For many women, the comfort and practicality of leggings has made them a staple athleisure garment. But finding a pair that stands up to the wear and tear of daily life can be a challenge in an oversaturated market, especially when shopping without trying on for size. This collection of women’s leggings aims to simplify that search with an array of black opaque leggings and other stretchy options that can be worn as pants, skirts or shorts. Pair them with boots and chunky sweaters for chilly temperatures or sneakers and breezy T-shirts in warmer weather to make the most of their versatility.
Leggings have a long history, with the form-fitting spandex pants popularised by Jane Fonda in her aerobics workout videos of the 1980s serving as the predecessor to the sleeker sporty iteration that we’re all familiar with today. The ’90s saw the rise of athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica, which has since been credited with launching the leggings trend we know and love, helping to drive the popularity of slimming, sweat-wicking leggings that now dominate the fashion and fitness world.
While some companies have stricter dress codes than others, most allow employees to wear leggings in the workplace, especially if they are paired with a shirt or blouse that covers the waistband. While it is best to stick with more conservative colors such as black or navy blue when choosing leggings for work, brightly colored pairs are also available to add a little flair and interest to your outfit. women’s bamboo leggings