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These Are Officially the 17 Softest Pairs of Leggings, Ever—And You’ll Want To Wear Them 24/7

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Look, sometimes it's more about how something feels than it looks—particularly when it comes to items of clothing. Thankfully, there are items that tick both boxes. Soft leggings are the perfect mix of "yes, my bum does look perky in these," and "I think I'd be comfy if I laid on the floor with one leg against the wall and the other experimenting a yoga pose I saw on TikTok" energies. Intrigued? Easy to dress up or down, these are the softest leggings out there that will have you lounging on (or rather, in) cloud nine. And if you're looking for fleece leggings or drawstring leggings, we've got recs for those, too.

The softest leggings, ever

Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Ribbed Legging
Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Ribbed Legging — $188.00

Nothing says cozy like ribbed fabric. Lined to prevent chafing, these leggings are flattering, comfortable enough to sleep in, and come in three pastel colors that are perfect for spring and summer.

Hue Cotton Ultra Legging
Hue Cotton Ultra Legging — $20.00

These cotton leggings are stretchy and have a wide waistband to keep them in place all day long. They come in seven different colors and in sizes XS-3X. One reviewer said,”They’re extremely soft, comfortable and breathable.”

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings — $59.00

Moisture-wicking and stretchy, these leggings will keep up with all your activities. And they’re made with a brushed fabric to keep you comfy while you’re doing them.

Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging
Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging — $45.00

The internet has been buzzing over crossover waistbands these days, and Aerie is here to save the day… and your legging hunt. This ultra-light pair offers a soft support while feeling weightless and hugging you in all the right places.

Summersalt The Brushed High Rise Leggings
Summersalt The Brushed High Rise Leggings — $95.00

If you’re looking for a heavier-weight option that is still buttery soft. This brushed pair has a four way stretch and is made with Cool Core fibers that are moisture-wicking and perfect for all seasons. Each pair is also crafted using material from recycled plastic bottles, so they make for a great eco-friendly option.

Alo High-Waist Alosoft Flow Legging
Alo High-Waist Alosoft Flow Legging — $73.00

Coming in six different colors, these Alo leggings are cozy and versatile. The velvety performance fabric is can handle your sweatiest, high-intensity workouts, while the heather look makes them a proud member of the loungewear family.

Pact Go-To Legging
Pact Go-To Legging — $35.00

This bestselling legging is soft, breathable, and made to hold its shape all day, even after a few washes. The mid-rise cut also gives you a little more wiggle-room freedom compared to other higher rise pairs.

Good American Essential Legging
Good American Essential Legging — $49.00

Made from a heavyweight cotton fabric, these leggings hug you just right, but not too tight. They hit at the ankles and the wide waistband creates a seamless top to bottom look.

Girlfriend Float High-Rise Legging
Girlfriend Collective Float High-Rise Legging — $54.00

Made from recycled materials, this pair is perfectly lightweight for warmer days. Brushed, buttery soft, and sheer-proof, they are great for jaunts to the park, movie nights at home, or a warm weather workout.

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Balance Athletica, The Cloud Pant — $85.00

The Cloud Pant feels like how it sounds—like a cloud. High waisted, seamless, and double-lined, we’ve tested these leggings while on runs, walks, and in sweaty hot yoga classes. They. Do. Not. Budge. Soft to the touch, the design subtly contours to make you feel your best while you do you (and we’re not complaining how good the brand’s glute contour seam makes our booty look). Available in 30 different colors and patterns (yes, there’s a plain black, don’t worry), Balance Athletica’s Cloud Pant has become a closet staple for W+G editors.

 

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Reformation Ecostretch High Rise Legging — $88.00

For a trusty legging that’s tight-fitting, yet perfectly soft and stretchy for every low-impact activity you can think of (yoga, walking, sleeping, cuddling with dogs), Reformation’s Ecostretch High Rise Legging delivers. Made from recycled polyester that’s sourced from plastic bottles and spandex, these pants allow for good movement and give you maximum comfort. We’ve tested them out at work and in various exercise classes, and they stay put and give us the support we need.

 


The most softest leggings, ever (with pockets!)

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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Out Of Pocket High Waisted Midi Legging — $99.00

For what it’s worth, Beyond Yoga’s Spacedye leggings are our Senior Commerce Editor’s all-time favorite (and she’s tried and loved dozens of brands). Not only are they the softest EVER, but they have pockets at the hip! Which means you can carry your phone or snacks everywhere you go, whether that’s to yoga class or the park with your dogs (maybe just take the phone and/or snacks out when you’re in downward dog—the pockets are great, but they are no match for gravity). We specifically love these high waisted, midi-length that come in a variety of sizes and colors, keeping you comfortable and supported (thanks to the 4-way stretch, moisture wicking material, UV protection, and easy-to-wash material).

 

Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7:8 Leggings
Colorfulkoala High Waisted 7/8 Leggings — $25.00

Not only are these leggings buttery soft and stretchy, but they also have side pockets so you can stash all your essentials. They’re breathable, have a seamless waistband, and come in a ton of colors, too.

Satina high waisted leggings
Satina High Waisted Leggings — $10.00

These Amazon best-selling leggings are so affordable, you’ll want to pick up a pair and a few spares. They’re high-waisted and super soft to fit just right, with one reviewer saying, “these leggings are the SOFTEST leggings I have ever worn…by a landslide!”

lululemon Align Jogger
lululemon Align Jogger — $98.00

If you’re looking for an option that has a more relaxed fit, aren’t so baggy that they feel like your classic sweatpants, and still have the legging feel and effect, this pair ticks all of the boxes. The Nulu fabric is so weightless that it feels barely there, is breathable and sweat-wicking, and is cozy enough for a couch day, but supportive enough to wear to yoga.

CRZ YOGA Women's Naked Feeling Workout Leggings
CRZ YOGA Women's Naked Feeling Workout Leggings — $26.00

These leggings have slight compression and four-way stretch so they’re great for yoga or running errands. They have a high waist with an interior drawstring and large side pockets that can hold your phone and more.

Sweaty Betty Power Workout Leggings
Sweaty Betty Power Workout Leggings — $100.00

Super stretchy, supportive, sweat-wicking, and soft, these leggings have everything you need for lounging at home or your next training session. There’s a big side pocket and a back zip pocket to keep small valuables extra secure.

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