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'Dupe alert': These viral TikTok leggings are an affordable Lululemon alternative, and they start at just $16

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3-min read

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These viral leggings are a hit among TikTok users and Amazon shoppers alike. Images via TikTok/@glambygilly, Amazon.
These viral leggings are a hit among TikTok users and Amazon shoppers alike. Images via TikTok/@glambygilly, Amazon.

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As the saying goes, a new year is the perfect time for a new you, which often comes with a set of health or fitness goals. Whether you subscribe to that philosophy or not, there’s never a bad time to refresh your wardrobe with a new set of athleisure staples.

Leggings are a must-have no matter the time of year, and whether you reach for them for an intense workout or a relaxing day at home, you’re going to want to take note of one pair of Amazon leggings that has been gaining in popularity after going viral on TikTok.

Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings

Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings. Images via Amazon.
Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings. Images via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $16

What are they

The Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings are one affordable pick that are a great choice for any activity. Whether it’s a relaxing yoga flow or a high-paced outdoor run, they’re designed to stay in place while you’re on the move and provide a comfortable and supportive style.

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Thanks to their “perfect fit” and affordable price tag that shoppers say rivals Lululemon’s Align Pants, they’re a must-have if you’re looking for a new pair of versatile leggings to ring in the New Year.

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Available in a wide range of colours with everything from classic neutrals to bold animal prints, the leggings come in sizes ranging from extra mall to extra arge.

As mentioned in the TikTok video uploaded by @glambygilly, they’re made from a “buttery soft” lightweight material that provides four-way stretch, moisture wicking, and a squat-proof finish.

They also feature a high rise silhouette, with a hidden waistband pocket to store you cell phone or keys while you’re on the move.

What shoppers are saying

Backed by an impressive 4.6 star rating from more than 5,000 reviews, this pair of lightweight leggings is a hit among Amazon shoppers as well as TikTok users.

“These leggings are excellent. I was hesitant ordering online but I’m glad I did! These leggings are soft and smooth and hold me snug in all the right places,” said one reviewer. “These leggings passed the run test without slipping and passed the squat test without showing my underwear.”

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“I am absolutely OBSESSED with these leggings,” added another. “They are SO soft and comfy AND they're not see-through! When I tell you I RAN to order another pair, I'm not joking,” raved another five-star reviewer.”

Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings. Image via Amazon.
Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings. Image via Amazon.

Like the Lululemon Align leggings, the Sunzel Squat Proof High Waisted Leggings are designed to be ultra soft and comfortable, but don’t offer much in terms of compression. If you’re looking for a more compressive fit, your best bet will be to follow other shoppers’ advice and opt for a size down.

“Looove these leggings! I wasn’t sure at first because they are not that compressive, which I wasn’t used to. So if you want it to be more compressive and snug I’ll suggest to size down.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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