No wardrobe is complete without a great pair of black leggings. While there’s a time and place for leggings of all colors, styles, and prints, none will ever be as versatile as a classic black pair. That said, not all black leggings are created equal. And, given that there are literally thousands of options, sussing out the
best black leggings for you can take quite a bit of research, not to mention trial and error.
If you'd rather not spend hours of your time learning everything there is to know about leggings, you’re in luck. After reading hundreds of reviews, crowdsourcing opinions from colleagues, and poring over articles from fitness and fashion experts of all kinds, I can say with confidence that of all the black leggings you can buy on Amazon right now, these 10 picks are the very best.
While each of these pairs are comfortable, of good quality, and come highly-reviewed, the pair you’ll like most depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re mostly wearing your black leggings to work out in, you’ll want a pair made with performance fabric that wicks away moisture, and may prioritize convenient features like a small pocket for your keys or phone. If you’re looking for leggings you can wear for a night out, you’ll love the smooth, stylish look of
compression leggings, and may want to avoid sportier styles. Or, perhaps you’re looking for some cozy black leggings that are warm enough for winter, or you need a pair of utility leggings for hiking and working around the house.
No matter what kind of black leggings you’re in the market for, never fear: this roundup has something for
truly everyone. Better still, everything is available on Amazon, and most are eligible for free, two-day Prime shipping, so getting your hands on the perfect pair couldn’t be more effortless.
Read on to discover the
best black leggings on Amazon right now. 1 These Brilliant "Build Your Own" Leggings
A great fit is key to finding your best leggings — and because these popular
yoga leggings let you to pick your ideal rise, waistband style, and inseam length, the odds of finding your perfect pair are drastically increased. They're made of a soft, substantial four-way stretch material that remains completely opaque when stretched, so you can practice your downward dog with confidence, even at the front of the class. Editor’s note: “I wrote an entire article on how much I love this style of leggings from Core 10, and how much they remind me of my much more expensive leggings. These have a great amount of stretch for a workout, and are customizable to your height and body!” - Amy Biggart According to one reviewer: “These leggings are the best leggings I’ve ever bought, and this is coming from someone who wear leggings all day every day!! They are super thick, not see through at all, and they fit just right!! They have some compression as well so they stay nice and tight all day. And the cross waist style is SO cute.” Available sizes: X-Small - 3X 2 A High-Quality Pair Of Compression Leggings
Sure, Commando's luxurious
compression leggings are a bit of a splurge — but fans say their exceptional comfort, top-notch quality, and "perfect" fit make the investment totally justifiable. The compression jersey they're made with gives them a sleek, smooth look, but unlike some compression leggings, these don't feel bulky or uncomfortably tight. You can easily wear them with a sweater or jacket as pants because they don't look like athletic-wear at all. According to one reviewer: “[E]asily the best leggings I have ever owned; the price is worth it, as they last forever. This is my third pair - the other two are doing just fine... I have just purchased more to replace other leggings!” Available sizes: X-Small - 3X 3 Another Great (More Affordable) Pair Of Compression Leggings
compression leggings are a more budget-friendly option, they still hold their own when it comes to quality, comfort, and fit. They're made with a stretchy, moisture-wicking compression fabric, have an extra-wide waistband, and, according to reviewers, actually offer tangible compression benefits. According to one reviewer: “Best compression leggings I have ever owned. I was skeptical upon receiving my order of leggings that leggings would either be too tight and uncomfortable or not have enough support to apply compression. I was wrong. Rainbeau leggings are comfortable, apply compression and look fashionable. I will wear them on every flight and even weekends.” 4 The Editor’s Pick
A favorite of Commerce Editor, Kate Miller, these capri
