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The Best Black Leggings to See You Through Fall & Winter

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December 3, 2020

There is no doubt about it, the legging was the most worn item in 2020.  Whether you are working from home, staying inside, or going about your daily routine in a more comfortable manner, your leggings have been putting in the time and work for you.  Fall and winter season are no different. Are you wearing the best black leggings? We have compiled a list of tried, true, and tested black leggings that can see you through one of the strangest years of your life and into a new one. 

Why We Love Them

Sleek, slimming, and comfortable too the black legging is a go-to closet item for every woman. They stretch with your workouts, flatter you on errands, take you to brunch, wrangle your kids and pets with you, and can be dressed up or down. 

Unfortunately, when it comes to purchasing a pair of black leggings, they are a dime a dozen. There are so many options and vendors that it becomes overwhelming. Do not resort to picking up a pair at your local drugstore unless it is an emergency.  That pair is not guaranteed to be opaque or have tummy-control. Let us break it down.

The Rundown

If you want a basic black cotton legging then look no further than Old Navy.  Tried and true with a great cotton fit, these are affordable too.

High-waisted leggings offer tummy-control which is super important when you want a flattering fit. Three great options for waist-high leggings start with Hue Ultra Legging with Wide Waistband, the Girlfriend High Waist (a personal favorite of mine for wearing during exercise or anytime), and the 90-Degree by Reflex high waist leggings. 

When it comes to getting your fitness on, the all-star reviews go to this quad group that rocks your quads. Zella Live-In High Waist leggings work with you on your workouts but also perform well for everyday wear while also being high-waisted. Baleaf High Waist Yoga pants wick-away moisture and include mesh and an inner pocket with four-way stretch. It’s the perfect support for you at the gym or at home. Outdoor Voices gives you the boost you need to finish that workout strong. And finally, the Athleta Elongating legging lengthens and strengthens your legs and offers great support during exercise. Fit is always comfortable and excellent.

A more luxurious legging is another option. Faux leather leggings are a great way to take this basic fashion item and kick it up to another level.  They look great for everyday wear while also pulling an outfit together when you want a night out. Spanx always offers up a few varieties in the faux finish legging. Their ‘Night Out’ version is the most popular. Real leather leggings by Alice + Olivia are an A+ for us. Super soft and with a good amount of stretch to them they are an indulgence for sure.

Legging length is another issue we encountered in our search. Tall basic black leggings are available, and a great option is the Athleta Headlands Cargo Tights. Athleta is a trusted brand that will not fail you and the leggings last a long time. Capri versions of black leggings are always a popular option too. We like Fabletics Capri leggings or Hanes Stretch Jersey version. Petite sizes can look no further than Yogipace Petite Yoga Leggings.  They work well and fit all your legging needs. 

What is your favorite brand or type of black leggings? Have you worn them more in 2020?

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