Asking for a Friend: What Are the Best-Reviewed Under-$39 Leggings on Amazon?

Best-reviewed leggings on Amazon



Call me crazy, but the search for the perfect pair of leggings is a lot like the search for the perfect S.O. Hear me out. You're looking for similar traits in both: comfortable, versatile, brings out the best in you, shares your overall aesthetic… The list goes on. While I'm not equipped to help you meet your love match (though, I did set up two of my close friends who ended up getting married, just sayin'), I can connect you with a seriously good pair of leggings.

Whether you're still looking for "the one," or just want to add some more stylish options to your rotation, I've rounded up the best-reviewed under-$39 pairs you can find on Amazon.

1. Homma Premium Thick High Waist Tummy Compression Slimming Leggings

Rating: 4/5 stars

"Great leggings, better for everyday wear than working out. Thick and chic. Buy these" — Amazon reviewer  

2. Daily Ritual Seamed Front, 2-Pocket Ponte Knit Legging

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

"I bought the gray pants after falling in love with my black pair. These strike the perfect balance of being leggings while looking like actual pants. Disclaimer - it took a wash and a couple wears to "break in". The waistband was super stiff and loose at first, but got a lot better after a little use. As a very petite person (5'0", 100lbs), it's almost impossible to find pants that fit off the rack, but these are perfect! And they would also look great on longer legs for a crop look. It's so nice to find xs clothes that are truly XS!" — Amazon reviewer

3. Satina High Waisted Leggings

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

"These are definitely my new favorite leggings, I own them in 4 colors and plan to buy more. The colors of the actual leggings are just as bold and vibrant as the photos which I love. Buying clothes online can be tricky because the colors or fit of the product rarely matches. Like I said, these are my new favorite leggings. They fit and frame my body like a glove, and are also so soft and smooth. The high waistband is so helpful on days that I want to wear a crop top and not show too much. It also holds everything in so I don’t have to feel self conscious about my tummy. The high waistband isn’t uncomfortable at all, and it’s so flattering." — Amazon reviewer 

4. Joyspels High Waist Yoga Pants With 2 Pockets

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

"I have spent anywhere from $180 to $12 on a pair of leggings and hands down these top them all. Just the right amount of breathable room without rolling down during workouts. They are buttery smooth and the little design adds just the right amount of flair. I would recommend these over my lulus any day. I purchased black and grey, but intend on purchasing any colors available!" — Amazon reviewer

5. Colorfulkoala High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Leggings With Pockets

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

"These are still my favorite leggings and they’re still going strong! I have them in navy and in black. They’re so stretchy and comfy and I wear them outside of the gym as well. These do not fit as compression-fit as the original or the new brushed design. If you want something tighter on the waist either size down in these or try the other two options!" — Amazon reviewer

6. American Apparel Cotton-Spandex Jersey Legging

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

"I wore these all winter to go with long sweaters and long sleeved tops. They are 95% Cotton and 5% spandex so they fit no matter what your size. I loved that they were tapered on the bottom so that I could easily slip them into my snow boots and not have to worry about them riding up. I got the neutral color gray because they can be worn with just about any color sweater or top color. They fit like a second skin but are thick enough so they are not see through which is another thing in which I was looking for. You can move, bend, twist, and they move with you and they are soft and not hard scratchy material like a wool blend can be. I really recommend these and have since bought a pair in black." — Amazon reviewer

7. Core 10 High Waist Workout Legging With Pockets

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

"Great fitting leggings. They end right at my ankle bone and go up right above my belly button, so the smallest part of my waist. They are not see through at all—passes the light test and the squat test. The material is tight enough on the legs and hopefully the waist stays tight like it is now." — Amazon reviewer


8. 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Squat Proof Capris

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

"These Interlink capris are so comfortable! The fabric is amazing - silky smooth with enough compression to help me look my best. I especially love the high waist - these bottoms stay in place, I never have to tug them up. Be aware, the lighter colors do show sweat. I combat that by wearing a long top. I'm a curvy 14, and the large fits me perfectly. I would definitely buy these again." — Amazon reviewer  

9. Fullsoft 3 Pack Womens Leggings

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

"Literally the best leggings I’ve ever purchased. I’ve told my friends and family about them. I’m a size 10 and got the One Size and there’s still plenty of room. Great for working out or just lounging. They’re the softest."— Amazon reviewer 

10. Core 10 Spectrum High Waist Yoga Full-Length Legging 

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

"Incredibly comfortable! Love the fit and feel. I wear mine to run errands but I suppose you can also wear for yoga. Stretchy and supportive in all the right places. Great buy and so worth it!" — Amazon reviewer

11. Houmous 4 Pockets Pattern Leggings 

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

"I bought these in the leopard print… They are amazing! They are the softest leggings I own. They are a nice high-rise that covers the muffin top area and they are not see-through at all. I am 5‘3“, 135 pounds and the small fit me great. I went back and found a pair in black as well and plan to order more colors." — Amazon reviewer 

12. Iuga High Waist Yoga Pants With Pockets

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

"These leggings are amazing. 100% opaque—my buns never show when I bend over! So rare in inexpensive leggings. The waistband is great— doesn't roll over like a lot of leggings do and is not too snug around my belly. True and consistent sizes: I have a bunch of these leggings all in the same size, and all of them fit identically. They do not stretch out as you wear them; they are as snug/comfortable when I toss them in the wash as when I put them on right out of the dryer." — Amazon reviewer

13. Baleaf Fleece Lined Winter Leggings 

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

"I’m 6’ and most of that is in my legs so finding anything long enough is basically impossible. These not only reach about an inch above my ankle, but the waist actually comes up to my belly button, which is incredibly important in workout gear. Pulling these pants on was like stepping into a hug. The fleece is lightweight but cozy. I need like fifteen more pairs of these so that I can live in them for the entirety of winter." — Amazon reviewer

14. Tnnzeet High Waisted Leggings 

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

"These leggings are very soft and exceedingly comfortable. I ordered the smaller size (2-12) and they fit my size 12 body wonderfully. Honestly, they fit me on the high end of the size scale so well that I would be concerned that a more petite wearer might experience looseness - but I'm a happy camper. Nice assortment of colors, I will bookmark and probably order more when needed." — Amazon reviewer

15. Crz Naked Feeling High Waist Tight Yoga Pants 

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

"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) they have great compression but still super light weight. They fit true to size. I am a size 4 in lulu and ordered a size small in these and they fit perfectly! If you are debating on getting these... just get them you won’t regret it!" — Amazon reviewer

16. Yummie Jodi Boot Cut Cotton Stretch Shapewear Legging

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

"Very high quality material. If you're on the fence about paying over a certain amount for leggings, don't be afraid. The material is what makes the price worth it. It really pulls you in. I'm naturally thin but have a little pooch like most women over 40. So this really flattens my mid section. I ordered my normal size. It was very snug around the middle at first... almost too snug but stretched to a comfortable wear within hours. Glad I got my normal size." — Amazon reviewer

17. Dragon Fit Bootcut Yoga Pants With Side Pockets 

Rating: 4.2/5 stars

"For someone who has long legs and a short torso, finding the right pair of leggings/yoga pants that do not slip off the I run, stoop down or bend over is a challenge. These pants are the solution to my problem! The band does not roll over, nor do they slide down when I go for a run or bend over. Love the deep pockets for they hold my keys and cellphone securely and not interfere with my workout stride. Have washed them over 5 times in the last two months and they have not lost their shape or hold. Will definitely be getting another pair!" — Amazon reviewer