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10 of the best black leggings to buy under £30

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

Boden has made a name for itself selling lots of country-casuals type outfits, but we swear are great quality and they keep their shape after repeated washes. Plus at £22 they are still a decent price.

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Topshop produces these flattering, thick black leggings (that are perfect for winter) for only £18! And as we’ve discovered, when it comes to leggings, quality counts!

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Plus-size black leggings

The lovely people at Very have made these clever-working leggings which have a built in tummy control mesh panel at the waistline for added control. And at only £15, they’re really flattering and worth investing in.

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Feel confident in any outfit with these high-waisted ankle length leggings from Simply Be. Constructed from seamfree fabric that has an integral shaping panel, these £20 leggings are a bargain buy!

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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 this very reasonable faux leather number at Boohoo for just £12.

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The faux leather finish on these leggings will give 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 for £17.

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Maternity leggings

As well as doing good maternity jeans, Topshop also do maternity leggings – and their 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. Plus, for £28, you can't really go wrong.

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Yes, you can still rock faux leather leggings during your pregnancy. And if we had to recommend any for you to buy, it would be these £22 ones from Asos, which are designed to fit through all stages of your pregnancy.

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Leggings for going out

Cropped black leggings

These cropped leggings from Boohoo come in at £15 and have a cool evening vibe: they’ll look good with heels and a sparkly top for all of your summer parties.

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Side-stripe leggings

Athleisure is everywhere just now, and as everyone knows a stripe is flattering. Further proof that black leggings can be classy for just £9.50.

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