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The Best Leggings To Get You Through Winter Training
Formotion Sculpt Tights, $140
To help you feel confident and supported throughout your workout, Adidas have created the ultimate pair of tights featuring a high-rise cut and sculpted shape. With targeted compression zones, the tights will support you as you move and we also just find the colour one that’s super flattering and fun. They’ll make you want to workout.
Laya Legging, $220
A favourite brand amongst the WH team, we love these Nagnata tights for their seamless knit construction, featuring a high rise and flattering subtle two-tone colour design. There’s a houndstooth jacquard and textural rib side stripe pattern that adds a sophistication and class to these leggings that makes us never want to take them off. Believe it or not, they truly can be worn from the yoga studio to the office and home again.
Epic Luxe Run Division Leggings, $115
Running is hard enough, but when the weather drops into the single digits, it can be really tough. The dilemma is always that you want something warm enough to help you get outdoors, but not so warm that you overheat. That’s why these Nike Run Division leggings are the perfect winter staple; soft, sleek and breathable, there’’s nothing more you could ask for in a pair of tights.
Flex Legging, $79.99
If you’re looking for a seamless silhouette to take you through a range of workouts, look no further than this legging from Exie. With its super soft fabric and ribbed texture, we love the leggings for its wide waistband and tightly knitted ribbing which offers extra support and sculpting.
No Distraction Compression Tights, $159.95
Even though it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you have to suddenly give up on your style choices when it comes to workout attire. You might associate the colder months with dreary dressing and bleak shades, but these 2XU tights prove you can have fun with colour in the name of functional fitness attire. With seamless sides, extra high bonded waistband and quick drying fabric, they’re the perfect gym-kit staple.
SV Tights, $116
The perfect legging for running, yoga, daily fitness wear or just lounging about during lockdown, these leggings from 7 Days are one of our favourites for their sleek design, comfort, and support. With the ultra-flattering cut and colour, the design is one that will see you through every season, even the colder months.
Fast and Free High-Rise Tight, $139
Lululemon used to be known for its luxe yoga wear, but now the brand is commanding attention in the running industry, too. With its soft-as-butter fabric, these tights are so comfortable, you’ll never want to take them off. Allowing for unrestricted movement and incredibly lightweight coverage that won’t drag you down, they even pass the squat test.
Cayenne Ribbed Seamless Tights, $99
There’s a reason the ribbed seamless tights from Aim’n seem to always be sold out – they’re so soft, you’ll never want to take them off. Perfect for all manner of exercises and activities, these tights offer the kind of comfort that makes them the perfect staple for all-day wear. Even better is they come in a range of colours, so you can stock up in every shade!
If there was one thing we learned during lockdown, it was that a good pair of leggings can see you through even the most difficult of times. Though restrictions have largely eased around the world and some have voiced an excitement for dressing up, here at Women’s Health we can’t help but feel a great sense of admiration and respect for the humble legging. It doesn’t ask anything of us, yet it provides ongoing support, comfort, and the kind of soft-to-the-skin touch that makes you never want to take them off.
Everyone should have a pair of tights in their wardrobe but after the year we’ve just had, it’s safe to assume that most of us have more than one. From the pair we lounge in, to the pair we do our HIIT sessions and cardio in, no two leggings are created equal. And when it comes to exercising in winter, you start to demand a lot more out of your leg-wear. It’s not enough to just have something that looks good, but function is imperative to.
Knowing just how hard and frustrating the quest to find the perfect pair of leggings can be, we’ve rounded up our favourite picks to help you take out the guesswork when it comes to finding your wardrobe staple. From those designed specifically for runners, to those suited to yoga and everyday wear, these leggings won’t just see you through the colder months, but wearing them will convince you, you’ll never want to wear anything else. Read on for our pick of the best leggings to see you through winter training.
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