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25 Amazing Pairs Of Leggings People Actually Swear By

Because no pants are the best pants.

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1. LuLaRoe-level soft leggings (at less than LuLaRoe prices) you'll want to buy in every color. All 24 of them!

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Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (or a six-pack for $39.99; available in two sizes: one size fits most (XS–XL) and plus size (XL–3X) and 37 colors).

Promising review: "These are the GREATEST leggings EVER! They feel and fit exactly like LuLaRoe except the waistband gives more. I am IN LOVE with these. If you love LuLaRoe, you will love these and never go back! The fact that they’re half the cost and colors are readily available is awesome. You won’t be disappointed!" —Elizabeth

2. Graphic shark-print leggings to ~take a bite~ out of your bad mood.

Get them from ModCloth for $25 (available in sizes XS–4X and in a galaxy print).Promising review: "Leggings are scary. Nine times out of ten, they don't fit over my bum, or my thighs, or my ankles. Being a chubby lady, I had almost given up on finding quality leggings. But these are amazing!!! Super comfy, not see-through, well fitting, and super vibrant! I could go on and on." —MayoroftheShire
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Get them from ModCloth for $25 (available in sizes XS–4X and in a galaxy print).

Promising review: "Leggings are scary. Nine times out of ten, they don't fit over my bum, or my thighs, or my ankles. Being a chubby lady, I had almost given up on finding quality leggings. But these are amazing!!! Super comfy, not see-through, well fitting, and super vibrant! I could go on and on." —MayoroftheShire

3. High-waist athleggings with moisture-wicking fabric and a whopping 2,700 REVIEWS so you know you'll stay insanely comfy in them.

Get them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXL (sizes 1X–3X available here) and four colors).Promising review: "Holy grail leggings. I live in leggings and these are a dream! They are super comfortable and they keep looking good wash after wash. Don't think I'll ever buy another brand again." —KatiePixieActually, the whole brand Zella (that makes these) are the top-reviewed leggings on Nordstrom. Check out their full selection on the Zella brand page!
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Get them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXL (sizes 1X–3X available here) and four colors).

Promising review: "Holy grail leggings. I live in leggings and these are a dream! They are super comfortable and they keep looking good wash after wash. Don't think I'll ever buy another brand again." —KatiePixie

Actually, the whole brand Zella (that makes these) are the top-reviewed leggings on Nordstrom. Check out their full selection on the Zella brand page!

4. Mesh-insert athletic pants to make working out feel like a ~sheer~ delight.

Get them from Amazon for $8.42+ (available in sizes S–L and 29 styles).Promising review: "Every time I wear these to the gym I get compliments. They are adorable, comfortable, and cute enough that I can wear them for a quick trip to the store. I would definitely recommend these!" —Jess I.
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Get them from Amazon for $8.42+ (available in sizes S–L and 29 styles).

Promising review: "Every time I wear these to the gym I get compliments. They are adorable, comfortable, and cute enough that I can wear them for a quick trip to the store. I would definitely recommend these!" —Jess I.

5. Striped leggings so you can join in on the athleisure trend while never feeling constricted or constrained — anywhere.

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Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S/M–L/XL and 40 colors, both with stripes and without).

Promising review: "These pants are what I’ve been looking for for MONTHS! I have fibromyalgia with allodynia, so tight waistbands and seams pain me to tears. I’ve been on the hunt for buttery-feeling leggings that don’t feel tight anywhere while being close-fitting, as leggings should be. These are AMAZING. They also aren’t see-through and are 1/8 the price of a certain overly priced brand! I’m in heaven! I’ll need to buy every color and like 10 of the black because I’m never wearing any other pants again!" —Coffeybean84

6. True-to-color galaxy print leggings for some ~universal~ appeal.

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 33 prints).Promising review: "I love these pants. They feel good on my skin. They aren't see-through. They make my butt look out of this world. The only downside is my boyfriend is really tired of me making that joke every time I wear these." —Hanna
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Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 33 prints).

