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    27 Amazing Pairs Of Leggings Under $30

    Goodbye, summer! I will gladly trade in my bikini for a pair of comfy leggings! Bye!

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    1. Ankle leggings with a tiny compartment similar to Gretchen Wiener's hair — it can hide your biggest secrets. (Well, your phone and keys.)

    These leggings also come in capri length and a whole bunch of other solid AND space dye colors. Woo!

    Promising review: "These are possibly the best leggings ever. They fit well, the pocket is secure, and the material is nice and thick. This is definitely a must-have for every wardrobe." —J. A. Afzelius

    Get them from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 33 colors).

    2. Cotton-blend leggings you will want to wear every 👏 single 👏 day 👏. These are the epitome of a must-have wardrobe staple.

    Promising review: "I run around a ton at work, so it's important that I am comfortable. These leggings are the best — comfy and not see-through!" —C-kid

    Get them from ModCloth for $19 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    3. Opaque ankle leggings that won't yell "SHE'S WEARING POLKA DOT GRANNY PANTIES!" to the entire world.

    AKA they aren't see-through.

    Promising review: "STOP. WHAT. YOU'RE. DOING. AND. BUY. THESE. LEGGINGS. Seriously though, these are the most comfortable leggings I have ever owned. I have three so far, and am definitely going to buy more! They are not see-through, sit high at the waist, and they stay put!" —Laura Z.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.55+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors)

    4. High-waisted leggings with a colorblock design perfect for indecisive people who struggle to pick just ONE color.

    Promising review: "They are super comfy, lightweight, and have the perfect amount of stretch! I’m also obsessed with colorblocking, so these are the actual best leggings I’ve ever owned. I got all three colors!" —Janissa

    Get them from Aerie for $27.96 (originally $39.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in three colors).

    5. Embroidered crop leggings that contain the follow up phrase to every piece of advice I've ever given. "I totally think you should quit your job and move to Paris. Just saying!"

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They are cute, super comfy, and the fit is spot-on. I will definitely be purchasing more!" —CMN2010

    Get them from Torrid for $17.34 (originally $28.90, available in sizes 10-30).

    6. Thick ponte knit leggings you can pair with some Oxfords and a button-down. I call this the "I read literature at Starbucks and have a monogrammed pen" look.

    Promising review: "I wanted something comfy that I could also wear to work. Leggings aren’t allowed, but these totally worked with the rib in the pant leg. Plus, they give everything a nice shape! So if you’d like a comfy pair of work pants that are subtly sexy-yet-professional, I would definitely recommend picking these pants up." —AnnBananInBlack

    Get them from Nordstrom for $24.49 (originally $49, available in sizes XS-XXL and in two colors and petite sizes).

    7. Essential leggings made from a soft French terry blend material reminiscent of your first Juicy Couture sweatsuit...


    Promising review: "These fit true to size, and are made of really soft fabric that are great lounging and daily use. My waist fits in nicely with its high cut. They come up just below my belly button, and I love that they aren't too tight on my mid-section! Happy to have this staple in my closet!" —T.L.

    Get them from Amazon for $18 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    8. High-rise faux leather leggings perfect for a night out on the town! I am no mathematician, BUT! Statement earrings + heels + a blouse = perfection.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these! I know you are probably thinking that these leggings are hard and hot, but honestly, they are soft and lightweight. They look like leather, but don't have that plastic-y feel. Such a great buy!" —Adrie

    Get them from Target for $16 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    9. High-waisted leggings that are comparable to leggings from pricier brands, but are significantly more affordable. Praise be.,

    Promising review: "I never take the time to write reviews and I order off of Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and love their Align pants, but can't afford or rationalize buying tons of them. These remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. But this isn't a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft, and it pills and gets caught on everything. These have light compression, give a nice booty lift, and are not see-through...even when squatting. I love love love these and am going to order several more! I actually kind of want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on leggings in the past when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost. If you're a Lulu lover, you should really give these a chance!" —Ariel Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 44 colors).

    10. Floral leggings made from a super soft jersey material that you will want to purchase in every darn print and pattern.

    Promising review: "I love these patterned leggings. The cotton is so soft! I have been buying them for a long time and have several patterns, and they're perfect for lounging around or wearing under a long tunic or dress. I'm always checking the Old Navy website to see if any new patterns are available!" —Becky

    Get them from Old Navy for $10+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in six colors).

    11. High-waisted leggings currently on super sale. Now run — don't walk — to the shopping cart icon on the right hand of your screen.

    Promising review: "I wish I could live in these leggings! The material is great quality, not too thick or thin. I’ve worn them both around the house as loungewear and out with sweaters and boots. Such a great purchase!" —JessicaAriel

    Get them from Nordstrom for $26.98 (originally $54, available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    12. Camouflage high-rise leggings that are a bit plain. They sort of just blend into their surroundings, if you know what I mean...

    Promising review: "Super cute leggings! I love them. They are very comfortable and stylish, and I was able to wear them to hot yoga and they were able to withstand all of the movement and sweat." —nwiley824

    Get them from Target for $14 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    13. High-rise nylon leggings you'll want to wear to your next hot yoga class. These are made from a moisture-wicking fabric that absorbs (yuck) sweat.

