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    Just 25 Pairs Of Workout Leggings That Are Fashionable *And* Functional

    Your dream pair of stylish, seamless, and pocketed leggings *do* exist.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A pair of squat-proof leggings with pretty silhouettes of women working out. A high-waisted design provides optimal comfort and a hidden adjustable drawstring helps minimize waist gap. Lunge, squat, and side jump without stopping to pull your pants up. 👏


    Lukafit is a Black woman-owned business known for their chic activewear. From squat-proof leggings to moisture-wicking sports bras, each piece combines style and functionality for your fitness routine.

    Get them from Lukafit for $60 (available in sizes S–3XL and six colors).

    2. Basic high-rise solid leggings that'll feel so comfortable when you lift weights or go running. Slip into these babies that have four-way stretch fabric (buh-bye tightness), a small *hidden* waistband pocket for your essentials, and so many color options to match sports bras, tees, and sneakers.

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    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They've held up to every workout I've put them through (running, HIIT, hiking, strength workouts, etc). I've washed and dried them several times with no pilling and no shrinkage. The price is a steal for the quality of these leggings! I'll definitely be buying more!" —Erin l.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 49 colors).

    3. 7/8 watercolor leggings you'll want to slip into for your next yoga session at home. Soft material gently hugs your bod, a seamless silhouette hides underwear lines, and to top it off, a gorgeous blue hue will make your next workout ensemble ~ohmmazing~.

    Model wears blue tie-dye leggings with matching bra

    Promising review: "I saw these in an Athleta ad that was sent to my house and I knew I had to have them! I just love the colors in them! They remind me of a swirled painted Easter egg. These tights are so buttery soft and hold you in at the waist without being too tight." —Athleta Customer

    Get them from Athleta for $89 (available in sizes XXS–3X, petite and tall inseams, and three colors).

    4. A leggings set that'll solve the problem of "I don't know what the heck to wear" before you work out. This matching leggings and sports bra duo will make dressing for HIIT, treadmill running, or barre so easy. Both pieces are also made with quick-drying fabric, so you won't feel like a sweat puddle after exercising.

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    Purple isn't the only color you can get in this set! It's also available in red, mint green, and more pretty hues.

    Promising review: "Wow this is my new favorite workout set!! It’s stretchy but also form-fitting! The material is great quality and the leggings stay in place when you run! I’m going to order in every color!" —Alex Rinna

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–L and 12 colors).

    5. A pair of patterned leggings so gorgeous, you'll forget you're getting dressed to ~work up a sweat~. In addition to a vibrant red, green, and blue design, you'll love the comfy elastic waistband and overlock seams that'll provide comfort *and* feel great for cardio or strength training sessions.

    Model wears tropical flower-printed red, blue, and green high-rise workout leggings
    Rochelle Porter Design/Etsy

    Get the matching bra to complete the look!

    Rochelle Porter Design is a Black woman-owned fashion brand that's known for their bold print clothes. If your activewear wardrobe needs a pop of color, you'll find gorgeous bike shorts, bras, and leggings that'll elevate your gym OOTD.

    Promising review: "These leggings are so soft! The quality is great and they are super comfortable. I would say they are light- to mid-weight and have been wearing them on hot summer days without issue!" —Etsy Customer

    Get them from Rochelle Porter Design on Etsy for $69 (available in sizes 2XL–6XL).

    6. Seamless leggings that'll make you shout from the rooftops, because your underwear will *not* be peeping through. A cool vertical stitching pattern highlights your legs, an opaque material hides thong lines, and an elastic waist helps prevent sagging when you're squatting, deadlifting, or doing jumping jacks.

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    Promising review: "I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of these leggings! The price is amazing compared to the usual $50 to $100 price range of most leggings. They’re nice and high-wasted which I love and for once these leggings are long enough! They fit like a glove, are thick, and very comfortable. I will definitely be buying other colors! These are so cute they’ll most likely get paired with non workout outfits as well." —Bree Griffith

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–L and six colors).

