The Best Leggings For Your Body Type

Let’s be honest: when you’re not at work, you’re spending a lot of your time in your workout pants – either in class or during your late-night Netflix binge (is FRIENDS in your cue, too?). While black leggings are definitely every fitness junkie’s wardrobe staple, you can dress for your body type in class, just like you do when you go out. Regardless if you’re pear-shaped or petite, your body is gorgeous, and here’s what to wear during your next sweat sesh to show off your frame:


For ladies with some curves in their hips, try pants like these that don’t dig into your waist. And a ruching at the top will be so flattering, you won’t believe it! These two options are great because they won’t sag or stretch out, so say goodbye to the dreaded readjusting to avoid a booty peep show during your dance class. 

Buy now: Lululemon High Times Pant $88 and Zobha Serena Ruched Legging, $78

These crops are insanely comfortable, and also offer a flattering waistband. The colored seams are flattering to muscular legs, and the sheer panels give a fashionable and feminine edge.
Buy nowHylete Cross Training Tights 1.0 $70

These pants are so soft, you’ll be wondering how they are even sweat wicking. These are some of the most comfortable pants on the market, and they don’t budge. For athletic shapes, it is important to find a fit that will stay put during squats and other multi-joint movements, and these do the trick perfectly.
Buy nowUA Studio Legging $64



These awesome crops stay put, and the pattern is super slimming. Plus, who can say no when they are only $39?
Buy nowFabletics Sydney Capri $39

These are one of my personal favorites and they can flatter any body type, but especially hourglass. The high rise waist slims your mid-section and hips, and the slick material makes your backside look perfectly shaped and smooth.
Buy nowLululemon Runday Crop $88



These tights are buttery smooth to the touch, and the curved seams draw attention to the shape of your legs, which helps make them appear more toned and shaped, which is a struggle for ladies of a thin build. 
Buy nowSplits59 Nova Trail Blazer Capri $98 or for a similar splurge, try Michi Spiral Legging $198

These pants work magic for your backside and waist! Not to mention, they aren’t going to look like leggings on you. Say goodbye to your #shortgirlproblems asap!
Buy nowUA Authentic 17″ Capri $37

True to the brand’s signature fabric feel, these crops are not only comfortable and flattering, but also offer a shorter inseam for gals that are under 5’5″. No need to take these to your tailor to hack off $20 worth of fabric!
Buy nowHylete Accent Crop $85



Mandy Gragg is a New York City-based certified personal trainer/group fitness instructor and an active fashion and beauty blogger.