- A classic pair of black leggings are a closet staple, and with more folks working from home, there’s never been a better time to stock up.
- When buying a pair of black leggings, you want to consider price, comfort, and how easy they are to care for.
- ADAY makes our favorite black leggings, but 2XU, Tommy John, Girlfriend Collective, Uniqlo, and Athleta also make great ones.
While you may occasionally want to spice up your leggings collection with some grays or blues, it seems difficult to imagine a world in which black leggings don’t reign supreme. And for folks working from home, a good pair of leggings provide a comfortable alternative to jeans. Some styles even look similar to pants, which makes it easy to take your look from the couch to running errands.
When it comes to picking a great pair of black leggings, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. Durability ought to sit at top of your list of priorities. A good pair of black leggings will be worn several times a month (if not week), and as such, will need to be able to stand up to both daily wear and tear.
You’ll also want to ensure that your leggings are easy to care for and won’t lose their color. Most leggings are made out of some type of synthetic stretch material that can be super delicate. To help them last, wash your leggings by hand or in cold water with similar fabrics in your washing machine. Stretch material can break down in the heat, so it’s important to skip the dryer. Instead, hang-dry your leggings to help them maintain their shape.
When it comes to price, leggings can really run the gamut. Performance leggings that are made for working out are usually made of high-tech, sturdy, sweat-wicking material. So you can expect to pay more for your typical lounge-around-the-house pair. But if you’re hoping to stock up on a budget, there are plenty of affordable, yet durable, styles to choose from.
Here are the best black leggings you can buy:
Updated on 9/15/2020 by Maria Del Russo: Updated copy, links, and care instructions. Removed our “best shaping leggings” category. We’re in the process of testing new leggings for this guide, however, we still recommend these options.