The Best Leggings for Lounging and Working Out in 2022 -- Lululemon, Alo Yoga, Spanx and more

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We all know that most leggings are technically made for fitness activities like yoga, working out and running. But with luxe materials and eye-catching patterns, they also make a serious style statement -- especially if you're buying them for everyday wear. Fitness goals are likely at the top of your 2022 resolutions list -- and new legging styles are, therefore, an essential.

We all got a little bit more comfortable in our clothes in the last couple of years and you can't deny that leggings have become more of a mainstay than ever. With that in mind, we have gathered a hot list of the best leggings to wear whether you're dressing up or dressing down.

Thankfully, there's a large range of leggings suited for every type of personal style -- whether you want a dressier, edgier faux leather option, a performance pant that'll keep up with you during high-intensity workouts or a cozy, colorful design to wear around the house. No matter the style, we can guarantee the leggings below are comfy and chic. Elevate your fitness (or cozy wear) styles in the New Year with these leggings that are great for yoga, working out or just plain lounging around.

In need of more life inspiration for your 2022 resolutions? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out our New Year, New You guide for everything you'll need to meet (and slay) your goals for 2022 and beyond. 

ET Style's Top Picks for the Best Leggings to Shop in the New Year: 

Not every workout legging has to have tapered ankles -- a cropped legging doesn't work for everyone or every workout. This high waist legging from the celeb-loved Alo Yoga are flared for comfort and you can wear them to yoga class or as an everyday legging.


Whether you need a good pair of running leggings or you need workout leggings to breeze through hot yoga, in the 7/8 gym leggings from Alo Yoga is an update to the popular full-length version. 


These rib-grazing leggings won’t budge, even during your most intense treadmill sprint or barre class. The moisture wicking fabric made with spandex along with the wide waistband makes these ultra-comfortable workout pants. Plus, there’s a nifty side pocket for you to store your phone and ID.


With a celebrity fan following that includes Jennifer Garner, Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Alba, the apparel giant has a reputation for the best in shape wear, leggings and a ton of other must-have items like the Booty Boost active leggings which have become a favorite among the stars.


These Forever 21 Active Tie-Dye Leggings are stretch knit leggings with a high waist and ribbed waistband.


These are your new favorite leggings from Hue. They're ready to go out when you are.


These leggings have a cult following for good reason. This style of legging utilizes Spanx's contoured Power Waistband to give you a flat tummy. They are very publicly adored by Lizzo, Kelly Clarkson, Clare Crawley, Hailee Steinfeld and many more!


Don't miss out on getting a deal on the popular Lululemon Align Pant. Buttery soft and weightless, these will make a great addition to your workout wardrobe. 


These stretchy high-waisted compression leggings hold you in while giving you room to move, which means they’re great for running and indoor cycling. And the fabric is made from recycled water bottles, so you'll feel just as good as you look in these.


These lounge leggings from Zella are sure to be your new favorite pair of comfy pants. They even have pockets! 


Another popular Spanx style, the Every.Wear 7/8 Active Leggings feature extra coverage at the waist and built-in pockets.


These Free People Good Karma Tie-Dye Leggings come in ten different tie dye colors. 


Get workout ready with these stretchy figure-hugging leggings, featuring a fitted no-slip waist band. These Zella leggings can hold up to even the most strenuous activities. Think: hiking, trail running and rock climbing. 


These are lightweight and buttery-soft thanks to its Nulu fabric. Choose this length if you like your leggings cropped.  

$118 AND UP

Grab a few pairs of these classic black leggings with a high waistband and stretchy fabric made for maximum comfort.

$70$36 AND UP

These slim-fitting trousers are totally work-appropriate, but they also feel so stretchy and comfy that you can do a few restorative yoga poses when you need to fight the 2 p.m. slump.


More than 2,600 people have given these everyday leggings a five-star review, and we are not surprised. Between the supremely soft fabric, the sculpting action, tummy control, the handy pockets and the affordable price, what's not to love?

$45$20 AND UP

Though they look simple and chic, these leggings are busy: They don't stop slimming, sculpting or lifting as you go about your day. But they work just as well if you're looking for a lounge legging.



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