It’s no secret that active wear can be pretty unforgiving (we’re looking at you thin, stretchy fabric). Luckily, a new breed of workout tights have come across our radar. With flattering waistbands, slimming flat lock seams and body-hugging silhouettes they’re similar to – dare we say – shape wear. Yes, they’re designed to lift, tuck and trim, whilst still looking and feeling comfortable.
Keep scrolling to see and shop five of our favourite styles.
High-Waist Airbrush Legging (one of Gigi Hadid‘s favourites)
Featuring Alo Yoga’s signature airbrush fit with a tummy-flattening waistband and no side seams, it’s no surprise these high waisted tights are one of Gigi Hadid’s go-to styles.
Flow And Go Crop (Bianca Cheah’s favourite)
These Lululemon tights are designed to contour your body and fit like a second skin so you can flow effortlessly from pose to pose. Our very own Bianca Cheah swears by this design.
Zoned Sculpt Women’s Training Tights
Nike’s leggings are cut from the brand’s sweat-wicking Dri-FIT fabric to help keep you dry and comfortable throughout your whole workout. Designed for supreme comfort, this bright cobalt pair also features seamless compression zones to support key muscle groups and a high rise waistband for additional coverage.
Premium Performance Capri
New Balance’s Premium Performance Capri boasts a contoured waistband with power mesh and back yoke to help support and flatter your curves, without constricting your range of movement.
Active Compression Crop Leggings
It would be rude not to include Spanx’s revolutionary active wear collection in a round up of Spanx-like tights. Utilising their signature Slim-x fabric, these cropped workout tights, in particular, are flattering and supportive.