There are so many reasons to love leggings. But there's one negative thing about many leggings that's a deal breaker for a lot of us: they can be sheer. Leggings that aren't see through are absolutely priceless. Once you find a pair of leggings that won't make you look like you're flashing the neighborhood, you covet that pair forever and quickly become a loyal devotee of that brand.
To score leggings that aren't see through, it's important to consider the quality of the fabric. Thicker fabrics or leggings that are lined with fleece tend to be less transparent, but that isn't always the case. Some thin, well-made, and incredibly comfortable leggings also happen to be opaque, so you can get away with wearing colorful underwear and no one will be the wiser.
When shopping for leggings in a store, it always helps to put them through the stretch test: bend over in front a mirror and check out your behind, stretch your legs as far to the sky as you can without injuring yourself — these mini tests will ensure you know what you're getting into before you hit the pavement and unknowingly give everyone a show. And, when shopping online for leggings, reading reviews and paying close attention to top-rated merch like these 12 leggings that aren't see transparent, goes a long, long way.
1Long Yoga Pants With A Hidden Pocket
These nylon, cotton, and spandex ankle-length yoga leggings feature a cool hidden pocket in the waistband and are made from moisture wicking material. They have flat seams to reduce chafing and have been described by reviewers as "luxurious" and the type of pants you'll want to wear from morning until night.
2Ankle-Length Leggings That Maintain Their Color
With a high elastic waistband and a full, ankle-length fit, these leggings won't dig into your skin and hold their shape over time. But one of the best features of these leggings, and one that is mentioned by reviewers time and time again, is that they retain their opaque black shade after many washes. So while other leggings fade to gray or off-black, these remain the same.
3Yoga Capri Leggings With 4-Way Stretch
When stretch and comfort are absolute necessities, these yoga capri leggings deliver with 4-way stretch technology, moisture-wicking fabric, and a totally opaque design. These leggings have quality flatlock stitching on the sides and come in more than 40 shades.
4Ballerina-Inspired Leggings With Invisible Pockets
These on-trend capri leggings boast a bowknot belt on the calf that can be adjusted, invisible pockets, a high-rise elastic waistband, and sweat-wicking, 4-way stretch fabric. You'll feel like a confident ballerina — not least because these leggings are opaque and comfortable.
5Splurge-Worthy Yoga Leggings With Lululemon's Luon Fabric
Lululemon's signature luon fabric is the star of these splurge-worthy yoga leggings. The pre-shrunk, stretchy trademarked material both wicks moisture away from the body and never loses its shape — no matter how often you wash it. These high-rise leggings have a secret pocket in the waistband and allover light compression.
6Moisture-Wicking Colorblock Leggings With A Hidden Pocket
They look like cool colorblock leggings that can be worn anywhere, but there's more to these pants than their design. These leggings have 4-way stretch, flat seams, moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry and cool, and they boast a hidden pocket in the waistband where you can tuck away small essentials.
7Chafe-Free Athletic Leggings Made From Not-Too-Thick, Not-Too-Thin Fabric
The 4-needle flatlock stitch on these athletic leggings is responsible for a comfy fit that doesn't chafe your skin as you move around. The opaque material (87 percent polyester/13 percent spandex) is described as thick, but breathable, and wicking so that you'll stay cool throughout your workout. It doesn't hurt that they come in more than 40 shades.
8Lightweight And Breathable Plus-Size Leggings
Whether you choose to wear these comfy leggings alone or under a dress or tunic, they won't disappoint: they are the rare breed of pants that are both thin, breathable, and opaque. Reviewers rave about how the don't feel restricting on the body, are very soft, and how they provide enough length at the bottom to pair well with a variety of shoe styles (this also makes them the ideal pair of leggings for tall, plus size women).
9Incredibly Soft Plus-Size Capri Leggings With A High Waist
With a high waist, cool capri style, and a choice of 10 shades, these plus-size leggings are perfect for warm days. They're ultra-soft and stretchy, made from a polyester/spandex blend, and are thin, but not see-through, according to reviewers.
10Opaque Leggings That Won't Sag At The Knee
These ankle-length leggings are described by reviewers as super soft and the kind of leggings that never sag at the knee or slip down. They have a wide elastic waistband and thick enough not to be see-through, but not so thick that they can only be worn in cold weather.
11Buttery Smooth Graphic Leggings With Incredible Stretch
You'll have your choice of more than 40 prints and solid colors when you shop this collection of "buttery soft" leggings that are available in either full length or capri styles. Both styles feature an elastic waistband and one reviewer describes the material as "stunning." Don't be put off by the "one size fits all" model: reviewers who vary in sizes say these leggings may look small in the package, but they are super stretchy and accommodating.
12Plus-Size Petite Leggings That Are Warm And Thick
These plus-size petite leggings fit heights of 4'11" - 5'3.5", sit above the waist, and are made with a warm, thick stretch knit fabric that isn't see-through. They come in 11 shades, including prints like Black Polka Dot and Abstract Dot Print, and reviewers say they aren't "skin tight" like a lot of other leggings and that the length is just perfect.
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