    Psst, these leggings have matching sports bras available!

    Promising review: "These leggings are great for my dance classes because they’re good at absorbing sweat left on the dance floor! Plus, they look great on! I’m also short and they don’t bunch up at my ankle." —Bonnie J.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $9.03 (originally $12.90, available in sizes XS-L and in nine colors).

    14. Ankle leggings with a drawstring tie that lets you adjust these to your liking AKA you won't be hoisting up your waistband every five seconds.

    Promising review: "I love these so much! I was looking for good pair of workout leggings with a draw string to help them stay up, and these are perfect!" —M.e. Ilardi

    Get them from Amazon for $17.42+ (available in sizes S-XL).

    15. Low-rise ankle leggings that are REVERSIBLE. Gorgeous marble leggings and gorgeous black leggings in ONE!

    Get them from Target for $16.64 (originally $36.99, available in sizes 1X-4X).

    16. High-waisted leggings you can easily do bridges in. Proof, below! Let's get a big round of applause for stretchy fabric that lets you move freely.

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They are so cute and I receive so many compliments when I wear them. I work with kids and these allow me to move freely while still looking put together and cute. I will definitely be buying these leggings in more colors!" —CLAUS07

    Get them from Aerie for $20.96 (originally $29.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in two colors).

    17. Mid-rise leggings stolen from Sporty Spice's closet. Not sure if you're comfortable with wearing stolen property, but if you are? Well, these are pretty great.

    Promising review: "These are not made from your average legging material. These are a smooth, tight fit, but are stretchy enough to workout or lounge around in." —CoolD

    Get them from Nordstrom for $23.98 (originally $40, available in sizes XS-XL).

    18. Knit leggings with mesh cutouts to add some ~variety~ to the sea of black leggings in your closet. Hey, at least these are kind of different!

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with these! You can wear these casually or for working out, and they're very comfortable and true to size." —Marina R.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    19. High-rise leggings made from a ridiculously comfy fleece. These are perfect for Netflix binges and it's-raining-outside Sundays spent in bed.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are very cute, the design is make the unique, and they make your butt look great! They are so comfortable, you could sleep in them. LOVE!" —Julia Raygorodsky

    Get them from Abercrombie & Fitch for $29.95.

    20. Athletic leggings perfect for any and every workout. These bad boys have almost 6,000 (!!!!) reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 star rating.

    Promising review: "This leggings are AMAZING! I am a die hard Zella leggings fan, but I really wanted to find an alternative that wasn't $50+. These leggings are WAY better and less expensive. I've done two really intense Crossfit workouts in these since I got them and they stayed put: no sliding down while running, jumping, or lifting weights, which means no more needing to stop and pull my pants up! They're a life saver! Plus, the material is thick, comfortable, and not see-through." —Lara K.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 33 colors)

    21. Side stripe leggings that let you look super trendy without having to compromise comfort in the process.

    Promising review: "These are very comfortable and aren't super tight like your typical leggings. Also, the stripes are sewn on rather than printed." –Kanat

    Get them from Torrid for $19.74 (originally $32.90, available in sizes 10-30).

    22. Galaxy leggings you can wash a bajillion times and the colors will still be as vibrant as when you first got 'em. It's as if they fell down from the heavens or something...

    Promising review: "I had been looking to buy galaxy leggings for some time and decided on these. So glad I did! The colors are vibrant and don't stretch out on the legs. Plus, they've held up after multiple wears and washes!" —EmnEm

    Get them from ModCloth for $25 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    23. Super high-rise leggings known for their love of Ugg boots and everything pumpkin spice. In other words, they're a pretty great basic.

    Promising review: "Love the quality and feel of the soft fabric, not to mention the high-waisted band. All in all, a GREAT buy for the money!!" —Beceboo

    Get them from Nordstrom for $19 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    24. Ponte zip leggings that can easily pass as pants, making them the ideal piece of office-appropriate attire. Young professionals, where ya at?

    Promising review: "Love these leggings! They’re perfect for the fall and winter because they’re made of a nice, thick material. Would definitely recommend!" —Nicole

    Get them from Abercrombie & Fitch for $28.80 (originally $48, available in sizes XXS-XL and in four colors).

    25. Side panel ankle leggings you're probably going to want to wear every single day. No judgement at all! Just make sure you wash 'em every once in a while...

    Promising review: "These are well-made, useful, and fit exactly as expected. Plus, the price is really good for the quality. A must-buy!" —R. or R. P

    Get them from Shopbop for $23.40+ (originally $78, available in sizes XS-L).

    26. High-waisted leggings available in short, regular, and long lengths. Now say HELLLOOO to the perfect ankle-skimming fit.

    Promising review: "OMG, everyone needs to own a pair of these! If you are debating whether or not to get these leggings just go for it. These leggings and the pocket fits my iPhone 6s perfectly! I love them." —TRINITYYYYY

    Get them from Aerie for $24.46 (originally $34.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in short, regular, and long lengths and in four colors).

    27. Stretch knit striped leggings complete with a hidden key pocket. These are so gorgeous, they are on FIRE. Fire red, that is.

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They fit perfectly and I love the style!" —Lois K.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    Looking through a list of leggings knowing damn well I don't need any more leggings like:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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