No One Should Ignore the Most Flattering Black Leggings in the World

Hannah Almassi

My quest for the best black leggings was an unexpected one. I've never been one for the stretchy pants, but upon seeing how much everyone else depends on and obsesses over them—not to mention the fact that stylish girls are now using this outfit combination IRL—I thought it time to investigate. So as a woman who wouldn't be caught dead in a pair outside the house (even the sad-looking ones inside my house should be arrested for crimes against fashion), I found this quest was about finding not only the best black leggings but also the versions that are good enough to convert a self-confessed leggings hater. What I was looking for? Leggings that lift and skim and do wonderful things to my otherwise not-so-wonderful legs…

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It's all well and good being Kendall Jenner, flinging on any pair of flimsy black leggings and having automatically cracking pins, but when you're not made of supermodel stuff, which stretchy super-pants really do the trick? I tried on loads. Some incredible. Some shockingly unflattering. Some really expensive (heading well into the £300 arena), but I avoided the really cheap versions as a rule: There's no denying you need some fabric tech and a certain level of quality to wear leggings in public feeling confident that they won't go sheer when you bend over, or fall apart in the wash after one cycle.

So after my extensive trials, I can confirm that the following black leggings are the best in the business—and each pair excels in a different way, meaning you can locate the style (or styles) that fulfil your deepest black legging desires. Read my reviews and shop the winning leggings below…

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