20 Best Reviewed Leggings for When You're Shedding for the Wedding

Every bride breathes in a deep sigh of relief on her wedding day. It may not go smoothly, and that's fine. But between now and then, getting the wedding prepared is a bit of a marathon, and it can't hurt to be physically fit. Sure, there's a lot of pressure on brides to look as good as possible in that wedding gown, and many women find themselves "shedding for the wedding." Whether you're looking to drop a few pounds, simply want to stay toned or are trying to tame your inner Bridezilla with some stress-relieving yoga, we've found 20 high-tech performance leggings to wear in your pursuit of health and happiness. They'll keep you comfy and dry as you work toward your goal, and most importantly, you'll look and feel fabulous on your special day.

Best Leggings According to Reviews: Amazon, Athleta, Lululemon, Sweaty Betty
Best Leggings Reviews Columbia Sportswear Women's Luminary Legging photo

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Columbia Sportswear Women's Luminary Legging

Whether you're a yogi or a runner, you'll love these Luminary leggings that feature stretch fabric, gusset detailing and slim cargo pockets. Columbia's high-performance Omni-Wick fabric will move your sweat away quickly for an ultra-cool, dry wear. In another bid for comfort, this material features four-way comfort stretch. Bonus: There's a stash pocket for keys. Says one reviewer, "The pants were extremely comfortable for just wearing them around the house and when I went for a hike. I was surprised by how warm they were, but not too warm where it was uncomfortable during my hike. I'd highly recommend these tights for any activity level." ($70; columbia.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Under Armour Fly Fast Women's Running Leggings photo

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Under Armour Fly Fast Women's Running Leggings

These best-selling leggings by Under Armour are made from the brand's propriety StudioLux fabric, which is supportive, sweat-wicking and extra-stretchy for the latest in comfort. Because they were built for comfort and performance, the Fly Fast leggings won't stretch out and fall down during your workout. They'll stay put without any uncomfortable squeezing. "These are by far the best workout pants I own," boasts one reviewer. "In fact I'll likely be buying a couple more pairs of them. They didn't fall down or ride up, the compression wasn't too much and actually seemed to help me not tire so fast (or maybe it's because I used less energy trying to pull them up during my run) either way fabulous legging!!" ($60; underarmour.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Nike Power Legendary Mid-Rise Capris photo

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Nike Power Legendary Mid-Rise Capris

These Power Legendary mid-rise performance capris are made from Nike's signature Dri-FIT fabric, which wicks perspiration away from the body and toward the surface, where it can evaporate. This means you'll stay dry and comfortable while still receiving compression and support. We love that the Y-shaped rear seam highlights curves while the ergonomic flat seams, inseam gusset and stretch properties allow you to experience a wider range of movement. Bonus: The wide elastic waistband tilts up at the perforated back for increased coverage and breathability, which adds to your range of motion and comfort. ($94; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Athleta Stealth Capri photo

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Athleta Stealth Capri

Athleta has gone high-tech for the Stealth Capri, made from the company's fabric with Sculpte technology, which includes compression panels that mold and adapt to your body. They are flattering but not constrictive, which we love. You won't need to adjust them as you train, run or do studio workouts. They also feature the Breathable CoolMax crotch gusset and the Neverend Drawstring, a fully adjustable continuous loop that never gets lost in the wash. