Best High Waisted Leggings to Add to Your Wardrobe

Low rise may be making a comeback on the catwalks but when it comes to leggings, we refuse to give up the high waist. A modern wardrobe staple, whether you’re wearing them to an exercise class or on casual Fridays at work, they are often referred to as one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing you can own.

High Waisted Leggings

Despite there being no shortage of options, it’s not always easy to find the perfect pair for you. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best high waisted leggings in the business.

Read on to discover the best high waisted leggings to add to your wardrobe.

Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Ribbed Legging

Girlfriend Collective have a cult following. And for good reason — the Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Ribbed Legging. Designed specifically for high-impact workouts, these compressive leggings are sweat-wicking and squat-proof. Made from 83% recycled plastic bottles and 17% spandex, the ribbed fabric offers four-way stretch ensuring they stay in place without feeling too restrictive. Finished with a back pocket to store your essentials (think cards or keys), they look just as good in the studio as they do in the street.

Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Ribbed Legging

Alo Yoga High Waisted Airlift Legging

If you’re a fan of running, spinning or boxing, you’re going to love the Alo Yoga High Waisted Airlift Legging. Moisture-wicking with anti-odour technology, these breathable leggings work just as hard as you. Made from the brand’s signature micro-performance double-knit Airlift fabric, they sculpt and lift, offering a second skin fit with a contouring high rise waistband. No wonder Kendall Jenner is a big fan.

Alo Yoga High Waisted Airlift Legging

Beyond Yoga Spacedye High Waisted Midi Legging

The Beyond Yoga Spacedye High Waisted Midi Legging is believed to be the softest, comfiest legging you'll ever wear. Made with the brand’s buttery soft Spacedye fabric, these supportive high waisted leggings have been crafted without visible seams for a figure-flattering silhouette. Moisture-wicking with 4-way stretch, they look and feel just as good during pilates as they do during park runs.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye High Waisted Midi Legging

Koral High Waisted Lustrous Legging

The Koral High Waisted Lustrous Legging is another The Sports Edit team favourite. Designed with a statement-making shiny material that promises ultimate flexibility, these high waisted leggings not only look good but feel good too. Finished with a hidden elastic waistband for a snug fit, they promise to stay put, no matter your next move.

Koral High Waisted Lustrous Legging

Varley Always Super High Legging 25"

Buttery soft and super breathable, it’s easy to see why our customers can’t get enough of the Varley Always Super High Legging 25". Made with the brand’s Always fabrication, these must-have leggings are complete with an extra high smoothing waist for security and 4-way stretch for all-day comfort.

Varley Always Super High Legging 25"

Goodmove High Waisted Go Balance Legging

If you’re on the hunt for a high waisted legging that will see you through a power yoga workout, look no further than the Goodmove Go Balance High Waisted Legging. Quick-drying, moisture-wicking and breathable, these high waisted leggings have been designed with a flattering high waistband and wrap front for additional coverage so you can work out worry-free. Complete with a 4-way stretch, they’ll move with you through Chaturanga Dandasana, Utkatasana, Balasana and more.

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Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Float Legging

Another reason Girlfriend Collective is so loved among athleisure addicts is the Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Float Legging. Ideal for sweat sessions and summer, these ultra-lightweight leggings have a buttery-soft feel and are stretchy enough for lounging yet substantial enough for working out. Made from 90% recycled plastic bottles and 10% spandex, these high waisted leggings are also sweat-wicking and quick-drying. Hot yoga, anyone?

Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Float Legging

Alo Yoga High Waisted Airbrush Legging

Our customers rave about the Alo Yoga High Waisted Airbrush Legging. Crafted from the brand’s soft, breathable knit Airbrush fabric, these airy high waisted leggings have a cotton-like texture, they sculpt and smooth without restricting, making them ideal for low-impact sports. Trust us when we say you’ll want to wear them to barre, brunch and beyond.

Alo Yoga High Waisted Airbrush Legging

Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Pocket Legging

If it’s compression you’re looking for, you can’t go past the Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Pocket Legging. Made from 79% recycled plastic bottles and 21% spandex, these sleek high waisted leggings are soft yet sturdy with four-way stretch. With double-sided pockets to store keys, cards, phones and more, they offer a fit so universally-flattering that you’ll never want to take them off. Did we mention they’re sweat-wicking and sheer-proof, too?

Girlfriend Collective High Waisted Pocket Legging

Goodmove High Waisted Go Train Legging

Train in comfort and style with the Goodmove High Waisted Go Train Legging. Cut to a comfy regular fit with added stretch, these high waisted leggings are loved in The Sports Edit office for their ability to support you through every movement. Finished with an adjustable inner drawstring for a more personalised fit, they are complete with secure pockets for all your essentials. The best part? They have been made with a moisture-wicking, quick-drying and breathable blackout fabric so you can keep your head in the game without any distractions.

Goodmove High Waisted Go Train Legging