These Are The Best Leggings That Don't Slip Down When You Work Out

January 25, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Fashion

Not everyone knows this struggle, but it is very real: when girls with curves work out and their leggings start slipping down down down.


This happens to me all the time (I've got a booty). Before I know it, the waistband is around my hips and the crotch is mid-thigh. The last thing you want to focus on when you're trying to get a good sweat is having to constantly pull them back up. Blergh!


Luckily, I've had some time to road test countless pairs to find the brands and styles that actually stay up. Here they are >>


[Photo: Damsel In Dior]

Boodywear Active Full Leggings ($65.95) 


The leggings are smoothing, sculpting, full coverage and moisture-wicking. The bamboo fabric offers hugging support and maintains its shape, regardless of the activity. Plus, bamboo is great for sensitive skin!

Magic Hour Barefoot Legging

Niyamasol Magic Hour Barefoot Legging ($88)


These leggings have a 4-way stretch for freedom in every direction,--aka, no matter how you move, they're good.

Womens Premium 78 Gold Blocked Leggings

C9 Champion Premium Herringbone Leggings ($39.99)


These affordable leggings are made with premium smooth and shape fabric that help them stay in place--even when you're really working it. 

Cutaway Leggings by Ivy Park

Ivy Park Cutaway Leggings ($70)


Ivy Park leggings (that's Beyonce's brand, FYI!) are mostly high-waisted, making them less prone to sliding down. This pair comes from the new spring 2018 collection!

High Rise Freedom 7/8 Legging 23

VISAKAI High Rise Freedom 7/8 Legging 23" ($72)


Company founder Hau Greene explains that these leggings don't slip thanks to the high rise, an inner drawstring that allows you a custom fit, and a four-layer liner built into the gusset which allows you to exercise without underwear if you want, eliminating uncomfortable bunching and friction while running. Bonus!

High Rise Precision 7/8 Tight

Athleta High Rise Precision 7/8 Tight ($33.97)


The editors at HuffPo write that these are made of premium compression fabric that, "wicks, breathes and keeps it all together."

High-Rise Yoga Leggings for Women

Old Navy High-Rise Yoga Leggings for Women ($19.99)


You cannot beat $20 leggings that actually stay in place! We're naming these best cheap leggings that don't ride down.


Monasita Gold Elphant Leggings ($65)


Their stretchy “ready-for-anything” feels like a second skin and stay in place! Plus, they also help with quick muscle recovery.

Live In High Waist Leggings

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings ($54)


These leggings from Nordstrom have lots of 5-star reviews, are figure-sculpting and moisture-wicking, and feature and a no-slip waistband for that extra fit. They’re also available in plus-size, HuffPo writes.

Womens Performance Color Block Leggings

JoyLab Performance Color Block Leggings ($29.99)


For less than $30 you can get a pair of cool color block leggings made with ultra-soft, higher spandex content fabric. 

Power Sculpt Training Tights

Nike Power Sculpt Training Tights ($95)


The moisture-wicking Dri-FIT fabric means that *no matter* how much you sweat, these won't get slippy.

Women's Gaiam Willa Wide Strap Capri Leggings

Gaiam Willa Wide Strap Capri Leggings ($52)


These capris have "stay-put elastic waistband"--plus anti-chafing seams (don't get me started on chub rub!).

Womens Comfort Lattice 78 Leggings

JoyLab Comfort Lattice 7/8 Leggings ($34.99)


You don't have to go high rise to get leggings that stay in place--these mid-rise leggings come with a with full waistband elastic for less slipping. 



Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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