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    23 Pairs Of Leggings You Can Easily Dress Up (Or Not)

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    1. A pair of super opaque high-waisted leggings to replace your favorite pair that have a giant split in the crotch.


    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and in 23 colors).

    2. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings for when you need that stretchy elasticity but also need to look like a total boss.,

    Promising review: "These leggings are a hit! They are not cheap-looking at all! I originally bought them for a cosplay, but ended up wearing them for fashion purposes and they are a hit! Super comfy and stretchy around the waist." —Rebecca J

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    3. A pair of velvet- and fleece-lined leggings that'll keep you warm and comfy through even the most fridgid of temps.,

    Promising review: "Love these!! Wore them in Iceland in 40* F temps, and they kept me toasty, even in the wind. They’re super soft and comfy. Highly recommend!" —ACB

    "I had sort of low expectations but really hoped these would fit and look good. They were a little tight on the way up but they somehow fit my thicc size 18 thighs! Amazing! Also can't feel any cold chill through them. Some seriously warm leggings that really are one-size-fits-all!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in one-size-fits-some and 10 colors).

    4. A pair of seamed Halogen leggings thick enough to be worn as pants but stretchy enough to have you in total comfort all day long.


    Promising review: "This fabric is fantastic. It is super soft and is not a light, skimpy material. It's a heavier weight that gives you a smooth silhouette. The waistband is ultra-comfortable and doesn't slip down or fold over. There is a lot of stretch so they are very comfortable. I own several pairs of black leggings, these are my favorite because they look like a legging, not a pair of tights. It is also a very dark black, not a black that looks faded. Halogen should keep this in their line, I'd love to have it in other colors. In terms of fit I bought the XXL, but probably could have fit into an XL, but I don't like to wear my leggings tight." —Romery

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

    5. A pair of ultra-high waisted compression leggings to hold everything in while you run around town.,

    Promising review: "Great material. Not see through and they give you a great shape — the waist removes tummy bloat. I got the mocha and green. Love them." —Angelica Maria

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95 (available in sizes and in 10 color).

    6. A pair of what are probably the best leggings known to man — Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. I promise you, they are 1000% worth the investment. Just know, once you go Spanx you'll never go back.


    Promising review: "They are the best leggings I have ever bought! They're worth every penny." —tamariee

    "I put off buying these for two years because I thought nothing could possibly compare to my A leggings. When a woman came up to me and complimented how I looked in them, It sealed the deal on their awesomeness. They hold everything in place. Granted I am an athletic build so there isn’t much jiggle BUT they feel like losing the last 10 pounds without actually needing to do so. I am a size 8 and went with the large and thought they were the perfect fit. I have a larger waist compared to my hip size so felt like that was the right move." —Charmedlife

    Get them from Nordstrom for $98+ (available in sizes XS-XL, petite sizes XS-XL, and 1X-3X)

    They're also available in a seamless legging that's honestly just as great and a really cool moto style.

    7. A pair of high-waisted 90 Degree by Reflex control leggings designed using a nylon and spandex blend that'll make sure you're covered during every bend, squat, or lunge you every take.,

    Promising review: "Do yourself a favor and ORDER THESE PANTS. I bought these as an 'everyday legging' and after reading all the reviews I saw that these were comparable to many high-end leggings. After trying them on, I do not want to take them off. These are by far the best, most comfortable, most flattering leggings I have ever worn. I am currently three weeks post partum and they work great to cover my tummy. They are really great everyday leggings and workout leggings. Win/win! For reference: I am 5'4” and 150 lbs. currently. Usually I am a 4/6 in jeans." —Andrew H.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 33 colors).

    8. A pair of super soft control leggings you can use to work out, stretch out, sleep off...honestly, whatever., Amazon

    Promising review: "The picture I shared is an actual Snapchat I sent to the girls I work with and a couple friends the first day I wore these leggings! They are literally the best ever!!! I’m going to be purchasing more soon in different colors! They are not see through and they do not fit awkward. If you are like me it is hard to find the perfect pair of leggings and I actually heard about these through a girl in one of my college classes who I don’t know. She was just talking out loud about how great her legging were and I had to ask!!! You can not go wrong with these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in sizes 2-32 and in 31 color combinations).

    9. A pair of high-waisted liquid shine Core 10 leggings that are totally breathable and flexible — just like God intended.


    Promising review: "I've been tempted to spend almost $100 on similar leggings made by a 'high-end' company that starts with K and ends with L, but I never could bring myself to spend the money. Then these came up as a suggestion and I jumped to order them. I ordered two pairs to try them out in 1X and 2X. The first thing I noticed is that there is a considerable difference between 1X to 2X. More-so than with are with other brands. The 2X is very roomy, but they are a little loose in the legs for me, so I tried on the 1X. At first, the 1X seemed a little snug, but they pulled on without much effort. After wearing them for about 15 minutes around the house, they adapted to my body and fit very well. The material is very comfortable and breathes quite well. Unlike most 'liquid' leggings, these are not coated to create the look. This material is a Nylon and Spandex blend which provides for the nice shimmery effect and feels silky. This also means that dresses and skirts will not cling to the material, unlike cotton blend leggings. The flat-stitch seams are great, and the built-in gusset is better than other brands and truly provides for better movement/stretching without feeling constrained. These do not offer much compression as it is a thinner material, but that is true of the high-end brand as well. Kudos to Amazon and Core 10 for offering these leggings in 'plus' sizes. I will definitely order more, especially if more colors and tall lengths become available." —BSM

    Get them from Amazon for $27.20+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in three colors).

