2020 goal: no more see-through leggings.

Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out

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Ok ladies, it's 2020, why are see-through leggings a thing? One of the most frustrating things about shopping for activewear especially online is finding a cute pair, ordering it, receiving it, and then find out that you can't bend over or move in them. The. Worst.

I mean, what's the point of wearing a pair of leggings to the gym if you can't move without the fear of flashing everyone? Have no fear. Today on the blog I'm rounding up 7 of my favorite squat-proof leggings that you need to check out! Here's to crushing our fitness goals this year and looking cute while doing so!

Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out

If you've been around here for a hot minute then you know that my Old Navy leggings are by far one of my favorite leggings. For one, the price point for them is great. They are normally priced at $25- $45 and Old Navy is frequently having sales on them. The High - Waisted Elevate Compression Leggings are my personal favorite because they have the right amount of compression that sucks you in a bit and with them being a high-rise fit I don't have a problem with them slipping while I workout.

I still own my first couple of pairs of activewear leggings from Old Navy and they are still holding up pretty well after wearing them at least once a week. I will say, I tend to stick to only the black colored leggings from Old Navy as they don't show sweat, and the main ones I find to be squat proof. The colored leggings are great for lounging around, but some of the lighter colors tend to not be as squat proof.

I own a couple pairs of Fabletic leggings and I will say they hold up to the hype. They are super soft, comfortable, don't ride down, and most importantly, are squat proof. They were a top contender next to Old Navy as my favorite leggings, but since these are priced a little higher than what I am comfortable paying for activewear, they are ranked as my second favorite.

I purchased my first two leggings with their intro 2 for $24 sale and since signed up for their VIP program. Their leggings range from about $70 - $85 but if you are a VIP member you do have the option to purchase a whole outfit from $49.95 - $75. Unlike most leggings I've tried, Fabletic leggings do not have a top seem on the band which makes it really comfortable and lie flat which I love.

Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out
Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out

I've heard so many good things about Gym Shark leggings and knew I wanted to try them out for myself. My first impression of them when I put them on is that they are a lot thinner than the other leggings in my collection. The waistband is also a lot higher of a waist than my other leggings, which I don't mind.

As for pricing, I had purchased these during their blackout sale and they were about $18ish and they normally retail for $30 - $60. I will also note that these leggings are longer than the other leggings I have in my collection and tend to bunch up at my ankles (I'm 5'4" for reference). Another thing to note is that with the combination of the extremely high waist and material, these tend to give me a camel toe and I tend to wear it with longer shirts if I do opt for these leggings.

Ok, Forever 21 can be pretty hit or miss with their quality and really I mainly shop there for their sports bras, but I've managed to find a couple leggings I've liked. I suggest going in-store to try them on, but I've found ones that are made of the nylon and spandex blend are the best. Their leggings are by the far the most affordable out of the bunch ranging from $18 - $23 with sales happening often.

Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out

I had heard the rave of Aerie leggings for a while, and mainly through my roommate/cousin so I thought I'd finally try them out. I opted for the Play Real Me High-Waisted 7/8 Leggings (see a trend here?). The first impression is that these are a lot thinner compared to my Old Navy and Fabletic leggings. The material is a lot silkier as well. I will say since these are a lot lighter of material they're great for hot yoga or my HIIT classes.

The main con about these is that they do not have the "suck you in" factor that I love about my other leggings, but these are comfortable for running around for errands which is what I mainly wear them for! They range from $35-$50 but I got mine on sale for about $20!

Lilly Pulitzer leggings may be the most expensive pair of leggings I have in my collection. Granted, I do buy them during the After Party Sale, but they still run about $55 during the sale. They normally retail for about $108. I love these because they are so soft and you can't help but smile when you see the bright colorful print. I will say, the material of these is more of a soft cotton material rather than your traditional athletic material. I normally would wear these to yoga or running errands rather than do a workout where I'll sweat a lot at.

Ellie Activewear Maroon Set - 6 SQUAT PROOF Leggings to check out

#6. Ellie Activewear - Bally & Balance Collection

Ellie Activewear is still a relatively new brand to me and so far I've been loving their workout sets, especially their leggings! If you're unfamiliar with Ellie Activewear, Ellie is a monthly subscription service where you receive three workout pieces which usually include a sports bra, top, and leggings for $44.95. Ellie doesn't provide one set brand of workout clothes, but a mix of different brands which is fun to try out different brands every month. 

My favorite legging brands from past months have been Bally and Balance Collection. The leggings are so soft, high waisted, and of course, not see-through. I typically only wear these leggings during yoga classes though since they usually are printed or colored as they tend to show sweat, but other than that these leggings are great!

Now, to throw it back to you! Where do you like to shop for your leggings? Let me know down below, I'd love to check them out! I hope you all found this helpful and as always, thank you for reading!


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