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    If You’re Living, Working, And Exercising In Leggings These Days, Here Are 22 Pairs To Check Out

    You never have to put pants on again. Never.

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    1. High-waisted booty lifting leggings — you've seen 'em online and now it's time to own 'em IRL. These textured leggings will keep you comfy and sweat-free while you do park yoga...or couch yoga.,

    Promising review: "These are hands-down my favorite leggings. I love the fit and the feel of them. Would repurchase in every color, and I already have probably six different colors already and I want MORE!! They hold up in the washer/dryer and color doesn't bleed onto other clothes. The only thing I didn't love on the leggings was that the waistband was quite thick; my simple fix for it was just making a small cut on the inside seam and cutting the elastic out, and it makes them fit PERFECTLY." —Aspen LaGrone

    Get them from Amazon for $16+ (available in sizes S–4X and 44 colors).

    2. Super soft crossover leggings from Wolven that were made using post-consumer recycled plastic, so you know you won't be harming the planet by adding these to your wardrobe. And because these odor-resistant leggings also have two side pockets, we won't judge if you put them on ASAP and they never actually make it to your wardrobe.

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    BuzzFeed writer Ali loves these leggings:

    "I've seen crossover style leggings all over my For You Page on TikTok and they look so CUTE on everyone who wears them. These mayyyyy just be my new fave leggings. They're high-waisted (legit the only kind I like) and have pockets on both sides which is perfect if I'm taking my dogs for a walk or running an errand and want to keep my phone on me at all times. I love where these hit me on my waist and honestly, these make me want to throw all my old leggings in the trash. If you're in the market for new leggings, I HIGHLY recommend you give these a whirl." —Ali

    Get them from Wolven for $98 (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    3. A pair of tummy-controlling high-waisted leggings whose four-way stretch will upgrade your gym experience. And you'll have options for where to put your keys with both inner and outer pockets.

    Promising review: "Wow, these are amazing. I think these are my favorite leggings that I’ve ever purchased. They have the perfect amount of compression while still feeling super soft. And they have pockets on the side!" —Krystylerose

    Get it from Amazon for $11.81+ (available in women's sizes XS-3X and in 25 colors).

    4. Smooth and stretchy TechSweat leggings that'll keep up with you (and keep you comfortable) during all your high-intensity workouts!

    a model does a lunge wearing the core 7/8 leggings in the color night
    Outdoor Voices

    Promising review: "These leggings are incredible!! Nothing beats its core waistband; it's structured enough to hold you in place and not move throughout runs or workouts. I can't recommend them enough!" —Bryn

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $88 (available in women's sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    5. A pack of yoga pants so you don't have to do any thinking on laundry day. Just grab another pair of your fave leggings while your other fave leggings are in the wash.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE these leggings. I don’t know how much money I’ve spend on LuLaRoe leggings in the past at $25 a pair, but I can tell you these are just as soft and not see through. Also, if you’re plus-sized, you know that all leggings and pants pill in the thigh area where our legs rub together. But these hold up great, and they get washed sometimes twice a week. And at this price, if they wear out, you can just buy more. They are soooo good and high waisted. I can’t rave enough about them." —James N.

    Get a three pack from Amazon for $23.98.

    6. A pair of seamless leggings with a ribbed waistband and patterns that contour to your body!,

    Promising review: "I have to admit I was skeptical about purchasing these leggings. I am a personal trainer and having the right pair of leggings on during a workout is EVERYTHING! I would say the fit can very much be compared to Gymshark leggings (though Gymshark leggings may be a tad bit tighter). When I put them on I was pleasantly surprised by how great they looked! I ran, jumped rope, did squats and walking lunges to see if they held up and they passed the test. You NEED these!!! They are functional and half the price of most other workout leggings!" —Peter Guzelak

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and a variety of colors).

    7. A pair of trendy ruffle hem leggings – they mean never having to compromise on style in order to feel like you never changed out of your PJs.

