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10 Functional & Flattering Black Leggings You Can Buy on Amazon

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The black legging is to exercise as the little black dress is to wedding season: an essential wardrobe staple. Tall, short, small or large, the black legging is flattering on practically every body shape and it's functional to boot. With a lot of stretch in the fabric, cuts and seams that accentuate your curves and muscles, lengths that keep you warm or comfortable depending on the season and the ability to seamlessly transition from gym to grocery, the black legging boasts endless reasons why it's is an absolute must no matter what your training schedule requires.
Whether you opt to own eight pairs of the same reliable brand and cut, or you prefer branching out to include several different options, Amazon is an unexpected hidden mecca for all your black legging needs. From well-known brands to budget styles, charcoal black to those with a little pop of color, if you have legs, Amazon has the activewear staple of your dreams.
1. 90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex Yoga Pants ($19.99)

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With more than 4,200 reviews and a cumulative 4.5-star rating, these basic black leggings are the best selling option on Amazon and for good reason. The manufacturer promises a perfect contour for any body, allowing you to bend, flex, squat and stretch your way to success.
2. Spalding Boot-Leg Yoga Pant ($19.99)

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If the skintight look isn't your thing, nearly 3,000 people have given these flattering boot-leg options their stamp of approval.
3. Champion Absolute Workout Capri ($24.99)

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This mid-length option is ideal for sunny-but-cool days running by the river, around the block or on the track. Champion's Power Flex stretch means your leggings won't ever hold you back from a full range of movement.
4. Neonysweets Workout Tights ($15.99)

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If you're looking for a touch of color in your workout wardrobe, but prints and neon pink aren't your cup of tea, it's time to try these subtle leggings on for size. The colorful red, yellow, green and blue stitching pops on the black background of this stretchy, high-waisted option.
5. YogaReflex Plus-Size Active Pants ($29.99)

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At the start of your fitness journey, you're going to want leggings that make you feel strong, comfortable and ready to take on whatever sweaty situation lies ahead. These plus-size leggings are ready to meet whatever challenge you throw their way.
6. Baleaf Yoga Capri Legging ($14.99)

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For beginners looking for an entry to leggings, these basic black capris hit all the musts: affordable, moisture-wicking, breathable and comfortable. Start here and you can build your collection as you build muscle.
7. Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Tactical ($54.99, price varies)  

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Yes, even the bigger name brands can be at your door in record time thanks to Amazon. This athlete-favorite brand's long legging is a must for the winter months if your training plan includes braving the cold outdoors. Its dual-layer ColdGear fabric is both fast-trying and will absorb and retain your body heat throughout your workout so you won't suffer from a case of freezing cold kneecaps at mile two.
8. Velocity Full-Length Yoga Pants ($12.99)

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When you're a basic black kind of gal, but also feel an aggressive need to express yourself, turn to these leggings featuring a fun, but approachable print. Consider the black-and-white brushstroke pattern to be your middle ground  between solid black and outrageous floral prints. The seamless balance for your creative, but perfectly muted yoga practice.
9. Matymats Yoga Pants ($26.89, price varies by style)

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You've seen the mesh trend on practically everyone in your Barre class, but you're not sure if you're ready to dive in headfirst just yet. Dip your toe in the trend with these black leggings with a small see-through side. With just a pop of skin at the back of the knees and along your thigh, you can embrace modesty and a little edge at the same time.
10. Oalka Power Flex Yoga Pants (17.99)

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Commenters say this solid black option passes the test for the number one most common leggings complaint: see-through stretch. No matter if you're dropping a squat or perfecting your Warrior pose, you'll have no worries about anyone getting a peek at the skin beneath.  
What are your must-have black leggings? Tell us in the comments!

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Ohh I am a lil bit late to see your post, no doubt great post Report
Wow, very nice collections of Flattering Black Leggings by Amazon. Always amazon has the largest collections of clothes material & many unique styles. Before some days ago I have purchased the gym ladies pant from gforce2-store.com online store. My friend shares this as its best collections with some offer. She also bought 2,3 times from it & really the products are very unique. Report
I have a couple of pairs of the 90 Degree Reflex pants and think they are great. I also several pairs of capri length pants by RBX - love that they come in colors, and are only $15 a pair at Marshall's. Great place to shop for workout clothes! Report
I'm crazy about the Spauldings! Report
Thank you for the information Report
90 degree by Reflex have leggings that go up to the navel. Very flattering for all sizes and they are my favorite legging. Report
Every pair is below the belly button. I had surgery and need them to go higher. Tired of this style. Report
I like the Danskin Now leggings. They come in bootcut, straight leg, capri. I love the fit and they aren't see through so I can wear them to work. Report
I work out just about every day so I am always looking for leggings. I only buy compression tights with high waists (I hate having to tug the low waist kind constantly) and stick to full length because I am short and capris make me look chunkier. Love the ones with pockets! My favorite brand right now is Athleta. I will keep looking back here to see what others have. My experience is that it is worth paying more for a quality pair because it will last long if you follow directions for care. Report
That are nice leggings and have budget pricing.

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For those looking for larger size leggings ( and I always go up a size or more with leggings - check out THE CURVY FASHIONISTA blog and website. She did a similar list for ladies with serious curves. Report
I'm very disappointed that only two of these pants come in sizes larger than 18. Not cool, SparkPeople. Report
Old navy actually has really good workout pants
http://www.gypsyrunner.com / has great stuff - with pockets, too! Report
Katie K Active has awesome leggings. Report
I agree about needing a pocket. Thank you, THEBLONDEGENIUS, for posting the link. Report
My problem is that I like them to sit on my waist. This below-the-waist fit makes me feel like they're going to fall off! Report
I'd love to find a workout pant with a pocket big enough to put my phone. Report
Another incentive to lose weight: "Regular" sizes are cheaper than plus size. Report
my favorites are yoga pants I got from Land's End several years ago. Wish they still made them! Report
Agreed. How about adding a list of some larger sizes? Not all of us are a size 10 or smaller~! Report
I want leggings with a waist that comes up high enough - not everyone is starting out with a flat stomach! And, I would like them to stay up and not roll down. I want work out pants to wear when I work out. Report
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