Promising review: "I love these pants. They feel good on my skin. They aren't see-through. They make my butt look out of this world. The only downside is my boyfriend is really tired of me making that joke every time I wear these." —Hanna

7. Cotton-and-spandex blend leggings that'll kick your outfit up a notch, thanks to the cutout grommet accents.

Get them from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).Promising review: "I love the fit, and I feel sexy and comfortable. Couldn’t ask for a better combination!" —Dominique B.
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Get them from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

Promising review: "I love the fit, and I feel sexy and comfortable. Couldn’t ask for a better combination!" —Dominique B.

8. Antimicrobial, four-way stretch yoga pants that'll move WITH you, no matter what activity or exercise. And they have P O C K E T S!

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Get them from Amazon for $17.88+ (available in sizes S–XXL, capri and pant lengths, and 37 colors) .

Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying these pants as I am about most exercise clothing online. I got them in and wore them for a run. After my run I celebrated with champagne. Low and behold.... these pants fit a whlole bottle of champagne in the pocket! This was a phenomenal feature! Since then, my run times have improved tremendously. I highly recommend these pants for this feature alone." —Jesse Shiyou

9. Super high-waist leggings that'll never turn see-through on your legs. At all.

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Get them from ModCloth for $19 (available in sizes XS–4X and three colors).

Promising review: "These are the best leggings I've ever put on. They're so comfortable and flattering that I'm going to have to keep myself from wearing them every day! They are the perfect weight — light enough for a warm fall day, but substantial enough to make one feel secure and comfortable (i.e., no fabric getting wedged in crevices, and so opaque they passed the White Panty Test). I'm glad I got the high-waist, too. I think the regular waist would have been a bit too low for my comfort. They are a little long on me, but I'd rather have that than the alternative. I definitely plan on buying more of these!" —Aemilyus

10. Ponte leggings with seams down the front and zipper pockets so you can totally wear them to the office as pants.

Get them from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes 4–16 and three colors).Promising review: "Love these pants!! Ever since starting a new position where I was expected to wear 'real pants' as opposed to my beloved leggings I was a little disheartened. These pants came to my rescue. They feel like leggings (without the weird scratchy material other pull-on pants have) and look like real pants. I'm ordering more!" —Mildly.atypical
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Get them from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes 4–16 and three colors).

Promising review: "Love these pants!! Ever since starting a new position where I was expected to wear 'real pants' as opposed to my beloved leggings I was a little disheartened. These pants came to my rescue. They feel like leggings (without the weird scratchy material other pull-on pants have) and look like real pants. I'm ordering more!" —Mildly.atypical

11. A multi-pack of fleece-lined leggings in a wide range of colors you can wear with each of your favorite sweaters.

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Get the pack of three pairs from Amazon for $17.99 or a pack fo six pairs for $32.99 (one size fits most).

Promising review: "These are amazing and so much more affordable than the leggings in the store. On top of that they are made of a higher quality. Fleece lining makes them super warm too. Warm and comfy. They wash well, too." —R. Null

12. Leggings with a studded stripe down the side for a touch of still-not-quite-wearing-pants eleganza.

Get them from Eloquii for $84.90 (available in sizes 14–28).Promising review: "Love them, adore them, yes yes yes. They are so comfortable... And they look very elegant. I think I will save them for the holiday season, because they really make me think of festivities. Not sure I will resist. :)" —Robby90Eloquii's leggings come in tons of trendy styles, like leather, zip-up, and more; check out all the available options.
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Get them from Eloquii for $84.90 (available in sizes 14–28).

Promising review: "Love them, adore them, yes yes yes. They are so comfortable... And they look very elegant. I think I will save them for the holiday season, because they really make me think of festivities. Not sure I will resist. :)" —Robby90

Eloquii's leggings come in tons of trendy styles, like leather, zip-up, and more; check out all the available options.

