Full disclaimer: I've been trying to hunt down the best exercise leggings for some time now. I'm a regular runner and, as anyone who does even a little bit of exercise will attest, the quest for a decent pair of leggings can be rather arduous.
You want them to be highly effective and look good? Well, a few years ago, that might have been a tough task. But now there are so many incredible exercise leggings out there—crafted by both classic and up-and-coming brands—that you'll have no problem combining your love of working out and looking stylish at every occasion. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make your workout wardrobe look incredible.
But instead of you trawling through online stores, I've done the hard work for you. Thanks to my extensive research, I've compiled a list of the best exercise leggings that work for whatever activity you choose to do. Even better, there is a range of different prices that will suit every pocket. All that remains is for you to click through our gallery of the 15 best exercise leggings…
Call these the leggings with in-built suspension. These new innovative tights from Nike place areas of compression where you need it but stretch when you need to move too. All of which helps reduce vibration without restricting movement.
Want a pair of leggings that seriously makes you stand out? These from Bodyism are just what you're looking for.
Where high-end designer meets the technology of a big sports brand.
Style-wise these leggings give off the illusion of longer legs, thanks to the strategically placed panelling. But the other brilliant aspect of these is that you can adjust the waistband for it to be lower if you so wish.
One of our favourite brands around right now. These super-chic leggings are from P.E. Nation, and we expect to see these on the legs of many an A-lister.
Try these when you're doing something like yoga, as the leggings offer brilliant ventilation thanks to the mesh panels.
These classic Nike exercise leggings are a brilliant all-rounder.
One of the biggest successes of the athleisure world right now is Outdoor Voices. Their leggings are ideal if you want to wear them out to brunch too.
For those who like a more pared-back look when they're working out.
The breathable fabric helps regulate our temperature, thus meaning we can work out more efficiently.
On a tight budget? H&M does an incredible range of chic sportswear.
Make like Beyoncé in these bold leggings.
Pretty leggings for the starter runner.
One of the newest and brightest up-and-coming athleisure brands around right now.
These leggings are loved by the A-list, and it's easy to see why. Kendall Jenner is a big fan.
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