11 Lululemon Team-Favorites that are Worth the Investment

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You may be wondering, why is Lululemon so expensive? Here are some worthy items!

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lululemon makes our fave workout gear! 😍

If you are looking for activewear favorites that you will grab as soon as they’re clean, chances are you have looked into lululemon. The popular brand has become a staple for many including us. But we, too, have begged the question, “Why is Lululemon so expensive?!” but when rounding up our team’s lululemon favorites, it seems we answered our own question!

lululemon offers some of the most supportive activewear you can currently get your hands on with certainty that it will last for years! Each piece is crafted with both athletes and everyday wearers in mind. Not to mention, the quality is superb and backed by their Quality Promise which states if a product doesn’t perform for you, they’ll take it back.

Though these pieces can be an investment, it certainly pays off when you’re able to wear your favorites year after year without showing signs of wear!

Hip Tip: If you are looking to pick up a few pieces for your mom make sure to order by May 9th to receive your purchase before Mother’s Day.

Here are our ultimate lululemon favorites:

1. lululemon Align Leggings

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*Select Align Leggings are as low as $49 shipped!

Available in so many lengths, and color options – even with or without pockets, it’s no wonder these leggings are both a team and reader favorite! Each pair is made from a buttery soft fabric that’s super stretchable and breathable to keep you comfy no matter what activity you’re doing.

We have to be honest in saying that not every pair of lululemon leggings hold up when it comes to getting active, but we’ve found the ones with a waistband like Align are fantastic.

2. lululemon Speed Up Shorts

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*Select Speed Up Shorts are as low as $39 shipped!

These shorts are made from a 4-way stretch material that’s both sweat-wicking and quick-drying, making them perfect for running. They have a built-in liner for additional coverage, plus a zippered back pocket to stash your stuff! Both Hip team members and readers mention that the 4″ length is their go-to pick. Some styles also tend to go on sale frequently.

“I’m super picky when it comes to workout shorts. Many workout shorts that I’ve tried seem to have extra fabric in the front area, and it poofs out like they’re made for guys…I don’t get it and know I’m not the only one with this problem 🤷‍♀️. I have wasted money on so many other cheaper shorts and always go back to lululemon shorts. lululemon shorts don’t poof out and fit perfectly, always flattering on everyone I’ve seen wear them. Theirs are the best! I love both the Speed Up and the Hotty Hot short. I get them both in the 4″ inseam and now they have both styles in low, mid, and high rise!” – Emily, Hip sidekick

3. lululemon Free to Be Wild Bra

hand holding a lululemon sports bra

*Select Free to Be Wild Bras are as low as $39 shipped!

This is another ultimate team favorite that we can’t get enough of (if you couldn’t tell by our team member Emily’s collection of 12 😆)! This open-back strappy bra offers support with a feminine touch that we all love. It’s available in a ton of color options, plus the criss-cross back straps look amazing when worn on their own, or peaking through an open-back workout top!

“This was my first lululemon purchase EVER (back in 2013)! I STILL have the same bra and wear and wash it frequently. It’s a true testament to how well these hold up. I’ve since expanded my collection to about 12 or so lululemon sports bras and they’re the first thing I look for in the clearance section. There’s also always some colorway or pattern available and they’re all so cute, so when they’re marked down to $29 (which Amazon lookalikes are usually not much cheaper), they’re a must-buy!” – Emily, Hip sidekick

4. lululemon Chargefeel Women’s Sneakers

Hand holding a pair of lululemon sneakers

lululemon just released a brand new footwear collection, and even more are being released this fall. Pretty much everyone can’t get enough of these sneakers! They’re well made, specifically made just for us ladies.

Sure to be your new favorite, the Chargefeel workout shoes are a great cross-training shoe, perfect for both gym training and short runs. They offer a balance of cushioning and support thanks to the dual-density midsole and supportive upper.

These are literally the best workout shoes I have ever owned. I have noticed my squats are deeper, my jumps are higher, and even my form is better. These shows have literally changed my life. 

5. lululemon Align Tank Top

 lulumeon tank top display

*Select Align Tank Tops are as low as $39 shipped!

Available in 17 color options, these tank tops are designed to supply light support while remaining buttery soft! It’s virtually weightless and designed especially for yoga. Although this definitely had us asking ourselves again why lululemon is so expensive, this is one of the most popular tank tops from lululemon because it’s stylish, flattering, soft, and supportive, all at once! Plus, its wide variety of sizes ensures the perfect fit.

