Styles come and go, but a good quality pair of black leggings are a timeless wardrobe staple.
Here at The Sports Edit, we've tried and tested our fair share of black leggings over the years! We've learnt what we want (and don't want) from our hero styles.
We want our leggings to run, jump, stretch and chill with us. Whether we're working up a sweat, hitting the mat for a yoga flow, or pairing leggings with a blazer - a good pair of black leggings can be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe, if you chose wisely.
So what should you look for when choosing the best pair of black leggings for you? Comfort. Performance. Durability. Sustainability. And of course, versatility.
Our guide to the Top 6 Black Leggings for women covers every price and activity, from yoga to HIIT, pilates to running, barre to chilling.
Whatever your move or mood, find your fit with our Black Leggings Edit.
1. NIKE ONE LEGGINGS
These lightweight, tight fit Nike One Leggings are super sweat-friendly thanks to the DRI-FIT fabric. We love the stylish mesh on the calves too - a luxe detail with added breathability!
2. ALO YOGA AIRLIFT LEGGINGS
Stylish, chic and oh so sculpting. The Airlift Legging from LA's IT brand Alo Yoga is our luxe style on rotation. Its fabric is quick drying and has a subtle sheen, which makes it the perfect barre-to-bar legging.
As well as the full length legging, this staple also comes in 7/8 length and capri variations.
HIIT, Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Casual
3. YMO FULL CIRCLE SEAMLESS LEGGINGS
Not only the most stylish pair on the list (cut out details, we see you), these YMO Seamless Leggings are also incredibly versatile. Breathable enough to sweat in, flexible enough to flow in. With leggings this comfortable, you'll want to wear them every day.
HIIT, Pilates, Yoga
4. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE COMPRESSIVE LEGGINGS
Girlfriend Collective's sustainable and inclusive approach to activewear is unrivalled. The Girlfriend Collective Compressive Legging is one of our bestselling styles, thanks to it loyal following of brand devotees. Girlfriend's leggings work for all shapes and sizes, and are available in 7/8 length and full length. They even have a Bike Short version for those summer months!
Cardio, Pilates, Yoga
5. GOODMOVE GO BALANCE LEGGINGS
This soft yoga legging boasts a subtle 'V' shaped waistband, for a luxe, flattering finish. Most importantly, the Goodmove Go Balance Leggings are so comfortable that you'll want to wear them all day look.
Despite the premium look, these leggings may be our best kept secret at only £25...
Pilates, Yoga, Leisure
6. YMO KICKSTART POCKET LEGGINGS
We're going to call it - the YMO Kickstart Leggings are The Sports Edit's favourite running style right now. Sweat wicking, supportive and super flattering - this sporty style is a must-have. Plus it has a handy pocket, so you can keep your things together on the go.
Good quality black leggings are a timeless investment that will see you through the seasons and give you the confidence to boss your next workout. That's why we work hard to only curate the best styles to support your fitness journey.
Like what you see? Check out our full collection of tried-and-tested Black Leggings here.