From Classic to Flare Leggings, These Are 18 of the Best Pairs (Seriously)

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Whether you’re looking to try the flare leggings trend or firmly a classic, we’ve got only the best right here.

The hunt for the perfect pair of leggings seems never-ending. If you’re anything like us, you have a whole drawerful of them, from $5 to $150. Of course, they’re also all different sizes, lengths, and fabrications. But the one thing they have in common? We all thought every last pair was the best at one time or another. Afterall, it’s always felt like trial-and-error was the only way to find the pair of your dreams. Until now. Flare leggings, workout, dress-up, or a combination, we’ve found the best of the best.

We’ve made sure they all are size-inclusive, versatile, and tested by our editors. We’re big fans of leggings around here, and whether you’re wearing them to work, to workout, or to run errands, we’ve covered them all. Their versatility is one of the reasons we love leggings so much, right? Sure, flare leggings are trending. But we also included the always-in-style classic silhouettes. Read on to find our favorite leggings (that we’re pretty sure will become your favorites, too!).

Best Flare Leggings

OFFLINE By Aerie Real Me High Waisted Crossover Super Flare Legging


With a flattering crossover waist, these lightweight leggings from Aerie are made to stay casual. Buttery soft, quick-drying, and offering light support, these are some of their most popular leggings (with a 4.8 star rating from Aerie reviewers!). XXS-XXL.

OFFLINE By Aerie Real Me High Waisted Crossover Super Flare Legging ($25.00)—Buy Here!

Athleta Elation Flare Pant


From yoga to barre and runs to the grocery store, Athleta's Elation Flares are rated UPF 50+ and offer medium compression, so you feel held without constriction. Available in 4 colors. Sizes XXS-3X.

Athleta Elation Flare Pant ($99.00)—Buy Here!

Booty Boost Flare Yoga Pant


Insta booty lift and a smooth silhouette (meaning no muffin top). If you prefer a little more compression and shape, these iconic leggings are a win. Available in 3 colors. XS-3X.

Booty Boost Flare Yoga Pant ($110.00)—Buy Here!


Best Leggings with Pockets

Spacedye Out Of Pocket High Waisted Midi Legging

Beyond Yoga

Beyond Yoga's spacedye fabric is unbelievably soft, and these pocket leggings feature a 5" waistband, midi length, and non-constrictive fit, you'll want to stay in these all the time. Available in 6 colors, XXS-4X.

Spacedye Out Of Pocket High Waisted Midi Legging ($99.00)—Buy Here!

Halara Everyday High Waisted Side Pocket 7/8 Leggings


The high waist of these beauties smooths and flatters your curves while the pocket holds your cell. They come in 5 colors and sizes XS-XL.

Halara Everyday High Waisted Side Pocket 7/8 Leggings ($44.95)—Buy Here!

Everyday Yoga Uphold Solid High Waisted Leggings With Pockets 28"

Everyday Yoga

Everyday Yoga's eco-friendly leggings include dual pockets and a flat waist + moisture-wicking elements so you stay comfortable. They come in 4 colors and sizes XS-XXL.

Everyday Yoga Uphold Solid High Waisted Leggings With Pockets 28" ($48.00)—Buy Here!


Best Lounge Leggings

SKIMS High-Waisted Leggings


Let's hear it for these off-duty beauties with their soft fabrication and wide waistband. There's a reason why SKIMS is a cult favorite. 4 colors and sizes XXS-4X.

SKIMS High-Waisted Leggings ($64.00)—Buy Here!

Negative Whipped Long Underwear


Okay, so Negative prefers to call these 'long underwear', but we don't care what they call them as long as they keep making them this cloud-like soft. They're as close to wearing nothing as you can get. Available in 8 colors and sizes XS-XXL.

Negative Whipped Long Underwear ($98.00)—Buy Here!

Leggings Depot High-Waist Leggings


Our shopping editor has been loyal to these leggings for years. They're unbelievably soft, come in a ton of colors, and are comfortable enough to sleep in. These are definitely not workout leggings.

Leggings Depot High-Waist Leggings ($8.88+)—Buy Here!


Best Fleece-Lined Leggings

Old Navy High Waisted Fleece-Lined Leggings

Old Navy

These are the perfect layering leggings for your oversized sweaters, cardigans, and sweatshirts. They're so easy to dress up or down, too. 5 colors, sizes XS-3X.

Old Navy High Waisted Fleece-Lined Leggings ($22.99)—Buy Here!

L.L.Bean Fleece-Backed Leggings


Specially brushed on the inside for fleecey comfort, the Perfect Fit Leggings have the same great cling-free style as the original, only they're cozier and warmer.

L.L.Bean Fleece-Backed Leggings ($69.95)—Buy Here!

Fabletics Cold Weather High-Waisted Legging


Combining cold weather-ready fabric with Fabletics' special lining, they move with you without losing their shape. They come in 4 colors, sizes XXS-4X.

Fabletics Cold Weather High-Waisted Legging ($59.95, or $22.48 for new VIP members)—Buy Here!


Best Leggings You Can Dress Up

Soft Essential Ponte Leggings

Soft Surroundings

Feel like workout leggings; look so polished. Available in 7 versatile colors and prints and sizes XS-3X.

Soft Essential Ponte Leggings ($74.00)—Buy Here!

SPANX Faux Suede Leggings


Machine-washable and shaping, these are perfect for the fall and winter. Available in 3 colors, XS-3X.

SPANX Faux Suede Leggings ($68.00)—Buy Here!

Premium Velvet Leggings


Velvet is perfect for the holidays, and with 8 colors to choose from, you'll have something for every party and get together. S-3X.

Premium Velvet Leggings ($24.95)—Buy Here!


Honorable Mentions

Nuttch EcoRibb Leggings


These Italian-made leggings can fit into a few different categories, and our shopping editor can't stop raving about them. Ultra-stretchy (like beyond stretchy), eco-friendly, and available in 4 colors, sizes S-XL.

Nuttch EcoRibb Leggings ($50.00)—Buy Here!

Quince Ultra-Form Leggings


Perfect for yoga, low-impact exercises, and all-day wear, these are the luxe leggings you need in your life (though they're super affordable). Anti-microbial and oh-so-soft, they comes in 3 colors and sizes XS-XL.

Quince Ultra-Form Leggings ($39.90)—Buy Here!

Girlfriend Collective Compressive Pocket Legging

Girlfriend Collective

These leggings are on the Oprah's Favorite Things List for 2022, so they're vetted! They're also made with 79% recycled bottles, so your high-impact workouts can feel even better. 10 colors, and sizes XXS-6XL, making them the most size-inclusive option we've found!

Girlfriend Collective Compressive Pocket Legging ($88.00)—Buy Here!


All the products listed are independently & personally selected by our shopping editors.

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