8 Black Leggings That Will Make You Break Up with Pants

Say sayonara to your denim.

This article originally appeared on InStyle.com.

When a report by Slice Intelligence landed in our inbox, detailing that in the past year, women have ordered more leggings online than jeans (up 40 percent compared with last year, while denim only increased by three), we went through something that felt like the five stages of grief before eventually coming to terms with it. We mean, who can argue with comfort?

Leggings are stretchy, they encourage movement and mobility (not to mention, create the illusion of being super active), and ankle-length versions are, essentially, black opaque footless tights. They’re America’s sartorial sweetheart. And they already have a celebrity advocate: Gigi Hadid, who’s worn them unabashedly out in the open or layered under oversized sweaters year-round. Now it’s your turn. We shopped the best back leggings at every price point. Some have stirrups, others are infused with high-performance heat-tech fibers, and all will have you consider breaking up with pants (at least for the time being). 

1

Zara

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Photo by Zara

Designed with open-heel stirrups to make these stay put (no riding up or weird bunching).

To buy: $23, zara.com.


2

Y-3

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Photo by Far Fetch

Spun from the finest organic cotton-blend material.

To buy: starts at $138, farfetch.com.


3

Uniqlo

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How did we ever survive winter without Uniqlo’s Heattech fabrics?

To buy: $15, uniqlo.com.



4

Tory Sport

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Photo by Tory Sport

An essential to your athleisure lifestyle.

To buy: $110, torysport.com.


5

Topshop

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Photo by Topshop

A high-waist pair that does the job of holding things in, if you know what we mean. 

To buy: $20, topshop.com.


6

Joseph

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Photo by Joseph

With its sleek lines and flexible twill weave, this pair almost looks like a pant but feels like leggings.

To buy: $320, joseph-fashion.com.



7

A.P.C X Outdoor Voices

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Photo by Matches Fashion

Performance leggings that you can wear to work out and to brunch in.

To buy: $101, matchesfashion.com.


8

James Perse

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Photo by Net-a-Porter

Threadbare-thin leggings aren’t going to cut it in the face of winter’s wrath. This velvety soft one is made from fleece for extra insulation.

To buy: $165, net-a-porter.com.