6. lululemon Festival Bag

festival bag

Looking for the perfect bag to stash all your stuff without being big and bulky? lulumeon has the solution! The Festival bag offers a ton of zippered pockets to organize your items, plus an adjustable shoulder strap and water-repellent fabric. Hip Sidekick Paige has owned one of these bags for 7 years and says it’s still going strong!

woman wearing lululemon apparel

I bought my first Festival bag in early 2013. I loved that it could turn into a fanny pack, so it went on lots of adventures. I first brought it to Yellowstone back in June of 2013. Since that time it’s been everywhere! Sometimes a fanny pack, but most times as a crossbody. I have several other colors, but I always go back to my black one. Here I am in Disney last October. Not too bad for an almost 10-year-old bag! – Paige, Hip Sidekick & lululemon fan

7. lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts & Skirts

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*Select Hotty Hot Shorts and Skirts are as low as $39 shipped!

These reader-fave shorts and skirts are great for running with their built-in liner and added ventilation! Plus, the waist has a drawcord for the perfect fit and a discreet zippered pocket in the seam, and another pocket in the liner!

8. lululemon Wunder Train Leggings

wunder train leggings

*Select Wunder Train Leggings are as low as $49 shipped!

With support and comfort wrapped into one, it’s no wonder lululemon leggings have made our favorites list three times! Perfect for even the most intense workouts, the Wunder Train leggings are highly breathable and wick away sweat, while the adjustable drawstring helps keep them in place. And, they’ve even got a hidden pocket in the waist for your card or keys!

9. lululemon Pace Rival Mid-Rise Skirt

pace rival skirt

*Select Pace Rival Skirts are as low as $49 shipped!

Perfect for running, tennis, and so much more, these skirts are available in a ton of solid colors as well as cute colorful patterns! They offer a built-in liner for extra coverage, plus a ton of pockets to hold all your stuff.

The nearly $80 price tag definitely contributes to being hesitant about lululemon being so expensive. However, the drawstring waist helps keep it in place, plus the mid-rise length gives just a bit of extra coverage so you can feel confident in any activity. Therefore, we totally think this is worth the buy.

10. lululemon High Rise Train Shorts

display of lululemon women's shorts

*Select High Rise Shorts are as low as $24 shipped!

These bike shorts are not only perfect for biking, but can be used in every day workouts or you can even wear them to run errands! You can even snag these lululemon Bike Shorts in Wunder Train, just like the leggings. They are 6″ in length so they’ll easily cover your thighs and are super breathable. Plus, they are made from the fastest-drying Everlux fabric!

Bonus Favorite! 11. lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

lulumeon belt bag display

We can’t leave our everyone’s favorite belt bag! Available in a variety of colors these bags are perfect for taking on the go whether you’re running errands, heading to the theme park, or off to a concert.

They are constantly going in and out of stock so if you see them in the color you want, grab it while you can!

I have to say that this belt bag is now one of my favorite accessories and I have permanently ditched my purse in favor of the belt bag. This belt bag is the perfect size to hold your phone, credit cards, keys, lip gloss, etc without being bulky and I love that it can be worn in so many ways.Hip Sidekick, Bryn

I love these belt bags. Definitely more stylish than the average fanny pack. I hate lugging a purse around and these are the perfect size for my phone, wallet, and keys and have both hands and arms free. I have 3 little ones 4 and under so I need the freedom and love having everything I need close and safe in this bag. Hip Reader, Jamie123

About the writer:

Krystal has an associate's degree from Devry University, with over 6 years of writing experience between multiple publications in the fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and health industries.

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Comments 6

  1. Karbear52

    My daughter at 39, my daughter-in-law‘s at 36, and to my granddaughters at 10… Absolutely love their shorts and they have been wearing them now for about a year since you guys have posted them…!! I know they are expensive, however, they absolutely love them, and they fit fantastically on them…!! 👍😜 sorry about all the naysayers…!! Quality of this stuff is absolutely fantastic…!!😝✌️

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOOHOO! 🙌 So happy to hear how much your family loves their shorts and that they’ve been holding up well for each of them, Karbear52! 🤗💞

  2. Angela

    Just a caution about unpadded biking shorts – even for indoors on a stationary bike. As a former cyclist who raced there’s a reason why “real “ pro cyclists wear padded shorts -unpadded shorts may be fine for quick rides and not regular use but if you are gonna cycle for any regularity or for more than 30 min at at time and you don’t want issues like incontinence or lose of sensation you want to invest in quality real biking shorts not legging like ones without padding. And no a wider saddle doesn’t prevent the nerve damage either bc the seated position still presses the nerves. You need a women’s saddle with cut out for female anatomy if you ride alot and minimally real biking shorts not cut off leggings. Just wanna protect the ladies lol

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing this warning about wearing proper shorts for the activity, Angela! 🥰

  3. Sara

    I can’t recommend the dance studio pants and dance studio joggers enough! They fit amazing and wash and wear well!

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