You know that moment when you find a clothing item so cute, so cozy looking and so in-line with your personal style that you’re gripped with the feeling of needing it NOW. Yeah, that’s how approximately 415K TikTok users felt when they came across @hannahschlenker dancing in her kitchen while wearing a humble pair of Aerie leggings. Featuring a subtle V-shaped waistband, the comment section was chock full of people wondering where they could get their hands on the Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging.
But for me, it was @katieladieee who dueted the TikTok to show that she has the same leggings but more of what she calls a “mid-size body type.” In layman's terms, she has curves and we can agree, they’re super flattering on both women.
“You need to buy them, they’re great,” @katieladiee says. PureWow's own Chelsea Candelario got her hands on them and echoed all the positive reviews: "I have trouble finding leggings that are comfortable and can shape my body. Plus, when I saw there was the option to buy these as petite, I was in legging heaven. They're sooo comfortable and I love how they shape my body; they really tighten up areas, to give the illusion that I’ve been working out all day."
One issue? Yeah, they’re totally sold out on the Aerie site (though they are still available as bike shorts). But don’t worry, we pulled together five dupes for these super flattering pants—from an Amazon version to a Beyond Yoga pair you don’t want to sleep on. It’s up to you if you do a TikTok dance in any of these...
1. Core 10 Women's ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga Pant
Just like the Aerie version, these Amazon leggings are offered in short and tall lengths. PureWow's Kara Cuzzone considers these to be a valuable part of her workout wardrobe. She explains: "I have a pretty straight torso, so I'm always looking for clothes that will give me a bit more of an hourglass shape. This cross waist style does just that. The V starts at the top of my hips and draws inward, creating such a flattering shape that I actually feel comfortable wearing these with just a sports bra—something that I wouldn't say about most of my other pairs of leggings."
Available in sizes XS to 3X, including petite and tall.
2. Reformation Kali V Front Legging
Yup, the cool-girl brand even offers this trendy legging. And, of course, they styled it with a crop top—but feel free to wear your with an oversize sweater though.
Available in sizes XS to XL
3. Live the Process Black Orion Leggings
Live the Process is known for their super soft fabric, so these might not be the best option if you’re looking for compression. However, for lounging you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair.
Available in sizes XS to XL
4. Year of Ours Veronica Ribbed Leggings
We can’t tell what our favorite feature is: the ribbed texture or the slightly curved V-shaped waistband. Regardless, these are bound to be endlessly flattering.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
5. Beyond Yoga Spacedye At Your Leisure High Waisted Midi Legging
If you have yet to try out Beyond Yoga’s cult-favorite Spacedye fabric, now’s the time. The ultra-flattering and oh-so-soft fabric sculpts your legs and booty just so. One reviewer writes: “The comfort in these leggings is unreal—buttery soft material and hugs you in all the right places. I am in awe.”
Available in sizes XXS to XXL
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