The Best Black Leggings According to These Glowing Reviews

by Sidney Burds

The Best Black Leggings According to These Glowing Reviews
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Black leggings are a wardrobe staple. You can never have too many of them! And with the weather turning chilly, there’s no better time to stock up on these go-to bottoms. The versatile trend can take you anywhere, from the couch to the gym to happy hour.


We’ve done some digging to find you the best black leggings that are perfect for any occasion from a pair you can confidently wear while doing downward dog (they’re not see through!) to a skinny style that’s work appropriate. Scroll down to find all the different designs — and maybe even get adventurous and snatch up the colorful versions, too.


1 of 11 Image Credits: Athleta

Athleta Girl Chit Chat Tight 2.0


Sure, leggings might be meant for yoga or working out, but let’s be honest. Pants this comfy are made for sitting on the couch with a Netflix marathon. These mid-rise black leggings from Athleta have 167 5-star reviews. Ladies love the fit, and they’re described as stylish and comfy.

2 of 11 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Leggings for Lounging

Girlfriend Collective High Waist Full Length Leggings


Anyone else remember a questionable Facebook promotion from a company that was giving away free leggings and all you had to pay was shipping? I personally took part in that promo way back when the start-up was just getting its footing, and if I’m being honest, they’ve been my favorite leggings ever since. Each pair is made of recycled plastic water bottles, which might sound uncomfortable if not for the hundreds of 5-star reviews on Girlfriend Collective’s website. They’re insanely comfy, stay up and are not see-through when you bend over at yoga class (we’ve all seen it happen).

3 of 11 Image Credits: Madewell

Best Leggings for Yoga

Madewell Roadtripper Jeans


Jeans are cute and seem like a good idea, until you have to go shopping for a pair. Let’s face it, finding true denim jeans that fit is a needle in a haystack. So we’re cheating the system with these highly recommended high-rise stretchy skinny jeans by Madewell. These black jeggings give you the best of both worlds: the look of a jean and the feel of a legging. And reviewers are in love. They stretch without stretching out and never look worn. Ladies are saying they’re almost embarrassed at how often they wear them. Almost, if they weren’t so darn comfortable.

4 of 11 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Leggings That Look Like Pants

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings


The reviews have spoken! No, seriously, when a pair of black leggings has over 5,000 4.5-star reviews, you can’t help but feel the FOMO that you’re not in on something. These cult-favorite leggings from Nordstrom are advertised for training, but reviewers really wear them for travel. Several reviewers say they’re wear-all-day-comfy (sometimes multiple days, no judgment) and throw them on for long flights and car rides. If you have a long road ahead for holiday travel, you might want to consider grabbing a pair for yourself, and maybe for a gift, too!

5 of 11 Image Credits: Everlane

Best Leggings for Travel

Everlane Side-Zip Work Pant


If you’re looking for a black legging that the boss lady will approve of (and more than likely will ask you where you got them), these are your answer. Customers can’t get enough of these classy, incredibly comfy leggings that give maximal style with minimal effort.

6 of 11 Image Credits: Lululemon

Best Leggings That Are Work Appropriate

Lululemon Align Pant Full Length 28”


Whether you’re just getting back in the routine or you’re a gym junkie, having the right gear makes all the difference. Look good, and nail your next workout with these lightweight, high-rise black leggings by Lululemon. This bottom has thousands of adoring reviews for its flattering style and super soft texture that moves with you and wicks away sweat. Even after a high-intensity workout, your legs will still look #flawless.

7 of 11 Image Credits: Carbon38

Best Leggings for Working Out

Carbon38 Takara Leggings


You may be reading this piece mentally checking all the leggings you already own, but we bet you don’t have a pair like these. This is one of Carbon38’s best-selling and highest-rated leggings, and they make your legs look like glossy liquid magic. At almost $100, they’re a pricier option, but reviewers are reporting back zero buyer’s remorse. One Pilates instructor couldn't sing enough praises for these bad boys. Peep our interview with 10 fitness trainers to read more about these must-have leggings.

8 of 11 Image Credits: Marika

Best Splurge Leggings

Marika Cameron Side Pocket Tummy Control Legging


Purses are great for a lot of things but not for jogs around the block. If you’re trying to keep your keys, phone and cash on hand without dragging a handbag along, leggings with pockets are your answer. A More.com editor tested out a pair of Marika leggings and was actually amazed at how comfortable, practical and high quality they were. So next time you head out the door, put down your bag and slide your essentials into the seamless side thigh pockets.

9 of 11 Image Credits: Bare Necessities

Best Leggings with Pockets

Spanx Ready-To-Wow Faux Leather Leggings


It’s getting colder out, and frostbite is no joke. Retiring those summer dresses and breezy skirts isn’t so bad when you can now pull on sassy, figure-flattering faux leather leggings! Spanx knows a thing or two about how to flatter a woman’s body, so it’s no wonder it has so many fans for its black leather leggings. Reviewers are exploding with compliments for how high quality these bottoms are and how amazing they make them feel! In these leggings, you'll be ready for a night out of fun. Add a tunic-length sweater and some chic ankle booties.

10 of 11 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Going Out Leggings

90 Degree by Reflex - High Waist Power Flex Legging


Quality leggings that hug your form, are comfy, and don’t stretch out after a couple of wears all for about $25 sound too good to be true? At first we would have agreed with you, but the over 4,000 4.5-star reviews of this Amazon #1 Best Seller turned us skeptics into believers. Reviewers are raving about what a steal these leggings are, and as an added bonus, there are hundreds of product images so you can see how they look on all body types. At this low price, you can get your legging fix in an instant.

11 of 11 Image Credits: Torrid

Best Affordable Leggings

Torrid Slim Fix Premium Legging


Every woman should be able to find a basic black legging that works for her, and Torrid understands that, which is why it has what is without a doubt the best plus-size black leggings on the market. Torrid’s size range goes from a size medium to 6X, and reviewers say it’s the “best everyday legging you’ll buy.” These leggings are thick, not see through, and have an added compression panel in the waistband that smooths and supports your figure. Take advice from one reviewer and purchase multiple pairs because you’re going to be living in these all season.