7 Brands With Awesome Black Leggings That Don't Turn See-Through After 1 Wash

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January 29, 2015

I’m 100% team “leggings are not pants.” I rarely wear them outside of my apartment, but when I am home they’re pretty much the only thing I wear. And being that I’m a homebody and I’m home a lot, I have tons of black leggings. I used to buy them in massive quantities from Forever 21 and H&M, but then I had a revelation. I wasn’t actually getting that great of a deal on these $5 leggings because I had to replace them after two washes. We all know what happens–you wash cheap leggings a few times and boom, they’re see through. I hate that.

Given how much I love leggings, I decided to do something I would usually never do–pay more than $20 for a pair. I “splurged” on the Salar Leggings from Fabletics for $40 and when I say they were a game-changer, I really can’t convey how much I love these freakin’ leggings. I’ve had the same pair of over a year and they are still as thick and stretchy and amazing as the first time I wore them. They are so good that I sometimes even sneak and wear them to the grocery story even though I despise wearing leggings beyond the confines of my house. My point is, cheap leggings are as good as the expensive ones.

Finding those Fabletics leggings, however, convinced me that I should stop buying cheap leggings only to replace them every month or two and to spend the money on leggings that last wash after wash. I rounded up the six brands I’ve found to be the most durable and comfortable in the slideshow, so if you love leggings as much as I do I encourage you to splurge just once, too. I have no doubt you’ll see the light.

Also, if you have leggings that you love that don’t get all flimsy and see-through after a few washes, please share in the comments!

Be sure to check out Jessica Alba’s cool black booties and hats, gloves and scarves on sale.

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