It’s one of those runs where three miles have already passed and we feel like we could go forever. There’s only one problem: We can’t stop reaching down to pull our sliding leggings back up. If you know the struggle, it’s one that can cut workouts short and leave us feeling more than frustrated when we’re supposed to be high off endorphins. So we did a little research and found ten of the best high-waist leggings that won’t creep down no matter if we’re in headstand or powering through squat jumps (or, you know, walking the dog).
1. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings
Nordstrom’s activewear line rivals brands like Lulu and Athleta—for a fraction of the price. These leggings have over 6,000 positive reviews for their tummy-holding, rear-lifting benefits.
2. Calvin Klein Performance Logo High-Waist Leggings
We’d live in these leggings if we could. Their super-stretchy fabric and high rise feel like a hug that helps get us through our Saturday morning workout.
3. Girlfriend Collective High-Waist 7/8 Leggings
Chic and eco-friendly— you’d never know these leggings are made from recycled water bottles, because they’re insanely soft and comfy. We’ll take all 11 colors, please.
4. Nike Sportswear Leg-A-See High-Waist Leggings
When we need some motivation, we reach for these graphic Nike leggings.
5. Good American Core Strength High Waist Leggings
Because there’s always a place for leopard print (yes, especially at the gym). But they’re not just pretty—these leggings include a mesh waistband that helps to smooth the tummy and keep you feeling supported through every last burpee and squat.
6. Alo Airbrush High-Waist Leggings
The smooth, flatlock seams and extra wide waistband are total game changers, creating a chafe-free, tucked-in fit.
7. Calvin Klein Performance Colorblocked High-Waist Leggings
These sweat-wicking leggings switched it up and went for business in the back, party in the front. And now we wouldn’t have it any other way.
8. Beyond Yoga Spot On Midi High-Waist Leggings
Shiny graphic spots only mean one thing: Black light yoga class or bust.
9. Soul by Soulcycle Sweaty Mesh High-Waist Leggings
After 12 years of rider requests, instructor feedback and technology insights, the cult-favorite spinning brand knows what it's doing when it comes to comfortable, non-fussy leggings.
10. Onzie Graphic High-Rise Leggings
We’d buy these for the pattern alone, but the smooth, lighter-than-air fabric is a total bonus.