    7. Twist-front leggings because they'll be ~purrfect~ if you need to wear something stylish to virtual classes. The leopard print combined with a twist-front design adds a fun touch to any workout look (crop tops will pair great with them). Plus, a breathable fabric helps reduce sweat stains and a 7/8-length hits your ankles at the right spot.

    Model wears brown and tan leopard print leggings with a matching sports bra

    Promising review: "I will forever just love Real Me leggings. These sit high and stay up well. They're perfect for gym/hot yoga. I live in these leggings and can’t wait for more crossover ones!Aerie Customer

    Get them from Aerie for $34.96 (available in sizes XXS–XXL, short and long lengths, and seven colors).

    8. Contour seamless leggings that'll remind you of a watercolor painting and brighten up a basic racerback tank. They're also made with a moisture-wicking material *and* are squat-proof. (I'll take one of each please!)

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    These leggings are available in ombre styles (as shown above) and solid hues!

    Promising review: "Love these athletic high-waisted leggings. They fit perfectly. I cross-train and they withstood and hour of intense circuit training. They're squat and sweat proof, breathable, and not see through material. Buy these, you won't regret it! —Kendall

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and 45 styles).

    9. High-waist mesh leggings because you'll look so good (and keep sweat at bay) during yoga practice. Asymmetrical mesh panels let your legs *breathe* and a beautiful navy blue shade adds a chill vibe to whatever you're wearing for your Vinyasa flow.

    Model wears navy blue mesh high-rise leggings while standing in a yoga pose

    Promising review: "Core 10 leggings are my new favorite. I already own four pairs and I will be buying more. They are 100% squat-proof, they don't fall down or ride up in weird places, and they give my legs a cooling effect when I start sweating. I box, do HIIT training, and lift weights and they have been sturdy and reliable through all my workouts. Obsessed!" —Elizabeth Mitchell

    Get them from Amazon for $45 (available in sizes XS–3X and four colors).

    10. Squat-proof leggings with a body-hugging fit and a high-rise waist that'll let you power through leg day. You can bend, lunge, twist, and squat without having to pull them up constantly. Yes to getting through reps without fabric problems!

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    Promising review: "These leggings have far exceeded my expectations and I’m in love! They are very high waisted and don’t roll down during HIIT workouts. They are breathable, buttery soft, and squat-proof! They have nice compression so everything is held in place but not too tight that it’s uncomfortable. I have only worn them once, so I have yet to see how they wash up, but I don’t foresee having any issues with that. You can’t beat these leggings at this price!" —kes

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 19 colors).

    11. Over-the-heel leggings that'll be a pretty addition to your activewear wardrobe and work well for yoga or Pilates. They're not see-through, smoothly slide onto your butt and legs, and come in floral prints that'll make your workout outfit ~bloom~ with color. The over-the-heel fabric is an extra touch, in case you want to cover part of your feet.

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    Promising review: "I bought these because I am tall, and since these were made to go over the foot I figured they would fit me normally; which they did. They have a pretty design and don’t slip down when I’m working out." —Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, sets of two, and in 35 colors).

    12. High-rise pocket leggings so perfect for basically every type of workout session, you'll be thinking "where have you been all my life?" They check off all the boxes for design (mulberry red, saddle, and more chic shades for your activewear wardrobe), compression (yes, they'll actually stay up when you exercise), and functionality (two roomy pockets to hold your cell phone and keys).

    Girlfriend Collective

    These leggings also help keep plastic bottles out of landfills. According to Girlfriend Collective, each pair of High-Rise Pocket Leggings is made with 79% RPET and 21% spandex.

    Promising review: "I'm not usually one for reds, but I couldn't resist with this gorgeous color. It's more earthy than a raspberry and not bad for someone who usually looks red and splotchy in reds. The pocket leggings are great for keeping track of my headphones during a workout, my wallet on a run, or keeping your phone where it needs to be.Girlfriend Collective Customer

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $78 (available in sizes XXS–6XL, two lengths, and 10 colors).

