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These are the best leggings I bought in 2022

I wear leggings nearly every day. Not only are they part of my work-from-home uniform, but I wear them for just about anything that forces me out of the house, like walking my dog, running errands or going for a jog. As a result, I own well over a dozen pairs, all in classic black. Of course, they're not all created equal: Some hold you in, some make your booty look good, others have a soft fleece lining for cold days. My favorite that checks all the boxes? The 90 Degree By Reflex high waist leggings.

These tummy-smoothing, booty-lifting leggings boast an incredibly high rise, ankle crop and come in over 40 colors (and even in packs of two and three).
$27 at Amazon

The real magic lies in the waist. They go up impossibly high, well past my belly button. That extra height means that they're less likely to roll down throughout the day or uncomfortably dig in. They also offer gentle — not restrictive — compression for your tummy. Don't worry about working out or bending over to grab groceries in them — they're totally squat-proof. There's even a hidden pocket at the waistband for your keys or an extra hair tie.

An unexpected bonus? Despite being warm enough for blustery New York winters, they won't get soaked and sweaty if you wear them to the gym, or on a milder day. I'm nearly always overheated, and these don't leave me baking.

90 degree by reflex leggings in gray, navy and burgundy
The leggings I — and thousands of Amazon shoppers — can't stop raving about. (Photo: Amazon)

Plus, as someone who hates shiny leggings, these are completely matte, which makes them look (and feel) more expensive.

I'm not the only one singing their praises. The leggings have over 13,100 5-star reviews from other Amazon shoppers. These leggings deserve all the fanfare!

Shares one Crossfit enthusiast: "Over the years, I've spent thousands of dollars on leggings, from Athleta to Lululemon, etc, and I can say, by far, these are the best leggings I've bought in a long time for the price and durability...they are high waisted, which I appreciated immensely, and because of the height of them, they stay completely in place, regardless of burpees, squats, or anything else. Muffin-top approved!"

Even if you haven't kept up with your squats, you'll certainly look like you have. Shares a thrilled reviewer: "They make my butt look AMAZING! Mind you I do not work out (like I should) so I am a little flabby and not as tight as i could be! You would never know that when I wear these leggings."

Just take it from this fan, who declares: "You won't regret it. I live in them...I feel like they're miracle pants and fit no matter what!!"

These tummy-smoothing, booty-lifting leggings boast an incredibly high rise, ankle crop and come in over 40 colors (and even in packs of two and three).
$27 at Amazon

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