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Now that the sun is on its way out, it’s time to swap those sweatpants for colorful activewear. Let’s start with high-rise leggings: equal parts comfortable, compressive and versatile enough for the gym *and* spending the day on the sofa! It’s the best of both worlds if you ask us! Scroll down for some of the best high-rise leggings we’ve found — from options with pockets to fun flare silhouettes.
We can’t round up a list of the best high-rise leggings and not include Girlfriend Collective. Cut from fabric made from recycled water bottles, these leggings support you with a comfortable high waist and snug, compressive fit. They’re also available in *at least* 11 colors, so you can def find a color to suit your mood.
Trust us, these four-way stretch leggings are about to be your new favorite. Moisture-wicking and ideal for yoga and lounging, you’ll never want to take them off!
3. Nike One (M) Women’s High-Rise Leggings (Maternity),
Searching for the right pair of maternity leggings? Try these — this light and breathable fabric covers and supports your entire bump. You can also fold down the waistband when you’re ready to relax and it’s available in 8 color options!
We can’t resist a buttery soft pair of tie-dye leggings! Perfect for a trip to the yoga studio or just a streaming marathon at home, this weightless Nulu™ fabric will move right along with you.
5. Calvin Klein Performance Printed Side-Pocket Tights,
Leggings with pockets are truly the best invention of all time. Offered in three camo colorways, this high-waisted silhouette comes with convenient side pockets for workout essentials (or just your phone).
6. Outdoor Voices Flow 7/8 Leggings, $88
Made in peachy-soft FreeForm fabric, this bright high-rise legging comes with a fold-over waistband for customizable comfort (and 5 shades to effortlessly color-coordinate the rest of your ‘fit).
7. Zella Restore Soft Pocket Leggings,
When it comes to stepping out in a fresh shade of green, there’s no better time than spring! This pair features ribbing at the high waistband and ankle cuffs for a comfy yet sporty vibe. (And just in case you’re not feeling the green, it comes in other colors too!)
8. Outdoor Voices Core 7/8 Leggings, $88
If you’re searching for something you can wear on the sofa *and* to your next HIIT workout, you’ve found THE pair. It’s made with lightweight, breathable TechSweat™ fabric with an engineered waistband that stays put.
We are absolutely heart-eyed over these colorful training tights! Created in collaboration with Marimekko, these leggings are made in part with recycled materials and Aeroready fabric to wick away moisture. Set your alarm for Monday, April 7th at 2:00 AM CDT to purchase!
We had to include a flared option for those ’90s-obsessed babes! Amazingly versatile (and oh-so-comfortable), these leggings work to elongate the leg and keep you as cozy as possible.
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Allison is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.