What do black leggings, coffee and a Netflix subscription have in common? You pretty much can’t live without them. Yup, much like your favourite, ride-or-die caffeinated beverage—good quality black leggings will see you through all of life’s peaks and troughs.
Some say plain, we say chic. Trusty black leggings have the timeless appeal of complete versatility. Going from yoga to brunch? Black leggings are your gal. Want something that will go with literally every single one of your workout tops? Look no further than black leggings.
Now, we know that identifying the right ones for you can be a task. You want something that will last season after season, with the perfect amount of stretch and you don’t want anything that is remotely see-through. We feel you. That’s why we’ve done all of the legwork (literally) and compiled a definitive list of 9 pairs of black leggings that will truly stand the test of time for every type of workout and beyond:
A cult classic, we just can’t get past this perfect black pair from Lululemon. They’re engineered to feel like a comfortable embrace throughout—they hold you close, and they move with you. Super thoughtful, right? And if that wasn’t enough, the wide, flat, high-rise waistband makes them the perfect pick for yoga, the gym, and fitting in extra helpings of pasta. And ultimately, we don’t think you can really ask for more?
A timeless basic with a truly contemporary twist, Koral’s Lustrous Leggings perfectly balance function and fashion. A classic, mid-rise, compression fit is reworked with a wet-look finish and are sweat-resistant, perfect for seeing you through the toughest of workouts.
Got a brightly patterned crop you wana showcase in your next gym outfit? Pair it with the Booty Support tights from Lorna Jane and prepare for the chicest workout of your life. A high-rise flat waistband features an internal drawcord for the perfect fit every time, while the LJ Excel fabric grants you complete freedom to move. Safe to say that booty-burning workouts just met their match with these.
The perfect pick for warmups, mobility workouts and looking fly-as-hell while you’re doing them, the Nike Pro Training Tights are crafted in a sweat-wicking, durable fabric complete with four-way stretch to keep you dry and comfortable during your workout. This effortless pair will seriously boost your gym basics.
Super stretchy and flattering, thee Ultimate Climalite Tights from adidas offer a body-hugging fit complete with a high-rise waist that’s equally as perfect for the gym or on the go. They’re made of signature Climalite fabric that wicks moisture to help you stay dry as your training intensifies and they’re the perfect base to any activewear look.
Stay supported from hip to hem with the ultra-reliable 2XU Compression Tights. Perfect for your next circuit sesh, the high-performance yarns and circular knit structure create a graduated compression fit to support the leg, while the timeless branding throughout create that instantly-recognisable look that screams quality.
Constructed from firm-hold performance Supplex fabric for a supportive and form-flattering silhouette, the Running Bare Naked Ambition Tights are complete with placement cut-outs for a stylish finish. Wear these again and again with any of your go-to crops for a look that’s perfect for the studio and post-yoga coffee. All bases covered.
Reworked with an extreme high-waist silhouette, Alo Yoga’s update to their classic Moto Legging are engineered to lift, sculpt, contour and smooth for the perfect fit. This season-after-season style boast a 4-way stretch fabric and will look as bomb at brunch as they do at bootcamp.
We’ve certainly got a thing for Moto’s around here, as Nimble Activewear’s coming storming in to finish off the round-up. The flattering, wide waistband is elevated by power-mesh panels throughout the legs for an ultra-breathable, workout-ready finish. Your favourite crops and tanks will look hot-as-hell with these.