We've long been done with arguing the polarizing point of whether
leggings are, or are not, pants. Regardless of which side you've staunchly chosen, the athleisure bottoms have become an acceptable wardrobe option (just, please, don't try to wear a printed LuLaRoe pair to a wedding). While legging get-ups in general are an acceptable sight, it's black leggings that really put the athleisure look on the map. They're a model (and celebrity) off-duty staple, a "lazy girl" alternative that look a tad more dressed up than sweatpants, and they've proven themselves to pair well with just about everything — and they're even a good choice to work out in (who'da thunk it?). All that to say, black leggings are a wardrobe staple to lean into, especially when there are so many to choose from on Amazon. Ahead, we've scoured the behemoth retailer for the best and most-adored black leggings they have to offer. And in case our word isn't enough, take a peek at what Amazon reviewers are saying themselves. For those still on the fence about taking the fitness pants show on the road, these cheap finds will make a convert out of you yet. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,295 reviews
For all you Lululemon fans out there,
user Rebecca says
these are "definitely comparable" but at a fraction of the price. "LOVE THEM!" she says. "They fit incredibly well and are so comfy for going on runs or just running errands."
High Waist Leggings With Pocket, $, available at
4 out of 5 stars and 762 reviews
One happy multi-use leggings purchaser says "These leggings are wonderful. They fit beautifully, are very comfortable and are flattering. They are not too tight and have a great texture. I am a size 6/8 and bought a medium. I brought them on a week long trip and was able to dress them up or down for any occasion. They pack like a charm and will not wrinkle. Worth every penny."
Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings, $, available at
4.5 out of 5 stars and 6,271 reviews
This pair of leggings has got your pocket needs covered. One enthusiastic reviewer states, "I’m not going to lie: I added to cart to add to the reviews of pics with wine bottles in the pockets. But I whipped these on, felt all snug and happy, grabbed my bottle and ran up the stairs, before realizing how secure the bottle had been this entire time (for whatever reason I just left it in my pants!) the material is nice and thick and cotton-y (instead of the nylon that goes “zip! zip! zip!” as my thighs greet each other each step of the way). They have the perfect amount of compression where I feel secure and comfortable. I haven’t been tugging at them or pulling them up so they’re a winner in my book. Ordering more now!"
THE GYM PEOPLE
Thick High Waist Yoga Pants With Pockets, $, available at
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4.3 out of 5 stars and 2,740 reviews
Consider this pair your new go-to for casual wear.
One reviewer says
she lives in them because they don't fade with each wash. She also suggests this pair for shorter women: "They are not paper thin like a lot of leggings. They have a little body to them, don't show every little 'bump' and are the perfect length for a short person. I like ankle length and that's where they come on me. I hope this style stays on Amazon so I can find them when I need them again."
Just My Size
Plus-Size Stretch Jersey Legging, $, available at
4.4 out of 5 stars and 306 reviews
, these are the "holy grail" of leggings, particularly for plus-size shoppers. And while she notes they are expensive, you can score this pair at almost half the price during Prime Day: "It's not easy to find a pair of leggings that won't roll down during runs but I didn't have to adjust these once during my last race. The feel of these leggings was great as well. They had a degree of compression to them where I felt secure, but not so much where I felt suffocated. I wish they weren't so expensive, but they are definitely quality leggings and I will probably be ordering more."
'Build Your Own' Onstride Run Full-Length Legging with, $, available at
4.1 out of 5 stars and 1,599 reviews
User Mistress Mae called these Danskin bottoms her "
" citing, "[I] bought one pair in 2014, and another in 2015, and both are still in excellent shape. I've worn them during all sorts of exercise, including running, pilates, yoga, cardio, and weightlifting, and they never slide or show unmentionables. They are durable, comfortable, and opaque. They're also excellent as regular old non-exercise pants*. In fact, I'm wearing them right now...*Leggings are pants. And if someone disagrees with you on that point, just gotta look your hater straight in the eye, say IDGAF, and carry on living your life."
Essentials Ankle Legging, $, available at
4.5 out of 5 stars and 909 reviews
Most users have been longtime fans of this specific pair of leggings. One Amazon customer even calls them the "
best leggings ever
" citing, "These are by far the best leggings I’ve ever worn. The high waist makes them really comfortable and they stay put. They’re not really see through when you bend over either. I’ve had two pairs for a couple years and no holes yet! I have a pair for everyday."
High-Waisted Legging, $, available at
4.4 out of 5 stars and 223 reviews
For yogis, or those with an upcoming long haul flight, these just might be the pair for you.
writes, "I practice Ashtanga yoga and "vinyasa" yoga, usually unheated or only very slightly heated, so I am often cold at the beginning of practice and would like something to cover my feet without full on wearing socks. These are my new favorite pair of leggings. ...I am not the type to wear yoga leggings unless I am doing yoga or some other physical activity, but I do like to wear them if I am on long haul flights. I wore these on 14 hour international flights and have no regrets. They kept me warm and comfortable on the plane..."
