New obsession; high-waist leggings.
Why? Well when you’re tall, you need a bit of extra height in your rise to protect your modesty in class. Obviously. But wait, there’s more.
A good pair of high-waisted leggings literally takes your worries away. No need to worry about muffin top, over-exposure, yanking your tights up or pulling your top down, jelly belly wobble or digging-in-waistband.
So if you’re a normal woman, who has a bit of curve, generous hips and is a little self-conscious, they literally are a godsend. And if you’re super slim and trim with none of the above, well you guys look good in anything anyway, so you can just enjoy your legs looking a couple of inches longer.
Here are my Top 5 high-waist leggings – go check them out, get High.
1. Perspective 7/8s by JAGGAD
These are the MacDaddy of high waists. Super high, right to your belly button (and beyond). Love love love. Plus the print is an amazing monochrome, the fabric is thick and supportive, never see through, and like all JAGGAD tights, are really flattering. It’s like pulling on a miracle.
2. Adidas Ultimate Fit High-Rise from Fitness Junky
Climalite fabric that keeps you feeling cool as well as looking great in these black tights with a subtle black graphic print. There’s a sneaky pocket in the back seam and the thing I love most is how the waistband is so wide and bonded, it fits flat against your skin, no digging in, just perfect.
3. Metta High Times Pant by lululemon athletica
Sleek, sexy and flattering mesh panels make these tights good enough to go out in after savasana. 7/8 length and currently in four colourways, I’m lusting after the hero blue actually… naturally, I have them in black, and they already feel like a wardrobe essential that are anything but basic.
Buy them here.
4. Vie Active Taryn Tights from Fire & Shine
The colour combo on these (navy, nude and white) is a true classic. Another lovely very high waist and flattering lines, great fabric with compression qualities. There’s a matching crop that’s hard to go past too. Just saying.
5. Atmospheric Storm High Waist by Dharma Bums
If you like a high waist, you’re in luck at Dharma Bums because they make each of their prints in standard AND high waist, so there is just So. Much. Choice.
This print is one of the new arrivals and is a great monochrome look. And because they’re Dharma Bums, you know they’re probably going to be the comfiest printed yoga tights you can get your hands on.
I’m hoping this trend is one that sticks around, nothing like feeling confident and worry-free when you’re working out. Long live the high waist!