10 cult favorite leggings and yoga pants you can buy at Nordstrom
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When I was in high school, leggings first started gaining popularity, and by the time I was in college, pretty much every girl was rocking leggings and Converse on the way to class. Today, leggings are an essential part of just about every woman’s closet—even my mother has some!
However, some leggings are definitely better than others. We’ve all experienced the unpleasant side effects of wearing stiff, too-tight leggings to the gym, only to feel like a pig in a sausage casing. If you’re looking for super comfortable yet incredibly stylish leggings, the following 10 pairs are the top-rated options you can buy at Nordstrom.
1. Amazing all-purpose Zella High-Waist Leggings
They call them “live-in” leggings for a reason. These bottoms are one of the most popular options at Nordstrom, with more than 6,000 reviews, and people rave about the soft material and form-sculpting fabric.
They’re made from a thick polyester-spandex blend that isn’t see-though, even when you squat or bend over, and happy wearers say the elastic band keeps them in place, even when you’re working out. However, they’re still comfy enough for everyday wear.
Reviews: 6.3K Average Rating: 4.5+
2. Stylish (yet comfy) Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Everyone knows Spanx for their shapewear, but did you know they make leggings too? We tried the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and were not disappointed. They're ideal for creating edgy outfits, as they’re comfortable, form-flattering, and have a slick leather-like finish. They even have a subtle “control top” to keep your stomach looking snatched.
According to reviewers, these faux leather leggings are flattering on a wide range of body types, and many say they’re surprisingly comfortable—some even go so far as to call them “magic”!
Reviews: 2.6K Average Rating: 4.5
3. Sweaty Betty Power Leggings for your workouts
If leggings are your go-to workout gear, this style from Sweaty Betty will suit your lifestyle perfectly. The Power 7/8 leggings are made from a high-tech fabric that makes your butt look great, yet is still flexible enough to let you exercise in comfort.
They feature moisture-wicking fabric that allows a wide range of motion, as well as a back zip pocket and reflective details in case you’re running at night. Reviewers say these leggings are soft, comfortable, and perfect for the gym.
Reviews: 134 Average Rating: 4.5+
4. Simple ALO Leggings to smooth your silhouette
Sculpt your legs and butt with these “airbrush” leggings. The ALO Airbrush High-Waist Leggings are a hit among reviewers thanks to their chafe-free fit and superior compression. They hold everything in, smoothing your silhouette without making you feel like you’re being squished. Plus, they have an extra-high waistband that you can use to hold in your stomach or fold over.
Reviews: 215 Average Rating: 4.0+
5. Supportive, comfy Zella Maternity Leggings for expecting moms
Normal leggings can be too restrictive on a growing baby bump, but the Zella Mamasana Maternity Ankle Leggings are specially designed for moms-to-be. They feature a stretchy, yet supportive panel that expands along with your bump, and the smooth flat lock won’t rub or irritate your skin.
These leggings come down to the ankle for a sporty look, and reviewers say they’re some of the best maternity leggings out there. Happy buyers say the leggings aren’t too constricting on their bellies, and many note the fabric feels great.
Reviews: 217 Average Rating: 4.5+
6. ALO High-Waist Moto Leggings for days you’re feeling edgy
Add some texture to your outfit with these Moto-inspired leggings. The ALO High Waist Moto Leggings feature pin-tucked panels interspersed with mesh patches for an edgy look.
These leggings are still incredibly flattering thanks to their high waistline, and the breathable mesh makes them ideal for summer. The downside is that you have to hand wash them, but reviewers still love them, writing that the bottoms fit great and are super stylish.
Reviews: 246 Average Rating: 4.0+
7. Affordable BP. High Rise Leggings in a wide range of sizes
A lot of the leggings at Nordstrom are pretty pricey, but not these ones! The BP. High Rise Leggings cost less than $20, and they’re a favorite among shoppers thanks to their super-smooth fit and extra-high waist.
These leggings come in sizes XXS to XXL, and they’re made from a cotton-spandex blend, unlike many products, which are made with synthetic fibers like polyester. These affordable leggings are “like a second skin” according to buyers, and of course, everyone loves the reasonable price.
Reviews: 467 Average Rating: 4.0+
8. Form-flattering, textured Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings
For the ultimate grunge-chic ensemble, you need these top-rated Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings. They have the sleek appearance of leather and feature textured steams all down the legs for an edgy look. The Spanx leggings have medium support, and reviewers say they’re quite slimming!
Reviews: 565 Average Rating: 4.5
9. More formal Vince Camuto Leggings with a back seam
They’re leggings, but they don’t necessarily look like leggings thanks to their unique construction. These Two by Vince Camuto Seamed Back Leggings have a seam that runs from waist to hem on each leg to give them a sleek, slim fit.
These “legging pants” are perfect for casual workplaces or school, according to reviewers, but they’re not the best option for working out. People like that they’re thick and have a nice weight, and at first glance, they really don’t look like leggings!
Reviews: 1K Average Rating: 4.0+
10. Lyssé High Waist Denim Leggings that look just like jeans
If you want the look of jeans but the comfort of leggings, these High Waist Denim Leggings from Lyssé are the perfect compromise. They’re made from a cotton-spandex blend, and there are both light- and dark-wash “denim” colors.
According to happy buyers, these leggings are the perfect leggings, as they’re super comfortable and don’t ride down as you go about your business. Many people say they’ve even purchased more than one pair!
Reviews: 232 Average Rating: 4.5
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