We know where to buy the best black leggings
Black leggings are a staple of many busy women’s wardrobes. They’re great for weekend chores, school runs and lounging at home. If you’re not yet converted you might ask how to wear black leggings, but the answer is you can wear them with EVERYTHING! They are very versatile (and never, ever need to be ironed by the way). In the summer throw them on with a skinny t-shirt and sandals, and in winter get them paired with your favourite chunky knit.
Almost every high-street shop has their own version, but beware because lots of black leggings are cheap, and unfortunately if they only cost pennies, you'll get what you pay for. Leggings can look really good if they are properly made, but there is nothing worse than see-through leggings – we’ve all walked down the street after someone whose underwear is clearly visible through their second-rate leggings: do not let this be you!
We’ve rounded up the best black leggings you can buy on the high street for under £30 to help you find a pair which suits you best, from classic to plus-size leggings, and some great maternity leggings.
Classic black leggings
Next do make black leggings for £10, but if you go the extra mile and spend £18 I promise you’ll find these black leggings are worth the extra £8!
Boden made a name for itself selling lots of country-casuals type outfits, but we swear their leggings are great quality and they keep their shape after repeated washes. Plus at £22.50 they are still a decent price.
Zara produces these flattering black leggings for £19.99 and as we’ve discovered, when it comes to leggings, quality counts!
These little babies, £24.90, have added insulation for running around in the winter, so will be a little thicker, which is a bonus.
Plus-size black leggings
The lovely people at Very’s So Fabulous range have made a cool two-pack set of black leggings built with gentle stretch for extra comfort for £15. They’re really flattering and worth investing in.
Faux leather leggings
If you buy faux leather leggings, at least you know they won’t be see-through. And for an evening look they’re much less ‘just rolled off the sofa’ than cotton leggings However, some faux leather can be unflattering if the cut is wrong. Try these very reasonable fauxleather numbers at Boohoo.com for just £12.
The faux leather finish on these leggings gives you lovely, shiny, slimmer-looking pins thanks to their stretchy fabric, and they sit just right on your hips for a modern twist. Ideal for going out, and selling fast on Very.co.uk for £17.
As well as doing good maternity jeans, Topshop also has maternity leggings – the elastic is durable and strong, rather than hanging loose like some cotton maternity trousers can, which is a massive bonus. You will live in these and they won't let you down. £28.
Leggings for going out
Cropped black leggings
These cropped leggings from Boohoo at £15 have a cool evening vibe: they’ll look good with heels and a sparkly top for Christmas parties.
Athleisure is everywhere just now, and as everyone knows a stripe is flattering. Further proof that black leggings can be classy for just £20.
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