The Best Workout Leggings, From Someone Who Has Too Many

I consider myself something of a leggings connoisseur. I’ve collected so many pairs that I can’t properly shut my designated drawer.

This might seem excessive. But trust me, they’re getting used. I wear them when I'm running errands. On cold nights, they work as pajamas. I’ll even sport them at work dressed up with a long sweater. And, of course, they've gotten me through some of my toughest sweat sessions. Whether I'm training for a marathon, trying out a new yoga class, or destroying my abs in Pilates, leggings are a must.


By now, I've figured out which styles work best — and which don't hold up in real life. For one, they need to have a little compression, without making me feel like my movement is being restricted. They need to be made of fabric that won't wear or tear where my thighs rub together when I run. And, in a world over-saturated with black leggings, I prefer that mine come in a variety of cute colors and patterns. 

The following ten pairs fit my strict criteria to a T, so you can be sure they'll feel comfy, last forever, and help you crush your workouts.

Sweaty Betty Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 Workout Leggings$100.00 Buy
lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight 28" Full-On Luon$98.00 Buy
Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Twist 7/8 Tight in Powervita$108.00 Buy
Alo Yoga Alo Yoga High-Waist Legit Legging$118.00 Buy
Koral Chase High Rise Infinity Legging$105.00 $70.00 Buy
Girlfriend Collective Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Legging$68.00 Buy
2XU 2XU MCS Run Compression Tights$119.95 Buy
Athleta Peloton Super Sonic 7/8 Tight$98.00 Buy
FP Movement FP Movement High-Rise Get On It Legging$128.00 Buy
Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Zoom Leggings$47.00 Buy
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