workout leggings have everything you could want in a design: a stretchy 24% spandex blend; a wide waistband; flat-lock seams that don’t chafe; and four-way stretch. Kate says, "These are so soft you almost want to pet them. I see a lot of leggings described as "buttery soft" but these are the real deal. I also like that don't have an overly compressed fit. I still feel like I can wear them to lounge.” According to one reviewer: “Holy cow these pants are awesome. I ordered a second pair. Have held up 100% they several washes. Sooooooo comfortable.” Available sizes: X-Small - 3X 5 The Best Shiny Black Leggings
Guaranteed to bring in tons of compliments, these shiny metallic
leggings by Koral have the lustrous, inky look of liquid metal. They're perfect for medium-impact workouts, but they also look stylish enough to wear for a night out. Cut from the brand's signature Infinity fabric, they have a high-rise waist, a wide waistband, and a smooth compression fit. According to one reviewer: “WOW! These pants definitely have the Wow factor.” Available sizes: X-Small - Medium 6 A Pair Of Soft, Lightweight Capri Leggings — For Under $10
cropped leggings are basic in the best way. Despite their affordable price tag, they're high-quality and durable, and reviewers say they're not see-through and don't stretch out throughout the day. They're made of soft, breathable cotton with a generous dose of stretch, and have a thin, stretchy waistband with no itchy tag. If you're not a fan of cropped leggings, fear not — these beauties are also available in a popular full-length style. "Cannot get over how comfortable these are!" one reviewer raved. According to one reviewer: “Absolutely love these!!! Best leggings I’ve ever bought! Perfect fit, great quality, super soft, [and] the seams don’t rub my skin raw.” 7 The Best Utility Leggings
Carhartt is the clear authority when it comes to workwear, so it's no surprise that they make the best
utility leggings, too. They're made with a rugged, but stretchy fabric that wicks away moisture, and are designed to be incredibly durable and easy to move in. Best of all, they have so many pockets: back pockets, front pockets, and even a small side pocket. "Today, I am so happy to announce I’ve found a finally perfect pant," gushed one reviewer. According to one reviewer: “Absolutely the best pants I have ever bought. After wearing the first pair, I bought a second pair. Just traveled wearing them and was very pleasantly surprised with not only the comfort but also two pockets on the leg. Perfect for carrying small items within a convenient reach.” Available sizes: X-Small - 3X (regular or tall) 8 A More Affordable Pair Of Basic Leggings
If you’re looking for a pair of
affordable black leggings, this pair is a great pick. They have a mid-rise, pull-on closure, and are made from a soft and comfortable blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex that actually adjusts to your body temperature. They’re also easy to take care of, since you can simply toss them in the washing machine. According to one reviewer: “The best everyday leggings I’ve found! I have several pairs in black and gray that wear almost daily.” Available sizes: Small - 3X 9 The Best Fleece-Lined Leggings
yoga leggings are lined in plush fleece, so they're far cozier than your typical pair. However, unlike many leggings designed for warmth, these don't feel bulky or restrictive, and instead look sleek and smooth. Because they are a bit thicker, however, the brand recommends ordering one size up. The leggings' wide waistband offers even more warmth, and they're available in styles with or without pockets. According to one reviewer: “I absolutely love! The best leggings I have ever purchased! They don’t move, warm but yet they feel like satin sheets! Just incredible!” Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large 10 The Amazon-Reviewer Favorite
It's hard to overstate the level of passion these
yoga leggings inspire in Amazon reviewers. Garnering a staggering 12,000 customer reviews (and counting), they've held onto an impressive average rating of 4.7 stars. Reviewers love pretty much everything about them: their soft, substantial four-way stretch material; their sleek fit that keeps its shape all day long; the fact that they're completely opaque, even when stretched. Oh, and they even have pockets — what more could you want? According to one reviewer: “I’ve been searching for a LONG time on Amazon for the perfect leggings. I wanted high quality like the expensive Lululemon or P’tula without spending a lot of money. After returning many leggings from other sellers, I came across these. I workout out a lot and have tried many leggings and these by far are the most comfortable to work out in!” Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large
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This article was originally published on
April 12, 2020