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While some Fall/Winter fashion shows featured leggings in their collections, many fashionistas wonder: are they a do or don’t? The demand for leggings may not be as strong as it was a few years ago. However, when it comes to travel there are still some benefits to wearing them. Take a look at the below tips and find out if they’ll work for you!


Should I pack leggings for my trip?


Whether or not you should pack leggings depends on several factors.




TFG Recommends: Zella “Live In” Black Leggings


Do you normally wear leggings?


That’s always the first thing to ask yourself with any item of clothing you think you should pack for travel. If it’s not something you are used to wearing or not something that you would wear on your every day life, why do it in vacation? This idea applies to anything such as travel pants, ballet flats, leather jackets, hats, shorts,  maxi dresses, etc.

“I just got these Zella Live in Leggings from Nordstrom and I’m so excited!  As a long term traveler, these seem be the perfect addition to my travel wardrobe!”


 Our readers voted for the best leggings for women that travel. These are their picks!




Best Legging Variety: Express Sexy Stretch Cropped Black Leggings


Where are you going?


Some destinations are better suited for leggings than others. If you have an active trips that include hiking, yoga, running, or other similar plans then leggings make a versatile, lightweight, and comfortable option for you. You may want to choose an options such as these styles from Athleta.


Leggings or lightweight pants take up minimal room inside of your packing cubes!




Best Fleece Lined Leggings: Angelina Plush Lined Warm Winter Leggings


When are you traveling?


If you’re traveling between seasons leggings might be a good way to transition wear warm weather clothing for cold climates. Just layer leggings under dresses or shorts to transfer your warm weather clothing into cold weather appropriate attire.


Want to look your best when traveling but still be comfortable. Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!



Most Comfortable Leggings: Espresso Hue Ultra Legging with Wide Waistband


How long are you traveling?


If you’re going on a round the world trip then leggings might be a good option as you would be doing a wide array of activities and experiencing different climates. These are some of the best leggings as recommended by TFG’s readers.




Best Outdoor Leggings: Icebreaker Villa Leggings


Do you plan to workout?


Using leggings as clothing is great if you can also use them in other activities such as working out. Whether you plan to do yoga, jog, or do some stair climbing quick dry fitness leggings can be worn to work out and sightseeing.


Don’t forget that you can also wear leggings on the plane! Pair them with a long top or tunic layered under a cardigan or jacket – ensure both items fall below your hips and cover your pelvic region for the best look.




Encircled The Dressy Sweatpant


Leggings Alternatives


For alternatives to leggings with the same benefits and comfort, check out the The Dressy Sweatpant.


Here are some of the best black pants for travel!


Do you travel with leggings? Share them below!


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