How Are Workout Leggings Supposed To Fit?

When choosing a good pair of workout leggings, you want to make sure you are getting the right fit. But how are workout leggings supposed to fit? Let's take a look at some guidelines for finding a pair of leggings that will fit you like a glove.

Second Skin

When putting on your workout leggings, they should feel like they are a second skin. It should feel snug around your butt, calves, and thighs without being so tight that they feel restrictive. The best pair of leggings will move with you no matter how intense your workout and will fit closely enough to your skin to prevent chafing. There are a few ways to tell if your leggings are not the right fit. If your leggings are causing the skin around your belly to become wrinkled, this is a sign that they are too tight. If you have excessive fabric around your crotch, they are too big and could result in chafing. If the material becomes sheer when squatting, the size is too small. When your leggings keep slipping down, you should size up one or two sizes. Leggings should never be loose at your knees, so if you find that they are baggy, you need to size down. We believe in the importance of leggings being a second skin so much that we even named our most popular fabric after it. Our Second Skin fabric has a super soft feel while providing supreme comfort and an excellent range of movement.

Squat-Proof Leggings

Ensuring you have the right fit for your leggings will help you achieve the coveted squat-proof look. Leggings that are squat-proof will not allow your underwear or skin to become visible when your leggings are stretched out. Be sure to check out our sizing guide to find the pair that is best for you. Wearing the wrong size could stretch your leggings out past their natural elasticity, meaning that they will break down over time and have trouble retaining their shape. Being stretched past their limits also makes your leggings appear sheer. This is caused by an erosion of your spandex when it is pushed past its natural breaking point too often or for too long. Choosing the right size is not just great for your look, but your bank account. Leggings that are the right size will last longer, meaning you will not have to constantly buy new leggings. Find the leggings you love and keep them in your rotation for a long time.

High Waist

Another great way to ensure your leggings will not creep down while working out is to get a pair of high waisted leggings. The waistbands on this will sit higher on your stomach than traditional leggings, giving you better support while being less likely to fall down your body during workouts. Not only do they keep you supported, but they can also pair great with sports bras for a shirtless look without feeling exposed. High waisted are also a style that you can be sure will not go out of style any time soon.

Compression Leggings

Compression leggings will fit slightly different than traditional leggings. Because they are intended to give you great support while holding and shaping, they will be tighter than normal leggings. Be sure to check our sizing chart to get the right size and ensure the tightness you are feeling is intended. Our compression fabrics are also designed to be moisture-wicking and breathable with a great stretch-ability that will retain its shape. Our compression leggings are available in two types, Soft Compression and Compression. Soft Compression is great for multisport and leisurewear, while Compression is great for multisport and heavier workouts. Both feature a super stretch ability with moisture-wicking capabilities.

Now that you know how workout leggings are supposed to fit, you can make an informed decision when selecting your next pair of leggings. Be sure to check out our sizing guide to get the best possible fit and look into the importance of your leggings being squat-proof. If you have any questions about any of our leggings or any of our other products, feel free to reach out to a customer service representative. We would be happy to help in any way we can.