The Only Pair of Workout Leggings Your Wardrobe Needs

The Only Pair of Workout Leggings Your Wardrobe Needs
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At this point in my life, workout leggings have well and truly graduated from “activewear” to become “every-single-freaking-day-wear,” and I no longer feel obliged to actually work up a sweat to in order to wear them. For this exact reason, a good 30 percent of my precious wardrobe real estate is dedicated to fitness clothes—I own running shorts, sports bras, lightweight jackets, strappy exercise tops, and tights in every cut and color under the sun.

My lineup of fitness tights spans from “sporty minimalist” to “a rainbow threw up on me,” and a major perk of my job is that I’ve been able to test out dozens of different activewear brands from all over the world and at every price point. Despite trying out hundreds, I find workout leggings are rarely 100 percent perfect; either they slide down when you run (so annoying) or are cut in a fabric that’s far too thick and chunky to be considered anything in the realm of flattering.

However, among ’em all, there’s one single fitness brand I keep returning to; major Australian label Lorna Jane. With pieces that hover around Lululemon prices, this fitness brand isn’t cheap, but its full-length leggings are just so damn flattering, offering enough compression to hold my legs and butt in, up, and together. I don’t know what the magic trick is here, but the fabric and cut just works. The brand has an offering of prints and colors, but it’s the classic full-length black leggings I reach for ahead of any workout (or, if I’m honest, any lazy Saturday morning). Trust me, if you don’t own a pair of these, you need to get your hands on one ASAP—you’ll never want to exercise in anything else.

Keep clicking through the slide show to shop a few of my favorite Lorna Jane leggings.

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Storm Core Ankle Biter Tight, $105.99; at Lorna Jane

Photo: Lorna Jane

Ultimate Support Full Length Tight, $110; at Lorna Jane

Amy Full Length Tight, $99.99; at Lorna Jane

Polly Core Ankle Biter Tight, $99.99; at Lorna Jane

Photo: Lorna Jane

Boot Support Full Length Tight, $110.99; at Lorna Jane

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