Leggings are tight-fitting pants that cover the legs and hips and fit snugly against the body. They can be made of a variety of materials, including cotton and wool, nylon or an elastic polyester blend, or even leather and suede. They were traditionally considered undergarments or outerwear for the lower half of the body, but they’ve grown in popularity as a comfortable, stylish option to pair with sweaters and tees for everyday wear.
They’re also available in a range of lengths, with some extending to the ankle (called capri leggings) while others stop at the knee or just above the ankle (called jeggings). They can be worn as workout pants or casual bottoms for work and play. You can add a cozy hoodie and sneakers for an errand-running look, or wear them as part of a yoga class outfit.
In addition to their high marks in the opaqueness and stretchiness categories, our test panel found that Leonisa’s shaper leggings are soft and smooth both inside and out. One longtime wearer reports that they have held up to repeated washings and have shown minimal pilling in the thigh area.
Shiny leggings, also called metallic or lame leggings, are a fashion trend that emerged in the late-2000s. They have a metallic, wet-like appearance that lends them a leather or latex look. These leggings are typically a combination of spandex and nylon, and they’re often available in black or silver. women’s bamboo leggings