Finding a pair of comfortable and supportive workout leggings is important — no, crucial — to ensure you feel good while sweating it out in the gym. The good news is, there is no shortage of exercise tights on the internet and in virtually every store on the high street. But just because there are so many options available doesn’t mean they are all considered equal — and it certainly doesn’t mean they’ll all stand up to your workout regime.
Everyone has their own set of criteria that workout clothes must meet, whether it’s the length of the leggings, the cut of the waist, or the level of support. One important factor we always consider when selecting a new pair of workout leggings is whether they will remain opaque when you perform squats — because we don’t have time for leggings that go see-through when we bend over.
Its a common myth that thicker leggings are the most foolproof option for performing squats, and therefore, thinner materials won’t cut it. On the contrary, some of our favourite leggings are those made from a thin and breathable material that still won’t show your bum while you’re exercising. Keep on reading to see our favourite leggings — all tried and tested by us — that are 100 percent squat-proof.