Whether for actually working out or weekend errands, leggings have been considered a wardrobe essential for quite some time now. However, I think we can all agree that they're currently getting more use than ever. I know I wear leggings more than I'd like to admit these days, whether it's for my morning yoga, to work from home, for quick walks around my neighborhood, or just to hang out, and it's made me realize that my collection could definitely use a little sprucing up.
Naturally, my next move was to turn to Amazon. After all, I don't always have time to shop in stores to get a sense of what pieces are really like up close, and sleuthing through Amazon's review section is the next best thing. So sleuth I did, all so I could bring you (and myself) the best leggings the site has to offer based on what real customers had to say. From cropped styles to longer cuts to countless pairs with pockets—a feature I'm learning is a game changer—just keep scrolling to shop all 25 of the highly reviewed and loved leggings that made the cut.
1. 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings
Compelling review: "Buy these. Buy them right now. I ordered the small and the medium planning to return whichever pair didn't fit my daughter. I kept the medium for myself once I felt how incredibly thick and nice these are. Unlike many other brands of fleece tights, the inside of these stays LOVELY even after the wash (and the dryer by accident for my daughter's pair) AND they do NOT attract dog fur which is always winning in our house."
2. Nike Leg-a-See Futura Leggings
3. Crz Yoga Naked Feeling Workout Leggings
Compelling review: "I have searched high and low for a so-called 'Lulu dupe' and these are the closest thing I have found. And let me tell you, I am picky. Great quality and fit! The fabric is buttery soft (although more silky than the Lulu Align Pant, but I personally love it), and they have great compression but still super lightweight."
4. Pavoi Active Workout Leggings
Compelling Review: "These leggings are beyond words. They accomplish exactly what the description states. I have purchased two pairs and am about to get two more. They make my tush look great, and that takes a lot lol."
5. Spalding Ankle Legging
Compelling review: "Great leggings, I'm size 12 with long muscular legs and these fit perfect, ordered size large. If you like a really tight fit size down 1 size, but fit is good and my butt looks great! Can't see through the material and they hide panty lines fairly well."
6. Dragon Fit High Waist Yoga Leggings
Compelling review: "I really like this legging! Very comfortable and breathable material. Good quality. Love the pockets on 2 sides—now I know where to put my phone in gym. Highly recommend it!"
7. Amazon Essentials Performance Mid-Rise Capri Active Legging
Compelling review: "I have tried several brands of workout pants, ranging in prices. Out of all of them (including Lululemon) these are the best. They are tight enough to stay put while moving, but soft and loose enough to be comfortable all day. The best!"
8. Syrinx High Waisted Leggings
Compelling review: "These leggings are by far my favorite! They fit very well. They don’t slip down like some others I own. They also stretch a lot so they are very comfortable and still cover very well. They are not thick so definitely not for cold weather but perfect for fall/spring. The material is very soft… I am super happy with these and for the price, they are even better! Will definitely be ordering more colors!
9. Crz Yoga Butterluxe High Waisted Lounge Legging
Compelling review: "I've been draining my wallet for only Lululemon. But THESE LEGGINGS are better than Lululemon. TikTok brought me here, I was skeptical because like $36 for leggings no way… but I love these, they're deadlift and squat-proof."
10. Felina Velvety Super Soft Lightweight Legging
Compelling review: "I was so glad I bought these. I'm 5'7'' and leggings are always too short but I could be 5'10'' and these would be fine! Soft and comfy. I'm a 10 and the mediums fit without being too constricting at all."
11. Heathyoga Yoga Pants With Pockets
Compelling review: "I absolutely love these yoga pants from the feel of the fabric, fit, color and functionality! I've used them for running, and working out. For my run and workout they stayed in place and I didn’t have that uncomfortable sweaty feeling because they were definitely breathable. And for running around errands throughout your day the pockets are a plus so you can have your phone."
12. Amazon Essentials High-Rise Capri Active Sculpt Legging
Compelling review: "They are so comfortable! I got in navy blue and green, and I'm ordering two more colors now. They're not see through at all. They will be one of my go to work out pants now!"