13. Classic Adidas three-stripe leggings for a trendy "Yay sports! Do the thing; win the points" look.

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Get them from Amazon for $26.33+ (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

Promising review: "Nice quality. Fabric thick enough to not be see thru. Great stretch factor. Great fit. Planning to order a couple more pair! Fantastic price." —Amazon Customer

14. Or a large-scale logo pair to make a bolder sporty statement.

Get them from Amazon for $50+ (available in sizes XS–M and two colors).Promising review: "Super soft and comfy leggings...the material isn't thin at all and these were worth what I paid" —Nisha
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Get them from Amazon for $50+ (available in sizes XS–M and two colors).

Promising review: "Super soft and comfy leggings...the material isn't thin at all and these were worth what I paid" —Nisha

15. Mid-rise jeggings with over 1,000 reviews that'll become one of your most reliable closet staples.

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Get them from Old Navy for $34.99 (available in sizes 00–20, regular, tall, and petite). Check out all the available Rockstar Jegging washes and styles here.

Promising review: "Just about the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn. Fits my curves in all the right places. Looks great tucked inside a boot or with a pair of sneakers. Great for dressing up or down. Got them in every color and plan to buy more." —Night Owl

16. Super-soft brushed-lining leggings to make your lazy days feel a little more magical.

Get them from Aerie for $15.98 (on sale from $39.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL). The Aerie Play leggings (with the cozy brushed lining) are available in tons of patterns. Check 'em all out here!Promising review: "I absolutely love this style! Blue is my favorite color and to top it off these leggings are so soft and so comfortable to the point that I forget that I have anything on." —Bryonna
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Get them from Aerie for $15.98 (on sale from $39.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL). The Aerie Play leggings (with the cozy brushed lining) are available in tons of patterns. Check 'em all out here!

Promising review: "I absolutely love this style! Blue is my favorite color and to top it off these leggings are so soft and so comfortable to the point that I forget that I have anything on." —Bryonna

17. Thick, tapered leggings with a wide waistband to stay comfortable and completely opaque, meaning you're gonna buy 'em in every color.

Get them from Torrid for $22.90 (available in sizes M/L–6X and three colors). They're also available in toooons of colors (listed separately). Check out the full selection of premium leggings full selection of premium leggings.Promising review: "I bought a pair just to fill an order once and now I can't stop. They are so comfortable, last a good long time for the price, and are nice and high at the waist so they don't cut my body in half or slide down. Hands down my favorite leggings I've ever tried. Will buy again!" —BettyBennett
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Get them from Torrid for $22.90 (available in sizes M/L–6X and three colors). They're also available in toooons of colors (listed separately). Check out the full selection of premium leggings full selection of premium leggings.

Promising review: "I bought a pair just to fill an order once and now I can't stop. They are so comfortable, last a good long time for the price, and are nice and high at the waist so they don't cut my body in half or slide down. Hands down my favorite leggings I've ever tried. Will buy again!" —BettyBennett

18. Brushed fair isle–print leggings, because your stems deserve to enjoy sweater weather, too!

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Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes: one size (fits 0–12) and plus size (fits 14–24) and 17 colors and patterns).

Promising review: "Wow!!! Love these leggings! Three things: The material feels like silky, soft fleecy butter on your legs. They are so soft and ridiculously comfortable. Second, the stretch and snap back is great! They don't get worn out or lose their shape after wearing. Third, I love the higher waist. No tugging, pulling or adjusting throughout the day. I can lounge in these, or workout and they stay comfortable all day. The quality is great and I can easily compare these to the LuLaRoe leggings but half the price! Highly recommend, and I just ordered more." —AR

19. Side-zip ~Gigi pants~ for that Audrey Hepburn ankle-length look with none of the binding waistband or stiff fabric discomfort of normal pants.

Get them from J. Crew Factory for $59.50 (available in sizes 00–24).Promising review: "These pants are so comfortable! Perfect for work and look great with a cardigan! Feels like leggings but professional looking! I just bought a second pair!" —Brittany
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Get them from J. Crew Factory for $59.50 (available in sizes 00–24).

