Leggings are a closet staple that many women love.
However, with fit and quality a challenge, it’s hard to invest in a pair of leggings that will last a long time and not resemble tights more than pants. (Yes, leggings are pants.)
We’re seeing the emergence of brands taking on this challenge and producing great pairs of leggings for us curvier girls that provide coverage and style.
Whether you’re wearing your leggings as part of a casual look or to your next workout session, here’s 7 brands that are serving us amazing leggings that will have us looking and feeling oh so good:
Girlfriend Collective recently announced their size expansion to 6XL and plus size women rejoiced. They also create sustainable clothing that’s ethically produced. Read more here. Their compression high-rise leggings come in 13 colors and offer four-way stretch and compressive fabric made from recycled water bottles. Shop them HERE.
Created by plus supermodel Candice Huffine, this activewear brand offers sizes 0 to 32 and creates most of their pieces (including their leggings) with a sweat-wicking, antimicrobial fabric designed to keep you cool and odor-free. We love the double-lined waistband and all the prints and colorways offered. They just launched their custom leggings where you can add your own personal statement up to 16 letters. Shop them HERE.
#3: POP Fit Clothing
No slipping or sagging. That’s what POP Fit promises with their leggings and from what we have heard and seen, they are not playing around when it comes to creating quality-fitting leggings for plus size women. Their leggings not only offer a high waist but they have also made sure their leggings have that same rise in the back. And they have pockets! Sizes run from XS to XXXL. Shop them HERE.
Are you an Athena? That is what Rsport calls female athletes over 165 pounds. This brand aims to outfit Athenas with quality made, great fitting activewear up to size 6X. They’re all about the details such as a comfort waistband with internal elastic drawcord, an extra deep media pocket on the front hip, calf-accommodating overlay hem finish, equestrian-like abrasion panels on the inner thigh and a hidden back waistband pocket to hold your keys, credit cards, etc. Their leggings are constructed with flat-lock stitching to allow easy stretch without constriction. Shop them HERE.
#5: Alexis Simone
When intimates designer Sumiyyah Rasheed launched her Alexis Simone activewear brand, she wanted to ensure that she not only offered a wide range of styles but wanted to ensure that women felt comfortable in her leggings. She designed her leggings with plus size dancers in mind but because they don’t sag, bunch up and have a high waist while made from a thicker fabric that works all year round, they have quickly become a favorite for many. And there’s so many gorgeous colors and prints to choose from. Shop them HERE.
#6: Rainbeau Curves
Rainbeau Curves has been around for almost 30 years and was one of the first activewear brands to incorporate spandex into their designs and pieces. They use premium performance fabrics and offer up to a size 5X (30/32). Their leggings come in such beautiful prints and are moisture wicking, offering compression. We’re in love with their capris, which also work for running errands and a casual day out. Shop their leggings HERE.
#7: Superfit Hero
This company believes fitness is for every body and they show that through their imagery of a diverse set of bodies in motion. They offer sizes XL to 5XL, while incorporating important details into the construction of their leggings such as a no-slip fit, a high supportive waist band, flat lock seams for chafing-free comfort and medium compression. They have some of the most gorgeous prints we’ve seen for leggings so you can be stylish while being comfy. Yes! Shop their leggings HERE.
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