Once relegated to strictly lounging or weekend-wear, this humble bottom option has come a long way, with versions that work for the office, the evening, and the gym.
Ann Taylor Ponte Zipper Leggings
When is a legging not a legging? When it’s also a pant. Hear us out: This pair is made from a super thick ponte knit that creates a smooth look and won’t show any lumps or bumps. It's finished with details like zippers and a fly for a pulled-together effect, too. Also available in black and grey.
To Buy: For a similar product: $60; gap.com.
Athleta Tux Metro Legging
Take your athleisure game up a notch—these sleek tights have tuxedo-inspired, faux leather stripes and flattering, trouser-inspired seaming for a little bit of fancy flair.
To Buy: $98; athleta.com.
Bebe Crushed Velvet Leggings
With a pant-like fit (but legging-like stretch and comfort) this pick is an easy way to try out the velvet trend. Pair these with a silk top and classic pumps for a no-brainer, cocktail-ready outfit.
To Buy: For a similar product: $10; hm.com.
Karen Kane Faux Suede Leggings
The leather-legging trend is still going strong, but if you’re looking for a refresh, pull on this suede version instead. The luxe beige hue looks lovely paired with oversized, neutral knits.
To Buy: For a similar product: $99; zappos.com.
Celebrity Pink Infinite-Stretch Coated Jeans
Aritzia Daria Pant
Artizia’s “Daria” pant looks convincingly real, feels like butter, and—the best part—is machine washable. Available in three other colors.
To Buy: For a similar product: $98; zappos.com.