WSJ - The Best Leggings for Working Out, Yoga, Lounging and Everyday Wear

June 06, 2022

Best plus-size leggings (with pockets)

Pros
Supportive, smoothing and squat-proof
The high waistband doesn’t roll down
The company focuses on large and plus sizes

Specs
Sizes: L to 7X (equivalent to 12/14 to 40/42)
Inseam: 29 inches (also available in a 20-inch capri and a 26-inch 7/8-length)
Materials: 88% polyester, 12% spandex
Colors: Black, Burgundy Blush, Cobalt, Evergreen


Superfit Hero phased out some of its sizes at the end of 2020 to focus solely on extended and plus-size leggings, which are now available in sizes large (12/14) through 7X (40/42). That’s not to say that the other brands we ranked highly don’t accommodate larger women, but this brand’s focus on that market met with approval from our panel. Our top pick for working out, the Lululemon Wunder Trains, are only available up to size 20 (equivalent to XXL), which isn’t nearly as inclusive a range.

These thick and comfortable full-length leggings are supportive and smoothing without feeling restrictive, and the 5-inch band stays put. For Diaz, having a thicker waistband in plus-size leggings is crucial. “It’s going to keep everything nice and tight,” she says, “and give you better lower back support.” There is also more stretch to the fabric on the Superfit Hero leggings than on leggings of the same sizes from other brands, making them easier to get into.

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