Whether you exercise regularly or don't, leggings are a tried-and-true wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. These versatile pants are a must-have for running errands, grabbing coffee, lounging around the house, and most importantly, enduring nearly a year of quarantine.
But like my denim preference, I pretty much only wear high-waisted leggings. Not only is this cut universally flattering, but high-waisted leggings also pair well with all things cropped—including sweatshirts, workout tees, and jackets. Even if crop tops aren't a fixture of your wardrobe, the high-waisted silhouette simply feels more comfortable, secure, and oddly natural compared to low-rise styles—there's a reason high-waisted pants made such a profound 21st-century comeback.
Ahead, we've rounded up the best high-waisted leggings on the internet. Bonus: you can snag all of them on Amazon.
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You can't go wrong with classic black high-waisted leggings, especially when they're only $11. This budget find boasts over 2000 five-star reviews. Customers compare them to Lululemon's cult-favorite Align leggings, which will run you $98.
These had me at "lounge legging." This cozy pair from Alo Yoga are basically part sweat pant, part legging and I'm here for it.
These seamless high-waisted leggings are crafted from lightweight compression fabric for an über-flattering fit.
These $25 leggings are the number-one best seller in Amazon's entire sports tights and leggings vertical and have casually amassed over 16,000 reviews. In other words, they're a home run.
These slightly cropped leggings are crafted from Beyond Yoga's signature, buttery-soft space-dye knit, so you know they're good.
With nearly 13,000 reviews, these CRZ Yoga leggings are another Amazon gem. They come in 38 different colors and will run you just $24.
Australian brand P.E Nation is known for its nostalgic, sporty aesthetic and high-quality activewear, and its comfy Ignition leggings are no exception.
With nearly 38,000 Amazon reviews, these buttery-soft high-waisted leggings are the most-reviewed yoga pants on the entire site. Customers rave about the opaque, super-soft material and flattering fit.
This $30 pair is an "Amazon's Choice" pick and the number-one best-seller in the "Women's Running Pants" category. They're thick, flattering, high-quality, and boast a truly impressive 32,600 reviews.
Iconic shapewear brand Spanx knows a thing or two about designing flattering leggings. The brand's Look at Me Now leggings are crafted from comfortable four-way stretch fabric, and, of course, feature their famous double-layer waistband.
These squat-proof leggings are yet another Amazon hidden gem. They're crafted from super soft, four-way stretch, sweat-wicking material that's perfect for intense workouts and lounging alike.
Enthusiastic Amazon reviewers also compare this $26 pair of leggings to sought-after Lululemon Aligns. They're buttery soft, seamless, and a fraction of the price.
If you're looking for a high-waisted legging with pockets, look no further than this $17 pair from Amazon. They come in 39 different colors and boast over 5000 glowing customer reviews.
For thick, winter-proof leggings, meet Plush's line of fleece-lined yoga pants. Their sleek yet cozy matte leggings are perfect for outdoor workouts and running errands from November to March.
For high-waisted joggers that feel like leggings, look no further than Amazon's resounding best seller: the Legging Depot's activewear joggers. These lightweight pants boast 30,000 raving reviews on the e-tailer.
Leather is trending hard this season, and I've had my eye on these faux-leather leggings from Commando. They have a near-perfect five-star rating on Amazon and come in nine muted colors.
You can't go wrong with a classic pair of Nike leggings. The brand's popular All-In tights are sold on Amazon in 10 different colors for as low as $68.
Spanx also makes a cropped version of its fan favorite Look at Me Now leggings, and they're a perfect capri addition to your leggings lineup.
These sleek 90 Degree leggings are yet another Amazon home run. They have nearly 5000 reviews and will run you just $20.
These squat-proof high-waisted leggings feature a thick compression waistband and super-soft four-way stretch material for a comfortable and supportive fit. Plus, they come in 19 colors and only cost $17.
Just $25 will get you three pairs of squat-proof high-waisted leggings from top-rated brand Fullsoft. This set has amassed nearly 3500 positive reviews on the site.
With 13,000 reviews, these affordable high-waisted leggings are the number-one best seller in the "Women's Hiking Pants" category. They feature a convenient cell phone pocket and come in 31 different colors.