Anybody who has dabbled in more advanced athletics where flexibility is a must knows the reality of those endeavors: you’re only actually as flexible as your clothing allows. And that’s exactly why, of course, we couldn’t be more thankful for yoga pants and workout leggings, which cater to our every bend, jump, fold, and stretch in a cinch. (And let’s be honest – we’re just as happy to rock these on trips to the supermarket or the airport as we are to wear them during a workout.) And because you can never really have enough workout leggings in your wardrobe, we’ve rounded up six of our absolute favorite pairs that are sure to step up your yoga pant game pretty seriously.
1. Alala Captain Ankle Tight in Palm Print, $110
So, for starters, this a super good-looking pair of leggings. But even if you’re not judging these bottoms based on their cute palm print (if you were, you’re already sold, no doubt), these boast a number of pros that are sure to seal the deal for you. Namely, their super quick-dry fabric, the handy zip pocket on the back, and the chic back-of-the-knee mesh panels that add a touch of style where you’d least expect it.
2. Alo High-Waist Moto Legging, $114
The edgy, almost futuristic feel of these leggings was the initial reason that they caught our eye, but they took a hold of our hearts (a.k.a our wallets) when we got a little better acquainted with the lifting fit and the flattering five-inch waistband.
3. The Upside Butterfly Midi Pant, $149
We love a good print – especially when plain black leggings seem to have taken over our workout wardrobes, which are begging for a little excitement. Beyond their good looks, these leggings bring a ton of unique qualities to the playing field, like SPF protection and abrasion resistance.
4. Without Walls Crisscross Legging, $69
On the one hand – err, leg? – the zig-zag, strappy cutouts on these leggings make for a major style statement wherever you happen to be wearing them. On the other, the cutouts have a pretty functional purpose in that they offer some ventilation, which will be much-appreciated when you’re working up a sweat in kickboxing class.
5. Michi Luna Legging, $180
We can’t help but fall for a pair of leggings that throws us for a bit of a loop, and this pair, with its edgy color blocking and unexpected fishnet hip panels, certainly does that and more. Plus, the fishnet inserts happen to make for a slimming effect that is sure to give you all the confidence you need to kill your workout.
6. P.E Nation Play Ball Legging, $179
Any good pair of leggings is supposed to make you feel supported and stable while you do even the toughest of workouts. Thanks to their high waist and built-in shape wear, these leggings will always do just that. (And they’ll look pretty great doing it, too.)