    Reviewer wearing the high-waisted leggings with ruffles at the bottom of each leg.

    Promising review: "These pants are so cute! I love the stretchy material, and the cute ruffles at the hems make it look different. They are a bit high-waisted, which I love, and they're opaque enough so you're sure your underwear won't peek through. You can easily just slip these on, and you'll be good to go! Plus, they're very comfortable and fit true to size." —Corinth

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 10 styles).

    8. Faux-leather leggings for the showstoppers among us! But don't worry, these still offer four-way stretch.

    reviewer wearing the black faux leather leggings with a yellow top outside of a restaurant

    Promising review: "These leggings have a great amount of stretch to them, but not so much that they feel loose. Holding them up, they look like they won't fit, but the stretch in them makes these leggings fit great! I love the thick waistband as it feels like it's holding everything in. The leggings are a nice thick quality, so no concerns about them ripping or stretching to the point of see-through." —Practical Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $31.41.

    9. A pair of fiercely comfortable animal print leggings you'll feel good (and hot) ~getting your stretch on~ while wearing. Oh, and the stretch on these babies is beyond impressive.

    Four models wearing the collection
    Melt Fit

    Melt Fit is a size-inclusive Detroit-based activewear brand created by Ashley Garner that specializes in bold prints, eye-catching colors, and comfort.

    Promising review: "I love the feel of the material against my skin. It makes for a comfortable workout fit because the leggings don’t move and the top is snug and supportive. I have removed the pads and it still feels great. I love it!" —Marisa S.

    Get it from Melt Fit for $60 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors; get the matching bra here).

    10. A pair of colorful and cozy leggings that'll definitely help you make a statement whether you're on a run or running errands.

    a plus size model wears the red lala plus size leggings with a black crop top
    Rochelle Porter Design/Etsy

    Rochelle Porter Design is a Black woman-owned lifestyle brand based in Atlanta creating activewear and home decor bursting with life and color.

    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; I have been wearing them on hot summer days without issue!" —Ashley Moseley

    Get it from Rochelle Porter Design on Etsy for $69.

    11. A pair of leggings no one will be able to see through, so everything stays covered up as you spread out on your yoga mat.

    mirror selfie of reviewer wearing the grey iKeep High Waist Yoga Pants

    Promising review: "I LOVE these leggings. I am very active; I work out daily doing 90+ minutes of running, walking, yoga, and strength-training. These leggings have held up through that daily abuse. They are super stretchy but also provide a nice firm shape while being comfortable and allows for movement in all directions." —Char

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and in 20 colors and patterns).

    12. Ultra compressive leggings from Free People with a squat-proof stretch that'll give you a comfortably skin-tight feel. Go running, do jumping jacks, and master your HIIT workout knowing these leggings have a reinforced waistband and sweat-wicking properties.

    model wearing green leggings
    Free People Movement

    Promising review: "These are some of my favorite leggings ever! I got them in grey and loved them so much that I had to get them in green too! They are perfect for everyday living or for working out. The waist is so perfect because it doesn’t slide down throughout the day and it has a zipper pocket." —rachellw99

    Get it from Free People Movement for $98 (available in women's sizes XS-L and in 14 colors).

    13. A pair of highly-rated high-waisted leggings that come in so many colors, you'll wanna stock up on 'em all. Say goodbye to your pants and jeans now, because there's no going back once you're in these.,

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these leggings! They are buttery soft and fit perfectly! I own at least eight pairs and each one arrived in perfect condition. They last a very long time; I've had my first ones over a year and I wear them weekly. The fabric has amazing recovery and does not go slack like some other brands do. I wear these to work, workout, and sometimes even sleep! The colors they offer are great too!!" —Nicole Kogler

    Get them from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in one size and plus size; capri or regular lengths; and a variety of colors).

    14. Quintessential black leggings versatile enough to handle anything you throw at them.

    close up of side pocket detail in leggings
    Roam Loud

    Roam Loud is a Liberian-Nigerian American woman-owned business that was created in order "to unapologetically create a lifestyle where brown skin is at the forefront and not an afterthought."

