Athleisure Wear

‘I’ve Tried Every Pair, and These Are My 10 Favorite Alo Leggings for Every Activity’

Saanya Ali

Photo: Getty Images/Edwin Tan
Alo Yoga is nothing short of an activewear powerhouse. The brand has taken over Instagram, TikTok, and every "I'm a celebrity running errands" paparazzi picture. That's not for nothing: Their leggings are simply the best. From Gigi Hadid to Jennifer Lopez, Alo has earned its position as a fan favorite brand and a workout, lounge, and day-to-night stylish, go-to.

As a long time Alo aficionado myself, and someone who has tried and tested over 100 pairs of leggings in my time, I can attest to the versatility, comfort, stretch, and durability of Alo's styles. TBH, I've had my first pair of maroon Alo Airlift leggings since 2013 and they're still going strong (as in I wore them to run this morning). Founded in 2007, the brand prides itself on creating the perfect "studio to street" styles. Convinced you need them yet? Scroll down to shop the 10 best Alo leggings for every activity under the sun.

Best leggings for running

Vapor High-Waist Gradient Dusk Legging — $128.00

Run like the wind in these gradient dyed compression leggings from Alo. The colorful design makes them easy to find in your drawer of black leggings, and the matching bra completes the look for a whole stylish and sweat-wicking set.

7/8 High-Waist Checkpoint Legging — $108.00

These high-rise leggings have no risk of falling during sprint intervals. They are the perfect combination of a legging and a sweatpant, featuring pockets, a tie waist, and a sculpting look.


Best leggings for yoga

High-Waist Alosoft Lounge Legging — $108.00

Made from the brand’s softest performance fabric yet, these leggings are comfy enough to lounge around the house in, but also feature a 4-way stretch that makes them perfect for a sweaty vinyasa flow.

High-Waist Airlift Capri — $108.00

Tired of dripping sweat from every pore during your hot yoga sesh? Try capris. These above-the-ankle cut leggings are made with a sculpting fabric that feels like a second skin, are breathable, and are, luckily, moisture-wicking too.


Best leggings for pilates

7/8 High-Waist Airbrush Legging — $82.00

With seven different neutral shades to choose from, these airbrushed leggings are perfect for your next in-studio class. The front smoothing panel helps keep everything in place while you work, and the odor-resistant fabric won’t leave you stinky while you sweat.

Seamless High-Waist Ribbed Legging — $98.00

Want your high-rise leggings to be the highest rise leggings? This breathable and sculpting pair is seamless for optimal performance and oh-so-flattering.


Best leggings for lounge

Ribbed High-Waist 7/8 Blissful Legging — $98.00

Leggings and curling up on the couch go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this ribbed pair is perfect for just that. With eight colors to choose from, there is sure to be an option for whatever oversized sweatshirt you’ll want to pair these with.

High-Waist Cashmere Jet Set Pant — $300.00

Okay fine, these may not be leggings by the standard definition, but they are just as cozy. These new cashmere sweatpants from Alo aren’t skin tight like classic leggings are, but they do have a slim and flattering silhouette that make comfort supremely luxurious.


Best leggings for going out

High-Waist Micro Waffle Lowkey Legging — $108.00

Rushing to brunch after a late night on the town? These micro-waffle leggings are high-waisted, versatile, comfy, and perfect to pair with a leather jacket for an elevated look.

High-Waist Cargo Legging — $138.00

With six different neutral shades to pick from, these leggings are the perfect combination of cozy and a cargo pant. They are versatile enough to go from an in-studio class to Insta-worthy street style, and they are supremely sculpting and smoothing.

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