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31 “Exercise Leggings” You’ll Probably Want To Wear Even When You’re Not Exercising

Can someone explain to me why all the leggings are listed under “activewear?” I find nothing active about them.

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A pair of indestructible RAYPOSE capri leggings made of sweat-wicking breathable fabric that has a sturdy four-way stretch so they can survive any mountain high enough or valley low enough.

Promising review: “Can I just say that I will be reordering them in every color. Here is me rolling and sliding down a mountain because I was too scared to get up. My leggings did not rip not even a little bit and I got stuck on rocks and trees.” —Cory H.

Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).


A pair of ultra-high waisted compression leggings to hold everything in while you run to and from the fridge.,

Promising review: “Great material. Not see through and they give you a great shape. I got the mocha and green. Love them.” —Angelica Maria

Get them from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 color).


A pair of high-waisted 90 Degree by Reflex control leggings designed using a nylon and spandex blend that’ll make sure you’re covered during every bend, squat, or lunge you have to take to grab the remote.,

Promising review: “These are the best leggings EVER. Pretty comparable to the Lululemon Align leggings — I wouldn’t say they’re an exact dupe, but for the price, you can’t beat it. The 90-degree leggings are just as soft and comfortable as Lululemon, and tbh I prefer them over my Lulu’s. They’re not see-through or shiny, and I haven’t noticed any problems with pilling either. After finding these, I don’t think I’ll ever spend $98 on leggings again. If you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing up!” —Alexis

Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in nine colors).


A pair of the BEST. Absolute BEST! And ultra-popular, ridiculously comfy, and perfectly high-waisted Zella Live In leggings — no better time than the present to add to your ever-growing stretch pants collection.


These just happen to be my holy grail leggings. I love them more than I imagine I would love my own child. You can read my full Zella leggings review here.

Get them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in six colors).


A pair of delightfully colorful Terez Sound Splatter Leggings that have a comfy mid-rise fit and are made using a sleek, sweat-wicking Dynamic DuoKnit fabric that gives you compression and none of that see-through nonsense.


Terez is a women-owned and -operated NYC based brand.

Get them from Terez for $105 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in three colors).,

Promising review: “I LOVE these leggings! They have two pockets that you can easily carry your phone/other items in. They are very comfortable, high waisted, and full length. I will definitely be needing them in more colors! You can’t beat the quality for this price!” —Cameron Welch

“I bought these to see how much stuff I could put in the pockets. I now love these pants.” —Jenny L.

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL, two lengths, and 45 colors).


A charmingly romantic pair of floral print Onzie leggings that are just delightful enough for a long stroll around the block.


Get them from Shopbop for $69 (available in sizes XS–L).


A pair of super soft control leggings you can use to work out, stretch out, sleep off…honestly, whatever., Amazon

Promising review: “The picture I shared is an actual Snapchat I sent to the girls I work with and a couple friends the first day I wore these leggings! They are literally the best ever!!! I’m going to be purchasing more soon in different colors! They are not see-through and they do not fit awkward. If you are like me it is hard to find the perfect pair of leggings and I actually heard about these through a girl in one of my college classes who I don’t know. She was just talking out loud about how great her leggings were and I had to ask!!! You cannot go wrong with these!!!!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 31 color combinations).


A pair of Athleta’s Elation Pirouette 7/8 leggings made in a fabric so buttery soft you’ll wanna spread them on toast! They also have a three-layer unpinchable waistband that’s always comfy while it smoothes and supports, a discreet pocket, and no inseams.


Promising review: “I’m quite picky on my leggings. I’ve recently transitioned to Athleta leggings, and I cannot stop adding to my collection because they’re seriously the best of the best. The rose color in this style is the perfect shade. They’re squat proof, don’t hug your waist too tight to where it makes that female pooch bump-out. You’ll seriously want to find an excuse to wear them every day!” —Lise.mcc

Get them from Athleta for $98 (available in petite, tall, and standard sizes XXS–3X and in three colors).


An investment-worthy pair of Spanx’s Every.Wear Active Icon Leggings — I am telling you now. I would die for these leggings. I would fight war for these leggings. These leggings are my hero and my cause. I love these leggings.


These leggings have a really comfy four-way stretch, are super breathable so they don’t make you hot and gross, and they have an anti-odor finish which is great ’cause I only wash them once every five wears or so. They hit just at the waist for me and don’t roll down because of my tummy, they give me a lot of compression so I don’t feel self-conscious about all my jelly (’cause I don’t think you’re ready for my jelly). Oh!! And no camel toe!! Which is a serious problem for mwah!

