The leggings and jeggings Mumsnetters swear by
Leggings and jeggings are wardrobe staples – here's our roundup of Mumsnetters' favourites for dressing up or down.
M&S Cotton Rich Jeggings, £15
High-waisted for a flattering fit and cheap enough to buy more than one pair, MNers have been raving about these jeggings and snapping them up in their hundreds.
“I bought a pair from M&S and they have done amazing and magical things for my body. I bought my usual size which seemed a little too small but I finally wriggled into them and WOW! They seem to push up my ample but slightly saggy bum. Can't believe how excited I am about a pair of 15 quid jeggings but they are the best item of clothing I've bought in years.”
“I think I've got about 10 pairs of these! They are fantastic, so comfortable and still smart enough to get away with for work with a naice blouse or shirt.”Shop now
Uniqlo Heattech High Rise Velvet Leggings Trousers, £24.90
Ok so maybe they're not exactly jeggings, but they're certainly a lot more substantial than leggings (and treggings is just a linguistic contraction too far in our book). Anyway, we digress, these bottoms are made from a stretchy velvety material that is exceedingly comfortable and flattering.
“I bought three pairs and I'm not going to wear anything else all winter!”
“I've got the black ones, they're comfy, smart and warm.”Shop now
Uniqlo Heattech Leggings, £12.90
UNIQLO is a brand that crops up again and again when Mumsnetters start talking leggings – this simple Heattech pair can be worn on their own, or as a base layer on especially chilly days thanks to their bio-warming, insulating properties.
“I really recommend Uniqlo Heattech leggings. They are thin enough to pop under your tights when it gets really chilly without having to find nice, thicker tights.”Shop now
Mint Velvet Straight Leggings, £15
If you usually live in black leggings all winter, why not mix it up this year? These Mint Velvet leggings are comfy, nice and thick, and available in a range of five colours – the muted burgundy pair are fantastic for autumn dressing.
“Mint Velvet leggings are the best I've ever had: thick and high-waisted – no pulling up needed! I live in them over the winter with tunics and jersey dresses. So comfy!”Shop now
Boden Leggings, £22
Made from soft jersey with plenty of stretch, these leggings are ideal for layering under one of Boden's colourful dresses or tunics – just add boots for an instant autumnal look.
“Boden leggings are very nice and quite thick. My black ones wash very well and don't get baggy knees.”
“I love Boden for leggings. They are super quality and as long as you buy the right size, no one will see your underwear through them.”Shop now
AllSaints Raffi Leggings, £40
Love the comfort of leggings but dread the potential fashion faux pas of inadequate bum coverage? AllSaints have you covered (literally) with the ingenious Raffi leggings. They have a built-in 'skirt waistband' which looks like a bodycon skirt and means you can wear these leggings with all your favourite tops and jumpers and never worry about anyone catching a glimpse of your pants.
“They could not be softer or comfier fabric, they look great (and solve any issues with bum exposure, yet they're thin enough to wear under a clingy top) and so far no sign of bagginess on knees. They feel more like cashmere opaque tights than Lycra rich leggings. I think I may have to buy some more…”Shop now
Best plus-size leggings and jeggings
River Island Molly Jeggings, £40
Just like jeans – but with that all important stretch – these jeggings are designed to flatter and show off your curves. Dress them down with trainers for day-to-day wear, then just add heels and a going out top for a night on the tiles.
“I swear by River Island, either Amelie (mid-rise super skinny jeans) or Molly (mid-rise jegging). Really comfy, hold their shape and never go baggy. I wouldn't buy anything else now!”Shop now
M&S CURVE High Rise Jeggings, £15
The plus-size version of the Mumsnetter-favourite M&S Cotton Rich Jeggings, these high-waisted jeggings have plenty of stretch for a very flattering silhouette. Available in short, regular and long lengths to ensure your perfect fit.
