Sizing for Performance leggings (SQUAT-PROOF LEGGINGS)
It can be frustrating to read reviews that rave about squat-proof leggings, then later find that other reviewers for those same leggings claiming that they are not squat proof. How can this be?
A large part of this has to do with getting the correct size. Note that not all leggings are made the same. Just because you are a medium in one brand, doesn't mean you will be a medium in the next brand. It's important to note what material the leggings are made out of? Nylon (stretchy leggings) or Performance Polyester (compression leggings), both of these fabrics perform completely different.
Choosing the right size with performance fabrics is extremely important, and really depends how you want to use them. Using them for everyday wear or to train at a high level?
Why Choosing the Right Size Performance Legging Matters
While thickness is one contributing factor, sufficient stretch is another. Leggings' stretch performance is often in the 1-inch overall range, sometimes more, sometimes less. While the leggings may continue to stretch beyond that point, the performance, including opaqueness (squat proof) can start to erode. The fibers have over stretched and created a bigger void between each other and that’s where the undies (skin) start to show up.
The correct size is a big factor. Our leggings are very compressive and designed with polyester. Intentionally designed this way for athletic performance and training, they will not size up but will size down due to the compression. Imagine a world class athlete stopping during race to pull up their legging, this wouldn’t be a good thing. We designed them to flex, stretch, and compress for maximum performance training.
What is the Right Size for Squat-Proofing Your Leggings?
This step is frequently missed when choosing the right performance legging because many women automatically default to the “size they normally wear”. You will notice that most sizes overlap (2-4, 6-8). If your measurements are at the upper end of the scale for a size, consider going with the larger size to ensure adequate stretch when you begin to train. Remember that these are performance leggings and designed with compression and have to be inched up. You may also want to size up if you don’t enjoy having too much compression.
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Love Her Leggingeering team