The Great Search for the Perfect Plus-Size Leggings
I Tried Over 20 Pairs of Plus-Size Leggings—Here are the 4 That Truly Stood Out
4 of the Best Plus-Size Leggings I Tested among 20+
Oh, the struggle is real! Finding the perfect pair of plus-size activewear can be as challenging as finding a needle in a haystack. Let’s face it, everything out there seems to be either too tight, too loose, too camel-toe-y, or just plain ugly (sorry, not sorry). But fear not, my fellow fashionistas, for I have embarked on an epic quest to find the holy grail of plus-size leggings that will make us look and feel fabulous during our sweat sessions.
Now, I must confess, my motivation for working out is directly proportional to how good my workout clothes make me feel. And let me tell you, a good pair of leggings that doesn’t slip or slide is worth its weight in gold. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the leggings lineup that made the cut. These babies are not only flattering and comfortable but also cute enough to make us want to book that long overdue yoga class we’ve been putting off for months. Talk about motivation, am I right?
To give you a frame of reference, I usually wear a size XXL. So, let’s begin this fabulous fashion journey, shall we?
Nike One Lux Training Leggings
Our Social Editor, Keely, once rocked these leggings on a casual office day, and let me tell you, they looked absolutely stunning on her. Of course, I couldn’t resist trying them on myself the very next day. And boy, did they deliver! Nike leggings can be a little tricky when it comes to sizing, but I decided to take the risk and try on both a 1X and a 2X in the fitting room. Lo and behold, the 1X turned out to be the perfect fit! These leggings are a dream for yoga enthusiasts, especially during hot yoga sessions, thanks to their sweat-wicking material that provides just the right amount of compression without being too constricting. And the best part? They’re so versatile that you can rock them on a regular day too! Though, I must admit, if you’re on a budget, there are some equally impressive options out there. But if price is no obstacle, go ahead and treat yourself, darling.
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Champion C9 High-Waisted Leggings
When it comes to leggings, Champion never disappoints. Not only are they affordable, but they also last for ages. I’ve been rocking a pair from this brand for years, and they’re still going strong without any pesky pilling. So naturally, I had to give their plus-size leggings a whirl. I tried on an XXL in-store, and they were great! While not my absolute favorites, they definitely get the job done without breaking the bank. Plus, they have excellent staying power during squats, providing just the right amount of compression to keep everything in place. You can confidently wear these for any workout, except maybe underwater basket weaving. Oh, and a little heads up, the online sizing is quite limited, so make sure to check if they go up to your desired size.
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Girlfriend Collective High-Waisted Compressive Leggings
Now, if you’re looking for a brand that delivers on both style and sustainability, girlfriend, look no further than Girlfriend Collective. These leggings are a dream come true for ethical fashion lovers. But here’s the kicker—they’re as good as they get even without considering their eco-friendly credentials. I ordered a pair, fully expecting to return them after trying on the next magic leggings on my list. However, these beauties gave me a run for my money! Literally. I couldn’t help but head straight to the gym as soon as I slipped them on because I was just too excited to flaunt them. Their extra sweat-wicking abilities make every workout a breeze, and dare I say, they even have a cooling effect on the skin (yes, it’s possible, trust me). Whether you’re lifting weights or going for a light jog (or a treadmill powerwalk, no judgment here), these leggings will stay put and keep you looking fabulous. And let me tell you, they wash like a dream, without a single pill in sight. You’ll want to wear them everywhere!
Fabletics Powerhold High-Waisted Leggings
Ah, Fabletics. This one had everyone buzzing, and rightfully so. The promise of plus-size leggings that are not only fashionable but also functional lured me into ordering a couple of pairs online. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint! In fact, they blew me away. These leggings are hands down the best I’ve ever tried. I decided to go all out and get the ones with the highest level of compression based on rave reviews. But let me warn you, when they arrived, I was convinced they would never fit. They looked minuscule, like they were designed for ants! However, once I slipped them on, the magic happened. They stretched and hugged my curves perfectly, providing just the right amount of support and compression. They’re a sheer delight for weight training, and they stay put even during a light jog (or whatever you want to call it). You’ll be happy to know that these beauties defy the odds of pilling, even after multiple washes. So, go ahead and add them to your cart, and while you’re at it, why not treat yourself to one of their fabulous sports bras? You deserve it!
And there you have it, my lovely fashion enthusiasts! The crème de la crème of plus-size leggings that will take your workout style to new heights. From sweat-wicking wonders to sustainability champions, there’s something for everyone. Now go forth, conquer those squats, and slay in style!