The Best Leggings That Are Both Stylish and Functional

The fashion industry has been put to the ultimate test over the past few years, with people relying on their clothing — and especially activewear — to help them make the seamless transition from work-from-home life to weekend outings, morning yoga to evening spin, and perhaps even a few happy-hour drinks in between. By now, we know that the best leggings are hard to come by, but loved by so many.

The more we wear our go-to workout leggings or high-waist yoga pants, the happier we are to witness so many brands stepping up to the plate with innovative fabrics and versatile silhouettes engineered to support a more hybrid, wellness-focused life without skimping on style. While you may have your classic pair of full-length black leggings covered (maybe there are even multiple sitting in your closet right now), there’s so much left in the world of athleisure to explore.

Whether you’re tuning in to a virtual meeting or meditation, walking through the park or local farmer’s market, treating yourself to a home-cooked meal or a well-deserved TV break (and yes, retailers like Uniqlo and Alo even have you covered for that impromptu brunch date), read on for 23 beautiful, breathable, and body-positive leggings that were designed to rise to the occasion. 

While some cost a pretty penny, we’ve included budget-friendly, high-quality options that will also stand the test of time. Either way, get your credit card ready to shop for some everyday-wear necessities.

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