7 of Our Favorite lululemon Align Leggings (Because FYI, There’s More Than the OG Style)

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Of all the leggings we’ve ever worn, lululemon Align leggings are still one of our top favorites of all time. There’s just something about that buttery-soft material that keeps us coming back to them again and again (and again and again). But did you know, there are tons more Align styles than the OG high-waist leggings? There are also wide-leg pants, cozy joggers, shorts and even more variations, so you can wear your Aligns every day of the week if you want. Read on to learn more about our seven favorite Align styles to add to your collection.

What Makes lululemon Align Leggings So Special?

The brand’s Align collection has been a fan favorite for years, but what sets it apart from lululemon’s other leggings is the material. The Align collection is made from the brand’s proprietary Nulu fabric, which was designed to be incredibly lightweight, buttery-soft and to give you full range of motion with no tugging or pulling, even as you stretch yourself into the twistiest yoga positions. Speaking of twisting, Nulu fabric is also totally squat-proof, so you can bend and stretch in any direction without worrying about the material going sheer. Like any good workout textile, Nulu quickly wicks away moisture and is super breathable to keep you cool and comfortable all the way through your sweat sesh. But we suspect, overall, it’s that ultimate weightless feeling that makes lululemon’s Align leggings such a stand-out favorite.

The Best lululemon Align Leggings at a Glance

Most Flattering Texture

1. lululemon Align Ribbed Leggings


  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Length: 25- and 28-inches
  • Promising Review: “Love these! Fit is so flattering and they aren’t thick like some other ribbed pants tend to be. Feel light and airy when on.”

These cute crops are just like your go-to leggings, just with a bit of ribbed texture to shake things up. Much like the OGs, they also feature a hidden waistband pocket for small essentials. “I wasn't sure how I would like the ribbed material compared to the regular Aligns that I am used to,” writes one reviewer, “but the ribbing is even more flattering and better at hiding those problem areas! Aligns have been my go to during pregnancy, too. They have good stretch but still hold you together.” 

Best for Petites

2. lululemon Align Wide-Leg Crops


  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Length: 23-inches
  • Promising Review: “I’m on the shorter side and these pants fit great for yoga! They don’t get caught on anything and I enjoy the fabric immensely.”

These cropped pants were designed to give your legs some extra breathing room during yoga sessions, but we think they’re definitely cute enough to wear out and about, too. As one reviewer writes, “The material is very comfy for lounge around the house. The length is perfect for my height as well (5 feet 5 inches), it sits about 4 to 5 inches above my ankle.”

Some other reviewers also suggest going up a size, especially if you have larger hips or thighs, but most say they found the wide-leg crops to run true to size. As for storage, this style features two deep pockets on either hip in addition to a smaller card pocket at the back of the waistband.

Most Storage Space

3. lululemon Align Leggings with Pockets


  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Length: 23-inches
  • Promising Review: “I’m a total convert. These are the perfect weight, they stay up and the fabric is so soft. I also can’t stress how much I appreciate the 23-inch hem. I have shorter legs and can never find the perfect length.”

As a fashion editor, I basically only wear leggings with pockets to workout because it’s just so much easier to have my phone, ID, credit card and keys right at my fingertips. Personally, I am wildly excited to test out these Align ones with a pocket on each hip. They feature two deep side pockets (large enough to fit most cell phones) to supplement a small card pocket at the back of the waistband. And the 23-inch hemline is great for petite frames, no hemming required.

Best Throwback Silhouette

4. lululemon Align Mini-Flared Pants


  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Length: 28- and 32-inches
  • Promising Review: “Perfect pants! I have the old style lulu flare pants from [10-plus] years ago but they swallow my small frame. These are so perfect! It’s nice to have an option besides just leggings.”

Meet the grown-up version of your beloved early aughts flared yoga pants. This high-waist style has a much smaller flare (so it’s less likely to get caught under your feet as you walk), which helps to elevate the overall vibe. And with two lengths offered, you’ll have more options to find the right cut/proportions for your body type.

Best for Travel

5. lululemon Align Wide-Leg Pants


  • Size Range: 0 to 20
  • Length: 31-inches
  • Promising Review: “I bought these pants for travel and they are absolutely fantastic. I love the pockets. They fit really well and look a little more put together than leggings, but with all the same comfort. I like to wear compression socks on long flights, and the wide leg makes it super easy to put the socks on in the airport. Would recommend sizing down one size since they stretch out a bit.”

Did you think lululemon would offer only a cropped wide-leg and call it a day? Not so much—this full-length pant has the same high-waist and deep pockets as the shorter pair, just with 9 extra inches added to the hem. While they were designed for yoga and similarly low-impact workouts, we think they have the potential to be the ultimate travel pants. The Nulu fabric is so comfortable, but, even better, it won’t wrinkle no matter how long you’re sitting in a car or on a plane, so you can arrive looking and feeling totally fresh.

Most Flattering Fit

6. lululemon Align Joggers


  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “They feel like track pants because they are slightly loose, but also fitted to hold you in the right spots. Love them, but I sized up for comfort.”

Not too fitted, not too loose, these joggers have an ideal Goldilocks fit that’s somewhere between classic leggings and baggy sweatpants. Reviews rave about how flattering they are on a range of body types, and they reportedly run true to size. Our only gripe is that lululemon doesn’t list the inseam length, but does note that the model pictured is 5 feet 9 inches for reference.

Cult Favorite

7. lululemon Align Leggings


  • Size Range: 0 to 20
  • Length: 25-, 28- and 31-inches
  • Promising Review: “I have been buying these leggings for almost a decade! They feel like you aren’t wearing anything, but hug you in all the right places and they’re perfect for working out and my everyday life. Being a dancer, I can assure these leggings always stay in their place.”

Ah, yes, our beloved OG Align leggings. In honor of spring, lululemon released a slew of cool new colors for these ones, including the pictured Barbie pink, so you can expand your collection. All the new hues are available in both the 25- and 28-inch inseam lengths, though the 31-inch inseam appears to be more limited. Whether you opt for a bold “look at me!” hue or classic black, every Align legging guarantees the same super-lightweight, squat-proof feel that repeat shoppers love so very much.

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Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...