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Whether they’re scrunching around the knees, sagging down at the waist, or too tight in all the wrong places, uncomfortable pants might be the annoying thing to happen to a good workout. The solution: Invest in a pair of high-quality, high-waisted workout leggings. Below are 12 of our top picks, and the best part? All are under $100.
Lululemon Wunder Under Super High-Rise Tight
Whatever your workout of choice—from running to strength training—these all-purpose tights have you covered... literally. They’re designed to fit your body like a "comfortable embrace" and hold you tight (without squeezing).
Terez Women's Snow Leopard Tall Band Leggings
The three-inch tall waistband keeps your core secure, while the super-stretchy, lightweight fabric wicks away sweat. Plus, the vibrant, eye-catching pattern serves as a handy distraction when you’re wishing for the workout to be over.
Sweaty Betty High Shine High Waisted Leggings
Rated with a "100% squat-proof" guarantee, these leggings are not only shiny and stylish, but they also sculpt, wick away sweat, and stretch to move with you. The brand recommends sizing down for an extra supportive fit.
Beyond Yoga High-Waist Midi Space-Dye Leggings
These buttery-soft leggings are a customer favorite—rave reviews include “can't stop touching them!” and “obsessed with these leggings!” They also score extra points for being machine-washable and dryer-friendly.
Girlfriend Compressive High-Rise Legging
Do good for the planet—and your body. These high-wise leggings are made from recycled water bottles, and are recyclable themselves. The flexible but supportive fabric stands up to any workout, from running to yoga.
Alala High-Waisted Freestyle Tight
Alala knows functional fashion. Case in point: its colorful, perfectly fitting workout clothes that look just as great in the studio as they do running errands or grabbing a smoothie post-workout. These particular leggings feature an extra-high waist for added support and control, as well as fun color-blocking to boost your style.
Old Navy High-Waisted Leggings
The price may sound too good to be true, but the way these leggings sculpt and shape your bod is definitely a real thing. The wide elastic waist bands smooths and holds you in, while the stretchy fabric allows for plenty of movement and comfort.
Zella Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings
The name says it all: You’ll want to stay in these sweat-wicking leggings all day, featuring fabric that keeps you cool and dry as you work out and a high-waisted style that flatters and supports.