A couple of weeks ago, Everlane offered a special price for their Perform Leggings. Since I’m working from home and exercising almost every day, I thought it would be a good time to try them out. For the past week, I’ve been hanging out, working out, and figuring out different ways to wear them. If you ‘re looking for some new activewear or loungewear, take a look at this Perform Legging review. I’ll tell you how it fits, feels, and performs, and show you how to style it…
Pick From Two Lengths
The Perform Legging comes in two lengths: Ankle (25″ inseam) and Regular 28″ inseam).
I opted for the Regular as I wanted a full-length legging that I could tuck into booties this spring and fall. I’m just under 5’4″, so my ideal inseam is actually 27″, but without a free alternation option, I may just ignore the scrunching at my ankles! If you live somewhere warmer or are petite, the Ankle length might be a better fit for you. Unfortunately, they don’t have a Tall option.
Consider Sizing Up
I am between an XS and S at Everlane and based on their recommendation, I sized up to the small. After much twisting, bending, and observing, I am happy to report that I couldn’t see any sheerness or underwear lines. If you’re between sizes, consider sizing up. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to wear the right size when it comes to snug clothing styles! The sizes range from XXS to XXL.
The Perform Legging has light compression i.e. it doesn’t “hold you in” as much as some leggings do. It also doesn’t have sculpting technology (seams and strategic compression panels that help to squeeze and lift various parts of your body.) But if you’re looking for a legging that covers your tummy, and hugs your natural shape, this one does just that. Light compression, makes it more comfortable to wear these all day long.
Composition And Feel
The Perform Legging is made with 58% recycled nylon and non-toxic dyes. Everlane isn’t a sustainable brand, but I do appreciate that they are cleaner, more transparent, and eco-conscious than most.
The fabric is thin, smooth, and has a slight sheen. If you are planning to travel with them (or just have limited space at home), you can fold or roll the Perform Legging into a tiny space!
I wore mine during my run today, and they felt great. Even though it was only 34 degrees and windy, I was still comfortable.
You can buy the Perform Legging in Black, Ink Grey, Lichen (a warm green) or Brandy Rose (a rust color).
I bought the Black and the Ink Grey as I wanted neutral colors that would be easy to style with everything else in my closet. I found plenty of options to wear with the black, from workout clothes to my everyday casual ones.
The Ink Grey has a purple-ish hue, so I found it a little harder to coordinate. This lighter color also shows the nylon sheen more than the black, so it looks and feels, to me, to be more workout leggings than wear-with-anything leggings.
I’m am so glad to see high-waist leggings and pants back in style! Unless you have a flat belly, low waist pants can create the dreaded muffin top and underwear-reveal! You can choose to wear a longer top, or a cropped top without worrying about either fashion disaster.
The only “con” that I can think of is that other brands like Lululemon and Athleta offer Petite and Tall options, as well as free alternations.
I did find that the waist rolled down slightly when I moved around during the day, and also when I practiced yoga. To be fair, I have the same problem with my high-rise Elation tights from Athleta. It’s just a drawback of a high waist bottom.
Perform Legging Review Summary
Overall, I love this legging for everyday wear and workouts. The simple seams and clean style (no outside logo) make this a versatile legging.
If you have any questions, that I haven’t covered in this Perform Legging review, leave me a comment below!
If you need some persuasion to get out of pajamas and sweatpants, read this post for why leggings are the better option!