With so many leggings options out there, it’s sometimes hard to sift through the over-saturated market to find the perfect pair. To help narrow it down, we enlisted our team to share their top picks so you’re able to score only the best of the best. From super-comfortable, figure-flattering options to edgy leather iterations, shop editor-approved leggings ahead and then learn how to rock them like a true fashion girl with our styling tips.
Line & Dot Lotte Legging, $126
"These are perfect for girls who love edgier pieces, like myself. You can never go wrong with a pair of leather leggings, but the lattice detail makes these stand out from the rest."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
We Wore What x Strut-This McGuire Lace Up Leggings, $140.
“I really wanted to include these sheer Zara leggings but of course they sold out immediately! I’ll be on the look-out for a restock. Until then, I’m contemplating this pair from Strut-This’ collaboration with blogger Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What. The lace-up waist makes it feel like two solid trends combined into one piece: corset dressing and the continued reign of athleisure."
—Kristi Mikesky, Managing Editor
Aether Circuit Leggings $115.
"When I tell you they (comfortably) take an inch off the circumference of my thighs, I mean it. They never sag and they are breathable, which makes them perfect for skiing and working out. Plus, they come in super-chic colors. I'm obsessed."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
Zella Arrow High Waist Leggings, $65.
"I've been on a work-out kick recently, and with so many options to choose from these days, I figure it's about time to step up my workout leggings game, too. While I'm not one for anything too bright or crazy, this color-block pair is interesting and on-trend, but still super sleek."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
Varley Bayview Leggings, $110.
"I rely on workout leggings on the weekends when running errands and to motivate myself to hit the gym. This pair from Varley is a fresh alternative to basic black, thanks to the cool mesh panel detailing, and they're also completely functional, with moisture-wicking and quick-dry fabric."
—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor
H&M Stirrup Pants, $25.
"I'm really loving the stirrup legging trend! My pick would be this pair from H&M. I love how they add a bit of interest to any look. Pair it with a big cozy knit sweater and you're good to go."
—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor
Saint Laurent Leather Leggings, $2190.
"Leather is a great go-to for the days I venture away from my vintage Levi's. These Saint Laurent beauties are an investment, but a pair I'd wear for life.
—Natalie Mattozzi, Senior Video Producer
Topshop High-Waisted Ankle Leggings, $20.
"This high-waisted pair sucks everything in while still feeling comfortable on my frame. They go well with everything from dresses to sweaters. Plus, you just can't beat the price!" —Erin Bunch, Lifestyle Editor
Wilfred Nivelle Pants, $110.
"These suede leggings from Artizia are the perfect combination of comfy and chic, and a great alternative to the more commonly worn leather leggings. Throw on an oversize sweater or a menswear style button-down and you're effortlessly polished in a flash."
—Rebecca Iloulian, Associate Marketing Manager
Michael Lo Sordo Ruffle-Trimmed Ribbed Stretch-Knit Leggings, $370.
"Their ruffled hems makes these the ultimate fashion-girl leggings, as they're anything but basic. Wear the chic pair for day or night with a classic button-down or a nubby knit and heels."
—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor
Bailey 44 Eco Leather Stevie Pants, $233.
“I’m often on the prowl for pieces that can easily be dressed up or down (my work-life fashion balance is an every-day struggle), and these leggings just get it right. The eco-leather front gives them an avant-garde vibe, but the real winning feature is the stretch—which becomes unsurprisingly necessary when you find yourself hustling from one end of Manhattan to another.”
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor