggings.
I haven’t tried them yet, but they look promising. Once I’ve received a pair, I’ll update this post with my thoughts. Tried them, love them! They’re another great alternative to Lularoe!
If you want even more cheaper alternatives to Lularoe (think dresses and tops!) then make sure you check out this post for my favorite Lularoe style dresses and tops!
So I’m interested in trying the alternative to the Julia. Is this option above as versatile as the lularoe Julia? Thin enough to be folded into tunic length? Sleeves rolled into shorter length?