Workout Bottoms We Love

Family Circle staffers shared their favorite workout pants, capris or shorts.

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Girlfriend Collective Mid-Rise Leggings


There are so many things I love about these leggings: the mid-rise fit ensures nothing pokes out while working out, the opacity conceals exactly what you want to cover, and the stretch—these leggings hug me in all of the right places and fit like a glove. Plus, they’re made out of recycled plastic bottles! How cool is that?”

—Ardenis Perez, Associate Editor


Link to buy: Girlfriend Collective

Price: $68



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Old Navy High-Rise Yoga Leggings


I've had these leggings for well over a year now (in both full-length and a crop style too) and they’re not see-through at all. They also give really amazing shape and support. I recommend them to everyone because they’re so reasonably priced and of great quality!”

—Jaclyn Loney, Production & Design Associate


Link to buy: Old Navy

Price: $19.99

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Mira Rae Laila Metallic Legging (Long Length)


“These are my party pants! I have long legs, so I love the length, especially for barre classes. The sheen makes them special and also lets you go from barre to brunch without looking too sporty.”

—Zoë Roscoe, Associate Fashion & Beauty Editor


Link to buy: Mira Rae

Price: $61.60

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Athleta Salutation Capri


“These are my absolute favorite fitness capris. Ever. I usually don’t spend a lot of cash on fitness getup, but I splurged on these while training for the Brooklyn half-marathon (and I wore them in the race, too). They come up right below your belly button and stay in place. I’m not kidding—they don’t slide at all. They breathe, but keep you warm. The fabric is flattering (on the thicker side, but really holds you in) and they don’t wear down after washing. To top it off, I never feel self-conscious that someone can see through the back side of my pants!”

—Vanessa Fiori, Deputy Art Director


Link to buy: Athleta

Price: $69

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LuluLemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight


“These are pricey, but they are worth it. They have good compression (AKA suck you in), stay exactly where they should be (no constant tugging on the waistline) and are super flattering—even on short legs!”

—Dori Price, Beauty & Fashion Director


Link to buy: Lululemon

Price: $128

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Old Navy Mid-Rise Compression Run Leggings


“These leggings are really comfy and don’t squeeze me in the wrong places (like my hips or stomach). The zippered pocket in the back for keys also makes going for runs a lot easier. Plus, they’re very affordable so you can buy a bunch and always have a fresh pair to wear—and they can be worn with anything.”

—Nicole Papantoniou, Assistant Food Editor


Link to buy: Old Navy

Price: $32.99

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Fabletics Zoey Capri


“These fit like a glove. They DO NOT move. I have them in black and you can wear them under a dress for an added cool factor—yay for versatility!”

—Dana Einsidler, Junior Designer


Link to buy: Fabletics

Price: $64.95

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Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Tight


“I’ve totally bought into the Lulu craze and it’s worth the investment. These are my favorite pants for anything—workout, travel or just going to the grocery store. The best part is they will repair or replace your pants for free should anything happen to them!”

—Caroline Mullen, Editorial Assistant


Link to buy: Lululemon

Price: $98

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Reebok Les Mills Cordura Woven Short


“I never thought I would choose shorts over leggings, but this pair changed my mind. They’re super comfy and it’s like having two pairs in one—the inner compression short is great for spinning or yoga, but the breathable outer layer provides extra coverage around your bum if you want to go for a run. The wide waistband ensures they stay put, but it doesn’t dig in at all.”

—Kaitlyn Pirie, Associate Health Editor


Link to buy: Reebok

Price: $85