We’ve all had that moment during a run or workout class when your leggings are just NOT fitting properly. Whether you have to pull them up after every burpee or readjust the rolling, pinching waistband constantly, you know how distracting it can be when your gear doesn’t let you do your thing. The solution? High-waisted leggings. They neutralize every legging issue you’ve ever had during a workout. The wide, smooth, high-rise waistband ends where your tummy is smallest, which nixes that cinched, muffin-top feeling and keeps them from rolling down. Plus, they make your legs look crazy-long and accentuate your waist, so they’re super flattering on basically any body shape. Here, our favorite high-waisted leggings—give ‘em a try!
Lucy Studio Hatha High Rise Leggings
These moisture-wicking leggings are perfect for bendy yoga moves, and feature an internal pocket in the waistband
To buy: $89; lucy.com
Zobha Tummy Slimming Leggings
Performance fabrics provide lift and contouring, helping you feel covered and tucked in.
To buy: $41; zobha.com
Under Armour Mirror High Rise Printed Leggings
Four-way stretch helps these leggings keep their shape, and antimicrobial technology keeps them fresh.
To buy: $85; underarmour.com
Puma Style Swagger Leggings
Stay cool and dry in these soft, sweat-wicking leggings. They offer optimal coverage so you can stretch and move with ease.
To buy: $35; six02.com
Nike Zoned Skulpt Training Capris
These leggings are designed to offer compression to the muscle groups that need it most when you train. Plus, their seamless construction means zero chafing when you workout.
To buy: $100; nike.com
Monday Active Tash Leggings
Rock these super stylish leggings from the gym to brunch – they go with everything and the colorblocking is super slimming. (Here are 11 more colorblock leggings if you love this trend.)
To buy:: $46; bandier.com
Koral Lustrous High Rise Leggings
These shiny leggings will be the star of any workout class. The thick, high-rise band offers support for your abs.
To buy: $88; bandier.com
Athleta High Rise Tropical Chaturanga Tight
Flat, curved seams create a flattering fit and nix chafing.
To buy: $89; athleta.com
Old Navy Go-Dry High Rise ColorBlock Compression Tights
Go-Dry technology keeps you cool and comfortable in these playful leggings.
To buy: $34; oldnavy.gap.com
Target Anna Kaiser for C9 Champion Side Cut-Out Leggings
These leggings feature fun cutouts for added breathability during sweaty workouts.
To buy: $40; target.com
Zella ‘Live In’ High Waist Leggings
The wide, high waistband on these leggings sculpts your body and offers comfortable coverage.
To buy: $65; nordstrom.com
Beyond Yoga High Waist Capri Leggings
The fabric in these leggings is super-resistant to wind, moisture and abrasion—take them anywhere!
To buy: $80; zappos.com
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