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Beyonce wearing jeggings and faux leather pants.

Beyonce started the jegging trend in 2006 when she paired her jeans with cute t-shirts and blazers. Nowadays, technology is allowing brands to create workout leggings that actually look like real denim pants. For this post, we are going to focus on spandex leggings with printed on denim designs and leggings that are definitely designed for working out in.

Best Denim Jeans You Can Workout In

In this roundup, you’ll find brands and styles that are appropriate for both working out in and wearing casually. 

#1 The North Face

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Indigo High Waist Tight (try on)

North Face‘s jeggings look amazing on. The only issue I found was that they were see-through. You can read my North Face jeggings review here. Buy North Face at Nordstrom, REI, AmazonZappos, and directly from The North Face.

#2 Poprageous

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Poprageous Denim Leggings

Poprageous is an LA-based women’s activewear and lifestyle brand. They also have dresses, jackets, tops, shorts, overalls and more. Use this link to get 20% off at Poprageous.

#3 Niyama Sol 

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Niyama Sol Denim Printed Leggings:
1. Kathmandu Endless ($92)
2. Wildflower Endless ($92)
3. Gwen Endless ($92)

Niyama Sol is one of my favorite brands. The designs are unique and it’s a woman owned company based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Niyama Sol offers some denim printed leggings that come in both the long and cropped length. Read my Niyama Sol reviews here. Use this link to get 20% off at Niyama Sol.

#4 Body Angel Activewear

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Body Angel Activewear Denim Leggings:
1. Roses Denim ($98)
2. Dark Wash ($98)
3. Summer Denim ($98)
4. Natalie Denim Heart ($98)

Body Angel Activewear has a great selection of denim leggings and bell bottom pants. Their sizing runs true to size and I love the quality of the leggings. You can buy Body Angel Activewear here. Read my Body Angel Activewear review here.


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SPANX Denim Leggings:
1. Distressed Skinny Jeans with Side Stripe ($128)
2 + 3. Distressed Skinny Jeans ($128)
4. Black Distressed Skinny Jeans ($128)

In SPANX we trust! SPANX now offers jeggings that look like real jeans! Buy SPANX at Nordstrom or get a 15% off coupon code to SPANX when you use this link.

#6 Lucky Brand

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Lucky Brand – Lucky Leggings

Lucky Brand‘s Lucky Legging has everything you need to transition from class to street. These leggings are affordable and they look great with everything! Buy Lucky Brand here.

#7 Athleta 

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Athleta Sculptek Skinny Jeans in Quartz, Carbon and Sapphire Wash.

Athleta swears that you can work out in their Sculptek denim, but I prefer to wear these casually and stick to my leggings for working out in. You can get 20% off at Athleta with this link. Read my Sculptek denim review here.

#8 Betabrand

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Betabrand Denim Jeans:
1. Jet Black Travel Pant ($128)
2. Blue and Black SOBs (mens) ($98)
3. Straight-Leg Indigo Dress Pant Yoga Jeans ($118)

Betabrand is known for making yoga and movement friendly apparel for men and women. Their pieces easily transition from work to workout. Get $15 off your purchase of $75+ when you use this link to shop at Betabrand.

#9 James Jeans

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James Jeans Twiggy Dancer Jeggings

The James Jeans Twiggy Dancer ($176) jeans are made for moving in. Made with ISKO™ technology in their fabric, these jeans are meant to move when you do and are great for working out in and wearing casually. Buy James Jeans on Nordstrom Rack, Shopbop, Amazon, REVOLVE, and directly from their website

#10 Wear It to Heart

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Wear It to Heart – Denim Jean Legging

I am obsessed with these 7/8 denim leggings by Wear It to Heart (WITH) activewear. They were released in 2016 and have been hard to find ever since. Buy WITH here and get 25% off WITH on Carbon38 with code SHMGY25.

#11 Barbell Apparel

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Barbell Apparel Denim Leggings:
1. Slim Athletic Fit Blue Fade
2.Slim Athletic Fit Dark Wash
3. Athletic Chino Pant in Navy

Barbell Apparel makes denim activewear for men and women. Their Barbell Advanced Flexible Denim will contour to your body and move when you need to. Get a $50 off Barbell Apparel coupon code with this link.

#12 Lululemon

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Lululemon Denim Leggings:
1. Forme Pant in Reversible Slub Denim Alberta Lake and Black
2. Wunder Under Pant Denim Naval Blue
3. Wunder Under Crop in Black Slub Denim
4. Will Pant in Black Slub Denim

We can’t forget that Lululemon also dabbled in denim prints and knits! They offered this pretty denim texture in bottoms and jackets. Nowadays, they’re not too hard to find on the secondary market and prices are decent. I also really liked the quality. However, when I experienced a snag in my denim Lulus, it was game over. Buy Lululemon here.

So this is my roundup of denim legging purveyors with fabrics that you can stay fit in. Am I missing any brands? Shoot me an e-mail and let me know. Thanks for reading!


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