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The best and comfiest leggings on the high street right now

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Fiona Ward
Acting Fashion and Beauty Editor
Updated: September 28, 2022
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Leggings have always been the ultimate comfort clothing - whether you're a gym-goer or not. 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

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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.

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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.

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Lorna Jane No Chafe Ankle Biter Leggings, $60, Lorna Jane Active Living


If you're looking for something soft and lightweight, Aussie brand Lorna Jane has you covered. We love the Lotus leggings, which give shape without leaving you feeling restricted. There's plenty of different lengths to choose from, too.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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ASYOU Lounge Leggings, £12, ASOS


Create the perfect off-duty outfit with these ultra-comfy lounge leggings. 

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