Top 5 BEST Athleisure Leggings for working at home


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*also, athleisure leggings that don’t give you camel toe and other features no one talks about.

Athleisure Leggings Research

I am about to share three months’ worth of research that included: torn flesh wounds, skin rashes, my foot punctured by a safety pin, and loads of sweating because shopping (for athleisure leggings), is in fact cardio.

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True statement.

Y’all… I tried on 36 pairs of leggings from 17 different brands, three different stores, and — it was savage!

Brands tried on: Joylab (Target), Colsie (Target), All In Motion (Target), Athleta, Zella (Nordstrom), Nike, adidas, Spanx, Beyond Yoga, Alo Yoga, Sweaty Betty, Old Navy, Outdoor Voices, Vuori and Lulu Lemon.

Disclaimer, there is a lot of confusing terminology in the athleisure world around “leggings,” as there is no industry standard. Each company decides on the name they use to describe the “legging” and length; a few examples: capri, yoga pants, or tights. In order to avoid confusion, especially when purchasing online, make sure to read the product description as it should indicate the length. For the purpose of this blog, I am focusing on full leggings (over the ankle 8/8 and 7/8 length). You typically wear these in the fall and winter because they keep you warmer.

#5 Women’s Sculpted High-Rise Leggings – All in Motion™ $30

If you shop at Target, no doubt you’ve seen their private label, “All In Motion,” which replaced the Champion (C9) line (that I personally loved so I have to admit I was bummed when it was discontinued).

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Photo by Target

This is a solid black legging that won’t break the bank and it has pockets for those who need them.


  • Soft and comfortable
  • Pockets are convenient when you want to get up from your home office and take a walk/run
  • No camel toe
  • Not see thru
  • Awesome price value
  • Can go through a lot of washes without pilling

#4 Nordstrom Zella Live In High Waist Legging $59

Zella is Nordstrom’s private label and the brand is awesome! Reasonably priced, on-trend, and good quality. The same leggings are also available at Nordstrom Rack for only $26.97. They are a lower price typically because they’re an older style or the fabrication may vary slightly.

Awesome, basic legging. Photo by Nordstrom


  • High waist is flattering on most (not all) body types
  • No camel toe
  • Not see thru
  • Stays in place (no falling down)
  • Washable and can be put in the dryer
  • They last forever without pilling

#3 Athleta Ultra High Rise Elation Tight $89

Athleta is without a doubt one of my top athleisure leggings brands, not just because they make exceptional products, and are constantly innovating, but because their messaging is all about empowering women and young girls. They don’t just talk the talk they walk the walk; overall gender representation of employees globally is 75% women!

Photo by Athleta


  • High waist is flattering on most body types
  • Not see thru
  • No camel toe
  • Stays in place (no falling down)
  • UPF50+ material
  • Available in plus sizes

#2 alo yoga High Waist Vapor Legging $128

Not your Mom’s legging! Sultry and sophisticated with a more shiny material you can dress up or down. You can work out in these although, I prefer not to, because I like to save them for going out or weekend athleisure wear.

These flatten your stomach like a pancake. Photo by Alo


  • Love, love, love the dark camo print
  • If leggings were Ryan Reynolds
  • These look great with high-tops
  • The fit, the fit, the fit-flattering on the bootie and the tummy, hugs and holds like a second skin
  • Moisture-wicking & antimicrobial
  • No camel toe
  • Love the logo placement
  • Other camo color options (seasonal)
  • One of the few athleisure leggings you can truly dress up, the material lends itself to a night out with heels and a blazer

#1 Beyond Yoga Spacedye Take Me Higher Long Legging $97

Cue “We Are the Champions”


  • 3 years running these are my number one!
  • Absolute softest, most buttery, high quality fabric
  • If leggings were a malamute puppy
  • They last forever!!!
  • Many iterations of this style in a variety of colors and lengths
  • Offered up to 2 XL

*Size down, they run a little big

PSA: If you wear leggings regularly please make sure to have a denim day! Click here if you are not familiar with what that is.

As always, thank you for reading!

Peace, Love, & Prosecco,




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I'm Marcella!

Southern California girl, originally from Oregon, I knew early on I needed to be around palm trees and the ocean. I've been here about 10 years and love the laidback, carefree lifestyle. I live in leggings and am obsessed with all things athleisure, cool kicks and beach vibes. I am also a justice warrior, lover of salt, Sauv Blanc and Red Lobster biscuits. Tiny Bubbles blog is about the freedom to be who you were before society told you who to be.Open minds, expletives and female empowerment live here. If that is you, welcome to the Tiny Bubbles brigade!

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