Leggings are the easiest pair of clothing to throw on that you can dress up or down. They’re flexible enough to work out in but also comfy enough to spend the rest of the day in.

Finding the perfect pair of leggings can be quite the task – they can’t be too sheer or pill too quickly. After many trials (and errors), here are some of the best places to shop for leggings.

Girlfriend Collective

Made from recycled water bottles, these high-rise compression leggings are a fan-favorite. Look great while knowing you’re also helping the environment. These leggings come in five essential colors and have a rotating limited color collection.

Our pick: Black Compressive High-Rise Legging 

Universal Standard 

Universal Standard offers a size-inclusive selection of leggings made from quality fabric. If you’re looking for activewear, try their core leggings made from a sweat-wicking, antimicrobial fabric. If cotton is the look you’re going for, try their Roya leggings, made from a unique Pima cotton blend to prevent pilling.

Our pick: Roya Cropped Leggings

Alo Yoga 

Alo Yoga wants to bring yoga to the world to promote a mindful movement for a better living. Their clothing is sweat-shop free and made with eco-friendly standards. Check them out if you’re looking for a comfortable pair of leggings that will take you from the studio to the streets. Their Airlift leggings boast a second-skin feel thanks to their 4-way stretch fabric. If you’re looking for something edgier, look at the celebrity-favorite Moto leggings.

Our pick: 7/8 High-Waist Moto Leggings


Aerie names their leggings based on what they’re best suited for: chill, play, and move. Their ‘chill’ leggings are great for everyday and work up to ‘move,’ which offers medium support. The price ranges are typically under $50, making them a steal.

Our pick: Play Pocket & Cuff Legging

Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices’ core values are people, planet, and product. They want to encourage people to have fun Doing Things, which is a concept we can get behind. What we love about their site is that they break down their leggings based on the activities intended and the fabric weight. This is super helpful if you’re looking for seasonal leggings. They even have chilly weather leggings!

Our pick: TechSweat 7/8 Zoom Leggings


At first, the leggings section on Athleta’s website may seem overwhelming, but as you select the styles you like, they break down each pair based on what it’s for, how it feels, and a favorite feature. This is super helpful when determining whether they’d hold up for a HIIT session or are strictly only for commuting.

Our pick: Rainier Tight