8 Squatproof Leggings to Add to Your Gym Wardrobe

Squatproof leggings. The holy grail of every girl's wardrobe.

Here at Sports Edit, we have seen a lot of leggings. Like a lot, a lot. We know what people love and what people tend to avoid. We also know the top question that comes with purchasing new leggings which is, of course, “are they squatproof?”


We get it. The last thing you want is to head to your 6 AM workout class only to notice that your leggings are alarmingly see-through. Not only is that extremely annoying, but these types of leggings also limit your outfit choices. Which is a lose, lose.

That is why we have created this comprehensive guide to the best squat proof leggings so you can wear cropped shirts and sweaters and feel comfortable (and look great) doing so.

However, these aren’t just any squatproof leggings. We have taken a fine tooth comb through our extensive selection to find the best of the best.

Vendor: Sweaty Betty Power Gym Leggings - Black
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TSE's Top Picks: Squatproof Leggings

Keep scrolling to find out which squatproof leggings made it into our top picks for this year.


Sweaty Power Gym Leggings: Sweaty Betty, Ultra Running Bra - Black


Sweat Betty Power Leggings

Sweaty Betty is the activewear brand that is quite literally everywhere you look right now.

However, the popularity is well deserved and their leggings, particularly their Power Leggings, are being praised all over the internet.

Sweaty Betty’s Power Leggings are an item from one of their most sought-after ranges and if you’re lucky enough to see them whilst they're in stock, don’t hesitate to bag yourself a pair. You never know when you’ll get the opportunity to do so again.

The Power Leggings feature flattering sculpting seams and a sweat-wicking material that accentuates your silhouette.

The leggings also feature side pockets and back zip pockets because Sweaty Betty knows how much we value that.

If you haven’t purchased from Sweaty Betty before, you’re missing out.


Goodmove Go Move Highwaisted Gym Leggings: Goodmove, Go Move High Waisted Gym Leggings - Black


Good Move Go Move Legging

If you love an early morning run (we can’t relate), then these leggings are for you.

The Good Move Go Move Leggings prioritise safety with extra visibility built into the design.

The leggings are also made with moisture-wicking technology and a high-quality material that ensures that these leggings are totally squatproof.

Other qualities such as a secure back pocket and the flattering high-rise fit, make these leggings a top contender for any workout lover.

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Girlfriend Collective Compressive Legging:

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Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Waisted Legging

Girlfriend Collective is another one of those brands that knows how to do gym leggings for women well.

Their compressive high-waisted leggings are designed for intense workouts. However, don’t let the full coverage thick material fool you, these leggings are flexible and stretchy too. And this juicy 'Cherry' colourway is a TSE exclusive.

The leggings also feature an internal back pocket for all of your essentials and since they are made from eco-friendly materials, you’ll be benefiting the planet too.

Just a heads up with these leggings, they may feel tight at first because of the compressive technology but they will, over time, mould and sculpt to your body.

If you’re not a huge fan of the compressed fit, we suggest sizing up.


Varley Let's Move High Waisted Legging 25": Varley, Let's Move High Waisted Legging 25" - Dark Forest


Varley Let's Move High-Waisted Legging

The Varley Let’s Move Leggings are one of those simple everyday pairs of leggings that always match every outfit.

The leggings feature a four-way stretch for great flexibility and the moisture-wicking fabric will help to keep you dry in intense workouts.

The fit of these leggings is where they really excel. They have a high waist waistband and a second skin design that customers adore.

Not only that, but the collection of colours is seriously top tier. Choose from a gorgeous Dark Forest Green to the Classic Black that every ‘clean girl’ online owns.


Varley Let's Move High Waisted Legging 25": Vuori, Daily Legging - Black


Vuori Daily Legging

The Vuori Daily Leggings live up to their name. These are types of leggings that you need a pair in every colour for every single day of the week.

As the name suggests, these leggings can be versatile and used for workouts but they are great for everyday looks too.

The leggings have a smoothing opaque fabrication, a drawstring waist, ankle cuffs, and a high-rise fit to create a complimentary look.

You’ll find yourself gravitating towards these pairs every single day and with so many different colour ways to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye at Your Leisure Legging

Beyond Yoga is the leading contender when it comes to high-quality yoga leggings.

The At Your Leisure Legging, obviously, features the brand's signature overlapped hem. This design flatters your waist and makes these leggings feel far more feminine than your average gym legging.

But these leggings aren’t just all about their looks. They are also made from a moisture-wicking fabric that is insanely flexible. This means you can easily transition from downward dog to child's pose (and do it in style).

Needless to say, these leggings are a top best seller and a range of colours will leave you wanting to buy more than just one pair. The Candy Apple Red and the Dark Night are our favourite colour shades.


Nike Pro 365 7/8 Legging: Nike, Pro 365 7/8 Leggings - Black/White


Nike Pro 365 7/8 Legging

If you haven’t already heard of the Nike Pro leggings, you may have been living under a rock.

Backed by many Olympic athletes, these leggings have been on the scene for a while now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Runners just can’t seem to get enough of them.

Nike is known for their expert Dri-FIT technology that helps to keep you cool during workouts and the mesh design of these leggings further promotes ventilation.

These leggings are great for summer workouts and the simple Nike design will seamlessly match the rest of your workout clothes. What more could you ask for?

Lilybod Ariana Legging

If you haven’t been acquainted with the brand, Lilybod yet, let us introduce you. Lilybod is an Australian activewear brand that all your favourite fitness influencers are wearing right now.

The Ariana Leggings, in particular, are one of their bestsellers and honestly, we can understand why.

The Ariana Leggings are those staple black leggings that are perfect to hit the gym in. The leggings feature a signature compression technology which provides ultimate support and the patterned design also ensures the material is totally squatproof.

Additionally, there is an internal key pocket for your essentials and the full length design is incredibly flattering.

The Verdict

Squatproof leggings are a girl's best friend.

No matter what type of workout you enjoy the most, making sure your leggings are opaque is vital.

Also, when you invest in a high-quality, squatproof pair of leggings, you can say yes to cropped shirts and cropped sweaters and have way more fun with your workout outfits.

As we mentioned, with so many leggings for women on the market, we have worked hard to collect the favourites amongst our customers. Get yourself a pair now, before they all sell out!