We Asked, You Answered: These Are The 8 Best Leggings To Shop Right Now

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Our readers trust us on all fronts when it comes to shopping, but the Betches team values your opinion just as much. Our followers chimed in and shared their absolute favorite leggings of all time with us, and these picks are good. From Lululemon bestsellers (obvi!) to affordable picks from Amazon, and even some maternity styles sprinkled into the mix, these are the eight best leggings to shop right now according to YOU.

Lululemon Align V-Waist Pant 25″

Two words: buttery soft. That’s the only way to describe how these Lululemon leggings feel. The Align range is one of the brands most popular collections and it’s because—you guessed it—they’re just so damn comfortable. Plus, they’re moisture-wicking and squat-proof so you don’t have to worry about sweat spots or sheerness when hitting the gym.

Shop It: Lululemon Align V-Waist Pant 25″, $118, Lululemon

Athleta Ultra High-Rise Elation Tight

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Another top contender, specifically amongst the yogi crowd, are the Athleta Elation tights. Again, these are super soft and comfortable enough for all-day wearing, but they were made with indoor and outdoor yoga workouts in mind. So, the next time you hit up a vinyasa class, bring these along for the stretches and woooooosahs.

Shop It: Athleta Ultra High-Rise Elation Tight, $89, Athleta

Aerie Real Me Double Crossover Legging

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Unless you were living under a rock last year, you saw these go viral on TikTok. These super flattering leggings cinch at the waist, so if you’re hoping to look snatched, these are the ones you need in your closet ASAP. You can throw these on for crawling to your hungover weekend workout or for brunch with your squad—your pick.

Shop It: Aerie Real Me Double Crossover Legging, $32.97, Aerie

Everlane The Perform Legging

On the hunt for elevated basics? You can count on Everlane to never let you down. While the retailer is known for its crisp shirts and work-appropriate trousers, its athleisure section deserves just as much attention and praise. These leggings have an extra high-waist and internal pocket to keep your keys or phone. Plus, they’re made of 58% recycled nylon if you wanted a greener pick.

Shop It: Everlane The Perform Legging, $68, Everlane

Beyond Yoga Maternity Spacedye Midi Leggings

Mamas-to-be, rejoice! These maternity leggings are part of Beyond Yoga’s cult-fave Spacedye range and they’re super cozy for growing bumps. Simply slip these on over your belly for weekend errands or a pregnancy-safe workout class.

Shop It: Beyond Yoga Maternity Spacedye Midi Leggings, $108, Amazon

CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling Workout Leggings

Our readers love these leggings and so do over 28,000 Amazon shoppers. For an affordable price, you’ll get seamless, stretchy, and moisture-wicking leggings that’ll last you through every wash and dry cycle. There’s also a pocket at the waistband for your AirPods or whatever other workout essentials you might need.

Shop It: CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling Workout Leggings, $26-$30, Amazon

The Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets

More pockets, please. These compression leggings are another favorite among our audience and religious Amazon shoppers. They’re thick enough to get some squats in and stretchy enough to support you through a reformer pilates class. Or, you can wear them literally anywhere else.

Shop It: The Gym People High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets, $24.99, Amazon

Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Length Leggings

Here we have another TikTok and Betches favorite. These leggings come in over 20 different colors, if black leggings aren’t your vibe. But, that’s not all. They’re considered a perfect dupe for the Lululemon Align leggings listed above if you’re not willing to flesh out over $100 on your next pair of leggings.

Shop It: Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Length Leggings, $25, Amazon

These $23 Amazon Leggings Are Just As Amazing Your Lululemon Faves

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While I typically support shopping for the real deal, I (along with nearly 47,000 Amazon shoppers) approve of buying these $23 leggings inspired by Lululemon’s Align collectionInstead of dropping over $100 on another pair of Lulu’s, consider adding Colorfukoala’s Buttery Soft High-Waisted Leggings to your shopping cart. These leggings are a lot more than just a budget-friendly find on Amazon—think moisture-wicking, squat-proof leggings that’ll work for everything from burning calories in your next reformer pilates class to your Saturday morning Target haul, or of course, your daily hot girl walk.  

We know what you’re thinking—there’s got to be a catch, right? You’d probably expect leggings with a price tag as low as this to fade after a few wash and dry cycles, or display some much-dreaded pilling at the seams, but that’s not the case at all. I put the black pair in my normal rotation and ater owning them for six months, they look just as good as they did on day one. 

Another plus? Their wide, high waistband won’t slip or roll down even during an intense workout, thanks to the 80% nylon and 20% spandex they’re made with. And, like I said before, they’re squat-friendly and moisture-wicking, so sheer fabric and lingering sweat aren’t major concerns. 

