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TikTok Viral Leggings and Active Wear-Is It Really Worth It? A Review of the Most Talked About Items

From the Lulu lemon dupes, set active like workout sets and of course the ~flattering~ tiktok leggings the internet cannot stop talking about these activewear pieces. And to be honest, it makes sense why. If you walk into Lulu lemon, even the cheapest leggings are easily going to be over $100 or a good workout set will set you back about $150 or more!

Sometimes, even though we can find some cute cheaper sets, they tend to slip off the waist or bunch up in the most unflattering places. So let’s talk about whether or not these viral activewear sets and items, really pass the test and are worth buying.

Below we’ve reviewed some of the most talked about items, from the set active dupes to the viral tiktok leggings, and we’ll let you decide if you think it’s worth waiting for the more expensive versions or if they are worth they hype!

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Okay these pictures do look incredibly cute and it’s clear from one image, why the internet is raving about this set. It is two pieces and has a great one shoulder style. It comes in a variety of colors and is certified “squat proof.” Reviews of the product claim that the material fits well, is flattering and is great quality especially for the price. Below, we have added some pictures of the product as well as some reviews, both positive and negative, about the product so you can decide if these two-piece dupes will become a staple of yours at the gym. Check out this video from @katiefeeneyy with this set!

What people are saying about it:

“For as long as I can remember, it has literally been my life’s mission to find dupes for “designer” labels/ hyped clothing brands, as most of them drop ship & buy wholesale for resale.

I had been on the look out for a good gray set, and I’m stunned at the quality of this set for the price. Honestly. I do not play when it comes to workout clothes because that’s one department you don’t want any slip-ups with non squat proof pants, lifting, non sweat absorbent material, etc. Also, I typically seek out pants that are a nylon and spandex blend that compresses the life out of me & keeps everything together during harder training days.

I’ve worn and washed this set 3 times since arrival, and every time I wear it, I like it even more. The pants offer a *slight* compression, but it doesn’t compare at all to something like the Gymshark Energy+ leggings, if that’s something you’re looking for.

But, to my surprise, the set is super absorbent, squat proof, & offers decently holds everything in place. I don’t think I’d wear the pants on intense workout days, but it’s literally perfect for those light and upper body days!! But, that’s a personal preference.

I added some photos of after a light workout. I did an hour workout on the stair master, and usually afterwards, I’m drenched in sweat and it’s visible everywhere, major “swamp crack.” The photos don’t do it any justice, my entire body was saturated in sweat, and it was hardly visible, if at all (bad locker room lighting)!!

The top is my favorite from the set. I LOVE unconventional sports bras. I was worried because I usually go for Mediums in sports bras, but since this came as a set, I couldn’t size up. 100% was not a problem. It fit perfectly.

All in all, after a few washes and breaking it in, I’m in love. I lowkey wish I hadn’t ordered this because now I’m so tempted to get it in every color 😭”

This high quality workout set seems almost unbelievable for the price, and yes, the price includes both the top and bottom (something we haven’t seen a lot of recently). With a 4+Star overall review, people are raving about the quality, saying that the material is crazy soft and hugs your body in a flattering way. It also comes in so many different colors, from a classic black to a blue/black marble print! Check out this video from @teresalauracaruso sharing the outfit in one of the many viral videos about it!

What people are saying:

"I was honestly so impressed with this set! I'm 5'0 and very petite, so finding leggings that are high waisted AND hit perfectly at the ankle deserves a moment of silence. It's a ribbed soft material and it holds everything in to make your body look poppin. I believe I saw a review saying the leggings weren't the same as the ones pictured, but I'm pretty sure she was just wearing them backwards (there isn't any tag or indication of which one is the front/back). The Y shaped stitching is the BACK and the straight across stitching is the FRONT! Overall, really great set, comes quicker than expected, and I'm probably going to order it in another color too. Woooo!

Although others have some doubts about it, so we will let you decide whether they are worth they hype! “I honestly expected the quality to be a lot worse from some of the reviews. Yes, the leggings aren't super thick; if you stretch them you can definitely see through. However, I usually either don't wear underwear or wear a thong/seamless. My concern would maybe be if I did a lot of weights/squats; on those days I'll probably wear a pair of my nicer leggings because I don't fully trust the material. That being said though, they're really not that thin and the ribbed material helps make them seem more stabile. Also they're not the most shape-shifting, but I definitely didn't expect that for $30. I really like the bra, it's super flattering and supportive while still being comfy. I also expected the material to be a lot worse quality but it feels nice. Overall I'm excited to wear this to the gym because it is a really cute set. If you want something cute and functional without breaking the bank this is definitely a good buy, however if you don't have a pair of really nice quality leggings I would definitely invest in some just to supplement these”

And yes, these are the ones Lizzo has been wearing and dancing in all over TikTok! These are leggings went viral because of their “lifting” and “sculpting” that tiktokers claimed had huge effects on how they looked in them! The hashtag #amazonleggings now has over a million views because people just can’t get enough of them, they even hit the best sellers list on TikTok!