Get them from Spanx for $110 (available in sizes XS–3X).


A pair of perfectly printed All in Motion leggings designed with flat seams, a moisture-wicking quick-drying fabric that also happens to be made of recycled polyester, and, of course, with pockets!


Get them from Target for $28 (available in sizes XS–4X and in eight prints)., Amazon

Promising review: “These leggings were soft, comfy, not see-through, and the perfect size. I wore them all day to a theme park trying to create a Princess Leia look and they worked perfectly.” —GizzyTink

Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes one size and one size plus, in short, capri, and full lengths, and in 18 colors).


A pair of high-waisted Zella Live In 7/8 leggings designed with pockets — yes, pockets! Like multiple! One on each leg and one in the waistband! You’re welcome.


Promising review: “These pants are fabulous!! They never fade, snag, get ugly little fuzzy balls. They stay put and hold everything in place. Comfortable. Just amazing.” —Gsmt

Get them from Nordstrom for $59+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL, 2X, and in three colors)


A pair of high-waisted liquid shine Core 10 leggings that are totally breathable and flexible — just like God intended.


Promising review: “I’ve been tempted to spend almost $100 on similar leggings made by a ‘high-end’ company that starts with K and ends with L, but I never could bring myself to spend the money. Then these came up as a suggestion and I jumped to order them. I ordered two pairs to try them out in 1X and 2X. The first thing I noticed is that there is a considerable difference between 1X to 2X. More-so than with are with other brands. The 2X is very roomy, but they are a little loose in the legs for me, so I tried on the 1X. At first, the 1X seemed a little snug, but they pulled on without much effort. After wearing them for about 15 minutes around the house, they adapted to my body and fit very well. The material is very comfortable and breathes quite well. Unlike most ‘liquid’ leggings, these are not coated to create the look. This material is a nylon and spandex blend which provides for the nice shimmery effect and feels silky. This also means that dresses and skirts will not cling to the material, unlike cotton blend leggings. The flat-stitch seams are great, and the built-in gusset is better than other brands and truly provides for better movement/stretching without feeling constrained. These do not offer much compression as it is a thinner material, but that is true of the high-end brand as well. Kudos to Amazon and Core 10 for offering these leggings in ‘plus’ sizes. I will definitely order more, especially if more colors and tall lengths become available.” —BSM

Get them from Amazon for $19.91+ (available in sizes L–3X and in two colors).


A pair of highrise camo leggings you better hurry up and get because — oh no! where did they go?


Promising review: “These fit so well and are so soft. I’ve had so many compliments when I’ve worn these.” —EMILYK25

Get the from Maurice’s for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and in three lengths).


An eye-catching hot pink workout set — yes! Set! Because who doesn’t love a good pair of leggings that comes with a matching top!

Eclectic Bella

Eclectic Bella is a black-owned, Los Angeles based brand.

Get the set from Eclectic Bella for $59 (available in sizes S and L).


A pair of super opaque high-waisted leggings to replace your favorite pair that have a giant split in the crotch — just buy seven of them already, one for every day of the week.


Promising review: “Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a ‘one size fits all’ type of deal. I am curvier and was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!” —nichole campton

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size and one size plus and in 22 colors).


A pair of Patagonia’s super soft centered crop legging — the awesome thing about getting Patagonia leggings is their transparency about production. These, for example, are fair trade certified sewn which means every person on the supply chain is given a living wage. They’re also made using recycled polyester which helps in lessening the dependence on petroleum-based materials.


Promising review: “These leggings are awesome! They are so soft and breathable. I was worried that when I washed them they would lose the softness, but that just wasn’t the case! These pants are perfect for work, play, and everything in between! I want a pair in every color :)” —Jane

Get them from Backcountry for $69 (available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors). They also come in a longer version too.


A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you’re gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or sneakers.

Promising review: “Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don’t mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!” —Anonymous

“These are literally the softest leggings in the entire world. I now own three pairs and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Also, they are STUPID strong. I fell off a motorized scooter and gashed a hole in my knee while wearing these and they didn’t even tear ONE bit. THAT…is amazing. Buy them and I guarantee you’ll end up buying more.” —K. Duggan

Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 18 prints).


