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 is 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. 

At Bombshell Sportswear, 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 is also a style that you can be sure will not go out of style any time soon.

Compression Leggings

Compression leggings will fit slightly differently 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 stretchability that will retain their 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.

How To Ensure Your Leggings Fit Perfectly

Ensuring a perfect fit is crucial, not just for your comfort but for your confidence, too. Let’s break down the art of selecting the right leggings for your body type and workout demands.

Understand Your Body Shape

For those seeking leggings that sculpt and support, our High Waisted Leggings are a godsend. Ideal for virtually every body shape, they hug your curves without creating the dreaded muffin top. Their high-rise design ensures they stay put during even the most rigorous workouts, providing a seamless fit from hip to hem.

Choose the Right Size

Ditch the guesswork by utilizing our detailed size chart. Whether you're eyeing our Second Skin leggings or the compression marvels, the right size ensures you avoid issues like camel toe and bulges. 

Remember, tight leggings should empower, not constrict.

Check the Inseam and Length

Leggings fit varies not just across waist sizes but lengths, too. Our range includes both ankle-length and capri styles, ensuring you find leggings that complement your height. Full-length leggings are perfect for elongating your legs, while capri leggings offer a breezier option with ample freedom of movement.

Maximizing Comfort and Style in Your Workout Wardrobe

Once you've nailed the perfect fit, it's time to elevate your workout wardrobe to match your style and the versatility of your fitness routine.

Pair With the Right Tops

The beauty of quality leggings lies in their versatility. Pair our leggings with a supportive sports bra for a high-intensity workout or a casual muscle tank for a relaxed yoga session. The right pairing enhances both comfort and style, making your outfit suitable for both the gym and casual wear.

Leverage Leggings for Various Activities

Our leggings aren't just for the gym — they're designed for life. The Second Skin fabric transitions seamlessly from a sweat session to a coffee run, embodying the essence of athleisure. For a day out, simply throw on a hoodie over your gym tank top, and you’re ready for whatever the day brings.

Invest in High-Quality Materials

Invest in leggings that won't let you down. Our high-quality, moisture-wicking materials ensure you stay dry and comfortable, whether you're crushing a cardio session or mastering pilates. With the right care, these leggings will maintain their fit and function, making them a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.


In the quest for the ultimate workout leggings, remember, the perfect fit transcends trend — it's about how you feel and perform in your second skin. At Bombshell Sportswear, our mission is to provide you with leggings that enhance your physique and your workout. 

From the empowering embrace of our High Waisted Leggings to the dynamic support of our Compression range, we ensure every piece champions your every move. By following our fit guide and embracing the versatility of athleisure, you're not just wearing leggings but wearing confidence. 

So, whether you're lunging, running, or simply living, do it with the assurance that you're perfectly outfitted for every moment. Here's to finding your perfect pair where style meets performance effortlessly.