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9 Fleece-Lined Leggings For When You Can't Bear the Cold a Moment Longer

Come at me, winter.

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Disclaimer: By the end of this post, you'll have a pair of fleece-lined leggings in your checkout cart. Now we've gotten that out of the way, let's chat about this cold-weather staple: It's warmer than your average pair of pantyhose and thicker than any tights thanks to the fleece material. In the winter, fleece-lined leggings are the cozy, warm alternatives to jeans and trousers and can even be worn under your knitted dresses or leather skirts.

These thick leggings pair well with sporty sneakers for an athleisure look, but just as easily work with suede ankle boots and an oversize sweater. If you didn't know fleece-lined leggings were a thing, well, now you do. And they're really not that difficult to find—a quick search shows that popular retailers such as Amazon and Anthropologie both carry fleece-lined hosiery. Prices for these warm leghuggers aren't terrible, either: They range from $13 to $75.

Although winter is still months away for most of us, I'm a firm believer in preparing for the cold. Thus, if you dread the return of snow-coated sidewalks and gusts of wind that send chills down your body, invest in a pair of fleece leggings to protect you from the elements.

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The Best Seller
ClimateRight Fleece Legging
Cuddl Duds amazon.com

You can find fleece leggings easily on Amazon, but this pair has a four-and-half star rating and is tagged number one best seller by the website. Fans have pointed out that the leggings fit like a glove, but not too tightly, and "are more versatile than your typical thick fleece leggings." 

The Stirrup Pair
Fleece Lined Tights with Stirrups
Plush shopbop.com

If you like your leggings smooth and straight all the way through, you might want to invest in a stirrup pair. This style from Plush won't bunch up at the ankles and keeps part of your foot warm too. Style with cowboy boots.

The Denim Pair
Fleece Lined Denim Leggings
Hue nordstrom.com

The ultimate I-want-to-be-comfy-at-work fashion move: a pair of fleece-lined leggings that look like real jeans. These bottoms will pair well with all your tops and shoes just like jeans do while giving you the inner warmth some denim lack.

The Gray Pair
Fleece-Lined Leggings
Hansel From Basel Anthropologie anthropologie.com

These leggings come in gray and black with a ribbed waistband. Because they're quite simple in design, they're great for everyday wear. Whether you're styling these under jeans or wearing them with a bralette at home on a Sunday, you'll never feel cozier. 

The High-Waisted Pair
Fleece Leggings
DKNY donnakaran.com

I only wear high-waisted bottoms, so when it comes to leggings they have to ride up high too. This warm and cozy pair from DKNY is made with, what the brand calls, "Skin Sense technology," material that will adapt to your body's temperature so you're neither too hot or cold in the legging.

The Athletic Pair
Active Fleece-Lined Leggings

Take a break from the monotonous black and gray tones by slipping into a pair of pink fleece-lined tights. This pair of athletic knit leggings not only has moisture-wicking fabric but also a hidden keyhole pocket at the waist for your keys.

The Affordable Pair
Fleece Leggings
H&M hm.com

If your first instinct is to browse H&M for a pair of affordable fleece-lined leggings, you wouldn't be wrong. The retailer offers an opaque style with an elasticized waistband and elasticized hems for only $13. It comes in only one color option so far (black), but that's probably the only versatile hue you need!

The Pair That Hugs Your Curves
Fleece Legging
Lane Bryant lanebryant.com

Lane Bryant designed the perfect pair of fleece-lined leggings: They feature an elastic waistband for easy wear, while the soft plush interior wraps your legs in warmth all winter long. Style with slip-on sneakers or knee-high leather boots.

The Goes-With-Everything Pair
Fleece Lined Leggings
Plush shopbop.com

Designer Jennifer Kim understands our struggles for functional and warm tights. That's why she created Plush, a hosiery line that offers fleece-lined bottoms to wear with skirts, thermals, and more. I have my eyes on this smooth design.


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