The perfect pair of sports leggings for women can transform your gym wardrobe. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day long (hello, lounge pants), yet sturdy and sweat-wicking enough for a tough session. And if they’re ethically made, even better. “Look for brands that use environmentally friendly fabrics, minimise water usage, empower workers and pay them a fair living wage,” says county tennis player and physiotherapist Alex Boardman.
If you’re on the hunt for your next gym staples, keep scrolling to discover our favourite high-waisted leggings that will sculpt your booty and look great in photos. You’ll also find budget options that will hold up to the test of time and multiple washes, as well as those that are a little more luxe.
Sports Leggings for Women: A Stylish and Performance-Driven Choice for Active Lifestyles
Whether you’re into running, spin class or HIIT, the right pair of leggings will have your back every step of the way. The Telegraph Recommended team has tested countless pairs whilst training, running and strength-training to bring you the best sports leggings for women.
These leggings tick all the boxes thanks to their buttery soft fabric, flattering high waistband and sweat-wicking technology. Plus, they’re super durable and a great fit for most body shapes. The ribbed panels make these leggings look stylish while the extra-thick, soft compression fabric will help you smash those squats and get a stronger, more toned body. And, unlike some other leggings we’ve tried, they don’t lose their shape and feel like a second skin after a few washes.