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Running Leggings Guide

Outfit 1:  Albion Fit // Post Here

Outfit 2:  Lululemon // Post Here
Outfit 3:  Free People // Post Here
Outfit 4:  Yummie // Post Here
Outfit 5:  Sweaty Betty // Post Here
Outfit 6:  Albion Fit // Post Here
Outfit 7:  Nike // Post Here
Outfit 8:  Spanx

One of the most common questions I get asked about fitness leggings is do they stay up when you run.  Well, today I am sharing my running leggings guide and answering that question along with a few more important questions.  When people ask for my recommendation on running leggings, I have quite a few answers.  And for you to find your favorite running leggings, it really depends on what you’re looking for.  Do you like them really tight or looser?  Do you like the material to be thick or do you prefer thin and lightweight?  Do you want a bunch of different color and print options or do you just prefer basic neutrals?  And then another important question is how much do you want to spend on them.

I’ve rounded up 8 of my favorite pairs above including Albion Fit, Free People, Lululemon, Nike, Spanx, Sweaty Betty and Yummie and am dishing about the pros and cons of each.  For me, some of the most important factors are running true to size, shorter length options since I’m only 5’2, staying put and a good price point.  Which is your favorite brand of running leggings and why? 

  1. love this post! so motivating. Beautiful

  2. My favorite are Old Navy and Glyder!! Both super stretchy and stay put. TJ Maxx always has some of the name brands you mentioned on sale too!

  3. Definitely Old Navy, they have petite sizing (online only) they are snug, but not uncomfortable tight, don't ride up or down, lots of patterns to choose from, and you can't beat their price when they have their $12 sale, definitely time to stock up on multiple colors.

  4. great chart, love the fact that you have gathered it all together for an easy reference.
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  5. I need to invest in some new leggings and your chart is so helpful! I've never tried Albion Fit, I'll have to check them out!

    Doused In Pink

  6. This is so helpful! I swear by Sweaty Betty but I've also always wanted to try Albion Fit!

  7. Such a helpful guide! All leggings were not created equal.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. I totally love this post! For me, leggings have to be thick and stretchy and have got to stay put!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  9. My FAVES are lulu and Albion!! Such a great fit and I cant stand leggings that slide down! OMG

  10. This is such a helpful post, lady- I live in workout leggings and am always curious as to how brands I'm not familiar with fit! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. I love this post – it's so helpful! Nothing is worse than having workout gear that doesn't do it's job! Thank you for sharing. xo

  12. So many great options!! I need to stock up on leggings so maybe I'll actually go work out!

  13. These are so many great options! I love the fun patterns

  14. You should try Zella leggings from Nordstrom. Actually they are even cheaper at Nordstrom Rack! They are incredible, thick, and not see through!

  15. Those leggings are so amazing!!! Love all the fun colors!

    Jenna from

  16. You have so many! Clearly an authority here! I want to try some of these, I love my Lorna Jane ones but they're $$!

  17. This is such a great guide! I've been looking at workout leggins and this guide will be so helpful!

    Greta |

  18. I love this post! Such a great idea. I LIVE in leggings.

    XO, Lauren

  19. this was really helpful, I hate it when my leggings feel uncomfortable and start to slip down

  20. WHATTT I adore this post. That chart helps so much.


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