Leggings have always been the ultimate comfort clothing - whether you're a gym-goer or not. The coronavirus pandemic has seen sales soar as loungewear became the ultimate fashion trend and if you haven't invested yet, what are you waiting for? These are the high street leggings that are so good, you'll never want to go back to jeans...
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Best leggings for the gym
Power Gym Leggings, £80, Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty makes great body-skimming leggings. The contour styles are smoothing and flattering, plus super comfortable. They wash well and will last for years - it's no surprise they're a favourite amongst fitness fans.
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Running Leggings, £37.47, Nike
Nike knows a thing or two about making great leggings. The brand has loads of styles to choose from, but we love the running leggings for performance purposes. These ones come with a mid-rise waistband for an ultra-flattering fit, plus five easy-access pockets for carrying a key or card along on the journey.
Lux High-rise Leggings, £43, Reebok
We love Reebok's strong and supportive signature leggings, which have curved seams to fit seamlessly to every body. The handy phone pocket is a welcome addition, too.
Lace-up Legging, £25, Victoria's Secret
While Victoria's Secret might not immediately spring to mind as a sports brand, the label's activewear accounts for all of your gym-going needs. Reduced to £30 in the sale, the Sweat On Point Pocket Leggings are made from sweat-wicking fabric and feature a compressive waistband to stabilize your core, plus exterior pockets at the sides and a seamless hem for added comfort.
QUEENIEKE Yoga Leggings, from £19.99, Amazon
Who knew Amazon had such an incredible selection of leggings? This flattering pair from Queenieke has great reviews from shoppers.
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Recycled Leopard Leggings, £38, MFB Activewear
Made from recycled materials and 'squat tested' for the ultimate stretch and support, we can see why shoppers love MFB's bright and bold range of leggings. They come in an inclusive size range (sizes 6-22) and a tree is planted for every pair sold, too - plus you'll be supporting a small company run by two UK mums.
Best black leggings
Magic Shaping High Waisted Leggings, £19.50, Marks & Spencer
Part of Marks & Spencer's Magic collection, these leggings are fitted with a tummy control waistband.
Sports Leggings, £19.99, H&M
H&M is one of the best places on the high street to shop for affordable activewear that doesn't sag or lose elasticity. We love this chic black option for just £19.99.
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Lightweight Strong Compression Leggings, £34, TLC Sport
If you love your leggings to give lots of support, look no further than TLC Sport - which offers a range of compression options and an inclusive size selection. Designed to be lightweight but still give plenty of control, this brand is one to watch.
Booty Boost 7/8 Stretch Jersey Leggings, £88, Selfridges
Body sculpting brand Spanx recently launched its Active range at Selfridges - promising flattering shapes and breathable fabrics. The 'Booty Boost' leggings are a firm favourite, and we can see why!
Align Super High-rise Leggings, £88, Lululemon
Lululemon's leggings are pricey, but they’re so worth it. Perfect for lounging around the house or for that Zoom yoga class, the super high rise style is comfy, lightweight and guaranteed to be your new uniform.
Best casual leggings
Cashmere Leggings, £34.99, Calzedonia
We adore these comfy Calzedonia leggings, made with cashmere for ultimate softness. Team these with a matching knit and create your own co-ord!
ASYOU Lounge Leggings, £12, ASOS
Create the perfect off-duty outfit with these ultra-comfy lounge leggings.
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