As someone who owns more than 30 pairs of leggings (yep, you read that right) these have earned the top spot as my favorite.  I can also guarantee that outside of a fancy night out, there isn’t a time where you won’t spot me wearing these comfortable leggings. And, I’m not alone. The #ColorfulKoala hashtag on TikTok has also gained over 19 million views thanks to creator reviews and try-on hauls. 

If black leggings aren’t your thing, don’t worry. You can snag these in a bunch of different colors, including seafoam green, coral pink, and lilac blue. They also have more neutral tones like beige and charcoal gray. Colorfulkoala’s Buttery Soft High-Waisted Leggings are also available in sizes XS to XL and they come in three different lengths including capri, 7/8, and full-length. Some customers recommend sizing up if you don’t like a snug fit, but I own these in my usual size medium and find them to have just the right amount of compression and stretch.

If I haven’t convinced you to buy these already, maybe the fact that you can get them in two days will make you *add to cart*—shoutout to Amazon Prime shipping, amirite? Come on, can you ever really have too many pairs of leggings in your closet?

Colorfulkoala Women's Buttery Soft High Waisted Yoga Pants Full-Length Leggings

Colorfulkoala Women’s Buttery Soft High-Waisted Full-Length Leggings, $22.99, Amazon

8 Breathable Leggings That Are A Must-Have For Summer

You know what’s worse than working out in the summer heat? Wearing shorts while doing so. There’s nothing more unmotivating and distracting than feeling your flabby thighs chafe together as you’re trying to work out. Like, fuck, that’s why I’m out here running in the first place! This is an issue for pretty much any girl without the infamous (and highly coveted) thigh gap. So what’s a girl to do?!

Running in 90-degree heat in a pair of leggings legit sounds awful. If I wanted to torture myself, I’d just go watch the current season of The Bachelorette. I mean, there’s nothing more cringe- and sweat-inducing than watching a group of grown men yelling “BECCA!!!!!!!” from the top of a balcony. Ya know, now that I think of it, I could probs just get my whole workout in by watching an episode of The Bachelorette alone. Ugh, but then again, Becca is eventually going to pick Mr. Right Mr. Social Media Social-Climber and I’ll be back faced with my original dilemma. I want to wear leggings, but how can I?

The solution? Breathable leggings. There are four main features to look for in a pair of breathable leggings: moisture-wicking fabric, capri cut, mesh details, and/or cutouts. It’s essential that your summer-appropriate leggings have at least one of these features, but bonus points if they have multiple. (Most of the ones I picked out for you do in fact have more than one. You’re welcome.) Here’s a roundup of the most breathable leggings for summer.

1. Moisture-Wicking Fabric

Well fucking duh, this is essential. You can’t be running around in public with your visible swamp ass, smh. With even more pride than your friend who lost three pounds, these specifically selected leggings boast their advanced “water-wicking” materials. And, unlike your friend who put those three pounds right back on in one drunken binge feast, these leggings are legit and are actually worth all their hype.

Lululemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II *Nulux 25″

The North Face Women’s Motivation High-rise Printed Crop

2. Capri Cut

This is the only time I give you permission to wear straight-up capris. Capris are obviously shorter in length than traditional leggings, and because they have less material, they are more breathable. They give your sad cankles some fresh air.

Nike Epic Lux Women’s Running Capris

Nike Pro Women’s 20″ Basketball Tights

3. Mesh Details

Mesh paneling is trendy, cool, and yup, you guessed it, breathable af. Mesh details give your leggings the perf hint of style without making it totally obvious you’re just at the gym for the cute workout selfie.

Bandier Alala Captain Crop Tight

Noli Yoga Jordyn Legging

Noli Yoga Jordyn Legging

4. Cutouts

Cutouts are edgy and stylish, but more importantly, they allow for ventilation (and you know mama needs some ventilation!). They’re def super trendy, so use this as motivation to work out harder and prove to all the judgy bitches how seriously you actually take your workout. Like, I’m wearing these cool, breathable leggings because I take my workout seriously, bishhhh.

Alo Yoga 7/8 Ripped Warrior

Alo Yoga High-Waist Reform Legging

Investing time and money into finding the perf leggings is def worth it, because it will make you actually want to work out. Dare I say, it may even make you excited to work out?! Plus, I already took care of the time aspect for you by doing the research and finding all of these awesome leggings. Now, all you have to do is cough up some dolla billz… or at least just ask your Dad if you can borrow his credit card. Happy (belated) Father’s Day, dad!!!

Images: @melodyjacob1 / Unsplash; Lululemon; The North Face; Noli Yoga; Nike (2); Bandier; Alo Yoga (2)
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