Black leggings are incredibly versatile, especially when you’re traveling. They’re comfortable but they can also be worn in a variety of ways, which is a major plus with a limited wardrobe. Find out our readers’ recommendations for the six best black leggings for travel!
Best Black Leggings
Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
What’s your favorite black legging for travel? I’m 5’4″ and 155 lb. with runner’s muscular thighs and I’m looking for knits that dry quickly. I have workout spandex type leggings already so I’m looking for something a little nicer. Thank you!
We’re a big fan of leggings, and so are our readers. They’re best used as part of an airplane outfit worn with a long t-shirt, or as a warm layer underneath a dress or skirt. They won’t take up much room in your packing cubes and they’re incredibly versatile. They can also be worn for outdoor activities, working out, and as pajamas. We don’t recommend that they’re worn as pants, unless you’re pairing them with a longer top or tunic.
Here’s what are our readers rated as the best black leggings:
- Zella Live In High Waist Legging
- Lysse Ponte Legging
- Athleta Stellar Tight
- Lululemon Align Pant
- Danskin Supplex Body Fit Legging
- Eileen Fisher System Ankle Legging
Our readers also previously voted these ten brands as having the best leggings for women that travel.
Let’s start with a quick comparison. You can read the individual legging reviews in the article below.
|BRAND / MODEL||READERS SAY||RATING||PRICE|
|Zella Live In High Waist Legging||“These are amazing. So stretchy, perfect tightness to suck you in and give great shape. And incredibly comfortable! My new favorite leggings for life!"||Check Price|
|Lysse Ponte Legging||“Lysse brand leggings are pricey but well made.”||Check Price|
|Athleta Stellar Tight||“Athleta has ‘street tights’ that are leggings with some cool details!”||Check Price|
|Lululemon Align Pant||“I love my Lululemon Align pant. I took them to 20 countries over 8 weeks this year and they were perfect.”||Check Price|
|Danskin Supplex Body Fit Legging||“Can vouch for these. Totally great as comfortable leggings and have also run and worked out in them. I have had two pairs for at least 4 years and they still look brand new.”||Check Price|
|Eileen Fisher System Ankle Legging||“I like Eileen Fisher for the plane and under tunics. Thicker, breathable, and durable but not compression so I don't feel nervous about deep vein thrombosis on long flights.”||Check Price|
Best Black Leggings
Zella Live In High Waist Legging
Zella gets our top vote for the best leggings overall. The high waist makes them dressier than the standard gym leggings. They’re also comfortable and stylish. The moisture-wicking construction keeps you cool in stretchy, figure-sculpting leggings with a no-slip waistband. It is also available on plus sizes here!
As one reviewer shared, “These are amazing. So stretchy, with the perfect tightness to suck you in and give great shape. And incredibly comfortable! My new favorite leggings for life!”
Lysse Ponte Legging
For a dressier option to wear as pants, try the Lysse leggings. Crafted in ponte fabric, a custom blended fabric that offers a soft hand and holds its shape with no bagging or sagging.
The front seam adds structure and detail, which makes them seem more like dress pants than leggings. These offer the perfect balance of comfort and style.
One reader said, “Lysse brand leggings are pricey but well made.” Luckily, you can often score them on Amazon.com for a cheaper price!”
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Athleta Stellar Tight
Athleta is one of our favorite brands for traveling clothing, and many of our readers agree! Several recommended Athleta’s line of Street Tights, with one reader sharing, “Athleta has ‘street tights’ that are leggings with some cool details!”
The Stellar Tight are made from a luxurious Italian fabric that is designed for performance at work, blending superior mobility with a fit and feel that are smooth, structured, and flattering. They even have UPF 50+, keeping your legs protected from UV rays. The zip pockets are great for hiking or walking around town, as you can store your wallet and phone.
Lululemon Align Pant
Lululemon is a brand favorite among many of our readers. These are a pant-meets-yoga legging, designed with a naked sensation for ultimate freedom during your practice. The tight-fitting, buttery-soft fabric offers light compression with a full range of motion. With a hidden waistband pocket, you can keep a few essentials on you, too, when you don’t want to carry around a handbag or wallet.
As a reader shared with us, “I love my Lululemon Align pant. I took them to 20 countries over 8 weeks this year and they were perfect.” Another added, “They’re my favorites. I have a couple other Lulu’s but I think the Align pants are my favorite.”
Danskin Supplex Body Fit Legging
Danskin is more known for creating athletic wear for dancers, but their leggings work great for traveling, making them some of the best black leggings. The performance fabric blend makes these leggings breathable, wicking moisture away. Along with an elastic waist, the gusset adds comfort and full range movement.
A reader shared, “I can vouch for these. Totally great as comfortable leggings and have also run and worked out in them. I have had two pairs for at least 4 years and they still look brand new.”
Eileen Fisher System Ankle Legging
Eileen Fisher makes amazing clothing, but you may not have known that they also offer some of the best black leggings. These versatile, polished leggings offer a dressier style, making them perfect for pairing with skirts, dresses, and tunics to keep you warm on a plane. If you’re not a fan of the high-waist style of the Zella or Lululemon leggings, you’ll like the lower rise on these.
As one reader shared, “I like Eileen Fisher for the plane and under tunics. Thicker, breathable, and durable but not compression so I don’t feel nervous about deep vein thrombosis on long flights.”
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