    10. A pair of high-waisted knit leggings detailed with metallic buttons at the waist, giving you a super chic pant look with that sweet, sweet legging feel.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I am 5’9" and the length was perfect on me. The material is pretty good quality, it is sleek and thick, not see through at all. They fit pretty tight but very stretchy, they just hug your curves which I love. I think they are very true to size. The button details are so cute!" —Aleesha K.

    Get them from Forever 21 for $12.50 (available in sizes 1X-3X and in two colors).

    11. A pair of high-waisted pocketed leggings — with leggings that have pockets, who really needs pants??,

    Promising review: "I LOVE these leggings! They have two pockets that you can easily carry your phone/other items in. They are very comfortable, high waisted, and full length. I will definitely be needing them in more colors! You can't beat the quality for this price!" —Cameron Welch

    "I bought these to see how much stuff I could put in the pockets. I now love the pants." —Jenny L.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.88 (available in sizes XS-XXXL, two lengths, and 45 colors).

    12. A pair of ultra high rise shimmering Athleta tights for when you wanna feel a little bit rock and roll but also comfy.


    Promising review: "What's not to love? Luxe fabric, black, metallic, with Athleta quality. It doesn't get any better than this!!! I'm 5'7", 137 lbs., and I bought a size small. LOVE them." —rockinrobyn826

    Get them from Athleta for $78 (available in regular, tall, petite, and plus sizes and in three colors).

    13. A pair of metallic detailed Beyond Yoga midi leggings so pretty you should just go ahead and splurge on them — I mean, just treat yo' self!


    Get them from Shopbop for $110 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    14. A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you're gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or your favorite sneakers.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don't mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!" —Anonymous

    "These are literally the softest leggings in the entire world. I now own three pairs and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. Also, they are STUPID strong. I fell off a motorized scooter and gashed a hole in my knee while wearing these and they didn't even tear ONE bit. amazing. Buy them and I guarantee you'll end up buying more." —K. Duggan

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 19 prints).

    15. A pair of classic lightweight leggings perfect for layering under your favorite big sweater., Amazon

    Promising review: "These leggings were soft, comfy, not see through, and perfect size. I wore them all day to a theme park trying to create a Princess Leia look and they worked perfectly." —GizzyTink

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in sizes S-XL, short, capri, and full length, and in 18 colors).

    16. A pair of buttery smooth brushed polyester and spandex high-waisted leggings that'll stretch in every direction you do without ever getting see-through.,

    Promising review: "Not usually a leggings type girl, but decided to get these based on the positive reviews. These leggings are so soft and honestly it feels like I am wearing nothing when I have them on. I love them! For reference, I am 5’8", 128 lbs., and I got the 'one size.'" —Tanya

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5X, one-size, plus-size, and in 50 colors).

    17. A pair of glamorous velvet leggings so you can drench yourself in luxury and comfort all day long.


    Promising review: "Super cute velvet leggings that have held up well in the wash (twice so far) even with drying. They're perfect for winter sweaters, very happy with my purchase." —Anna

    Get them from ModCloth for $9.97+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in three colors).

    18. A pair of splurge-worthy Heroine Sport metallic leggings that'll have you looking out of this world.


    Get them from Shopbop for $99 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    19. A pair of adorably printed and ultra soft leggings that come in over 150 options — yes, you read that right. ONE. HUNDRED. AND. FIFTY.,

    Promising review: "These leggings are AMAZING. When I first held them I thought, oh great I’m going to have to return them as the waist was so small (I ordered an extra plus since I normally wear 3X). I thought no way will these fit. Much to my amazement they stretch in all the right places and are super comfy! They are so soft, like butter. Move over Lularoe, these are way better price-wise!" —Becca G.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5X and in over 150 prints).

    20. A pair of velvet trimmed mid rise leggings that just might be the perfect eating pants — they're kinda fancy, they stretch, and they're so freakin cute.


    Get them from Loft for $59.50 (get an additional 60% off with code JINGLE, available in regular and petite sizes XXS-XXL).

    21. A pair of metallic leopard print Onzie midi leggings for when you're ready to take a walk on the comfortable side.


    Get them from Shopbop for $74 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    22. A pair of mesh detailed Core 10 ballerina leggings that'll have you twirling in the streets.


    Promising review: "I love how these look. You don’t have to be super skinny to feel amazing in these and to enjoy the slimming, flattering look. The down point that hits just below the belly button and higher waist that starts at the natural waistline on the sides looks great and is perfect for crop tops. I wore these for dance and felt comfortable and awesome! Looks perfect and doesn’t create muffin top. Love." —Hedera Femme

    Get them from Amazon for $33.75 (available in sizes XS-3X and in four colors).

    23. A pair of high-waisted Zella Live In 7/8 leggings designed with pockets — yes, pocketS! Like multiple! One on each leg and one in the waistband! You're welcome.


    Promising review: "These pants are fabulous!! They never fade, snag, get ugly little fuzzy balls. They stay put and hold everything in place. Comfortable. Just amazing." —Gsmt

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59+ (available in sizes XXS-XXL, 1X, and in three colors)

    Get ready to start cookin' in your new leggings!


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

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