Not all leggings are created equal. These are the best of the best.

As a fashion writer, it’s easy to assume that I take the way I dress very seriously, but if I’m going to be completely honest, my favourite item of clothing, and the one I wear most often, is the humble legging. Do I enjoy dressing up and styling outfits? For sure. But sometimes comfort takes precedence. 

With 2024 finally underway, I’m actually grateful that I have a wide range of leggings at my disposal, because like pretty much everyone else on the planet, I am determined to hit the gym and work out this year. Will I last till the end of the year? Who knows, but watch this space.

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When picking out leggings, especially for working out, I need them to be comfortable, thick and easy to move around in. Bonus points if it has handy features like pockets and zips at the ankles.

Now, as much as I would love a ‘one-legging-fits-all’ approach, I know that’s just not true. Everyone has different preferences, and those preferences can change depending on what workout you’re doing and how intense the exercise is going to be. Not to mention that leggings come in different lengths, colours and styles, so having a few options on rotation is a good idea.