Promising review: "These pants are so comfortable! Perfect for work and look great with a cardigan! Feels like leggings but professional looking! I just bought a second pair!" —Brittany

20. Stylish jeggings that'll make you want to burn the rest of your jeans; these'll give you all the put-together look of skinnies, but will never cut in or stretch out!

Get them from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six washes).Promising review: "I love these pants! I got them in two colors and they are my to go-to jeans. The material is thick, which is great because they look like real denim and can be used as pants. I especially love them when I travel; super comfy and they handle being washed pretty good." —Fatmah
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Get them from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six washes).

Promising review: "I love these pants! I got them in two colors and they are my to go-to jeans. The material is thick, which is great because they look like real denim and can be used as pants. I especially love them when I travel; super comfy and they handle being washed pretty good." —Fatmah

21. Printed versions so you can inject some personality into your fifth leggings-and-a-sweater outfit this week.

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Get them from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in sizes S/L–3X–5X and 42 patterns).

Promising review: "I'm obsessed with the leggings from Leggings Depot. They are soft, not scratchy or itchy. They are not see-through or sheer. Very comfortable. It's just hard to decide which print because there are so many great prints to choose from. I wash them on cold and hang them to dry and they dry pretty quick. I never put them in the dryer. I have 20 different pairs now and they have lasted pretty well other than some loose threads around the waist. For the price and quality, I'd recommend these!" —M.R.

22. A classic black option that, at $3.90 per pair, will definitely be worth stocking up on.

Get them from Forever 21 for $3.90 (available in sizes XS–L).Promising review: "I want about 20 pairs! These leggings are the BEST leggings, so cheap and great quality. It was a perfect fit and the thick waistband hugs the waist so perfectly, it honestly feels great." —Ashley Ray
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Get them from Forever 21 for $3.90 (available in sizes XS–L).

Promising review: "I want about 20 pairs! These leggings are the BEST leggings, so cheap and great quality. It was a perfect fit and the thick waistband hugs the waist so perfectly, it honestly feels great." —Ashley Ray

23. *Faux fur*–lined leggings so you can stay toasty warm without tons of layers — even at midwestern football games.

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Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in one size and 10 colors, both footed and ankle-length).

Promising review: "Bought these to wear to an Iowa game to keep me warm and they did just that! I am in love with these! Buying more colors now 😍!" —MsMandy85

24. Antimicrobial, moisture-wicking athleggings that'll take you from spin class to brunch without breaking a sweat. Or at least ensuring your sweat dries almost instantly.

Get them from Walmart for $8.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL).Promising review: "I have horses and ride every day. I ride in these and prefer them to my $200 breeches!! The fit is flattering, they are sooo comfortable! They're so comfortable, I also wear them around the house and to the gym and to sleep in when it's cold. They are a 'staple' in my wardrobe. Now, if I could just wear them to work!" —UT79Girl
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Get them from Walmart for $8.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

Promising review: "I have horses and ride every day. I ride in these and prefer them to my $200 breeches!! The fit is flattering, they are sooo comfortable! They're so comfortable, I also wear them around the house and to the gym and to sleep in when it's cold. They are a 'staple' in my wardrobe. Now, if I could just wear them to work!" —UT79Girl

25. Cotton blend jeggings with *real* back pockets to trick everyone you know into thinking you're actually wearing skinny jeans (while you feel like you're wearing PJs!).

Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes: one sizes (fits 0–12), 1X/2X and 2X/3X) and 14 colors).Promising review: "These are fantastic!! Very soft and super comfortable. I ordered another pair that was twice this price and these were SO much better than the more expensive ones. I will be ordering another pair for sure!" —Kimberly Holdenbrand
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Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes: one sizes (fits 0–12), 1X/2X and 2X/3X) and 14 colors).

Promising review: "These are fantastic!! Very soft and super comfortable. I ordered another pair that was twice this price and these were SO much better than the more expensive ones. I will be ordering another pair for sure!" —Kimberly Holdenbrand

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