Leggings are a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn in various situations and locations. They’re most commonly worn during exercise or as part of casual outfits, such as when running errands or lounging at home. They also come in a variety of fabrics and styles to suit different activities and needs, from yoga pants to black ruched leggings and more.
Legging fabric is typically made from either cotton, spandex, lycra, or polyester, and can be opaque, sheer, or footless. Generally, they’re stretchy and soft to the touch. The Salutation Stash Pocket II pair we tested features side pockets that lie flat against the legging, for a seamless look and feel, without adding bulk. The inseam is also unique: a U-shaped panel goes all the way to the ankle, and is long enough to provide stability and avoid sagging when sitting or walking.
The fabric is also a good choice for working out, as it’s breathable and durable. One of our testers reports wearing them over and over, through several rounds of washing (and a workout or two), with minimal pilling at the waist and thighs.
Despite their comfort and versatility, it’s important to choose the right size of leggings. You don’t want them to be too tight, since that can irritate the skin and cause discomfort. A good rule of thumb is that if you can comfortably fit more than one finger between the skin and the leggings, they’re too tight.women’s bamboo leggings