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    18 Pairs Of Leggings That People Actually Swear By

    Stretchiness? Check! Sweat-resistant technology? Double Check. Being fashionable and comfy AF? Priceless.

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the leggings they absolutely swear by...and here are their incredibly comfortable suggestions:

    1. Hue Leggings are super lightweight and flexible, which is amazing when it's still warm outside (so you can wear 'em without catching a heat stroke).


    "They are super strong and have a tummy panel. They're a little pricey, but so worth it!" —Paige Paul, Facebook

    Get them from Amazon for $24+ (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors) or Nordstrom for $36 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    2. Zellas High-waisted leggings could be your go-to pair — they won't be see-through and can be layered with any top in your closet for a fly-ass outfit!


    "They're cheaper than Lululemon and last a heck of a lot longer. And don’t fit nearly as tight." —kanielsen

    "I love Zella live-in high-waisted leggings from Nordstrom for day-to-day outfits. They are great as they provide a good level of thickness and don’t look super 'athletic' with day-to-day outfits. Can’t live without my leggings!" —alissa

    Get them from Nordstrom for $54 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and two colors).

    3. Lululemon Fast and Free leggings are hella perfect for intense workouts with their moisture-wicking fabric (which just means they absorb and evaporate the sweat on your body before it has a chance to make you all gross). Plus, they have pockets.

    "I know that they are pricey, but I think that investing in a pair or two is definitely worth it. I am 4’11 so all pants are always too long, but Lululemon does free tailoring. All of my leggings fit perfectly! They'll repair any broken seams for FREE! This is a big plus for me because my leggings (regardless of brand) always eventually rip along the seams on the inside of my thighs. It doesn’t matter if you got the leggings last week or three years ago, you just have to bring them into a Lululemon store and they’ll send them to a tailor to be fixed for free! Even if you don’t have the receipt! This has saved numerous leggings from becoming trash. Plus they are so comfy and look great!" —trish

    "Hands down, always and forever. I’ve tried so many others and some have been okay and some have been awful. Through it all, I keep going back to where my love of leggings began — Lululemon. Definitely on the higher side of the price range, but I feel like you can say the same thing about the quality of their products. I’ve got leggings that I’ve had and worn for years and they’re still going strong!" —morgan

    Get them from Lululemon for $128 (available in sizes 2–14 and nine colors).

    4. Reflex High Waisted Leggings have tons of compression abilities so your legs will cramp less often whether you're just walking long distances or training for your next marathon.

    "They last forever, fit just right if you have bigger thighs, and are relatively cheap. Also, they are the right thickness that you never have to worry about bending over and showing your goodies!" —Tara Benford, Facebook

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ or Walmart for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    5. Outdoor Voices Springs Leggings contour to your legs, making you look even more amazing, while moisture-wicking fabric keeps your sweat from actually showing up on your butt or any furniture you wind up sitting on., AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "I'll admit that I wanted to try these leggings from Outdoor Voices after seeing multiple people wearing them on Instagram and on the streets of NY. I like to take hot yoga in the city (I know, I am the pinnacle of health), but then have to hop on a bus and train for my hour-long commute home. Yes, that's right, I am basically sitting in sweat for an hour. BUT! The fabric of these leggings is so great at wicking moisture, that I feel almost dry by the time I walk to the train. I've tried a ton of other leggings in the past that claim to be 'dri-fit', but they were all BS. These leggings are truly amazing for taking a workout class and then heading to grab dinner or a drink with a friend; ~athleisure~ that can actually be worn for exercising purposes — who would'a thunk! ALSO! The waistband never slides down, and I actually find that they fit better and better each time I put them on, like they're truly molding and conforming to fit my legs perfectly. It's like they were made for me and my body. " —AnaMaria Glavan

    Get them from Outdoor Voices for $95 (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    6. Ava and Viv Leisure Leggings are great for mixing and matching with different shirts and sweaters for an amazing fall look.

    "The higher the rise the better!" —Heidi Banks, Facebook

    Get them from Target for $14.99 (available in sizes XL–4X).

    7. Old Navy Compression Leggings have cool AF prints and are so versatile that you can wear them to literally any event in your life if you wanna.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    "It's been three years and I still wear the same leggings. I’ve bought more since then, but they hold up so well, that I could own a pair or two and be totally fine. (I won’t do that, though, because there are SO MANY cute prints and I must own them all). They’re high-waisted compression leggings, so they’re fairly tight, but stretchy at the same time. I can easily lounge and workout in them, and they’ve also become my go-to plane pants. Also! You can wash them a million times, and they will still look as new as the day you got them. And, because Old Navy rocks, you can almost always get them on sale if you keep an eye out!" —Kayla Suazo

    Get them from Old Navy for $14.97 (originally $32.99, available in sizes XS-XXL and in regular, tall, and petite lengths and in four colors).

    8. Soma Leggings aren't see-through AT ALL, which means you can rock a whole crop top without ever having to worry if the decision to wear red undies that day was too much.

    "Before trying out these Soma leggings, I didn't realize how much I was missing out on. The black is super opaque, so you shan't be needing to worry about undies peeking through — I've frequently worn these with full undies in a full range of colors, and none of them have made a guest appearance. These leggings don't feel elastic-y, either: they're just a nice soft cotton. Plus, no matter how many times I wear and wash them (which is A LOT), they never fade or look worn down. They seriously still look like I bought them yesterday. Basically, if you want to look like you tried, but also want to essentially live in pajamas... these are for you. They're super easy to dress up (they're just as easy to wear with booties as they are with sneakers) and always make me so freaking comfortable and confident!" —Emma McAnaw

    Get them from Soma for $54 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    9. Tuff Athletics Yoga Leggings are mid-rise and have a massive amount of stretch so you can be as comfy as possible while running errands for the day.,

    "As someone who literally lives in leggings, my favorite pair are Tuff Athletics! They are stretchy but hold shape, are so comfortable, and have a pocket on the waistband that fits my phone!" —laurenrosej

    Get them from Amazon for $9+ (available in sizes XS–2X and four colors).

