6 of the best high-waisted gym leggings that actually stay up while you work out

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If you’re after gym leggings that you won’t have to keep pulling up when you’re working out, check out our list of the best high-waisted leggings to buy now.

Whether you’re running, weight training or squatting, you want to feel comfortable when you’re exercising so that you can give your workouts your all. And there’s nothing more uncomfortable and off-putting than having to pull your leggings up every few minutes while you’re sweating it out. 

Thankfully, high-waisted leggings came along and changed the workout game. Not only are they universally flattering, but they also keep everything in place no matter what it is you’re doing. 

If you come from a background of tight elasticated trousers and sweat-soaked cotton, high-waisted gym bottoms are a revelation. But that’s only when you find the right type. So many high-waisted versions out there end up digging in, going see-through, or just aren’t the right fit for you. 

The Strong Women team have gone through our fair share of leggings in our time, so we know what we’re looking for. From tights with pockets to the best high-waisted leggings for the yogis, here are some of the best pairs to shop right now.

  • Lorna Jane Amy Phone Pocket Leggings

    Best high-waisted leggings
    Best high-waisted leggings: Lorna Jane

    These lightweight leggings are made of moisture-wicking and breathable fabric, making them super comfortable for anything from strength training to lounging around the house. Their thick waistband leaves no annoying gap at the top, and if that wasn’t enough they also have pockets that will securely hold your phone or keys when you’re out for a run.

    Shop Lorna Jane Amy Phone Pocket Leggings, £60.

  • Lululemon Align High-Rise Tight Twist Waist Leggings

    Best high-waisted leggings
    Best high-waisted leggings: Lululemon

    For weightless, buttery-soft leggings that are easy to move in, Lululemon’s offering is ideal. With four-way stretch and a flattering twist waist that lies flat, these high-waisted leggings are ideal for stretching it out in a yoga class. 

    Shop Lululemon Align High-Rise Tight Twist Waist Leggings, £54

  • Nike Air 7/8 Running Leggings

    Best high-waisted leggings
    Best high-waisted leggings: Nike Air

    If you’re after a more sustainable option, then look no further than the Nike Air 7/8 Running Leggings, which are made with at least 50% recycled polyester fibres. Designed with runners in mind, the comfortable fabric and reflective stripes on the ankles mean they’re perfect for going on an after work jog when the lights are low. 

    Shop Nike Air 7/8 Running Leggings, £47.95

  • Fabletics Trinity High-Waisted Pocket Leggings

    Best high-waisted leggings
    Best high-waisted leggings: Fabletics

    As flattering as they are practical, these high-waisted leggings from Fabletics have no less than three pockets. They are also made using moisture-wicking, all-way stretch fabric, making them super versatile. Whether you’re cycling or stretching, these leggings have got you covered.

    Shop Fabletics Trinity High-Waisted Pocket Legging, £89

  • Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings

    Best high-waisted leggings
    Best high-waisted leggings: Sweaty Betty

    The internal cord in these Sweaty Betty leggings is a game-changer, allowing you to add as much extra hold to the legging as suits you. These high-waisted leggings are designed for intense workouts, so will withstand your deep squats, HIIT or running without falling down – and that’s without mentioning how much we love the variety of patterns. 

    Shop Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings, £95

  • Adidas Design2Move Leggings

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    Best high-waisted leggings: Adidas

    Sometimes you can’t go wrong with a classic, so why buy anything other than Adidas three-stripe leggings? The title of these tights says it all, with these leggings being specially created to support you through whatever training you take on without slipping, rolling or chafing.  

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