Look, sometimes it’s more about how something feels than it looks—particularly when it comes to items of clothing. Thankfully, there are items that tick both boxes. Soft leggings are the perfect mix of “yes, my bum does look perky in these,” and “I think I’d be comfy if I laid on the floor with one leg against the wall and the other experimenting a yoga pose I saw on TikTok” energies. Intrigued? Easy to dress up or down, these are the 10 softest leggings out there that will have you lounging on (or rather, in) cloud nine.
1. Ethos Storm All Day Legging, $59
If you’re looking for an option that is supremely flexible while also being squat-proof, this classic black pair from Ethos is for you. Complete with side pockets and made from sweat-wicking material, these leggings are made to handle whatever your day has in store.
Shop now: Ethos Storm All Day Legging, $59
2. Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Legging, $188
Nothing says cozy like ribbed fabric. Lined to prevent chafing, these leggings are flattering, comfortable enough to sleep in, and come in three pastel colors that are perfect for spring and summer.
Shop now: Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Legging, $188
3. Free People Cabin Cozy Leggings, $58
Cable knit isn’t just for sweaters. This high-rise pair is made out of super stretchy fabric, perfect for lounging, but also features lettuce-edge hems around the ankle that elevate the look and make them a great outfit staple to pair with a big tee or even under a dress.
Shop now: Free People Cabin Cozy Leggings, $58
The internet has been buzzing over crossover waistbands these days, and Aerie is here to save the day… and your legging hunt. This ultra-light pair offers a soft support while feeling weightless and hugging you in all the right places.
Shop now: Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging, $45
If you’re looking for a heavier-weight option that is still buttery soft. This brushed pair has a four way stretch and is made with Cool Core fibers that are moisture-wicking and perfect for all seasons. Each pair is also crafted using material from recycled plastic bottles, so they make for a great eco-friendly option.
Shop now: Summersalt The Brushed High Rise Leggings, $95
Coming in 8 different colors, these Alo leggings are cozy and versatile. The velvety performance fabric is can handle your sweatiest, high-intensity workouts, while the heather look makes them a proud member of the loungewear family.
Shop now: Alo High-Waist Alosoft Flow Legging, $88
7. Pact Go-To Legging, $35
This bestselling legging is soft, breathable, and made to hold its shape all day, even after a few washes. The mid-rise cut also gives you a little more wiggle-room freedom compared to other higher rise pairs.
Shop now: Pact Go-To Legging, $35
Made from the perfect medium-compression fabric, these leggings hug you just right, but not too tight. The ribbed texture allows for extra flexibility, while the wide waistband creates a seamless top to bottom look.
Shop now: Good American Active Essential Ribbed Legging, $79
9. Lululemon Align Jogger, $98
If you’re looking for an option that has a more relaxed fit, aren’t so baggy that they feel like your classic sweatpants, and still have the legging feel and effect, this pair ticks all of the boxes. The Nulu fabric is so weightless that it feels barely there, is breathable and sweat-wicking, and is cozy enough for a couch day, but supportive enough to wear to yoga.
Shop now: Lululemon Align Jogger, $98
10. Girlfriend Float High-Rise Legging, $68
Made from recycled materials, this pair is perfectly lightweight for hotter days. Brushed, buttery soft, and sheer-proof, they are great for summertime jaunts to the park, movie nights at home, or a warm weather workout.
Shop now: Girlfriend Float High-Rise Legging, $68
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