Best Leggings by Activity

When leggings first became popular, most people wore them in plain black with dresses or long t-shirts. However, the styles and purposes of leggings have evolved over time. Now there are leggings engineered with all kinds of different materials, lengths, and colors for every occasion. If you're in the market for leggings, where should you start? Well, you should probably decide what you're going to do in your leggings in order to narrow down your options.

The two most important categories of leggings are (1) activewear leggings and (2) fashion leggings. In other words, there are leggings made to exercise in and leggings made to just look cute. I the best case scenario, you find a pair that can be used for both! Here's a list of criteria to keep in mind when you're searching for your perfect leggings.

Activewear Leggings

Leggings that you wear for exercise should be made from spandex and polyester. Both materials allow your body to move freely, making them the ideal material for any workout gear; if you can find leggings that are moisture-wicking, even better! That'll keep sweat from bothering you too much while you crush a killer workout.

A lot of active leggings are full-length, but if you need extra mobility, you should consider buying knee-length leggings. The cutoff just below the knee makes them a little more flexible than leggings that go all the way down to your ankles.

If you're a curvy athlete, there are leggings with high waists for better tummy control. Not only can they help you feel less self-conscious about "problem areas," but they're super comfy. Even women who aren't necessarily curvy prefer the high-waisted leggings for their comfort alone!

Some activewear leggings have cooling features like thermo compression and anti-cellulite compression, so make sure you check out all of your options.

Fashion Leggings

Leggings used to only come in black cotton. Those days are long behind us! Between animal print, tribal print, and floral print, your leggings don't have to be boring any longer. It all depends on the look you're going for. For example, leggings with dainty prints would look nice at work or in a nicer setting, but leggings with cheetah print are probably best saved for a girls' night out.

Leggings are also made out of a lot of different materials nowadays. There are leather leggings, if you want to channel your inner Sandy from Grease, as well as glitter leggings and ripped leggings. Any of these options will draw the attention of everyone around you. They're so much fun!

If you're looking for leggings you can wear around the office on a regular basis, black cotton or treggings are your way to go. Treggings are the lovechild of trousers and leggings; they look professional but feel very cozy.

A Little of Both

The ideal leggings would be a pair that you could exercise in and look really good on you. They'd come in lots of fun colors with matching tops and hug you in all the right places so that you wouldn't feel self-conscious no matter where you decided to wear them. Fortunately for you, Bombshell has tons of sexy options that are great for exercising and making a fashion statement. Get a pair of your own today!