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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!).
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.