Your leggings are getting longer
Yep, another '90s trend is back.
In the last few years, the midriff-baring trend of the early nineties made its way back on the style scene as well as fitness fashion with fitted sports bras that double as standalone tops. And as our tops inch up our torsos, so do the waistlines of our leggings, with two brilliant results: The modest among us find ourselves that much more comfortable showing some skin during a sweat session while the flattering silhouette conveniently keeps everything nice and tight on the treadmill, in barre class, or anywhere else in the gym. Here, a few of our favorites:
Onzie nocturnal legging, $69
These super-lightweight high-rise leggings lands just below the belly button, and come in wild graphics—like this snakeskin charmer.
Outdoor Voices Two-Tone Warmup Leggings, $95
The convenient hidden waistband pocket is large enough to keep an ID and credit card, plus the the legging's compression material warms your body's muscles and helps ward off injury.
Strut This Jayne Pant, $110
This pair, a Bandier Fitness and Alexis Ren collab, also features flat pockets for hiding away an ID or your cell and boasts three mesh panels at the ankle for extra breathability.
Ultracor High Warren Print Leggings, $185
The stylish chevron print makes these leggings stand out during any HIIT workout, and the breathable, quick-drying stretch fabric that contours nicely with the body.
K-Deer Tribeca legging, $98
This legging not only rides up super high—up to a 34-inch inseam—for long waisted ladies (scrunch it down to suit your height), it also has an UPF (aka UV Protection Factor) 50+ to protect your skin.
Athleta Relay Tight, $79
Perfect for an outdoor run, the Relay tight features reflective trim plus a rear zipper for keeping your basics on your body.
VPL Femur Leggings, $155
The pop of color and a fold-over waistband is combo of both style and comfort.
BEYOND YOGA Higher Ground Stirrup Legging, $97
As if a high waist wasn't a big enough of a throwback, this pair adds another retro touch: stirrups, so your feet are more protected in a barefoot class.
Live the Process Geometric Legging, $128
If you're on the shorter side, the panels on these leggings will lengthen the look of your legs. The adjustable waistband also allows you to play with the length of the leggings.