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Top 10 Black Leggings

These Black Leggings Have A Combined 32,000+ Reviews, And Our Official Seal Of Approval

Black leggings are one of the few things in life you can always count on. Comfortable, flattering, and easy to throw on at any time, they're one of those clothing items you just can’t have enough of—mostly because they’re either on you or in the laundry bin.

You can wear them to workout, pair them with a chunky sweater for a cozy-cute look, or don an off-the-shoulder top and red heels for a ‘fit inspired by Olivia Newton-John’s iconic Grease moment. However you choose to wear your black leggings, we support you, just as long as your chosen pair makes you feel your best (and passes the squat test).

So on that note, if you’re looking for candidates to add to your legging collection, you’re in good company, because we also love a reliable pair of leggings, and we took our search for the best pairs around a little further than usual this time.

How We Found The Internet’s Best Black Leggings

Here’s how things typically work at Rank & Style: we ask our followers what kinds of products they’re most interested in, and then, based on the results, we put our data-driven ranking algorithm on the job of finding the highest-rated, shopper-approved products in that category. This time around, we did that, but we also had our team at HQ try on each of the 10 pairs listed below. So, if you don’t trust the internet (which we get it), we hope you’ll trust us when we say that it doesn’t get much better than the 10 pairs of leggings below.

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October 7, 2022

Written By:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

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Hue Ultra Legging With Wide Waistband

Our Score

4.5

Best All-Day Comfort

DEFINING FEATURES
Zappos may not be the first site that comes to mind during your search for the best leggings, but the Hue Ultra Leggings are worth your consideration. With a wide waistband, seamless sides, and a stretchy fabric blend, they’re the ideal bottoms to throw on when you want a balance of comfort and style.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
Heads-up: reviewers mention that these leggings tend to run a little long, and our team agreed that it’s best to size down if you’re between sizes. We also suggest wearing nude underwear with these, because we could just make out the shadow of a panty line on the backside.

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Honeylove Legging 2.0

Our Score

4.45

Best Sculpting

WHAT TO KNOW
Honeylove’s Legging 2.0 is a fan favorite that’s been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and Vogue. You can stretch, squat, and dance to your heart’s content in these best-selling black leggings, because not only are they not see-through—they also have a built-in gusset that’s designed to let you can go sans panties.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
Because of the mix of fabrics they’re made from, we felt like these are among the best legging options to wear as pants. Other highlights for us were the deep pockets, the inner-thigh shaping panels, and the thick, comfortable waistband.

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Loft Seamed Ponte Leggings

Our Score

4.45

Best Ponte

DEFINING FEATURES
The sleek appearance of Loft’s Seamed Ponte Leggings makes them one of the best pairs of leggings to wear to work. Super slim with a paneled waistband, it’s like they were made to style with an oversized blazer and heeled booties.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
One of the worst things about form-fitting clothing is the feeling of being restricted, but we’re here to tell you that these leggings are actually liberating. The panel waistband does not dig in or pinch, but they do run a little long, so keep that in mind when selecting your size.

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ADAY Layered Up Thermal Leggings

Our Score

4.5

Best Thermal

DEFINING FEATURES
Wondering who makes the best leggings for cold weather? We’ve got an answer for you: ADay. ADay’s Layered Up Thermal Leggings are made from a breathable, sweat-wicking, insulating material that will keep your gams from getting too chilly—even if you’re in the middle of a snowball fight.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
Due to the tummy control panel and compression, these are some of the most flattering leggings around. They also passed the squat test, and we were delighted to discover they have a pocket.

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Spanx Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings

Our Score

4.65

Best Seamless

WHAT TO KNOW
Due to the seamless design, these are a candidate for the best leggings to wear to work. They also feature Spanx’s "The Slim is Built In" double-layer waistband, which keeps your midsection looking nice and tight. And with a 24.5" inseam, they’re on the shorter side, which will work well if you plan on pairing them with ankle booties.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
Spoilers ahead, but this isn’t the only pair of Spanx leggings on the list. The team thought these were the more comfortable of the two, and we loved the waistband due to its ability to smooth things over (without digging in). However, they were a little too sheer to wear without nude underwear or a tunic top, so consider yourself warned.

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Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant

Our Score

4.7

Best Gym To Street

DEFINING DETAILS
Lululemon’s Align High-Rise Leggings feature the brand’s best-selling Nulu fabric, a super-soft, compressive material that’s designed to feel like a second skin. In fact, this fabric is so lightweight, you might forget you’re wearing pants, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you remember that’s just how the world’s most flattering leggings feel. Lastly, the Align is one of the few legging styles from Lululemon that features the logo at the top center-back of the waistband, allowing you to hide the fact that you're wearing activewear in the office.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
Anytime leggings come in multiple length options, we’re thrilled. No one likes to trip over the hems of their pants (or experience a weird bunching situation). We’re also pleased to report that these are not see-through.

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Gap Basic Leggings

Our Score

4.8

Best Affordable

DEFINING DETAILS
Gap’s Basic Leggings have a mid-rise, elasticized waistband and a form-fitting silhouette made from a soft jersey knit material. They’ve garnered nearly 1,000 5-star reviews, and they’re available in a charcoal color as well as sizes from XXS to 2XL.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
We’ll be honest—Gap wasn’t the first brand we thought of when wondering who makes the best leggings. But this pair was surprisingly supportive, not-see-through, and super comfortable, which is why they’ve earned our stamp of approval.

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Athleta Salutation Stash 7/8 Tight

Our Score

4.8

Best Everday Style

WHAT TO KNOW
Athleta is known for their buttery soft fabric blends, and the Salutation Stash Tights definitely deliver in that area. Designed for activities like yoga, these leggings have minimal seams and side stash pockets for a distraction-free practice.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
We did feel like these were the best black leggings for every day, all-day use. You can get away with wearing them in a more casual office setting as well as in the studio. They’re not see-through, and the fabric is soft and slightly compressive, so you can hit the gym with confidence while sporting (pun intended) these.

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Athleta Delancey Moto Tight

Our Score

4.85

Best Moto Style

DEFINING FEATURES
Make room in your dresser, because you’re going to want several pairs of Athleta’s Delancey Moto Tights (especially since they’re available in a minimalist grey in addition to the classic black). With subtle moto details down the leg and zip pockets on the back, these were made with the title of “best everyday leggings” in mind.

THOUGHTS FROM THE TEAM
We loved the design elements Athleta added to this style, and we also felt that the fabric was sufficiently thick and supportive. In fact, here’s what our team had to say about these: “Overall, these are a great legging option if you’re seeking a style that feels office- or travel-appropriate.”

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SPANX Faux Leather Leggings

Our Score

4.9

Best Overall

WHAT TO KNOW
We’re only slightly surprised that Spanx is the brand with the best black leggings around, because they’ve been helping women feel confident in their clothing since they were founded back in 2000. Among the list of things to love about these leggings is their wide, tummy-shaping waistband and their lifting backside. And here’s a tip: The regular sizes have an inseam of 34,” so if you’re under 5’4,” you might want to order these in a petite length.

THOUGHTS FROM OUR TEAM
Our staff members actually said “wow, you look amazing” to each person who put these on. They pass the squat test, and they also were the best at concealing a panty line. However, all of us had to go one size up from our usual, so keep that in mind if you plan on purchasing Spanx’s Faux Leather Leggings.

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