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This article was originally published on October 31, 2018.
Black leggings, divisive as they are, have undeniably become a fashion staple. So much so, there are brands (apart from LulaRoe) dedicated to delivering the “perfect” legging. But with the range of styles out there — cropped, not cropped, high-rise, mid-rise, faux leather, moto style, performance, loungewear — choosing which ones are right for you takes some thought.
Like with most things, turning to the internet is your best bet when you need to comb through the infinite options available. We’ve curated a roundup of the top-reviewed black leggings across the world wide web. Covering everything from the best budget leggings to leggings you can wear to work (yep), this list is bound to help you find your black leggings OTP. Click through to see which leggings come out on top.
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The Essential Legging
Few legging brands see as much public praise as Zella. The Live In high-waist leggings tout moisture-wicking technology great for running at the gym or running errands.
The hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 5,416 reviews on Nordstrom
What they’re saying: “These leggings really live up to their “live in” name. They are so comfortable, I didn’t want to take them off! (I actually wore them two days in a row.) The material is super buttery soft and thicker so you don’t have to worry about underwear showing through. Also, the little pocket in the front is perfect for keys, smaller phones (no Iphone7 plus), cash—basically anything you don’t want to/can’t carry. I have heard complaints about them being too hot, but I have worn them in 90+ degree weather and didn’t feel like they were uncomfortable or unbearably hot. They are super durable and I am sure they will last me a long time.” – BRD975, Nordstrom …read more