I Only Wear High-Waisted Leggings—These Are My Favorites

Whether you exercise regularly or don't, leggings are a tried-and-true wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. These versatile pants are a must-have for running errands, grabbing coffee, lounging around the house, and most importantly, enduring nearly a year of quarantine.  

But like my denim preference, I pretty much only wear high-waisted leggings. Not only is this cut universally flattering, but high-waisted leggings also pair well with all things cropped—including sweatshirts, workout tees, and jackets. Even if crop tops aren't a fixture of your wardrobe, the high-waisted silhouette simply feels more comfortable, secure, and oddly natural compared to low-rise styles—there's a reason high-waisted pants made such a profound 21st-century comeback

Ahead, we've rounded up the best high-waisted leggings on the internet. Bonus: you can snag all of them on Amazon.

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You can't go wrong with classic black high-waisted leggings, especially when they're only $11. This budget find boasts over 2000 five-star reviews. Customers compare them to Lululemon's cult-favorite Align leggings, which will run you $98.

I love the '90s feel of these striped high-rise Adidas leggings. They're nearly 100% cotton so they're great for lounging around the house and working from home.

These had me at "lounge legging." This cozy pair from Alo Yoga are basically part sweat pant, part legging and I'm here for it. 

These seamless high-waisted leggings are crafted from lightweight compression fabric for an über-flattering fit. 

These $25 leggings are the number-one best seller in Amazon's entire sports tights and leggings vertical and have casually amassed over 16,000 reviews. In other words, they're a home run.

These slightly cropped leggings are crafted from Beyond Yoga's signature, buttery-soft space-dye knit, so you know they're good.

With nearly 13,000 reviews, these CRZ Yoga leggings are another Amazon gem. They come in 38 different colors and will run you just $24.

Australian brand P.E Nation is known for its nostalgic, sporty aesthetic and high-quality activewear, and its comfy Ignition leggings are no exception.

With nearly 38,000 Amazon reviews, these buttery-soft high-waisted leggings are the most-reviewed yoga pants on the entire site. Customers rave about the opaque, super-soft material and flattering fit.

This $30 pair is an "Amazon's Choice" pick and the number-one best-seller in the "Women's Running Pants" category. They're thick, flattering, high-quality, and boast a truly impressive 32,600 reviews.

Iconic shapewear brand Spanx knows a thing or two about designing flattering leggings. The brand's Look at Me Now leggings are crafted from comfortable four-way stretch fabric, and, of course, feature their famous double-layer waistband. 

These squat-proof leggings are yet another Amazon hidden gem. They're crafted from super soft, four-way stretch, sweat-wicking material that's perfect for intense workouts and lounging alike.  

Enthusiastic Amazon reviewers also compare this $26 pair of leggings to sought-after Lululemon Aligns. They're buttery soft, seamless, and a fraction of the price. 

If you're looking for a high-waisted legging with pockets, look no further than this $17 pair from Amazon. They come in 39 different colors and boast over 5000 glowing customer reviews.

For thick, winter-proof leggings, meet Plush's line of fleece-lined yoga pants. Their sleek yet cozy matte leggings are perfect for outdoor workouts and running errands from November to March.

For high-waisted joggers that feel like leggings, look no further than Amazon's resounding best seller: the Legging Depot's activewear joggers. These lightweight pants boast 30,000 raving reviews on the e-tailer. 

Leather is trending hard this season, and I've had my eye on these faux-leather leggings from Commando. They have a near-perfect five-star rating on Amazon and come in nine muted colors.

You can't go wrong with a classic pair of Nike leggings. The brand's popular All-In tights are sold on Amazon in 10 different colors for as low as $68.

Spanx also makes a cropped version of its fan favorite Look at Me Now leggings, and they're a perfect capri addition to your leggings lineup.

These sleek 90 Degree leggings are yet another Amazon home run. They have nearly 5000 reviews and will run you just $20.

These squat-proof high-waisted leggings feature a thick compression waistband and super-soft four-way stretch material for a comfortable and supportive fit. Plus, they come in 19 colors and only cost $17.

Just $25 will get you three pairs of squat-proof high-waisted leggings from top-rated brand Fullsoft. This set has amassed nearly 3500 positive reviews on the site.

With 13,000 reviews, these affordable high-waisted leggings are the number-one best seller in the "Women's Hiking Pants" category. They feature a convenient cell phone pocket and come in 31 different colors.