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From big screen names to behind-the-scenes creatives, practically everyone in Hollywood turns to activewear for comfort on and off the set. No longer reserved for yogis, the best leggings are now a stylish staple for anyone looking for versatile and breathable pieces that can handle sweat sessions and post-workout errands. And with bathing suit season on the horizon (if not already in full swing in sunny Los Angeles), many are turning up their workout routines in anticipation of summer skin-baring.
Whether you’re tackling your Peloton or Pilates, we’ve rounded up some of the best workout leggings that are also beloved by fitness-obsessed stars. The options include a Wonder Woman-logo style recently launched by Venus Williams’ Eleven by Venus Williams. The star, who also wore a Wonder Woman athletic look to the Miami Open in March, said on her Instagram last month that she was drawn to create the leggings because, “I love Wonder Woman. I love her back story. I love her mother. I love what she stands for. Most of all I love her outfits.”
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1. Lululemon Align High-Rise Crop 17-Inch Legging
BEST FOR YOGA
Lululemon continues to reign as one of the best activewear brands for its innovative designs and multi-tasking silhouettes. Its Align high-rise leggings (beloved by Meghan Markle and Lucy Hale) are made of the company’s buttery-soft and lightweight Nulu fabric, which is designed for yoga and features four-way stretch. The material works great at wicking sweat and offers breathability for other everyday activities.
2. Nike Epic Luxe Run Division Leggings
BEST FOR RUNNING
Nike’s flattering and soft Epic Luxe Run Division leggings feature airy mesh for breathability, a mid-rise waistband for comfort, and a compressive design for support, which all combine to create the optimal fit for runners. The nylon/polyester/spandex fabric wicks moisture and sweat, so you’ll stay comfy and dry during your run. We like that Swoosh logo has a reflective coating to keep runners visible during foggy and evening workouts.
3. Girlfriend Compressive High-Rise Legging
BEST FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CYCLING
Eco-conscious fitness enthusiasts can count on Girlfriend’s high-rise leggings with chafe-resistant flat seams, making them ideal for high-impact activities such as indoor and outdoor cycling, hiking, and more. The 11-inch rise and four-way stretch make these leggings comfortable to wear, and the sweat-wicking and recyclable fabric is made of 21% spandex and 79% recycled plastic bottles. There’s also a convenient hidden back pocket that’s big enough to hold your cards or keys. The leggings are available in sizes XXS to 6XL and in inseams of 23.75 inches to 28.5 inches.
3. Alo High-Waist 7/8 No Limit Legging
BEST FOR SCULPTING
For heart-pumping flows, Alo’s high-waisted leggings feature a leg-sculpting silhouette that’s created with comfort in mind, so it’s no surprise that they enjoy cult-favorite status among stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Cindy Crawford, and Sophie Turner, among many others. The high-performance material is designed with a skinny waistband and contouring ribbed side panels, which are great if you’re looking to give your legs a smoothed-out look. These leggings are available in other colors and in sizes XXS to L.
4. Koral Pista Infinity High-Rise Legging
BEST FOR TRAINING
L.A.-based Koral‘s Pista high-rise ankle leggings feature a wide elasticized waistband and strategically placed panels, so they’re great for offering support during high-performance workouts. The glossy finish adds a futuristic touch, and the convenient side pockets allow you to stow away keys and cards for easy post-workout (and purse-free) errands.
5. Beyond Yoga Spacedye Out of Pocket High Waisted Midi Legging
BEST FOR ALL-DAY COMFORT
These midi leggings by Beyond Yoga boast handy side pockets and a five-inch waistband that hits at the natural waist, so they offer effortless comfort long after your yoga class. (Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Kendall Jenner are frequently spotted in the brand.) They’re made from the L.A.-based company’s super-soft Spacedye fabric, and the flat seams help to prevent chafing. They’re available in sizes XS to 3X.
6. C9 Champion High-Waist Legging
We love that these C9 Champion leggings are available in a range of colors, so they’re great for stocking up. They’re made of a polyester/spandex fabric that’s breathable, wicks moisture, and dries quickly. The high waist allows you to move easily with comfort, and the left leg features a side pocket that can hold small essentials.
7. Pact Pocket Leggings
BEST FOR LOUNGING
Pact is known for its eco-friendly and organic cotton apparel and accessories, including these best-selling side pocket leggings. They feature a high-rise, full-length and fitted design that promises all-day comfort, while the pockets on both sides are ideal for holding your cards, keys, phone, and other small items. We also like the contoured elastic waistband that has an adjustable drawcord.
8. Onzie High-Rise Graphic Legging
BEST FOR PRINT LOVERS
Molly Sims, Addison Rae, and Troian Bellisario are among fans of Onzie, which is beloved for its statement-making activewear. This print-happy pair boasts a high-rise style that’s comfortable to wear, and the fabric is made with the Venice-based company’s Free-Flow technology that allows for breathability and durability in sweaty situations and in saltwater. What’s more, these leggings were designed using a comparatively sustainable and chemical-free sublimation printing process that requires less water and energy.
9. Eleven by Venus Williams So Strong Wonder Woman 7/8 Legging
BEST FOR LOW-IMPACT WORKOUTS
Channel real-life and fictional heroines in this shimmering mid-calf legging inspired by Wonder Woman from Venus Williams’ activewear line to celebrate the fictional superhero’s 80th anniversary. These leggings are made with a polyester/nylon blend fabric and feature an elastic logo waistband, and they’re best for low-impact workouts and casual wear.
10. Year of Ours Veronica Leggings
Year of Ours’ vibrant pink leggings boast a wrapped, V-shaped waistband that effortlessly hugs curves and is easy to wear. The full-length garment is made from nylon/spandex that feels soft and smooth, so they’re comfortable enough for lounging.
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