Goddess Ribbed Legging, $, available at
4.3 out of 5 stars and 5,265 reviews
shopping for a pair of proper workout leggings, then J. Gorman thinks these are the bottoms for you. In an update to their review titled "
Solid workout pants for HIIT exercising
" they wrote, "While there was pilling of fabric early on in the thigh area where it rubs, I have to say over the months they've held up...and I wear/wash them up to two times a week... Note, my workout is a kickboxing HIIT type of workout, I only rarely wear these on a run, and the only walking I do in them is to and from the gym some days, so for the type of workout I do, I'm very satisfied with the fit and the durability."
Essential Capri Legging, $, available at
4.2 out of 5 stars and 37 reviews
Searching for comfortable leggings to travel in that don't look like, well, leggings? Look no further. Commenter
writes, "Love these leggings. They have a great fit, do follow directions and get one size down. I love them for long flights and travel. They wash really well."
Basic Pull On Ponte Knit Leggings, $, available at
4.3 out of 5 stars and 3,241 reviews
Reviewers are split between thinking they got a good deal on a pair of brand name leggings and thinking they should be receiving a higher quality item for the same reason. However,
claims they're a good buy so long as you don't intend to do any high-impact workouts in them: "I ordered these for a bar crawl that was 90s themed. They were perfect for that. The material is see through so that's something to take into consideration. They were pretty comfortable too. I'm not a fan of working out in leggings with this type of material though. Now I just wear them around my house with an oversized sweatshirt to lounge around in."
3-Stripes Leggings, $, available at
4 out of 5 stars and 1,031 reviews
If it's durability you're concerned about, you can trust Danskin's capri leggings will hold up under some extreme circumstances.
praised the leggings saying, "I have several pairs of these and absolutely love them. I’m a dog walker, so I need something very comfortable while I’m out working. I also fell, recently, and skinned my knee; there was no damage to the fabric!"
Capri Legging, $, available at
4.5 out of 5 stars and 271 reviews
, is sure these moto inspired leggings will make your ex eat their heart out: "Best leggings I have ever worn. I have probably got more than 70 pair of leggings. Some great, some eh. I bought two pair of Alo leggings for the first time and both pairs are absolutely fantastic!! The fit is awesome. I feel like a million bucks when I wear them. Sometimes when you leave the house you think perhaps I could have made more of an effort. When I put these on I feel ready to meet my future ex-husband!! The price is totally worth it. I love them!!"
Moto Legging, $, available at
4.3 out of 5 stars and 439 reviews
If you're looking for a pair of leggings that will work throughout the hot summer, commenter
says these can withstand the Florida heat: "...
Grabbed these for a Disney World bounding outfit. It was dreadfully hot but never really noticed that I was wearing pretty thick leggings. Similarly, I expect they will be quite comfortable in cooler months as well. They are opaque, fit well, and definitely do not slide. The thick band helped slim my remaining baby pooch so I felt great wearing them. Highly recommend."
Signature Wide Waist Yoga Ankle Legging, $, available at
4.3 out of 5 stars, 29,619 reviews
“Let me start by saying THIS REVIEW IS COMING FROM A PERSON WHO OWNS ROUGHLY 30-40 PAIRS OF LEGGINGS,” says reviewer BrittS04. We’re listening! “My top most important reason: these leggings are the SOFTEST leggings I have ever worn...by a landslide! Material is polyester and spandex, but feel a lot like modal.. similar to brands LuLaRoe and Butter but in my opinion SOFTER. Also, the MASSIVE STRETCH FACTOR! Yes they are one size, I am 5ft even and 173lb and SLIM ONE SIZE fits me just fine with lots of room left to stretch!”
High Waisted Opaque Leggings, $, available at
4.7 out of 5 stars, 7,340 reviews
Bobbi K was effusive in her praise of these simple, easy-wearing yoga pants: “WOW. What an incredible company. The packaging was great and secure, with a thank you note for the purchase. The leggings are hands down, the best leggings I’ve ever owned. I want to throw out all of my other pairs, and buy every color of these. I would love to see these in some cool patterns and prints. The quality of this product is 10/10, not to mention the price. The fit was spot on. I’m 5’ 4” & 148 lbs and the medium fits like a glove. I am very active and these leggings have been good for lifting, running, yoga, barre, & ballet so far. These are SO soft and make your butt look awesome. I will never buy Victoria’s Secret or Fabletics leggings again. Please support this business.”
Yoga Pants with Pockets, $, available at
Amazon More Promising Review: Reviewer Cathleen
notes that these leggings are a huge hit when worn out in public, "I adore these leggings. I've gotten tons of compliments. The only thing I would warn you about is that everyone wants to touch them."
High Waist Airbrush Legging, $, available at
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Weave Capri, $, available at
4.2 out of 5 stars and 32 reviews
Waist band slippage during a workout can be annoying, but user
assures buyers that the band on this yoga pant will stay put commenting, "Great leggings! They come up nice on high on the waist and tuck everything in even during a rigorous running workout! I ran for 40min. with intermittent stretching and they didn't fall down once. I'm very happy with these!"
Om High Rise Waist Yoga Pants, $, available at
no reviews available
Wrap Legging, $, available at
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