Our appreciation for the classic leggings remains the same every season. (Unlike our feelings on biker shorts and tiny sunglasses.) Leggings are there for you 24/7, like when your high-waisted mom jeans cut into your stomach after a filling lunch (am I the only one who rips off their jeans as soon as I walk through the door?), and they're easily the most effortless, comfy pair of bottoms to wear aside from sweatpants.
It’s no wonder, then, that the internet has an obsession with leggings, especially pairs you can get on Amazon. If you're wondering what's going on, we dove a little deeper to find out. Turns out, the giant e-comm retailer offers a mammoth of styles and colors at every price point. To help you zero in on the good pairs quickly, we've combed through the leggings with the best ratings and reviews. Below, the 20 best pairs to shop on Amazon.
With close to 8,000 ratings, these buttery smooth leggings can be stretched in all directions and offer no VPL (visible panty lines). Reviewers have confirmed that these leggings are super soft, comfortable, and fit well. They come in 45 different colors, so stock up on a few to have on hand just in case one is in the wash.
If you're looking for a pair of leggings with a bit of compression in them, scoop up this two-pair pack. The bottoms come with a roomy side pocket for your phone or keys when you're outdoors and are noted for their stretchiness.
These leggings come in a pack of two and are "lightweight but thick enough not to easily run or tear," according to one reviewer. The leggings make for "great pajama bottoms too," which is a testament to their comfort level.
With over 10,000 reviews, fans collectively agree that these leggings are super "flattering" and "buttery soft." They're comfortably high-waisted and hit right at the ankles. For those worried about the one-size option (there's also a plus-size option), one reviewer wrote, "The quality of these leggings exceed the price. I was worried about them being one size, but they fit me perfectly. All in all I'd say these are a steal for what you pay..."
Daily Ritual's leggings are perfect for layering under sweaters come fall or pairing with crop tops when the weather is a little warmer. If you're wondering how the quality holds up, here's one reviewer's comment: "These are my favorite leggings. The fabric is great and the waistband is wider than most leggings. They wash well. I've washed at least ten times and they still look new."
Searching for a pair of lightweight yoga pants? These might be up your alley. They're true to size and have a very high-waisted fit, with many customers comparing these bottoms to that of LuLaRoe's. The bottoms hug the body and have no bagginess around the knees.
One consistent piece of feedback for these leggings? Their magical abilities to "remove tummy bloat" and "suck the belly in" without causing pain or discomfort. They're recommended for curvy women and/or postpartum women who seek a thicker pair of leggings with compression and breathability. Plus, they hold up in the wash.
These leggings have over 2,000 reviews, a four-star rating, and cost less than $30, so they're worth a shot if you're in need of leggings. Pros for these bottoms include: A supportive waistband and that they don't slip down as you walk. If you've never bought leggings from Amazon before, consider adding these to your starter fashion pack.
These $13 leggings have spawned two articles and over 14k customer reviews (three-quarters of which are five-star), so in short—amazing. The athelsiure leggings come in 43 different colors and have been described as soft, stretchy, and opaque. One reviewer even wrote, "I swear, they feel like they were made out of holy clouds. I put them on and it feels like a heavenly host of angels are hugging my butt." Consider me a believer.
These bottoms have the feel and fit of your favorite yoga pants, but are more suitable for layering under an oversize cardigan or flannel shirt. Because they're not super thick, you can even layer these under looser-fitting sweats for winter. For mamas-to-be, these leggings will also work for your bump, as they're amazingly stretchy and soft.
You may not need these fleece-lined leggings right now, but come winter your legs will thank you for them. Great for layering under a dress or ski outfit, the bottoms are warm and soft but not thick or bulky. As an Amazon reviewer said, "If you’re on the fence, just buy them."
These everyday leggings are made from a heavy fabric to prevent any visible underwear lines and will keep you warm once the fall weather arrives. It seems the quality of the leggings might vary from pair to pair as some found the color to fade after a few washes while others reported that it's the best pair of leggings they've found so far.
If thin leggings are not your cup of tea, opt for these thick bottoms. They're opaque, soft, and stretchy. Since they also have moisture-wicking capabilities, you can wear them to work out. One reviewer said, "Every time I wear these tights to the gym, I get compliments and people ask for the brand. These are miracle tights."
You're looking for a pair of everyday leggings with a touch of sportiness to them. Adidas has your back. This pair, with the brand's signature three stripes, are best described as comfortable and made of good quality. For less than $30, what more can you ask for?
For leggings you want to wear to yoga or Pilates, scoop up this pair of bottoms from IUGA. The material stretches and shapes to your body, and the waist fit comes just under your belly button, so it's not constricting you in. This leggings even comes with three pockets (!) to hold your stuff in. Crucial if you don't want to carry a bag to your workouts. You may even find yourself slipping into these babies on days you don't have yoga.
If you have an athletic build, you'll want these leggings. A consistent theme in reviews is that they're perfect for those with an athletic build or "booty." These leggings pass the "bend over" test, a.k.a they're not see-through; they're suitable for winter (when that time comes around again); and they feature a nice little pocket for your phone. As one fan noted, the leggings were even "durable enough for my three year old to casually wipe his snotty nose on."
The look of denim, but the feel and comfort of leggings. This pair of bottoms might replace your favorite skinnies. Reviewers noted that the material is thinner than jeans, which makes sense because they're not denim (the leggings are made of cotton, polyester, and spandex), and they don't pinch or bind you in. Of the 3,700+ mostly positive reviews, this one is all you need to read: "I accidentally fell asleep on the couch in these. I slept all night, very comfortably."
According to its 6,000+ reviews, there are a mix of pros and cons to these leggings. First, the pros: they're affordable (prices range from $26 and up depending on the color you choose), comfortable, and stretchy. Also, fitness bloggers like Whitney Simmons have raved about them. Cons: the sizing/fit seems to vary and there's debate over whether or not they're squat proof. Based on the price and overall reviews, however, it's still worth trying—and if they're not completely squat-proof, at least they'll make for good lounge pants.
If you want an extra layer under your skirts and maxi dresses for fall, consider layering up with these capri bottoms. It has over 3k reviews and a 4.5 star rating out of five—not too shabby. One fan wrote, "love how they fit and the fabric feels delicious," a sentiment shared by multiple customers.
For days when you just want to bare your ankles, try on these silky smooth leggings. The material, according to several reviewers, is breathable and slightly thin, but not sheer. They come in 35 different colors, meaning you'll have a pair to match every one of your outfits. One shopper said, "I loved these so much, I bought three pairs. They are butter soft. They fit my plus size frame. They are nice and thick. Great price and a great find!" Sold.
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