Best gym leggings for all kinds of exercise
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A staple of the workout wardrobe is a pair of leggings; they are versatile and can be worn during all kinds of exercise as well as during leisure time.
There’s a whole range of leggings out there; from colourful leggings to patterned leggings and high waisted leggings to contour leggings.
The most important thing to consider when choosing which pair of leggings you want is how they make you feel. It’s important that you feel both comfortable and supported when you wear them.
We’ve rounded up nine of the best women’s leggings below to suit all needs and budgets below.
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Base Pace High-Rise Tight 28"
These leggings are a Lululemon bestseller, and it’s no surprise as they are super smooth and lightweight and will make you feel like you can keep on going and going with your exercise regime.
Available in two colours; Hyper Flow Pink Multi (pictured) and Leopard Camo Deep Coal Multi, and sizes 0 to 20.
Super Soft 7/8 Yoga Leggings
These are a pair of super soft new leggings from Lululemon which are not only functional, but also flattering as they have seamlines to sculpt your bum and elongate your legs.
Available in four different colours and patterns, including black leaf texture print (pictured) and green trail print.
Also available in 7/8 length or full length, so you can make the correct choices to suit your personality and your needs.
Gymshark Training Leggings
This all-rounder leggings are suitable for any kind of exercise, and they are also fantastic value for money.
They are high waisted which means they will be super flattering and supportive.
They are available in five different colours including black, grey and burgundy, making them the perfect pairing to any gymwear you have.
Nike Pro Dri-Fit Women's High-Rise Leggings
These leggings, which are another great all-rounder pair, are made from at least 75% recycled polyester fibres which means they are a great choice if you are looking for a sustainable option.
The fabric is super soft fabric that wicks sweat to keep you feeling supported and dry while you train.
These leggings are available in pink and black.
Everlast Contour Leggings Womens
These leggings are 100% opaque and guaranteed squat proof so you can be confident that they won’t let you down while you move through your workout routine.
Containing a touch of lycra, the stretch fabric is fully flexible allowing for freedom of movement while the elasticity allows the leggings to hold their shape, giving you the support and sculpting that you need.
Nike Plus Size Club Leggings
These tight-fit 7/8 leggings feature a contoured mid-rise design with an elastic waistband for a snug and supportive fit, so they’ll keep working for you as you focus on the workout of your choice.
In sizes 22 to 32, these leggings have been made specifically for plus-sized ladies. They are available in black and grey.
Pour Moi Energy Printed Mesh Panel Capri Legging - Tie Dye Floral
Florals never go out of fashion, so if you want a bright and pretty pair of leggings to make your fitness outfit then look no further.
With the sweat-wicking fabric this great all-round pair will keep you feeling cool no matter how hot you get while you workout.
Pair with the matching sports bra for a coordinated finish.
Mamalicious Maternity over the bump ribbed leggings in black
These maternity leggings, with their stretch jersey bump band, have been created especially for ladies who want to continue working out when they are expecting.
They have been designed with a bodycon fit alongside the stretch, so you can be sure of a comfortable fit all throughout pregnancy as your baby continues to grow.
They’re also made of a lightweight, soft viscose fabric that comes from renewable sources so they’re good for you and the planet.
Magic Shaping High Waisted Leggings
Crafted from stretchy fabric, these leggings have magic tummy control so you can workout without having to worry about your midriff, if that is an area of concern for you.
They are made of super comfortable fabric so they provide practicality, comfort and style all in one.
Available in black and navy, and also in short/petite, regular and long styles. Suitable for all types of exercise.