Leggings may be our go-to basic these days (and, like, always) but they're not all made equally. Speaking from personal experience here, I have pairs that serve very different purposes: my workout leggings meant to withstand even the most intense HIIT classes, my trendy leggings that I have never seen a drop of sweat in their lives, and then my everyday leggings which are the softest and most forgiving pairs I own and the ones I reach for the most. Today, I'm diving into the latter category and bringing you the very best options that you can (and should) wear on repeat.
Since shopping is just what we do here, I went ahead and found the very best everyday leggings I know you're going to love. After perusing my favorite retailers like H&M, Nordstrom, and Zara, I found the following 18 pairs that are just as comfortable as they are highly-rated, including one cult-popular Nordstrom pair, in particular, that one shopper described as the pair they'd "wear every day for the rest of my life". So with that, continue on to shop each and get inspired by how to style them along the way.
According to one Nordstrom reviewer, "I bought these 5 pair of these leggings in black at the beginning of COVID and they have been my work (from home) pants for this entire year. I pretty much wear them every day with a work top for Zoom meetings. Nice compression, love the material. They truly are my soul-mate leggings. I just love them—highly recommended for anyone."
There's a reason Nike's Dri-FIT leggings are a staple—their perfect high-waisted fit and flexible, moves-with-you material are legit.
"Probably my new favorite leggings," one H&M reviewer wrote. "The waistband is nice and thick and the legs fit tightly but comfortably."
"Like butter!" one reviewer gushed about these Girlfriend Collective leggings that are made from recycled plastic water bottles, BTW. "Love the silky feel of these leggings. The high rise creates a comfy feel, so I can wear them all day," she continued.
These are the leggings you've seen all your favorite influencers wearing on Instagram.
An essential that comes in several must-have neutrals.
Amazon shoppers rave about how comfortable these are and can't get over the double pockets which are a game-changer.
There's a reason these are always sold-out.
People love the soft and matte fabric these leggings are made from. We love the fun color-blocked options they come in.
This crossover waistband looks so fresh.
The fact that these are called butter says it all.
Beyond Yoga's space-dye fabric is some of the softest I've ever tried.
The lustrous sheen gives these such a luxe feel but the fabric is designed to withstand even your most intense workouts.
I love when a basic like this comes with an outfit idea.