Promising review: “I love how these look. The down point that hits just below the belly button and higher waist that starts at the natural waistline on the sides looks great and is perfect for crop tops. I wore these for dance and felt comfortable and awesome! Looks perfect and doesn’t create muffin top. Love.” —Hedera Femme

Get them from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in sizes XS–3X and in eight colors).


A pair of the ever so classic, absolute staple, Lululemon Align leggings — which you probably already own but need in a new color. They also have an extended size range now and are available up to a size 20.


Get them from Lululemon for $98 (available in sizes 0–20, in the three lengths, and in 17 colors).


A pair of Thinx Leggings which are straight-up genius. They’re designed for the moderate days of your period. Yup! They have an absorbency that can hold the same as three regular tampons or one and a half regular pads. They also come with side pockets and a heating pad pocket in the front.


Get them from Thinx for $95 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).


A pair of buttery smooth brushed polyester and spandex high-waisted leggings that’ll stretch in every direction you do without ever getting see-through.,

Promising review: “Not usually a leggings type girl, but decided to get these based on the positive reviews. These leggings are so soft and honestly it feels like I am wearing nothing when I have them on. I love them!” —Tanya

Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–5X, one-size, plus-size, and in 44 colors).


A pair of eco-friendly, super stretchy fleece bamboo leggings that are absolutely perfect for winter.

Nayked Faith on Etsy

They’re made with a bamboo blend fabric and use an eco-friendly dye. Nayked Faith is an eco-friendly small business based out of Portland, Oregon, that specializes in handmade clothing.

Get them from Nayked Faith on Etsy for $65+ (available in sizes XXS–2X and in seven colors).


A pair of high-waisted, totally streamlined thermal ADAY leggings designed to help keep you nice and warm. They also have a discreet bonded compression waistband and a handy little pocket that will perfectly fit your phone.


ADAY is a women-owned and -operated company based out of New York dedicated to technical advancements, sustainability, and seasonless wearability.

Get them from ADAY for $150 (available in sizes XS–L and in two colors).


A pair of Heroine Sport iridescent leggings — I mean, I don’t need to give you a reason to buy these. Their hypnotizing shimmer is gonna do that for me.


Get them from Net-A-Porter for $99 (available in sizes XS–XL).


A super pretty pair of opaque leggings designed with a whimsical floral print that surrounds the ankle. They also have a stretch waistband for a smoothing effect.


Promising review: “I love a quality pair of leggings with a little extra something so that they aren’t the typical, single color, solid pair you see so often but also aren’t covered in a pattern on all sides. These are the perfect combo of print and solid. The floral pattern is beautiful and the colors allow me to wear coral colored tops that I normally could not (or would not) pair with navy blue.” —BUMBLEHONEYKILLERQUEENBEE

Get them from Torrid for $29.50 (available in Torrid sizes 00–6).


A pair of boudoir-inspired Michi The Rebel leggings that have an extra high rise waistband that laces-up in the front — giving me some serious Christina Aguilera vibes and I’m loving it! Suddenly all my adolescent fashion dreams are colliding with my current day realities.


Michelle Watson created Michi in NYC in 2010 and she continues to create awesome athletic wear that focuses on design, performance, and versatility.

Get them from Michi for $148 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in three colors).


A pair of raised waist Marygold Leggings designed with a four-way stretch that’ll stretch and recover on the cross and lengthwise grains — so no see-through action. They’re also made with a smooth, comfortable microfiber yarn that is precision-cut and then hand-sewn after printing.

Souk + Sepia

Souk + Sepia is a marketplace of curated boutique items. They are based out of Newark, NJ, and are proud members of the UjuuMedia Tribe, a platform for Black woman-owned consumer businesses.

Get them from Souk + Sepia for $59 (available in sizes XS–XL and 2XL–6XL).


A pair of high-rise, mid-weight All Access leggings that are honestly just such a pretty color purple. Like, the prettiest.


Get them from Net-A-Porter for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL).


And a pair of THE most adorable leggings I have ever seen! These cropped Disney Dumbo leggings are designed with the character’s faces right at the ankle! I cannot believe how cute these are! Holy moly!


Promising review: “Love the leggings! I always have to buy a size larger than I normally wear though. Comfortable and soft material. I love the Dumbo on them so much, I wish they would have a shirt to match.” —ERIKAJ1973

Get them from Torrid for $39.50 (available in Torrid sizes 00-6).

Get ready to start cookin’ in your new leggings!


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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