The Absolute Best Leggings at Zara, H&M, and Forever 21


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The athleisure trend dominated in 2016, and it's now proving to reign supreme this year as well—specifically leggings. No matter the temperature, season, or event, celebrities and street style stars alike are consistently making a case for the comfortable pant trend, so owning a few pairs of your own is more than necessary if you ask us. And lucky for you, we know just the places where you can get these versatile pants at prices so low you'll be picking your jaw up off the floor. For example, if you were eyeing the leggings featured in the opening street style shot, we found a similar pair at Zara for $16

To no one's surprise, the affordable roundup of leggings we have for you here come from none other than Zara, Forever 21, and H&M. What will surprise you, however, is the high-quality appearance and various options that these fast-fashion retailers offer. From all-black and high-waisted versions to mesh-cutout and moto styles, the selection of extremely affordable leggings ahead will pleasantly delight you. And did we mention not a single pair is over $30? Okay, good. 

Keep reading to shop the shocking assortment of affordable leggings from Zara, Forever 21, and H&M. 

Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as,, and She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.