Leggings are the athleisure must-have for women who want supreme flexibility while sweating it out at the gym or doing yoga stretches. They’re also comfy to wear at home while working or lounging around and are a stylish option for casual weekend outings with a pair of boots or sneakers.
In the past, leggings were worn by men and boys for warmth and protection as they rode horses or hunted game. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 13th to 16th centuries were a type of legging, as were the trews worn by Scottish Highlanders and the buckskin pants and leggings worn by Native Americans, including the Leatherstockings of James Fenimore Cooper’s novels. Today, women’s leggings are often made from spandex fabric and are available in a wide range of styles to suit many different occasions and workouts.
These leggings have a U-shaped inseam that goes all the way down to the crotch, which minimizes sagging and gives the legs that held-in feel that many people like. They’re designed to stand up to years of wear and feature an elastic waistband that’s comfortable. Our reviewers liked how they felt and the fact that they didn’t attract pet hair or other lint, which tends to gather on leggings that are worn frequently.
This brand’s black opaque leggings have a great fit, with the perfect amount of stretch to keep them in place without slipping or pinching. They look best when worn with a tunic or sweater covering the bottom and upper thighs. As a general rule, it’s important to avoid wearing leggings that are so tight they show too much skin. If you can comfortably fit more than one finger between your skin and the fabric, they’re too tight and should be sized up.women’s bamboo leggings