Everyone needs a pair of black leggings. Black leggings can be worn alone or under various tops and dresses. And black pretty much goes with just about everything.
The perfect little black legging (LBL) can be hard to find, so we tried dozens of brands to create the best curated list for you.
When we make our list of best leggings, we rate them on eco-friendliness, cost, design, performance and fair company ethics (fair pay, equal opportunity, etc.). We only want to share the best for us and our environment with our readers.
Best Black Leggings
Here are our top picks for black leggings along with a short description of why.
#1 lululemon Align Pants
lululemon Align pants are made with Nulu fabric, which is super soft and perfect for low-impact sports. Align pants also come in lots of colors and prints. They will pill over time, so check out this post on how to prevent and remove pilling from your favorite leggings.
#2 lululemon Fast & Free Tights
lululemon Fast & Free Tights come in 28″, 25″, 19″, 10″ and 5″ length. The leggings have side and waistband pockets. They’re made out of Nulux, a soft and buttery fabric that’s also quick drying.
Fast & Free Tights also come in many colors and prints, so you have many options to choose from.
#3 Athleta Elation Tight
#4 Vie Active Lili Pocket Tights
Vie Active makes black leggings with pockets! Their Lili leggings also come with a high waist and are made with high-quality fabric. Get your true size in Vie Active.
#5 Girlfriend Collective Compressive Tights
Girlfriend Collective makes SUPER sustainable leggings! Each pair is made of 27 water bottles and comes in three lengths and is size-inclusive (XXS to 6XL).
They also have a closed-looped system that keeps their apparel out of landfills. The Regirlfriend program allows you to buy a label and send in your old leggings for a $15 credit towards something new!
#6 WERKSHOP Athleisure Leggings
WERKSHOP makes their popular and buttery soft Athleisure fabric in a solid black. The leggings fit like a second skin and have great stretch retention.
#7 Zella Live In Leggings
Zella Live in Leggings ($59) have great shape retention and will make you bum look amazing. They also never pill! Now they offer a super butter soft fabric that is comparable to Beyond Yoga‘s space dye fabric.
#8 SPANX Look At Me Now Leggings
SPANX Look At Me Now leggings ($68) come in various waistband heights and inseam lengths. The leggings are seamless and will contour and make your behind look lifted and great.
#9 Outdoor Voices TechSweat Leggings
Outdoor Voices is an eco-friendly activewear brand for women and men. They make TechSweat fabric which is pill-resistant and feels buttery soft and light.
#10 Inner Fire Black Leggings ($67-$78)
Inner Fire leggings are made from water bottles in Vancouver, BC. Their black leggings come in long, crop and even shorts length. If you want more functionality in your pant, Inner Fire also makes a pocketed mesh legging so that you can go hands free!
#11 EVCR Buttery Soft Black Leggings ($25)
You’ll rarely find EVCR in solid colors at outlet stores like TJ Maxx, but you can definitely get them at Amazon.
#12 Beyond Yoga Space Dye Leggings ($88-$98)