    10. No Nonsense Cotton Shaping Leggings have a special smart temperature fabric that makes them adjust to your body — and they'll keep their shape throughout multiple washes and wears.

    "I am a super cheapie and my all-time go-to is No Nonsense Great Shapes. They have a mesh control panel at the top, are thick so there’s no see-through. I have so many pairs and these are the ones I always choose." —Shea Posey, Facebook

    Get them from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in sizes S–XXL).

    11. Hera Hero Seamless Workout Leggings will keep their shape throughout the day, but won't leave horrible red marks on your tummy once you take them off.

    Adirana Lictra / BuzzFeed

    "I’ve tried so many different legging brands and styles and found that 99% of them were too tight, thin, hot, itchy, flashy, wedgie-causing, uncomfortable, and/or just too freaking expensive. Until now! I’ve finally found THE pair that has (un)fortunately put an end to my go-to excuse: the Hera x Hero Le Papillon leggings, which are amazing. I feel so comfortable and confident in these that I actually want to get up and exercise (kind of). They're made of a high-quality fabric that is perfectly stretchy so it hugs your body in all the right places without making you feel restricted. The seamless design doesn’t itch or leave my skin with any red marks and indentations from squeezing me too tightly. A woven hole pattern curves down the legs for a bit of style and breathability, and the fabric is moisture-wicking so you never feel — or worse, SEE — sweat through your leggings!" —Adriana Licitra

    Get them from Hera Hero for $44.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

    12. Aerie Chill leggings have a wide waistband that'll stretch with you, especially on days when you wanna veg out and lounge on the couch with friends.

    "They’re so well made and they aren’t the least bit see-through!" —madison

    Get them from Aerie for $10 (originally $15.95, available in sizes XXS–XXL and four colors).

    13. Athleta Salutation Leggings are made with a special fabric (called Powervita) to give you support as well as flexibility during workouts.


    "They are so comfortable, even when I'm metaphorically dying doing cardio. It even has a hidden pocket to hold your cellphone!" —Elena Garcia

    Get them from Athleta for $79 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors).

    14. Champion C9 Leggings move with you during periods of high activity and are made with soft, breathable fabric so you won't feel overheated during leg day.

    Target, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed


    "They're super high waisted, made of 12% spandex for the perfect amount of stay-in-place stretch, are wayyyyy cheaper than other athletic/athleisure brands, and never get see-through. They're snug, but not too tight, and even when they become ~molded to your body~ (aka the waistband no longer compresses you), the waistband NEVER FALLS DOWN. EVER, making them great for 'I feel like hot garbage but can totally hide these under a long blazer or sweater' outfits. That being said, I have yet to have a single pair of these stretch out, fade, tear, pill, or ANYTHING. And I've had some of these for years. What more could you possibly ask for?" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get them from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    Check out a full review of these Champion High-Waisted Leggings here!

    15. Oalka Power Flex Yoga Pants have a hidden key pocket that'll come in handy when you're on the go and you don't feel like bringing a whole bag on the adventure.

    "They're super stretchy, and even if you want to wear them with other casual clothes in your closet they won't look a bit out of place!" —Ignacia Fulcher

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 19 colors).

    16. Lululemon Align II are amazingly high rise and great for casual wear or when it's time for a long-ass run.

    "I own seven pairs in multiple colors, in different lengths. I basically live in them. They have the Naked Sensation fabric, and it truly has a weightless feel! I recommend them to all of my friends. So worth the price!" —alexa

    Get them from Lululemon for $98 (available in sizes 2–14 and 12 colors).

    17. Deep Twist Capri Leggings allow you to have tons of movement without slipping or sliding down your waist, and it has an extraordinary and deep phone pocket so you don't have to hold it in your hands.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    "The search was on for workout leggings that were high-waisted, breathable, cute-ish, and had a nice pocket deep enough for my iPhone — and at a price that I would not feel guilty about when I inevitably stopped working out. Enter these $13 workout leggings from Amazon — they had good reviews, met all my requirements, and were cheap enough for the perfect impulse buy. And I am so glad I bought them! They're pleasantly thick and stretchy with the perfect rise, aaand they have mesh panels down the legs that are cute *and* help with the sweat factor. And the pockets are EVERYTHING. Whether I'm flinging myself down the street (that's what it looks like when I'm running), doing high knees, trying one burpee and then lying down, or attempting convoluted yoga poses, my phone NEVER leaves that little pocket! Who needs endorphins when you feel the joy of finding the perfect leggings for under $20? And if you have comments on my high-knees form, please go right ahead. Reading them will be cheaper than hiring a personal trainer." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in sizes 2–12 and two colors).

    18. Torrid High Waisted Leggings are ridiculously stylish and will be dope for all of the thirst traps you're planning to post on Insta.

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    "These are the first leggings that I've found that are high-waisted and go all the way down to my ankles. I literally have five pairs because I'm obsessed with them. To find a mixture [of high-waist and comfy] is crazy. They're great! I was on Forever 21's for a while, and then I was like, 'You know what? I'll pay [a little more] for Torrid,' and I haven't looked back." —Jazzmyne Robbins

    Get them from Torrid $17.17 (originally $22.90, available in sizes 00–6X).

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Here's to everyone getting all stretchy with their leggings on. Feels like true freedom.

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