It’s safe to say that every woman owns a pair of go-to leggings. They’re inherently a go-to staple because they’re comfortable, flattering and match pretty much anything. In the 10+ years that I’ve been wearing leggings, I have tried to find good quality leggings everywhere and it’s proved to be a constant state of trial and error.
However, the existential question exists: what are the best leggings? Different leggings are deemed appropriate for different occasions so finding the perfect pair can be tricky. Luckily for you, I’ve sampled, scoured and searched high and low for the best leggings ever — one for each need. Luckily, the BEST slimming leggings ever are currently 40% off! This sale rarely ever happens so get yourself a soft and comfortable pair now while the sale is happening.
Best Slimming Leggings:
Yummie is a widely popular brand of basics that is known for its high-quality slimming gear. I personally own their tummy control shorts to wear under spring dresses and they have changed my life. These are the best slimming leggings due to a wide, high waistband that helps smooth over your tummy area. They also are made of cotton and elastane which equals stretchy yet comfortable wear.
One fan said:
“I am obsessed with these leggings! They are extremely comfortable and I love the tummy control. I've been looking for a great pair of high-waisted (key!) leggings and these fit the bill. I've already recommended them to all of my friends!”
Best Cotton Leggings:
Splendid is known for their quality basics and these leggings are no exception. If you're looking for the best cotton leggings to wear throughout spring, these are for you. They're super lightweight but also not see-through so you can feel at ease wearing them out in public.
One buyer said:
“Thick, opaque, supportive and warm. These leggings are everything you could hope for and more. The material is great and the construction is quality. Yes, they are worth the cost!”
Another huge fan said:
“These leggings are so fantastic that I'm tossing all my other black leggings! Well made, superior fabric, and perfect weight. I can wear them year round, they don't bunch....love them.”
Best Thick Black Leggings:
If you’re in search of the best thick black leggings, look no further than these Zella Live In leggings. They'll end up being a huge staple in your closet thanks to their ultimate stretch fabric and flatlock seaming. Shoppers LOVE these leggings -- over 3.6K gave them positive reviews.
One shopper noted:
"I love these leggings. They are so comfortable and the right length as well. I’m 5’9” and have a long inseam (33-34”) and these are perfect. I enjoy coming home from work and putting these on. I appreciate that the material is thick and I don’t have to worry about coverage."
Another one raved:
"These reversible leggings are so amazing I own 4 pairs. They are super thick and opaque. One side keeps you cool and the other one keeps you warm. The name “live in” legging is spot on because I do live in them most of the week."
Best Rated Leggings:
The widely popular brand ADAY created functional yet cute leggings that are the best rated leggings across the board. Not only does the high-tech fabric mold to your shape after a few wears, they also feature gunmetal zippers and pockets to hold your phone and keys. They were in such high demand that at one point in their release, they had an over 2000 person waitlist. At $135, these leggings are worth the price tag thanks to all the great qualities they have. These leggings are a staple across all seasons because they combine function with comfort all in a chic aesthetic.
Our Vice President, Jeanine Edwards tried them and said:
“As the day progressed, I was seriously impressed that these leggings never lost their shape and didn’t pick up any lint. When I washed them yesterday, I was convinced they would get all pilly and awful like most leggings do, but they didn’t! They look just as good as when I first got them.All this to say, I’m a convert! I would definitely wear these leggings to work out because they’re super lightweight, but I’d also wear them for school pick-up and drop-off, brunch with my fam and definitely for a day of errands. Truth be told, they’re a perfect alternative when you don’t want to wear jeans. There, I said it!”
Best Gym Leggings:
Zella is known for their incredible workout gear and even more, their workout leggings. Their leggings are thick, comfortable and give you the stretch and ability to actually move. These are the best gym leggings by far, or so says 3.8K positive customer reviews. Because they’re so thick and the moisture wicking fabric keeps you cool during your workout, you can consider these the best leggings for yoga and beyond. They also come in four other colors instead of just black so you don’t have to stick with an all-black look.
One fan said:
“I used to be the BIGGEST Lululemon fan (and still am), but now that I'm in college and making less money I've started wearing Zella leggings and like them just as much as my lulu leggings! Great quality and super comfortable fit. I have switched over and loved these leggings now!”
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