Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2017
I just bought 4 pairs of these leggings. I currently have two pairs of LuLaRoe Tall & Curvy leggings, one solid and one print, purchased in 2015, in case it matters, since I've heard about quality decline in LLR lately. I had heard such great things about VIV leggings but was a little concerned about some of the negative reviews. In my experience, so far, so good. I will definitely update my review if anything changes.

When the leggings arrived, I inspected all of the seams and the material. I did not find any holes, and all the seams seemed to be very well-sewn. There were no loose strings anywhere. I don't remember if the negative reviews that I read were verified purchases, but I wonder if some of those reviewers had not purchased actual VIV leggings. Whether or not you consider the negative reviews (and I think it is important to consider them), if you do buy, make sure you are buying VIV leggings, sold by VIV.

I tried all four pairs of the leggings on upon receipt. Some fit slightly bigger/smaller than others, but all fit well and relatively uniformly. I am currently a size 14/16, depending on the cut, and I am definitely heavier on the bottom (no skinny legs or small hips here) with a small waist. All of the pairs came up to my waist easily without any tugging. As a comparison to LLR, my LLR T&C printed ones run small and sometimes can be tough to pull up completely. My LLR T&C solid ones run big, and I have bagginess at the ankles and knees with the waist pulled up to my ribcage. The VIV ones were a nice happy medium between the two. I could pull them up to my ribcage if I tried, but there’s no major amount of extra fabric bunching at the waist if I don’t.

I machine washed all four pairs inside out on cold and air dried them, which is how I launder my LLR leggings. Everything came out of the wash just fine. There were no problems with color bleeding, loose threads, or seams coming apart.

As for feel, they do feel slightly different than LLR, in my opinion. LLR is a little thicker and cotton-y feeling, in my opinion. However, these are not too thin and do not display my underwear to anyone who might catch a glimpse of my butt (though I wear tunic tops that cover my butt). I actually prefer the thinner leggings because it does not get very cold where I live. If I still lived up north, I might prefer LLR thickness in the winter. The feel is similarly soft, though a little slicker than LLR.

I am very pleased with the quality of the printed fabric. On my LLR printed pair, when I wear them, the print stretches out and has "blank spots", kind of like the print was drawn in dotted lines. The VIV prints are still continuous when I am wearing the leggings, if that makes sense.

Price is a no-brainer. Fourteen bucks vs twenty-five for LLR (plus shipping, if the consultant I'm buying from isn't local) to get access to some LLR prints but not others and to feel like I have to make split-second decisions so as to beat out other buyers. I have gotten caught up in the excitement of a pop-up sale, but then I realized that I am a grown woman figuratively fighting with other grown women over leggings. Leggings! Here you can buy VIV leggings in whatever available prints there are, for the same price, with Prime shipping. Shop at your leisure, and there are plenty of prints to choose from. My buying the four pairs I did likely didn't keep you from being able to buy the same ones. Additionally, if there was something I didn’t like about what I purchased, or if a problem pops up, I’m dealing with a seller, who, at the time of writing, follows the Amazon return policy. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that LLR ties the hands of its consultants and makes it difficult for them to return defective products. From what I understand, buyers are often offered a replacement product, which is not likely to be the same item that they had. In other words, it’s uncommon to get your money back, and you’ll likely have to choose something different. If you simply changed your mind upon receipt, VIV, following Amazon’s policy, will accept your unworn, undamaged return and will send you a shipping label. Your LLR consultant may or may not accept the return and/or pay for return shipping.

To summarize, VIV vs. LLR, in my opinion:

-Quality of construction – draw
-Uniformity of size between pairs – point to VIV
-Sized as described – point to VIV
-Ease of laundering – draw
-Feel/thickness of fabric – point to VIV
-Quality of prints – point to VIV
-Price – point to VIV
-Ease of purchasing – point to VIV
-Ease of returns – point to VIV

Overall, in my opinion, VIV wins.

