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The Best High-Waisted Workout Leggings All Under $100

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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.

Alo Yoga Sheila Legging

Alo leggings

 Alo Yoga

These color-blocked leggings stand out from the street to the studio. Made with Alo’s signature super-soft fabric and a flattering sweetheart waistband seam, these leggings are designed to help lift and contour where it counts.

Skechers Vapor High-Waisted Leggings

Skechers leggings

 Skechers

With a standout, colorful design down the side panels, these soft, sweat-wicking leggings can be worn for a variety of workouts. Stash your keys or card in the hidden inner pocket on the back.

Lululemon Wunder Under Super High-Rise Tight

Wunder Under Super High-Rise Tight Full-On Luxtreme

 LuluLemon

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 Love & Leopards Tall Band Leggings

terez leopard leggings

 Terez

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 Workout Leggings

Sweaty Betty High Shine High Waisted Workout Leggings

 Sweaty Betty

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 Leggings

Beyond Yoga High-Waist Midi Leggings

 Beyond Yoga

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.

Athleta All In Tight

Athleta All In legging

Athleta 

Made with medium- and high-impact workouts in mind, these sculpting tights feature a waistband that’s guaranteed not to flip up or roll around, no matter how much you’re moving. They also boast four pockets—two on the sides with one an additional zip, plus one hidden in the waistband.

Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings

Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings

Girlfriend Collective 

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 leggings

Alala

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

Old Navy

 Old Navy

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

Zella leggings

Zella 

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.

Outdoor Voices TechSweat Two-Tone Kneecap

OV techsweat

 Outdoor Voices

These subtle color-blocked tights are known for being crazy-comfortable and flexible with a high waist engineered to stay put. There’s also a secure, hidden pocket on the back for any belongings you need to take with you on a run.

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