    13. High-shine leggings to make you feel like you're headed to a disco, when IRL, you're actually attending a virtual dance class. Made with faux-leather material that's stretchy *and* comfy, they'll look amazing with a strappy sports bra or crop top. With color options like mauve or teal, you'll score so many compliments when you sign on.

    Model does standing yoga pose in mauve high-rise shiny leggings

    Promising review: "These are great. They do not slide down. They are a bit shiny and look great for going out or working out. I usually use them for dancing, are so comfortable and stretchy. I was very impressed, especially given the price. Other shiny leggings are all about $100. The expensive ones are more shiny but they snag easily. These do not snag." —RYan Mooney

    Get them from Amazon for $24.89+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 11 colors).

    14. Ventilated leggings designed for high-intensity activities like boxing, HIIT, and interval training. A breathable mesh design on the legs helps keep you cool, while an adjustable waistband ensures a compressive fit. Topping everything off is an eye-catching, swirly red hue that'll make you think of your favorite planet (hello Mars).


    Promising review: "I am very happy with these leggings! They fit wonderfully and actually stay in place while I’m running or doing other cardio workouts. They are comfortable and keep me warm when it’s colder out but they are also comfy on days that are warmer too without making me hot. They have a cute mesh design on the legs. So far they have also washed and dried well. Great leggings for workouts or anytime you want to be comfortable!" —Target Customer

    Get them from Target for $32 (available in sizes XS–XXL and six styles).

    15. Space dye leggings you'll want to slip into for yoga and Pilates because you won't have to deal with sagging or sweat. They're quick-drying, have a slightly stretchy shape that won't feel too baggy, and a pretty red hue that'll work well with white, black, and gray tops.

    Red space dye leggings with a high-waist and ankle-grazing inseam

    Promising review: "I have the high-waisted spacedye leggings in two other lengths (capri and full) and had to complete the set with these too. I'm obsessed with the soft fabric, and best of all, *they don't sag*. Need I say more?" —Backcountry Customer

    Get them from Backcountry for $82.45+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and six colors).

    16. Side-stripe leggings with a sporty-inspired design and buttery-soft material that's comfortable, won't stretch too much, *and* is squat-proof (as shown in the review pic below). If you're bending or stretching, they'll stay put (buh-bye baggy waist gap) and not feel too compressive on your butt and legs.

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    Promising review: "I own a lot of leggings and these really impressed me. Completely squat-proof (not see through at all). They are very comfortable and the color is beautiful! You’d think they were a lot more expensive than they are. Do not hesitate to buy these!" —Alex

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S–3X, two lengths, and 31 styles).

    17. Light blue leggings so versatile for your workout wardrobe, you'll want to wear them all the time. In addition to a pretty frosty hue, they're made with spandex that gently hugs your legs and feels flexible while you hit up the treadmill, lift weights, or do Pilates.

    Ju'Nae Fit

    Ju’Nae Fit is a Black-owned business known for their comfy and chic athletic apparel. Whether you're looking for squat-proof leggings or a soft crop top, they have so much activewear for so many activities from HIIT to strength training to yoga.

    Promising review: "I love wearing my leggings year round! The material is high quality and the color is beautiful, exactly as pictured! I can jump, bend, squat, stretch, you name it, and feel secure with every movement." —Ju'Nae Fit Customer

    Get them from Ju'Nae Fit for $30 (available in sizes S–L).

    18. Colorblock high-rise leggings with a smartphone-friendly pocket and comfy waistband for yoga, Pilates, and everything in between. Yes you can squat and do Warrior I pose in these without them falling down *and* ~lewk~ good, thanks to a cool color-contrasting design.

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    Promising review: "These yoga pants have quickly become my favorite, I have done a whole practice without having to adjust the waistband. There is some compression but I like that, the design is super cute and the fit is perfect." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.02 (available in sizes XS–3X and four colors).

    19. High-rise capri leggings because they have a great length and pattern that'll basically go with any sports bra or top. While you're planking it out or working on Downward Dog, you won't have to worry about bunching or sagging, thanks to a calf-friendly inseam and high-rise waist.