13. Leggings Depot High Waisted Solid Yoga Leggings
Compelling review: "I really liked these leggings! Bought them in 5 colors! The fabric is soft and silky! Thin enough to be comfortable and not tight in the waist, and best of all, it's not see-through! I wear them all the time! Have washed them several times and the color stays!"
14. The Gym People Thick High Waist Yoga Pants With Pockets
Compelling review: "I absolutely love this pair of leggings. Fits true to size. I'm 5'4" 130 lbs athletic build and a small fits like a glove. The length hits right at my ankle. The material feels sturdy and thick. The pockets are a plus because I like to just carry my essentials with me. Highly recommend."
15. Ododos Gathered Cross Waist Yoga Pants
Compelling review: "I'm always looking for good leggings, especially ones that stay up and I’m not constantly pulling on them. I bought a pair of these leggings a few weeks ago to try them. They worked great! This is my 2nd pair and I have a 3rd pair that I haven't worn yet. It’s so nice to find leggings that work for me."
16. C9 Champion High Waist Legging
Compelling review: "I absolutely love these leggings! They are my favorite ever. I did size up one as I wear them mostly for leisure and occasional hiking. I'm not going for compression, I'm going for comfort. They have just enough form to not bag or stretch out but they hold everything in place. They make my fanny look great. I fully intend to buy them in more colors."
17. Fengbay High Waist Yoga Pants
Compelling review: "These fit great! For reference I'm 5'3" and 138lbs. My waist is 28" and hips are 40" and I bought a medium. These black leggings have enough compression that they hold everything in without being too tight. They stretch without being see-through and they have pockets! What else could you ask for? Oh, and they are super soft and comfortable."
18. 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Tummy Control Shapewear Power Flex Capri
Compelling review: "I own about 5 pairs of leggings from this brand, and I am FOREVER SOLD!!! If anyone were to ask me which leggings I love I would immediately mention these. I prefer these over my Nike & Adidas leggings any day. They are also squat-proof (for me at least). These fit so comfortably and are very flattering! I love my leggings high waisted, it keeps my tummy in control without suffocating me."
19. Homma High Waist Tummy Compression Slimming Leggings
Compelling review: "Exactly what I was looking for. These leggings are so comfortable and make me feel so secure. They fit perfectly. The high waiste means I don't have to adjust them when I sit down or stand up."
20. Iuga High Waist Yoga Pants With Pockets
Compelling review: "I've been searching for a LONG time on Amazon for the perfect leggings. I wanted high quality like the expensive Lululemon or P'tula without spending a lot of money. After returning many leggings from other sellers, I came across these. I workout out a lot and have tried many leggings and these by far are the most comfortable to work out in! They def pass the squat test, are not see-through at ALL, and have convenient pockets that I didn't think I needed but love."
21. Nike Pro Crops Tights
Compelling review: "They fit great! I honestly think I’ve found a new pair of favorite leggings! They looked like it would be too small because I have thicker thighs but once on these leggings complimented my legs! Oh and super comfy!"
22. Baleaf Trendy Crossover Yoga Pants
Compelling Review: "I had never worn yoga pants before these are great, comfortable, breathable and wash like a dream. I now own two pairs and am sure I'll have more to come."
23. Mier High Waist Yoga Pants
Compelling review: "These are wonderful! Very comfortable and no issues with them rolling down. The fabric is smooth and no issues with snags or fabric loosing up anywhere. I didn't have to pull them up at all, they never slid down. The pockets are great and had room to fit my Galaxy smartphone. I'm very impressed!"
24. Yogalicious High Waisted Leggings
Compelling review: "I love these leggings. Very smooth, soft, and comfortable. Thick and not see-through."
25. Crz Yoga Butterluxe High Waist Lounge Capri Leggings
Compelling Review: "I love that the waistband does not roll!!! It stays up and the legs are flexible enough if I go for a pedicure I can comfortably pull them up over my knees without my circulation being cut off. These pants are amazing!!! They are so soft and wash well, feel like you are wearing nothing."
This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.
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