If you’re on the look out for some new tights to hit the gym in and you want them to be as flattering AF, here are my five current picks for activewear that does your figure a massive favour.
1. JAGGAD Tribal Dance 7/8s
These are dark at the top and lighter at the bottom, so your eye is drawn away from the typically-problematic hips, tummy and thighs and down towards your slender ankles 😉
Plus, the positioning of the geometric shapes and lines is super-strategic, slimming your butt and thighs.
I was wearing these as I stood on the sidelines of my son’s soccer match last night and someone said ‘you’ve lost weight’. I can assure you, I haven’t. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s the tights….
As with all JAGGAD leggings, these are made with a great thick supportive fabric, never see-through. There’s also a new addition of a little pocket in the waistband for your key or card and a perfect rise (ie. not too low in the waist).
2. Vie Active Rockell Wildflower Ombre
I’ve always loved the Rockell tights. If you don’t own a pair, you need to think again.
Such a great fit. Great rise, wide waistband, always chic Vie Active prints, lovely compression fabric. The original Black Leopards are an absolute classic.
This new kid on the Rockell block, the Wildflower Ombre is a 7/8 length and also cleverly draws your eye down. This results in a slimming and lengthening of the legs. Super pretty but not too girly print too. Awesome.
(Don’t forget I have a special discount code with Vie Active – just use TFC_25 at the checkout and you’ll get 25% off.)
3. Dharma Bums Laya Mesh White Flower
If you’d have told me that a printed floral legging with white as it’s predominant colour could be flattering to someone like me who isn’t exactly skinny in the tum/bum/hip/thigh dept, I’d have laughed. And yet these little miracle-workers from Dharma Bums’ Active Collection are just that.
Super flattering in fact. Nice highish waist, zip pocket at back and mesh panels, these are perfect for any kind of sweaty activity. They look amaaaaaaazing with a black tank and black sneakers, and the print is a real stand out. Just a little bit in love 😉
4. Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Run Leggings
Coming in a full length and a crop, in a variety of prints, these bum-sculpting tights do wonders for your derrière.
The fabric is lightweight and seams are bonded. They have a high waist and reflective details plus a zipper pocket, so they’re great for running.
Find out why these are one of the UK’s fave tights, now that they have an international version of the website and deliver here quickly.
5. JAGGAD Classic 7/8s
Look no further than these if you’re after a cool plain monochromatic tight that’s anything but basic. These tights make you look a size smaller, I swear. I’ve had mine for a couple of years and they’re still one of my absolute faves. If I could remotely justify it, I’d be buying a second pair.
The cut and the fabric are the heroes. Never ever see-through, super-supportive, look and feel amazing. I wanna smack my own butt when I’m wearing these haha!
Just click through on the images or links, ladies, if you want to try any of these tights for yourselves.
Cheers to all the curves, and gratitude to all the designers who make ’em look a million bucks.
Any favourites I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments box below.