    Model wears black tie-dye printed crop leggings while completing a yoga pose

    Promising review: "I'm very pleasantly surprised with these leggings. So these leggings are definitely 'squat-proof' for workouts. Stays in place, there's no slipping at the waistband, and I love the high waist. I do mostly CrossFit workouts with some cardio and yoga mixed in and these seem great so far." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.81+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 11 colors).

    20. Mineral-wash leggings that'll provide you with amazing support and let you rock a mauve-tone outfit when you do yoga or go for a run. They contain polyamide and elastane, so they'll have a hint of stretch and hide underwear lines, thanks to a seamless design.

    model wearing the leggings and a matching crop tee
    Beach Hours

    Beach Hours is a Black and woman-owned company that designs gorgeous activewear and yoga mats. Cutout tops, mesh high-rise leggings, and split-dye sports bras are a handful of the stylish workout pieces available for your closet.

    Get them from Beach Hours for $31.50+ (available in sizes S–L).

    21. Four-way stretch leggings for days when you want to work on flexibility exercises: Flatlock stitching helps minimize chafing, an elastic waistband won't dig in your skin, and a 3D-printed galaxy design will add a cool touch to your comfy-meet-functional outfit. They also have *two* pockets: a wide-back waistband pocket (it can fit your smartphone!) and a small front one.

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    Promising review: "I do yoga very often and for me it's imperative to have high waisted, good quality, stretchable, non-see-through yoga pants. Did I mention "stylish"? Well these leggings fit the bill to a T. The print is confined to the legs which I absolutely adore. They are high-waisted and fit extremely well not to mention the fabulous price. My advice, get it!" —ShilNY

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and three colors).

    22. Seamless pocket leggings that'll prevail through your intense HIIT, interval training, and spin classes. They're stylish thanks to hot pink stitching and a rich mulberry shade and functional with a double-layer waistband and slit pockets that'll keep 'em up.

    Model wears mulberry high-rise leggings with hot pink stitching on the legs, hips, and waist

    Get them from Bandier for $69+ (available in sizes XS–2X and eight styles).

    23. Flintstones-inspired leggings so cute and colorful, everyone will be asking "where did you get them?!" during your next virtual class. With a slightly compressive fit and stretchy design, you'll be secretly thinking "Yabba-dabba-doo!" when you get through a tough circuit.

    Melt Fit

    Check out the entire Bedrock Collection, which also features a matching sports bra, here.

    Melt Fit is a size-inclusive athleisure company based in Detroit, Michigan. If you want to find activewear in bold colors and fun prints (like the Flintstone-inspired leggings above!), they have so many pieces that are perfect for working out or lounging.

    Promising review: "Great fit. The material is super soft and the set looks so cute on. I have done treadmill runs and HIIT workouts so far in this set and no problem with the pants staying in place." —Melt Fit Customer

    Get them from Melt Fit for $60 (available in sizes S–3X and five colors).

    24. Adidas AEROKNIT 7/8 leggings because you can jump rope and do push-ups and basically every other movement without being drenched in sweat. They're moisture-wicking, made with recycled polyester for a fitted shape, and have a cool logo design around the waist.

    Model wears olive green Adidas high-rise leggings with black sneakers

    Promising review: "I love how soft these are and the seamless construction means no lines on my skin when I take them off! They don't slip or slide during yoga and are chic enough that I can wear them all day!" —Adidas Customer

    Get them from Adidas for $55 (available in sizes XS–3X and four colors).

    25. And a pair of cropped yoga leggings with gorgeous criss-cross detailing and buttery-soft material that'll leave you *so comfortable* while you flow from pose to pose.

    reviewer wearing the light blue criss-cross cropped leggings while practicing a bridge
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    Promising review: "These leggings were extremely comfortable!!! The lattice on the legs allows these leggings to be versatile too. I wanted workout leggings, which these would be great for, but they would also be cute just to wear with a t-shirt or something. They passed the squat test too!" —Kristyn Shocklee

    Get them from Amazon for $30.13+ (available in sizes XS–3X and six colors).

    That feeling when you're wearing your favorite workout leggings:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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