How to Choose Between Leggings and Shorts

Sometimes, the hardest part of going to the gym or yoga studio is picking out the right outfit! Maybe you plan to rock a sports bra as your top or want to layer it with a matching tank or crop hoodie. The question is will you wear leggings or shorts? This can be a tough one to figure out, especially if you have a closet full of Bombshell Sportswear's sculpting leggings and comfortable shorts. While there is no right or wrong answer, there are some variables that make it ideal for leggings or shorts. Let us help make your decision easier with these quick deciding factors.


The first thing to consider when choosing between leggings and shorts is the temperature outside. Obviously, you'll want the warmth of leggings during the fall and winter. However, if you want to show off your assets even during these colder months, we recommend wearing sweatpants over our shorts and, after arriving to the gym or studio, removing them so you can exercise freely. If it's particularly warm out, you may naturally gravitate to shorts. Our sleek and stylish shorts are breathable and look great no matter how they're styled. The same applies for our leggings, made of the same breathable material. While each will keep you comfortable, you may not want the additional material of leggings if you're exercising outdoors in the sun or taking a hot yoga class. It's also important to note the inside temperature of when you'll be exercising. Some gyms keep it super cold and others embrace the heat on warmer days.

Type of Workout

What kind of workout will you be doing? If you're doing mainly lower body exercises, you may prefer to wear leggings for a totally sculpted look. If you want to show off those leg gains, work it in a pair of our shorts! Headed to a spin or HIIT class? Shorts may be the better choice for these types of exercise, helping your body regulate your temperature as your heart rate surges. You know if you're the type to break out in a serious sweat quickly or someone that tends to take a while to warm up. One thing is for sure – when working out, you never want your muscles to get cold! Keep this in mind when you're trying to pick between leggings and shorts. This will depend on the type of workout you plan to do.

Aesthetic Look

Not only do you want to feel comfortable, but you want to look good too. Who doesn't, right? When you have your top picked out, go with the leggings or shorts option that makes you feel awesome. One day, you might be loving how your leggings complement your crop top tank. Other days, not so much, meaning shorts are the move. To truly crush your workout, you need to feel bold and beautiful in your workout clothing. Believe it or not, this factors into your progress since its tied to motivation!

When it comes down to it, the choice between leggings and shorts is a personal one that will vary with the day's temperature, your workout, and how you feel about your look. Overall, the important factors are your comfort level and happiness. While everyone loves to look good, that shouldn't come at the price of feeling uncomfortable! Our recommendation between shorts and leggings? Stock your closet with each type in styles that you adore! At Bombshell Sportswear, we offer a huge collection of these bottoms in sexy, one-of-a-kind styles that you will feel excited about wearing. From the gym and beyond, these looks are made to go wherever life takes you.