“I found these a couple of weeks ago and need to order some different colours as I wear them all the time now. They are higher waisted which makes them comfy.”Buy now
Best gym leggings
Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity 7/8 Run Leggings, £95
Pricey? Yes, but if you're a committed gym-goer (or would like to be) then these leggings might just be worth the investment. Made from ultra-lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric that has
magical bum-sculpting powers, these leggings will make you want to work out. It is worth noting though – these are breathable running leggings, not yoga leggings so might not be thick enough for downward dogs…
“Sweaty Betty bum sculpting leggings. They are terrifyingly expensive but really good.”Buy now
George sports leggings, from £7
If you're a bit newer to this running malarkey or are just looking to score a bargain, Mumsnetters swear by ASDA exercise leggings. Apparently they're durable, don't fall down, and they're totally squat-proof.
“I was discussing this at my bootcamp the other day – the trainers and more experienced gym goers all seemed to really rate ASDA sports leggings for staying up and washing well over the fancy brands. I was really surprised by the unanimous vote!”
“I second the ASDA sports leggings, high waist and thick waistband. Very good, especially for the price!”
“My best pair of budge-free sports leggings are from ASDA! They're thicker, made of suck-you-in type fabric and they don't move”Buy now
Ronhill Women's Trackster Origin, £15.75-£29.40
These simple but sturdy leggings from Ronhill are perfect for those looking to keep fit. They're made of thermalite fabric to ensure you keep warm in cold conditions, and have foot stirrups in place to stop them riding up.
“I never have that thing of the waistband slipping below my waist as I run. I bought mine for about £30 a pair and I’m about to invest in some more.”Buy now
QueenieKe Power Stretch Leggings, £17 - £20
These leggings from Queenieke have pulled out all the stops. High waisted, squat proof, they don't move down – what's not to love? They come in a range of colours too, from neutrals to more bold choices like purple and blue.
“The really thick cottony ones make you look good and are so comfy!”
“Second the queenie leggings from amazon.
I have a large and a medium for fat
And thin days.
They never roll down. Ever. No matter what I do"Buy now
Related: Looking for new gym kit? Check out our round up of all the best gym leggings.
Best maternity leggings
JoJo Maman Bebe Bump Support Maternity Leggings, £16
Finding the right leggings is an essential part of comfy maternity dressing. This seamless pair from JoJo Maman Bebe are ribbed to support your lower back and bump for all-day comfort.
“I'm currently using these JoJo leggings & they are by far the comfiest things I've ever worn. They go right over the bump & are so soft. Would definitely recommend them.”Buy now
George Over Bump Maternity Leggings, £12 for a pack of 2
Having kids is expensive
stating the obvious so it's great to make savings where you can. Mumsnetters love these maternity leggings from ASDA and, at £12 for two pairs, they're a bargain.
“George at Asda, not too expensive and still had a little growth room when I was 37 weeks! They were also my favourite thing for 2 weeks after I had my baby.”
“I’ve been living in Asda maternity leggings.”Buy now
Best leather leggings
Baukjen Liv Leather Leggings, £349
Looking for an alternative to your trusty skinny jeans? These super-soft stretch leather leggings are a game-changer. Made from 100% luxury European leather with a comfortable, elasticated waist – it's no wonder Mumsnetters are raving about them.
“I am really impressed with the Baukjen leather leggings. I have worn my black pair to death so am considering buying another pair when these give up the ghost – although that won't be anytime soon.”Buy now
Best leather look leggings
Mint Velvet Leather Look Leggings, £25
Not yet ready to commit to a real leather pair? Dip your toe in the world of leather leggings with this bargain pair from Mint Velvet. They look just as good as the real deal for a fraction of the price.
“Just bought the Mint Velvet ones and they’re lovely.”Shop now
Spanx 'Ready to Wow' Faux Leather Leggings, from £88.99
Worried that leather leggings might be unflattering? These slimming leggings shape your legs and whittle your waist thanks to their high-rise elasticated waistband with hidden power mesh. They're like wearing your most effective Bridget Jones pants as bottoms – what's not to love?
“Spanx leggings report: AWESOME. Nice and holdy inny, with a very high waist so no muffin top. Don’t look like leather particularly, more like a cross between leather and suede, but they do look ace on. Will probably also order in the navy.”Shop now
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