When athleisure took over the fashion scene, we said, yes, please.
And, leggings, a major player in comfy chic style, are front and center. Still very much the rage in 2019, we recommend a few that fit both the bill and your body.
From wear-anywhere leather to lightweight blends, it’s all about stretching your fashion sense into the sofa zone.
Fitness mogul Kelly Brabants’ Booty by Brabants leggings may have started in Boston, but they very much celebrate the vibrant Brazilian culture. Read: Flirty yet confident fitness function. From the original fabric’s signature wave texture to the thicker ribbed look of the new Croco Skin collection, leggings come in a variety of bright colors along with basic neutrals. These pants master the art of concealing imperfections and flattering your booty. $50-$85
An edgy twist to its fan-favorite leggings, Spanx faux leather moto is a new go-to. Textured moto seams toughen up sleek style, complete with the hidden shaping you’ve come to rely on from the label. The edgy outfit addition has slim built in with medium control and shaping of problem areas such as tummy, hips, thighs and rear. Plus, it hits at your natural waist, so no muffin top. $110
A namesake for yoga’s powerhouse ‘crane’ position and tension-busting ‘lion’ breathing exercise, Crane & Lion’s active wear takes you from workout to walk about. The local brand’s soft, moisture-wicking fabric exercises your right to comfort while holding you in for sleek silhouettes. Beyond basic black, check out the DwellStudio in microchip or the limited-edition Malakos in a gorgeous wood-grained marble print. For truly feel good fashion, 100 percent of the proceeds of Crane & Lion’s MGH Cancer Center Tights is donated back to raise awareness on the fight against cancer. $80-$100
If there’s one thing to note about woman-owned and operated Nic+Zoe, it’s that fabric and feel are queen. Nic+Zoe’s perfect-cropped legging is truly versatile in either black onyx or paper white with a cropped length that creates a perfect seasonal transition piece to pair with tunics and sandals or sweaters and tall boots. The opaque nature and wide stretch waistband offer serious comfort mixed in with all that style. $67
A statement piece in both price and style, Alice + Olivia’s front-zip, suede leggings are a splurge worth every penny. An exposed front zipper makes it more of a skinny pant, while the rich brown suede adds a unique texture that hugs your form. $798