Hey, millennials — don’t be alarmed but flare leggings are back. Back in the day, you may have called them yoga pants, but who’s really wearing these to work out? Maybe some people on TikTok are, but the majority are wearing them to run errands and lounge around with friends. You can take a look below at some of the best flare leggings to buy if you feel compelled to make the swap.
Personally, I’m not upset about flares making a comeback — they’re more flattering than standard leggings because they can help you achieve an hourglass shape. Plus, they feel more like real pants.
The only downside to flare leggings in comparison to regular ones is the length. Short girls will need to get them hemmed or find petite styles to keep them from dragging on the ground. And tall girls will need to find longer hems to keep their flares from looking like capris. (We don’t need that trend to make a comeback!)
According to the hot girls on TikTok, you can wear your flares with sneakers, sandals or even UGGs. Hey, maybe if your leggings are a little too long, you could pop them on with a pair of mini platforms.
Below, the best flare leggings are defined by fabric softness, compression, inseam options and, of course, color choices. Take a look and get yourself a pair or add them to your holiday wishlist.
The Best Flare Leggings to Buy in 2023-2024
Lululemon has set a standard in leggings that’s hard to beat, and its best-selling Align leggings are now available with a flared leg. This pair has a high-rise fit and a mini-flared leg, so they don’t feel too much like the ’70s. What makes these some of the best flare leggings, however, is that they come in regular and extra short inseams. They’re also available in four neutral colors to mix and match with your favorite sports bras, hoodies and more.
2. Athleta Salutation Stash Flare Pant, $94.99 (Orig. $119)
Athleta’s Salutation line of leggings are buttery soft and slightly compressive, which according to the product description feels like a “gentle hug”. They also have a flattering v-shaped seaming on the back to give your bottom an extra perky look. And yes, they have pockets, which has definitely helped they secure their spot on this list of the best flare leggings. Get them in four different colors and regular, tall and petite lengths.
3. OFFLINE By Aerie Real Me High Waisted Crossover Flare Legging, $41.21 (Orig. $54.95)
You might recognize this pair from TikTok — Aerie has a great collection of super soft leggings. The High Waisted Crossover Flare Leggings have gone viral on the social media platform for being super flattering and comfortable. Seriously, they look good on everybody. The crossover waist can also help accentuate your waistline, giving you a more hourglass shape. They come five colors and in regular, short and tall lengths, making them one of the best flare leggings for petites and beyond.
Don’t sleep on Target’s activewear! If you aren’t sure about this trend but want to try it, you still can for under $30. These soft leggings have more of a bootcut or mini-flared leg opening. They have a standard 30-inch inseam, so they’re definitely one of best flare leggings for long legs. Some pros: they have flat seams, an ultra-high rise fit and super soft fabric. They also have a UPF 50+ rating, which means the fabric blocks 98% of the sun’s rays from reaching your skin. Get them in five colors and a wide range of sizes.
5. Abercrombie & Fitch YPB sculptLUX Flare Legging, $56 (Orig. $70)
Abercrombie’s YPB line (which stands for Your Personal Best) specializes in super soft, figure-flattering activewear. According to the product description, these leggings are “compressive and supportive without being restrictive, as well as smoothing and sculpting without pinching.” I recently bought these and have to say, they’re incredibly comfortable. The material is silky soft, too! Get them in onyx or dune.
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