the best leggings for plus size

The best leggings for plus size

Leggings are the must-have wardrobe item of the decade, they are super comfy, easy to wear and great for moving around in.

This makes them a go-to gym style but in the blog, we’re going to look at some of the best everyday leggings for plus size as well as some of the most common problem people have with leggings and how you can avoid them.

Look out for our blog on the best workout leggings post coming soon.

Picture credit: StylishSassyandClassy

The best leggings for plus size


Whether you wear leggings with a tunic, underneath a dress or as pants (can you wear leggings as pants though? ….We’ll leave that debate for another time) finding a great pair of leggings can be a struggle for all women, no matter what size you are.

Some of the most common problems that women have with leggings include?

You can literally see EVERYTHING

Everyone has cellulite, no really they do, and when you wear the wrong type of leggings, everything will show through them. So the first thing to think about when you are buying a new pair of leggings is the fabric.

Thin cotton leggings might be a great choice for the summer but can be quite see-through and a total nightmare if you suffer from thigh chafing, which can mean that you’re reaching for your sewing kit on the regular.

Instead, look for spandex styles. These thicker fabric leggings will give you more support, are totally opaque and will last longer too.

They keep falling down

Another really common problem with wearing leggings for the fuller figure is that they KEEP FALLING DOWN! And you end up having near constant wardrobe malfunctions.

So how do you avoid this?

Easy, invest in high waist. These types of leggings or styles with a wide waistband will stay put all day long letting you get on with your life without worrying about your outfit.

Some of our top picks of the best leggings for plus size include:


A lot of you swear by Spanx leggings including Alexis Joann of Style Eat Sleep Repeat 

the best leggings for plus size

Grab your pair of Spanx faux leather leggings here:


The Zella activewear collection at Nordstrom includes some must-have leggings that are perfect for both the gym and everyday wear.

As seen worn here by blogger @deboraayala

the best leggings for plus size

These high waisted leggings have a slip-free waist and are made from moisture-wicking fabric.

90 Degress By Reflex

Another fan favorite are the leggings by 90 Degrees By Reflex. These super affordable leggings come in full length, capri and ⅞ lengths and some styles even have pockets!

The easy to wear leggings have 4- way stretch and built-in support. Go grab yours on Amazon or the on the 90 Degrees By Reflex website.


Another fave for finding the best leggings for plus size is Torrid with lots of you swearing by the Torrid premium leggings.

We love these dark grey leggings.

the best leggings for plus size

Check out a huge range of plus size leggings and browse hundreds of styles right here on Insyze.

Related Articles