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    These High-Waisted Leggings From Target Are Truly The Best Ever

    The Champion Freedom High-Waisted Leggings are under $25, last forever, and totally count as pants.

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    Leggings > pants. We all know it. No use pretending anymore. But finding the right pair (not too expensive, not see-through, not with a hole in the thigh by the third wear) can be challenging.


    Especially in the chilly weather, when you can hide your comfy non-pants under a graphic tee (like this champs-themed one I'm wearing from Bando!), boots, and a giant fuzzy coat.

    LUCKILY FOR YOU, I'm about to spill the beans on the best leggings out there, and they're from TARGET: C9 Champion Freedom High Waist Leggings.


    Yes, I am wearing them in that first pic. I'm even wearing them AS I WRITE THIS.

    They're suuuuper high waisted (stay fully above my belly button), 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. What more could you possibly ask for?


    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.

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    For anyone who can get away with that at their school or office, of course. THANKS BUZZFEED!

    I have *six pairs* of these babies. I've been so afraid of Target no longer carrying them that every time I saw them in my size, I had to buy a pair.

    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.


    *Every* single other pair of leggings I've ever had have eventually gotten that dreaded hole in the thigh. NOT THESE.

    "But Maitland," you say, "Aren't these supposed to be for working out?"

    Sure. But real talk, I'm not super ~excited~ about exercising, so I haven't put these fully to the test, if you're gonna run a marathon in these or anything. About twice a year, I go on a Get Healthy! kick, and these have definitely outlasted my "two weeks of jogging and following a high intensity interval workout app" attempts every six months.

    Still not fully convinced? Let's check out some of the reviews from Target dot com (there are over 200 reviews with an average of over four stars!).


    "These are the best leggings I've ever owned. They are not at all sheer (maybe try buying the correct size). They are so comfortable and I woud live in these if it was socially acceptable to wear leggings in the business world." —Kphi

    "You'll never want to take them off! These are great quality. My favorite thing to work out in. They are not sheer, they do not sweat through, and they are SO comfortable. Control top is nice and snug but not constricting. Great for working out or just everyday wear! I own three pairs and I just bought two more! Worth every penny =)" —Fi

    "I love that these leggings are high-waisted, because I always have issues with other leggings not wanting to stay put (they are always falling down on account of my large hips!). They are well made and reasonably priced, particularly compared to everything else on the legging market these days!" —KK

    "Got these for hot yoga and I love them. They stay up and don't lose their shape after an hour and a half of intense poses and lots of sweat. They make the legs look fabulous!" —Fay

    Yay leggings, yay comfort, yay saving money!

    Get the leggings from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL, short, regular, and long, and in black and burgundy).

    Pro tip: Some reviews say to size up, but I'm a 4-ish in pants and wear a size small in these bbs, so choose your own size accordingly!

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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