What People Are Saying:

Positives: "Will be buying in more colors! Fit perfectly, squat proof and overall a great find on Amazon! The waist band elastic needs to be adjusted sometimes but not a huge deal. Butt scrunch is very cute!"

Not So Positives: "I am 5'3", 116 pounds, with 27" waist and 36.5" hips, I bought a size small in the colors Navy Blue, Tiffany Blue, and Grey Capris, and these are my personal observations.

Length: The normal length leggings are pretty long on me, there's a lot of extra fabric and it bunches up at the ankles, however the capris fit perfectly.

Waits Band: They are pretty big as well as VERY high waisted; stretchy and pretty comfortable.

Tummy Control: There is little to NO tummy control on these leggings, its apparent on the navy blue pictures I have posted.

Butt scrunch: Personally I find it flattering, but it's definitely not the best sewn scrunch in the world. It gets the job done

Texture: These ARE NOT dry fit leggings, however, they are very soft.

Thickness: These leggings are pretty thin. The navy blue hid my underwear, no matter what I wore, but in lighter colors like the tiffany blue and grey, you could see them (however not visible on the camera, it is noticeable in person). I also posted a picture of my knees when sitting down and you can clearly see through the leggings, and those were the darkest color i purchased.

Crotch Gusset: There is a crotch gusset

Squat Test: NOT SQUAT PROOF. I don't care how many people say they are, THEY ARE NOT. DO NOT buy these leggings for the gym, if you want these, use them as casual/comfy wear.

Sewing quality: REALLY HIT OR MISS, the Tiffany Blue pair came in HORRIBLE shape (see pictures). A hole appeared in less than three hours of wear, several lose threads, and loose fibers. However, the grey and navy blue pairs had no issues. BUYER BEWARE.

Conclusion: I like how these leggings make my butt look as well as the fact that they are very soft and comfortable, but there are may flaws and inconsistencies with the quality. I returned the Tiffany Blue, but kept the Grey and Navy. These ARE NOT WORK OUT LEGGINGS. Only buy these if you want to use these for CASUAL wear."

I saw this one and thought , now way, this one is too cute to be functional and affordable. But based on tiktokers raving about them and the reviews, it looks like I could be wrong. This set is a biker shorts + bra top set that comes in 12+ colors! Check out @lexxhidalgo s viral post about it!

What people are saying:

Positives: “I ordered a size SMALL The sports bra:

34 C/D boobs, mine are currently swollen and tender from birth control. (Which is why it's C/D, they're getting bigger) I did jumping jacks, bounced like a bunny, stretched etc. MINIMAL bouncing. The sports bra is supportive and the band is thick, helps my posture.

The shorts: 34-35 inch hips/booty & a 24-25 inch waist. The band fits perfectly around my waist, with a little bit of wiggle room. Fabric is comfortable while still providing support, the bottoms were the tiniest bit big on me in some areas. But I'm growing glutes and thighs currently so that's fine! THEYRE SQUAT PROOF! if you prefer going with no panties like me, make sure you don't do so on heavier discharge days because it might show a bit. Otherwise, go for it! I wore a pair of panties and they didn't show lines too much! Very flexible fabric as well.

Perfect for yoga, weight lifting, cardio etc! Very flattering on my body. And just as high quality as gymshark, if not better. OH and I didn't get a cameltoe.”

Not so positives: I really do LIKE this set, I wish I can LOVE it. I’m on the thicker side so I opted for large. I usually go medium but depends on the material & stretch. This set has STRETCCCHHH & the material is thick (possibly squat proof!) Love that! , I so could have gotten away with a medium. But for the following reason it’s good I didn’t. It’s short ! girls with curves will have a tough time as it does ride up & cheeks with be shown. I wish the bottom side of the pants had the same compression as the mid section to keep it from riding up. & it also goes down on the mid section so you do have to adjust. if your curvy beware. Ugh it’s soo cute tho & feels so nice, I mayyyyy be considering buying like one more set just for home use cause these would not be appropriate for me to wear to the gym for an actual workout.

Let us know if you try these amazon sets and what you think of them in the comments below!


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