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


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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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Freelance Contributor

Kelsey Clark is a freelance writer and content strategist based in Detroit. She got her start in editorial in New York City as MyDomaine's lifestyle editor and has since gone full-time freelance. She now contributes to Who What Wear, THE/THIRTY, Domino, Glamour, The Zoe Report, Apartment Therapy, and more, in addition to working with brands such as Bloomscape and EyeSwoon on content strategy and copywriting. She's written about fashion, interior design, health and wellness, pop culture, food, travel, politics, and professional development, but she'd consider the first three verticals her main "beats." She's also incredibly passionate about mental health awareness and hopes to help eradicate the social stigma through storytelling and education. When she's not writing, you can find her scouring thrift stores for Levi's 501s, picking up a new vintage piece for her apartment, or exploring new restaurants and bars across Detroit.