Sure, leggings are clearly a workout staple, but most would agree that their other main function is providing comfort while still looking cool. In fact, there's an entire category of leggings that are designed specifically with comfort in mind, and that's exactly what we're about to get into today. Unlike your typical workout pair which is best for compression and sweat-wicking, lounge leggings are made for, well, lounging, errand-running, brunching, and everything in between. Like sweatpants, only cooler.
As is my fashion-editor duty, I scraped the internet for the most comfortable leggings and am pleased to report that the below pairs deliver in just as much in comfort as they do in style. But don't just take it from me, read some of the glowing reviews shoppers have given them. From Alo's best-selling Lounge Leggings that have earned a number of celebrity fans to the $9 Amazon pair that boast thousands of reviews, continue on to shop each and get inspired by a few casual legging outfits along the way.
There's a reason these are consistently one of Alo's best-selling leggings. They feature a flattering high-waisted rise (a signature of the brand) and ribbed detailing at the waistband and cuff.
Amazon shoppers agree that these are the kind of leggings you can actually breathe and relax in and with nearly 9,000 positive reviews, I'm inclined to agree.
Better get your hands on these before they sell-out again.
"Without a doubt, they are the most comfortable, the nicest looking, and the most inexpensive pair I have ever had," one Amazon reviewer wrote. "My first reaction when I put them on was literally to say, 'Ahh!' They were so soft and comfy, and the high waistband is a huge bonus."
A low-key pair of leggings are essential for your weekend wardrobe.
Can you say cozy?
"These are definitely more comfortable and stretchy than the compressive leggings, so they feel a bit more versatile. They do have a bit of a sheen to them though, so if you're not into that, be warned. Overall, I think these are super comfortable and a great addition to my collection from the brand." — Girlfriend Collective reviewer
Like your favorite sweater, but leggings.
If the appealing $10 price tag doesn't convince you, maybe one of the 475 enthusiastic reviews on these simple cotton leggings will.
This comes in a variety of beautiful muted shades, just have a look for yourself.
Perfect for Netflix marathons and HIIT workouts alike.
Yep, Reformation just dropped an activewear line—go nuts.
How soft do these look?
The product description for these says "one more rep (or one more episode)" and all I can say is, yep.
This seamless fabric will move with you.
If UGG is making them, you just know they're going to be so cozy. (Made with double-knit fleece, they really are.)