These Are The Absolute Softest Leggings To Live In For The Foreseeable Future

We love the commitment that comes to assembling a good work from home outfit: there's the coordinated sweatsuits and all those charming headbands paired with polished (read: Zoom-appropriate) tops. And while these fashion-forward efforts are worthy of applause, it's still no secret that leggings are the ultimate winner when it comes to never-leaving-the-couch attire. And since we’re going to be stuck indoors for a minute, you’ll want to be in the most comfortable pair as possible.

Enter: the soft legging. It’s all about the fabric here. Some leggings have fun mesh panels, others have handy pockets... there's also the Saturday night MVP, leather-like legging... But if they’re not that come-hither-and-snuggle-right-up-next-to-these-legs kind of comfortable, we’re not interested right now.

That’s not to say that workout leggings are excluded entirely from this cozy category of stretchy closet treats. Some compressive styles are actually the smoothest options out there. And then, of course, there are the leggings so light, it feels like you've got nothing on at all. So for anyone else whose agendas are looking pretty clear for the coming weeks, go on and sit back, relax, and slip into any one of these 20 pairs of butter-like bottoms to pass the time in ultra-soft style. 

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American Eagle Outfitters High-Waisted Soft Plush Legging

According to AEO, this fabric is so soft, you apparently have to feel it to believe it (and it looks like 168 reviewers agree). Extra points for the adjustability of the ribbed cuffs and drawstring waist.
AE Super High-Waisted Soft Plush Legging$39.95 $29.95 Buy

Pact Go-To Legging

As if these leggings weren't already lovable for its breathable, next-to-skin fabric, they're made from organic cotton and are Fair Trade Certified for a purchase that's kinder on you and on the planet.
PACT Organic Cotton Leggings (7 colors)$29.00 Buy

Calvin Klein CK One Legging

Of course, you can count on the OG brand of the covetable underwear world to make an ultra-stretch, ultra-soft pair of leggings, too.
Calvin Klein CK One Legging$36.00 Buy

Lou & Grey Essential Leggings

This flexible, matte iteration of the legging trend features a comfy waistband that's a little wider than most.
Lou & Grey Essential Legging$29.50 Buy

Good American The Good Waist Seamless Legging

If it's seamless in construction, it'll be seamless to wear as well.  These bottoms offer a 4-way stretch design so you'll never feel restricted.
Good American The Good Waist Seamless Legging$79.00 Buy

Felina Velvety Super Soft Lightweight Legging 2-Pack

Our Shopping Director swears by these leggings she found on Amazon. According to her, they are indeed velvety-soft as promised and run long so they're great for taller people.
Felina Velvety Super Soft Lightweight Legging 2-Pack$31.99 Buy

Lululemon Align Pant

Thanks to an R29 reader for reminding us of the wonder that is Lulu's Align collection. There are several lengths and styles to choose from and this pair happens to be on sale. The Align collection is designed with four-way stretch and extra lycra so it feels almost like you're wearing nothing at all.
lululemon Align Pant 28"$98.00 $79.00 Buy

FP Cancel Everything Leggings

The name says it all! The super thin and extra stretchy tie-dye fabric was made for staying in.
Free People Cancel Everything Legging$58.00 $49.95 Buy

Girlfriend Collective Valley Compressive High-Rise Legging

The name of this product may sound like anything but soft, but it features a smooth, easy fit that’s true to size and “holds you in without constraining movement,” as one reviewer puts it. They're great for days divided between IG Live workout videos and Zoom calls from the couch.
Girlfriend Collective Valley Compressive High-Rise Legging$68.00 Buy

Hue Plus Size Travel Cotton Leggings

If these bottoms were designed to accompany you around the globe, they can definitely keep you feeling fine set up at the kitchen bar. The stretch-cotton construction and high-and-wide waistband are definitely a winning combo.
HUE Travel Wide Waistband Cotton High-Waist Leggings$65.00 Buy

Uniqlo Maternity Leggings

This one goes out to the mamas — minimal seams and a non-elastic extra-wide waistband for extra comfort throughout your pregnancy. Plus, they're just under $15 so you might want to buy them in both colors!
Uniqlo Maternity Leggings$14.90 Buy

Moro Pocket Ponte Pants

This pair skates the line between pants and leggings in the best way. Lauded for their comfort and inclusive size range of 00-40, this pair of ponte legging/pants are an investment for at-home wear now and polished office dressing later.
Universal Standard Moro Pocket Ponte Pants - Black$85.00 $60.00 Buy

Nordstrom Denim Leggings

After a few weeks at home, it's come to everyone's attention that jeans simply are "hard pants." Another realization, jeggings might not be so bad after all... And this cozy pair is 40% off.
Nordstrom The Denim Leggings$55.00 $32.98 Buy

Splendid Terry Legging

Made from what the brand describes as a "buttery soft tri-blend," these everyday leggings are a slim fit with just the right amount of stretch. But honestly, they had us at "butter."
Splendid Terry Legging$68.00 Buy

Adidas Originals 3 Stripes Legging

With an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars and 3,725 reviews, the world of opinionated Amazon shoppers seems to be largely in agreement that these are a solid (yet soft!) purchase. 
Adidas Originals 3 Stripes Legging$40.00 $30.00 Buy

Gap Jogger Drawstring Leggings

This jogger/legging hybrid are soft enough to sleep in, according to some reviewers.
Gap Jogger Drawstring Leggings$34.95 Buy

Skims Cotton Rib Thermal Leggings

Brought to you by the new empress of the loungewear domain herself, these Kim Kardashian West designed and approved thermal leggings hug the body while still allowing the skin to breathe through a ribbed stretch cotton fabric.
Skims Cotton Rib Thermal Leggings$52.00 Buy

Everlane The Perform Legging

We've said it once before and we'll say it again: the stretchy factor on these is unreal, to a point where they're basically like a second skin. 
Everlane The Perform Legging$58.00 Buy

Under Armour Links Leggings

The super-soft performance knit makeup of these leggings promise lasting comfort, no matter what you're doing (or not doing). Plus, they've got mesh calf panels for extra breathability.
Under Armour Links Leggings$60.00 $51.99 Buy

Just My Size Plus Active Legging

While the form-fitting silhouette will give you aerodynamic movement, a sewn-in gusset allows for ultimate ease in movement. Plus, a smooth elastic inside means these fit the bill for a quality soft legging style.

Just My Size Plus Size Active Run Legging$13.61 $11.95 Buy

Yummie By Heather Thomson Solid Leggings

Soft-knit but solid in construction, these leggings strike the perfect balance between comfort and support for those who want a little extra something holdin' them in.
Yummie by Heather Thomson Solid Leggings$76.00 $24.97 Buy

Baum Und Pferdgarten Jazzlyn Legging

A bold print does not have to come at the expense of comfort. This lightweight mesh option is made from recycled polyester and is completely unlined. Easy on, easy off.
Baum Und Pferdgarten Jazzlyn Legging$99.00 $59.25 Buy
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