This week on Fit & Fashionable Friday… Lululemon Dupe for the Speed Tights!
In December, I picked up a pair of tights from Forever 21 that was a Lululemon dupe. I had already owned the Speed Tights (Brushed version) so I thought I’d compare them.
Let’s start off with the price: the Speed Tights from Lululemon are $108 and the Colorblock Side Pocket Leggings from Forever 21 are $24. A huge difference!
Both pairs have the side pocket feature. However, in the Lululemon dupe, there are two layers in each pocket. It’s difficult to see in the photo but they criss cross over each other with the outside layered pocket going down to your knee and the inside layer half way through.
However, features such as reflectivity in the cuff can be flipped up to help keep you visible and back zipper pocket were not included in the Lululemon dupe.
Although they both have a key pocket in the waist band of the leggings.
One major difference I found was that despite the Lululemon dupe from Forever 21 fitting very similar to Lululemon’s Speed Tights, when running, I found that the waist band on the Forever 21 tights tend to slip while running. The Speed Tights stay put when I run and I don’t have to waste time or energy pulling them out while running.
Overall, I found the Lululemon dupe is be very flattering and comfortable. I loved how they layered the side pockets and I found that they look less stretched out after being used (because the fabric is thinner than the Lululemon version). The slipping waist band I can live with as it stays put while I’m just walking around (or maybe it was a fluke!). I would personally continue to buy the Lululemon Speed Tights as I absolutely love them but if I’m going to be somewhere where I think I’d be getting dirty (like sitting on the ground) but want to look cute and stay comfy, I’d be definitely be breaking out the Forever 21 ones.
So what do you think? Would you buy the Lululemon Dupe from Forever 21 or would you stick to Lululemon?
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