The 4 Worst Kinds of Leggings to Wear to Work Out

Lately, it seems like there’s nowhere you can’t wear leggings. From simply nailing a cool post-gym look to a chic airport outfit and even a night-out, the comfortable option seems to be fashion’s answer to the (ever-so-controversial) decline of the skinny jean—and we’re not mad about it. With so many new uses for the workout staple, designers have responded with new styles that are so sleek and flattering, you forget they’re even leggings.

But, in becoming as wearable outside the gym as in it, some options have been designed without their core purpose in mind: working out. So to get the low-down on which styles to reserve for streetwear and which are pilates-ready, we reached out Danny Harris, Owner and CEO of Alo Yoga (you know, the brand Kendall, Gigi, and countless other it girls can’t stop wearing), and he broke down the four characteristics one should avoid if hitting the gym. 

Scroll through to see what he had to say!

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