Nothing can be more discouraging or distracting during a workout than ill-fitting leggings. On the flip side, the right type of well-fitting, flattering leggings can get you more hyped for a workout, leaving you feeling good during and even after a sweaty gym session.
The perfect workout leggings should hug your curves and stay on firmly throughout the day or your workout. Ahead, we list the 8 most flattering workout leggings to power through your workout, whether it be gym, running, or yoga.
There’s a lot to like about these leggings. Girlfriend Collective’s “compressive” design is immensely flattering, sweat-wicking, and breathable, with a high rise that stays firmly on your waist so you don’t have to hike them up in between workouts. It’s also got a super cosy, soft texture that is sustainably made with recycled water bottles. And, they come in a great range of sizes, from XXS to XXL, so there is something for everyone.
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The longtime bestseller Alo Yoga Moto leggings are as versatile as they are flattering. It’s breathable mesh and contour panelling comes in its signature Airbrush fabric and Performance fabric combo, lifting and sculpting your lower body to flattering proportions. It comes with moisture-wicking technology and four-way stretch that lets you power through any high-intensity workout.
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These Lululemon leggings offer high coverage and go all the way up past your belly button, making for the perfect pairing with crop tops or sports bras. Plus, it comes with a soft, comfy inner fabric and stays on like a second skin, and a wide range of colours that will suit any taste.
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These running capris by Nike are ideal for taking runs outside, coming with multiple pockets – two side slits and a zippered back pocket – to keep your essentials close by. It’s lightweight, stretchy material is also comfortable and supportive, coming in a contoured design to accentuate your lower body’s curves.
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These Under Armour leggings fits snug and comfortably, coming in triband cotton that seamlessly moves together with your body without the need for adjustment throughout the day and a waistband that doesn’t fold or roll over like other leggings do.
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Coming in an ultra-flattering fit with compression to highlight your curves, Vivre Activewear’s performance tights are also luxuriously comfy. It’s buttery smooth to touch and contains a refined moisture release technique to power through the sweat and heat produced during workouts.
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For wider mobility, slower-paced yoga classes, you can do no wrong with Lululemon’s Align pants. It not only comes in buttery soft, thanks to its special Nulu fourway stretch fabric, but hugs onto your skin well with a comfortable waistband that won’t dig in. You’ll want to wear this long after your yoga class ends.
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For something almost as comfy as Lululemon’s Nulu fabric, but with a sturdier, compressive material, consider P.E. Nation’s stretch leggings. It contains all the technical features for any tough workout, with moisture wicking, a high waistband, and is completely opaque and flattering.
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