We live in the leggings days. They have basically replaced all of our pants and jeans these days. Leggings are a literal can’t-live-without wardrobe essential for today’s woman; women these days are always on the hunt for the most flattering ones that’ll hold them in and smooth them out while they’re on the go. Best of all, leggings are also unparalleled in comfort for any sort of activity—whether it’s working out, running errands, or lounging at home. On top of all that, they happen to give your legs an extra lift and added shape—and who doesn’t love that?
That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best figure-flattering leggings out there that are sure to make you look and feel amazing, whether you’re in a yoga class or are simply running errands around the neighbourhood. If you want to take the shaping effect to the next level, you can always opt for these figure-flattering ones listed here.
Best Overall: Zella Live-In High Waist Leggings
Price: $27 – $59
The name says it all. These figure sculpting leggings with a no-slip waistband can easily go from workout to athleisure wear. Not only are they made from a moisture-wicking material that’ll keep you cool and dry, but they also have a no-slip waistband that won’t fall down as you move around. “These are fantastic! Very comfortable, super soft fabric, the high waist is great and doesn’t pinch. Will be buying more for sure,” raved one happy customer.
Best Maternity Option: Mother’s Essentials Maternity Leggings
These are a best-seller on Amazon, thanks to rave reviews left by over 600 customers. Not only are the stretchy leggings super supportive for growing bellies, but they’re also made from a moisture-wicking fabric that’ll help keep you dry and cool in any weather. One customer called them a “maternity must-have,” before adding, “These are great! I had been having trouble finding leggings that fit tight around my legs and butt but also give me that room and support for my growing belly, until I got these! Not only do they fit great in all the right areas but they fit accordingly to my growing belly. With room to finish off my pregnancy. Very light and airy and comfortable.”
Best High-Waisted Option: Syrinx High Waisted Leggings
Currently one of the bestseller in the women’s running tights category, these pants feature a high waistband that will smooth your shape. Reviewers also love how soft and comfortable they feel, with multiple people dubbing them the “best leggings ever.”
Most Loved Option: Alo Yoga High-Waist Lounge Legging
A celebrity favorite, the Alo yoga pants in classic black are designed to lift and sculpt. We love the two-tone color blocking of these.
Best Slimming Leggings: 90 Degrees by Reflex High Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings
You can never go wrong with classic black. A good choice for exercise, lounging at home, or wearing with a tunic top, the 90 degree by Reflex leggings feature a high rise waistband with tummy control.
Best Butt-Lifting Option: Seasum Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants
If you’ve been anywhere on the internet recently, you’ve likely come across these leggings. The TikTok-famous “butt-lifting” pants have been on the Amazon bestseller list for weeks. They’re made from a compression material, so they hold you in in all the right places and have a ribbed, honeycomb pattern that reviewers say helps to hide cellulite. The defining feature, of course, is the scrunched seam in the back that shapes your behind.
Butt Lifting: Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings
If you’re looking for a pair of leggings that will give your backside a boost, check out. The high-waisted silhouette is flattering on most body types, and the four-way stretch material moves with you. In addition to being breathable, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying, the sculpting leggings boast a special construction in the waistband that makes your butt look lifted and perkier.
Slimming Leggings: HUE Ultra Leggings – Wide Waistband
These popular and extremely affordable leggings just got an update with a wide waistband. This is a good option if you would like leggings with a control top, these leggings from Hue do a good job of shaping without being too tight.
Shaping Leggings: ASSETS by SPANX Women’s Leggings
No list of flattering leggings feels complete without a mention of Spanx. Assets by Spanx is the brand’s more affordable sister line, and it’s filled with comfortable and flattering staples, like these seamless leggings. They’re easy to move in, thanks to the lightweight fabric, so you can wear them for workouts, errands and everything in between. They also feature the brand’s signature shaping waistband for a slimming fit.
Control Leggings: Dragon Fit Yoga Pants
Price: $21.98 – $25.98
With a high waistband giving tummy control, Dragon Fit’s yoga pants have a compression tummy panel to hold you in without being uncomfortable.
Tummy-Control Leggings: Style & Co
These leggings come in both regular and petite sizes, with the latter designed to provide a flattering fit for those who are 5-foot-4 and under. The tummy control waistband and tapered leg refine your silhouette. For anyone between sizes, the brand recommends sizing down.
Best Compression Option: Old Navy High-Waisted Compression Legging
Price: $30.00 – $49.99
These leggings come in a number of fun colors, like Mount Shasta blue and Bright Coral. The soft, compression waistband is both comfortable and slimming. And with four-way stretch and sweat-wicking technology, they’re built to move with you.