Our Editors Swear By These Ultra-Flattering Workout Leggings


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Not to sound melodramatic, but when I mysteriously misplaced my favorite pair of Lululemon leggings last year, I felt a small piece of myself die. That's because when you find a pair of comfy, flattering workout leggings that make you look like you go to one or two Pilates classes a week more than you actually do, you hold on for dear life.


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As editors, we have strong feelings about which pieces we think are the most flattering workout leggings on the market: In such a saturated athleisure scene, you can trust that these 18 picks are mad comfortable, will last year years without stretching out, and (importantly) make you look like you have lower abs, long lean legs, and the ass of an angel.

Looking to drop a little cash on the best workout leggings you can get your booty into? We got you. Keep scrolling to discover our faves.

1. Yunoga Ultra Soft High Waisted Seamless Leggings

2. Alo 7/8 High-Waist Airlift Legging

3. Emma Lou Nixie Sculpt & Sweat Yogas

4. Outdoor Voices Core 7/8 Legging

5. Nike One Dri-FIT Leggings

6. Onzie High-Rise Leggings

7. Alo 7/8 High-Waist Airbrush Legging

8. Le Ore Corso Crossover Legging

9. Beyond Yoga At Your Leisure High Waist Leggings


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"I first discovered Beyond Yoga in a Corepower studio years ago and instantly fell in love with the ultra-soft fabric. I have quite a few pieces from the brand but my favorite is easily this pair of leggings (I have both grey and black because, duh). What sold me is the high-rise v-shaped waistband because it makes me feel super confident about my body even on the days when I may not be feeling myself. I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to a straight-across waistband again." —Michaela Bushkin, Senior Fashion Editor, Branded Content

10. Year of Ours Ribbed Veronica Legging

11. Splits59 Raquel High Waist Flared Legging

12. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

13. Fp Movement High-Rise You're a Peach Leggings

14. Girlfriend Collective Compressive Rib High-Rise Legging

15. Core 10 Nearly Naked Yoga High Waist 7/8 Crop Legging

16. Athleta Ultimate Stash Pocket Tight

17. Sweaty Betty Power Leggings

18. Lululemon Athletica In Movement 7/8 Tights

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Amanda Montell
Features Editor
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