The Most Versatile Pants in Your Closet: Capri Leggings

Say hello to your new favorite wardrobe staple.

Woman doing yoga by a lake
Stretchy pants? Yes, please.Pixabay

Cute under short dresses, comfy for lounging and stretchy enough for workouts, cropped leggings are must-have.

90 Degree By Reflex – High Waist Tummy Control Shapewear – Power Flex Capri
These capris have an extra-wide waistband and come in 30 different colors.90 Degree By Reflex

High-waisted leggings are universally comfortable, flattering and won’t roll down no matter how much you move around.

IUGA High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets, Tummy Control Yoga Capris for Women
This pair comes in eight colors, has a side phone pocket and an additional hidden pocket at the waistband.IUGA

If you’re mainly wearing your leggings for working out—whether a jog around the block or a jaunt to the gym—the convenience of storing essentials such as your phone, ID or credit card in a built-in pocket is a must. Just be sure your leggings have enough stretch to hold your items in place while providing you with support and compression to get through your workout. Thick leggings made from material like spandex is always a good place to start.

Just My Size Women's Plus-Size Stretch Jersey Capri Legging
Lounge around in soft, stretchy cotton.Just My Size

If you like lounging around the house in your capris, look for a breathable cotton pair with lots of stretch. The capri length keeps you from getting hot, but they’re cozier and easier to stretch in than a pair of shorts. Look for a tagless pair if you can for ultimate comfort.