    Promising review: "Oh these are so comfy! They're high quality with lots of stretch. I want these in every color!" —Julie Gibbs

    Get it from Roam Loud for $50 (available in sizes S-XL).

    15. Metallic leggings if looking "good" isn't enough for someone as ~dazzling~ as you! Boost your cardio with these stretchy gems.

    reviewer wearing the purple romastory metallic leggings with an 80s inspired workout fit

    Promising review: "I love these! They have that shiny finish I was looking for, and they're super light and comfy. Don’t be deceived by the smallness of them; they stretch nicely. Snug fit and a high waist which is important when you are in the gym or doing yoga. Buying more!" —sabina agha

    Get it from Amazon for $13.85.

    16. Backcountry performance leggings perfect for your early morning hikes to watch the sunrise. Start the day right in these breathable and moisture-wicking leggings!

    close up of the green backcountry mountain trail leggings on a model

    Get it from Backcountry for $89.95 (available in women's sizes XS-XL and in three colors).

    17. Patterned leggings made to feel like you're not even wearing anything. To add a little more spice to this winning recipe, they've even got fashionably functional mesh inserts.


    Promising review: "I am always very skeptical buying tights online. I have to try them on, squat in them, bend over in them, and move all kinds of ways. But, these fit me great, much to my surprise. They feel so soft. They don't squeeze at my waist so tight that I feel or look uncomfortable. I just added three more pairs to my cart. These fit like my Fabletics tights but wayyy more affordable." —Delia

    Get it from Amazon for $26+.

    18. A pair of slightly cropped sporty pink leggings from Adidas that'll make you feel ready for the Olympic event that is coordinating your next Netflix binge.

    close up of the signal pink CIRCUIT BADGE OF SPORT 7/8 TIGHTS on a model

    Promising review: "Love love love these!!! I can’t say enough good things about them. They're super comfortable, supportive, and even have a slight compression to help with circulation." —Lisa7464751

    Get it from Adidas for $60 (available in women's sizes S-XL).

    19. A stretchy pair of high-rise everyday leggings whose super cute infinity cut-outs give your legs some much-needed breathing room.

    close up of the High-Rise 3/4 Infinity Leggings in redwood on a model
    Free People Movement

    Promising review: "These feel like they lift my butt! The side cutouts on the calf are a nice detail and make them feel like they're not just plain leggings. I have worn them to workouts and also to run errands. I highly recommend these because they're such great quality! There are so many pretty colors, too!" —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People Movement for $98 (available in women's sizes XS-L and in nine colors).

    20. Edgy suede leggings because, literally, why not? They're soft, stretchy, and sexy. Pro-tip: put these on if you're feeling too lazy to run errands because the second they're on, you're gonna need to be seen.

    Bored Kitten

    Bored Kitten is a small biz specializing in sexy pieces that inspire confidence and creativity.

    Get it from Bored Kitten for $64.95 (originally $124.95; available in women's sizes S-L and in four colors).

    21. Lightweight mesh leggings that have everything you're looking for: coziness, style, flexibility, pockets, versatility, and they're not pants.

    close up of mesh insert details on the grape aurique mesh panel leggings on a reviewer

    Promising review: "According to my wife, these are the greatest leggings to run in. They don't move around or need to be adjusted during her run. The pockets are great for her phone and keys. They look good, too. She recommends them." —Sean Thorburn

    Get it from Amazon for $29.94+ (available in women's sizes 00-14 and in three colors).

    22. A pair of mesh color-block leggings if you can't stand to be boring OR uncomfortable.

    Promising review: "These leggings were everything I was hoping for and then some. Great breathable fabric, squat-proof, and lightweight but not sheer. These are excellent high-waisted leggings for leg day. I will be purchasing in the other color-ways. A steal of a price, too!" —E. ZICCARDI

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

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