Admittedly (and I’m not even sorry about it), but I own probably way too many leggings. First, it started because I was on the hunt for the best black leggings. Once I found them years ago, I was hooked. With so many available options, especially when it comes to style, size and durability, it can be hard to determine what the best leggings for women actually are.
So you don’t have to waste your money and time, I did the research already (don’t worry it was fun), to provide you with the only leggings you need to be confident and casually cute, comfy or even workout ready!
What brand of leggings are the best?
Now, there’s a lot of leggings for women to choose from, but only certain brands you’ll want to buy over and over again.
My top two favorites, which might be known more for being the best workout leggings for women, are just as perfect for lounging around, working from home or going out in. They are Lululemon leggings and Spanx leggings — get 15% off your first order.
When I wear them, I’m not sure what’s better — the compliments or comfort.
If you haven’t tried either brand, both are a bit pricey, but total quality, which makes them so worth it. My best advice is to care for them properly and they’ll look good as new for many years.
Don’t worry, this list has some great budget-friendly legging options too.
How do you wear leggings every day?
I don’t care what anyone says, but leggings and athleisure wear are definitely staple wardrobe pieces. They can be worn daily! Leggings are the best kind of pants because they can be worn with basically anything.
When it comes to styling your leggings every day, I suggest wearing them with a basic tee and top it with a pullover sweatshirt or even a denim jacket.
For shoes, pair your leggings with sneakers, ballet flats, sandals or even booties — when you really want to amp up your athleisure wear.
Switch up your look often with a leggings outfit that includes:
- ankle length
- joggers (I practically live in these type of leggings/pants)
Leggings also make the perfect travel essential. It’s easy to pack multiple pairs into a carry-on and they can be mixed and matched to make different outfits, especially for a long weekend getaway.
How can I make my leggings last longer?
After you check out this list of the best leggings for women and become just as obsessed with them as I am, you’ll need to know how to make them last longer.
Here are some tips that will help extend the life of your leggings and activewear:
- First, always check the care label on your leggings.
- Wash leggings separately from your other clothing (I wash mine on gentle)
- Turn leggings inside out when washing them (this is super important when it comes to any of the Spanx faux leather leggings)
- Wash in cold water, on gentle cycle and don’t use fabric softener
- Hang leggings to dry vs. putting them in the dryer. They won’t shrink and you can preserve their shape.
15 Best Leggings For Women
Faux Leather Moto Leggings
These sleek faux-leather leggings are toughened up with textured moto seams, and they have been my go-to pants lately, especially when traveling.
I love that they can be easily dressed up or down, and oh the compliments I receive when I have these on! I admit that they may have recently edged out my Lululemon leggings for the title of BEST LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN!
High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft 7/8-Length Side-Pocket Leggings
The Elevate leggings have a 4-way super stretch for a full range of motion, plus Go-Dry tech to keep you comfy & dry.
Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings
Look at Me Now Leggings are extremely flattering, comfortable and come in a wide range of sizes. The seamless design moves with you and they have hidden shaping magic to support you 24/7.
These come in 6 colors/ prints, and my favorite is the black camo.
Active Leopard Seamless Leggings
These leggings are a sleek, supportive addition to your workout wardrobe (or for simply hanging out in). They feature a seamless design and alternating leopard spots with ribbed stripes.
High Waist Moto Leggings
Push yourself in moto-style leggings that are crafted with a flattering high waistline, pintucked panels and mesh elements.
I love the off-white/ bone color of these leggings for a really casually cool look.
Leopard Print Faux Leather Leggings
Fierce leopard print leggings have an edgy look of leather, with a figure-shaping control knit and a contoured waistband to help flatten the tummy (ask me how I know 😏).
Jean-ish Ankle Leggings
These come in 7 different colors and also a variety of sizes that include petite, regular and tall lengths. Jean-ish® Leggings feature a soft-knit fabric that feels like leggings and looks like your favorite jeans.
They have an interior shaping panel, and this flattering style keeps you smooth and feeling ultra-comfortable.
Real Me Mesh High Waisted 7/8 Legging
These leggings have "Feel Free fabric" which lets you feel like the real you with its soft support & a weightless touch.
They also come in black and I love wearing these when I visit the Disney Parks because they are cute + comfy!
Women's High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Leggings with Pockets
At under $30 and 10 colors to choose from, these are the most budget friendly leggings on on this list! That doesn't mean you have to sacrifice any style or comfort though.
These leggings are crafted from a brushed, buttery soft stretch fabric to give you unrestricted movement.
High Waist 7/8 Leggings (made from recycled water bottles)
Pretty awesome that these leggings are cut from fabric that's made from recycled water bottles! They support you with a comfortable high waist and snug, compressive fit.
Comes in over 12 colors so you can buy a few different pairs for more outfit options.
Marble Print Contour Power Waist High-Rise 7/8 Leggings 24"
For outdoor exercise, going out or simply working at home, these UPF 50+ rated material offers protection from harmful sun rays, while a power mesh panel aids in control.
Beyond Yoga Back Me Up Midi Leggings
A sleek active-casual essential, these high-waisted leggings just need the matching leopard-print tank for an instant on-the-move casual yet cute outfit.
Align Super-High Rise Pant 28"
So I may (or may not 😏) own these super comfy and stylish leggings in a variety of colors and prints.
They are long lasting and can be worn at home, during a workout or even out with friends!
High-Waisted Moto 7/8-Length Street Leggings For Women
These leggings are like a best kept secret (except for now I am sharing with you all 😂). They are under $20, come in a wide variety of sizes as well as regular and tall.
Whether you are running laps or running errands, these street leggings are smooth, stretchy and stylish!
High Waist Midi Leggings
A wide elastic waistband tops a pair of workout-ready leggings featuring a sleek, figure-skimming fit detailed with a subtle leopard-jacquard knit.
Although we might be currently stuck on what seems like the longest vacation at home ever, this is the time to practice your casual lounging style, with some of these best leggings for women.
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