The Best Affordable Workout Leggings in Every Style

By Sarah Sarway

Workout leggings have become the pant of choice for running miles, running errands, and even running Gilmore Girls marathons on Netflix. (We support all three.) And that means they now come in all kinds of patterns and styles to cater to every type of body, activity, and preference.

The best news? More budget-friendly brands have gotten in on the trend, offering tons of options that don’t cost a ton of money (but still perform!).

We did some digging to find some of the highest-rated and most stylish pairs of leggings that are both affordable and high-quality. So whether you’re on the hunt for a new black staple for HIIT class or something that’ll add a little pop of color to your barre routine, we’ve got you covered—with seven pairs that all cost $40 or less.

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Keep reading to refresh your workout legging wardrobe without dipping into your monthly grocery budget.

The Best Affordable Workout Leggings

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1. Forever 21 Active Mesh Panel Legging, $23

Get in on one of the hottest activewear trends—mesh—without having to spend a bundle. One shopper calls these “BEYOND comfortable, so flattering and squat-proof.”

affordable workout leggings

2. Free People Superstar Legging $39

Let everyone in your yoga class know you’re a rockstar with this comfy, Boho-chic pair.

affordable workout leggings

3. 90 Degree by Reflex 22” Yoga Capri Legging, $19

These capris (which are available in ankle-length, too) can withstand just about every type of workout. They come in a bunch of different colors so you can easily make them a staple that never gets boring.

affordable workout leggings

4. H&M Pink/Patterned Yoga Tights, $30

If you like to really make a splash with your activewear, this pair offers a fun, affordable, and flattering way to rock a loud print.

affordable workout leggings

5. Asos Bershka Gray Camo Sports Legging, $35

And if you like a nice print but want to tone it down a little, this pattern’s a little more muted. These come with other great details like a high-waisted design and mesh inserts for breezy relief whether you’re sprinting or chatarunga-ing.

affordable workout leggings

6. Gap GFast 7/8 Colorblock Leggings, $40

Love Outdoor Voices? These are an affordable alternative, and shoppers love their breathable, comfortable cotton fabric. They also come complete with a convenient pocket for keys or cash.

affordable workout leggings

7. C9 Champion Embrace High Waist Legging, $30

C9 is a total superstar brand when it comes to making affordable activewear, and over 450 reviewers gave these basic leggings an average of five stars, for the sleek look and stretchy fabric. They run on the warmer side, so maybe just don’t wear them to hot yoga or spin.


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