We've long been done with arguing the polarizing point of whether
leggings are, or are not, pants. Regardless of which side you've staunchly chosen, the athleisure bottoms have become an acceptable wardrobe option (just, please, don't try to wear a printed LuLaroe pair to a wedding).
While legging get-ups in general are an acceptable sight, it's
black leggings that really put the athleisure look on the map. They're a model (and celebrity) off-duty staple, a "lazy girl" alternative that look a tad more dressed up than sweatpants, and they've proven themselves to pair well with just about everything — and they're even a good choice to work out in (who'da thunk it?). All that to say, black leggings are a wardrobe staple to lean into, especially now that you can find a few pairs marked down for Amazon's Prime Day event.
Ahead, we've scoured the
Prime Day deals list for the best pairs of black leggings on sale for the next two days. And in case our word isn't enough, take a peek at what Amazon reviewers are saying themselves. For those still on the fence about taking the fitness pants show on the road, these cheap finds will make a convert out of you yet. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
4.5 out of 5 stars and 121 reviews
Promising Review: For all you Lululemon fans out there, user Rebecca says these are "definitely comparable" but at a fraction of the price. "LOVE THEM!" she says. "They fit incredibly well and are so comfy for going on runs or just running errands." Raypose High Waist Leggings With Pocket, $15, available at Amazon
3.9 out of 5 stars and 481 reviews
Promising Review: Consider this pair your new go-to for casual wear. One reviewer says she lives in them because they don't fade with each wash. She also suggests this pair for shorter women: "They are not paper thin like a lot of leggings. They have a little body to them, don't show every little 'bump' and are the perfect length for a short person. I like ankle length and that's where they come on me. I hope this style stays on Amazon so I can find them when I need them again." Just My Size Plus-Size Stretch Jersey Legging, $11.07, available at Amazon
4.1 out of 5 stars and 75 reviews
Promising Review: According to one reviewer, these are the "holy grail" of leggings, particularly for plus-size shoppers. And while she notes they are expensive, you can score this pair at almost half the price during Prime Day: "It's not easy to find a pair of leggings that won't roll down during runs but I didn't have to adjust these once during my last race. The feel of these leggings was great as well. They had a degree of compression to them where I felt secure, but not so much where I felt suffocated. I wish they weren't so expensive, but they are definitely quality leggings and I will probably be ordering more." Core 10 Core 10 Women's (XS-3X), $34.3, available at Amazon
4.3 out of 5 stars and 970 reviews
Promising Review: User Mistress Mae called these Danskin bottoms her " gateway leggings " citing, "[I] bought one pair in 2014, and another in 2015, and both are still in excellent shape. I've worn them during all sorts of exercise, including running, pilates, yoga, cardio, and weightlifting, and they never slide or show unmentionables. They are durable, comfortable, and opaque. They're also excellent as regular old non-exercise pants*. In fact, I'm wearing them right now...*Leggings are pants. And if someone disagrees with you on that point, just gotta look your hater straight in the eye, say IDGAF, and carry on living your life." Danskin Essentials Ankle Legging, $13.55, available at Amazon
4.1 out of 5 stars and 72 reviews
Promising Review: Most users have been longtime fans of this specific pair of leggings. One Amazon customer even calls them the " best leggings ever " citing, "These are by far the best leggings I’ve ever worn. The high waist makes them really comfortable and they stay put. They’re not really see through when you bend over either. I’ve had two pairs for a couple years and no holes yet! I have a pair for everyday." Spalding High-Waisted Legging, $13.29, available at Amazon
4.4 out of 5 stars and 277 reviews
Promising Review: For yogis, or those with an upcoming long haul flight, these just might be the pair for you. Gina writes, "I practice Ashtanga yoga and "vinyasa" yoga, usually unheated or only very slightly heated, so I am often cold at the beginning of practice and would like something to cover my feet without full on wearing socks. These are my new favorite pair of leggings. ...I am not the type to wear yoga leggings unless I am doing yoga or some other physical activity, but I do like to wear them if I am on long haul flights. I wore these on 14 hour international flights and have no regrets. They kept me warm and comfortable on the plane..." Alo Yoga Goddess Ribbed Legging, $80.16, available at Amazon
4.3 out of 5 stars and 4,914 reviews
Promising Review: If you are shopping for a pair of proper workout leggings, then J. Gorman thinks these are the bottoms for you. In an update to their review titled " Solid workout pants for HIIT exercising " they wrote, "While there was pilling of fabric early on in the thigh area where it rubs, I have to say over the months they've held up...and I wear/wash them up to two times a week... Note, my workout is a kickboxing HIIT type of workout, I only rarely wear these on a run, and the only walking I do in them is to and from the gym some days, so for the type of workout I do, I'm very satisfied with the fit and the durability." Spalding Essential Capri Legging, $10.18, available at Amazon
4.7 out of 5 stars and 18 reviews
Promising Review: Searching for comfortable leggings to travel in that don't look like, well, leggings? Look no further. Commenter Bird writes, "Love these leggings. They have a great fit, do follow directions and get one size down. I love them for long flights and travel. They wash really well." NYDJ Basic Pull On Ponte Knit Leggings, $84.99, available at Amazon
4.2 out of 5 stars and 1,246 reviews
Promising Review: Reviewers are split between thinking they got a good deal on a pair of brand name leggings and thinking they should be receiving a higher quality item for the same reason. However, one user claims they're a good buy so long as you don't intend to do any high-impact workouts in them: "I ordered these for a bar crawl that was 90s themed. They were perfect for that. The material is see through so that's something to take into consideration. They were pretty comfortable too. I'm not a fan of working out in leggings with this type of material though. Now I just wear them around my house with an oversized sweatshirt to lounge around in." Adidas 3-Stripes Leggings, $29, available at Amazon
3.9 out of 5 stars and 359 reviews
Promising Review: If it's durability you're concerned about, you can trust Danskin's capri leggings will hold up under some extreme circumstances. One user praised the leggings saying, "I have several pairs of these and absolutely love them. I’m a dog walker, so I need something very comfortable while I’m out working. I also fell, recently, and skinned my knee; there was no damage to the fabric!" Danskin Capri Legging, $13.99, available at Amazon
4 out of 5 stars and 151 reviews
Promising Review: One reviewer, Kathy, is sure these moto inspired leggings will make your ex eat their heart out: "Best leggings I have ever worn. I have probably got more than 70 pair of leggings. Some great, some eh. I bought two pair of Alo leggings for the first time and both pairs are absolutely fantastic!! The fit is awesome. I feel like a million bucks when I wear them. Sometimes when you leave the house you think perhaps I could have made more of an effort. When I put these on I feel ready to meet my future ex-husband!! The price is totally worth it. I love them!!" Alo Yoga Moto Legging, $84.95, available at Amazon
4.3 out of 5 stars and 123 reviews
Promising Review: If you're looking for a pair of leggings that will work throughout the hot summer, commenter Charlene Boyd says these can withstand the Florida heat: "... Grabbed these for a Disney World bounding outfit. It was dreadfully hot but never really noticed that I was wearing pretty thick leggings. Similarly, I expect they will be quite comfortable in cooler months as well. They are opaque, fit well, and definitely do not slide. The thick band helped slim my remaining baby pooch so I felt great wearing them. Highly recommend." Danskin Signature Wide Waist Yoga Ankle Legging, $24, available at Amazon
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