How to Shop For the Best Leggings


Leggings are an essential item in most closets, a versatile style that can go as casual or dressy as you want. They’re perfect for errands, hiking, biking and running outdoor workouts, and they pair nicely with longer T-shirts and tunic tops. They also look great with shorter dresses that are often languishing on the back of your closet.

When shopping for a good pair of leggigs , start by feeling the fabric to make sure it’s thick enough. If you’re worried that you’ll be seen through them, try performing a few basic moves in the dressing room to see how they move and whether they stretch, bunch or feel comfortable on your body. Once you’ve found a pair that feels right, think about how you’ll wear them and consider features such as waistband shape, color and texture, and size options.

Fashion meets Fitness: Elevate Your Gym Outfits for a Stylish Workout

These leggings by Nordstrom have a cult following from users who swear they’re better than pricier brands. They’re made from a soft yet substantial fabric and have flattering seaming, and they feel comfortable during high-impact workouts. They’re available in a wide range of sizes, including regular and plus size.

These high-waisted leggings sit higher on the waist and help to smooth out the tummy for a slimming effect. They feature flat-lock seams to prevent chafing and four-way super-stretch for comfort and flexibility. One Wirecutter tester notes that these have held up well after numerous rounds in the wash and are a great value.