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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;


Zobha Tummy Slimming Leggings

Performance fabrics provide lift and contouring, helping you feel covered and tucked in.

To buy: $41;


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;


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;


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;


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;


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;


Athleta High Rise Tropical Chaturanga Tight

Flat, curved seams create a flattering fit and nix chafing.

To buy: $89;


Old Navy Go-Dry High Rise ColorBlock Compression Tights

Go-Dry technology keeps you cool and comfortable in these playful leggings.

To buy: $34;


Target Anna Kaiser for C9 Champion Side Cut-Out Leggings

These leggings feature fun cutouts for added breathability during sweaty workouts.

To buy: $40;


Zella ‘Live In’ High Waist Leggings

The wide, high waistband on these leggings sculpts your body and offers comfortable coverage.

To buy: $65;


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;

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