(My attached photo shows the Pink Starry Night Paisley print that I happen to be wearing today, and I also bought Purple White Paisley, Fiery Paisley, and Orange Blue Paradise.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars VIV beats LuLaRoe, IMO
By Rebecca on March 31, 2017
I just bought 4 pairs of these leggings. I currently have two pairs of LuLaRoe Tall & Curvy leggings, one solid and one print, purchased in 2015, in case it matters, since I've heard about quality decline in LLR lately. I had heard such great things about VIV leggings but was a little concerned about some of the negative reviews. In my experience, so far, so good. I will definitely update my review if anything changes.

When the leggings arrived, I inspected all of the seams and the material. I did not find any holes, and all the seams seemed to be very well-sewn. There were no loose strings anywhere. I don't remember if the negative reviews that I read were verified purchases, but I wonder if some of those reviewers had not purchased actual VIV leggings. Whether or not you consider the negative reviews (and I think it is important to consider them), if you do buy, make sure you are buying VIV leggings, sold by VIV.

I tried all four pairs of the leggings on upon receipt. Some fit slightly bigger/smaller than others, but all fit well and relatively uniformly. I am currently a size 14/16, depending on the cut, and I am definitely heavier on the bottom (no skinny legs or small hips here) with a small waist. All of the pairs came up to my waist easily without any tugging. As a comparison to LLR, my LLR T&C printed ones run small and sometimes can be tough to pull up completely. My LLR T&C solid ones run big, and I have bagginess at the ankles and knees with the waist pulled up to my ribcage. The VIV ones were a nice happy medium between the two. I could pull them up to my ribcage if I tried, but there’s no major amount of extra fabric bunching at the waist if I don’t.

I machine washed all four pairs inside out on cold and air dried them, which is how I launder my LLR leggings. Everything came out of the wash just fine. There were no problems with color bleeding, loose threads, or seams coming apart.

As for feel, they do feel slightly different than LLR, in my opinion. LLR is a little thicker and cotton-y feeling, in my opinion. However, these are not too thin and do not display my underwear to anyone who might catch a glimpse of my butt (though I wear tunic tops that cover my butt). I actually prefer the thinner leggings because it does not get very cold where I live. If I still lived up north, I might prefer LLR thickness in the winter. The feel is similarly soft, though a little slicker than LLR.

I am very pleased with the quality of the printed fabric. On my LLR printed pair, when I wear them, the print stretches out and has "blank spots", kind of like the print was drawn in dotted lines. The VIV prints are still continuous when I am wearing the leggings, if that makes sense.

Price is a no-brainer. Fourteen bucks vs twenty-five for LLR (plus shipping, if the consultant I'm buying from isn't local) to get access to some LLR prints but not others and to feel like I have to make split-second decisions so as to beat out other buyers. I have gotten caught up in the excitement of a pop-up sale, but then I realized that I am a grown woman figuratively fighting with other grown women over leggings. Leggings! Here you can buy VIV leggings in whatever available prints there are, for the same price, with Prime shipping. Shop at your leisure, and there are plenty of prints to choose from. My buying the four pairs I did likely didn't keep you from being able to buy the same ones. Additionally, if there was something I didn’t like about what I purchased, or if a problem pops up, I’m dealing with a seller, who, at the time of writing, follows the Amazon return policy. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that LLR ties the hands of its consultants and makes it difficult for them to return defective products. From what I understand, buyers are often offered a replacement product, which is not likely to be the same item that they had. In other words, it’s uncommon to get your money back, and you’ll likely have to choose something different. If you simply changed your mind upon receipt, VIV, following Amazon’s policy, will accept your unworn, undamaged return and will send you a shipping label. Your LLR consultant may or may not accept the return and/or pay for return shipping.

To summarize, VIV vs. LLR, in my opinion:

-Quality of construction – draw
-Uniformity of size between pairs – point to VIV
-Sized as described – point to VIV
-Ease of laundering – draw
-Feel/thickness of fabric – point to VIV
-Quality of prints – point to VIV
-Price – point to VIV
-Ease of purchasing – point to VIV
-Ease of returns – point to VIV

Overall, in my opinion, VIV wins.

(My attached photo shows the Pink Starry Night Paisley print that I happen to be wearing today, and I also bought Purple White Paisley, Fiery Paisley, and Orange Blue Paradise.)
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