Oh, it's unfortunate that Alpha has (apparently?) gone. My gym days stopped after being on high school squads (2000-2004, I know --- don't laugh), but from avidly following NCAA Women's (really O.U.!): Alpha had really upped their game (I thought) in recent years; with some of the most truly elegant glam styles almost seeming like they'd been meant as a foundation to a "high end" gown(!). They'd (finally) looked like someone was making age-appropriate leos which did NOT make you feel you were seeing an adult woman wearing a ridiculous child's costume.
A funny thing I can remember dealing with (back as a student athlete), regarding personal preferences I had of the different apparel brands (nearly 20 years'-ago...after we'd just come out of the really awful, LOL, crushed velvet era of gymwear!), was that: Alpha Factor always (without exception) started notoriously cut short in the torso (vs. GK, what we wore, at the time) and, you'd risk being caught in a potentially self-conscious awkward visual situation unless you'd reserved the Alphas for only practice and could have had bike shorts over them. I mean, I was certainly *not* a rail-thin teen with delusions of thinking I was ever "slaying it" (more power to these girls now like it's no big deal for them, but that wasn't my experience growing up). Though, it is a funny bit of irony (at least, IMO) how the mindset between the brands has kinda reversed now (I think most of the GK stuff I've noticed, unless probably for the super expensive custom designs, now tends to look like predictable patterns wrongly sized and like something meant for a circus or theater group).
Sorry for the rant(!). Newbie around here and love the sincerity of the conversations(!). BTW: I think Plum as well as Destira seem to have really nice things and at reasonable prices (from what I've seen: because I am seriously interested in signing up for an adult gymnastics recreational course sometime in the future).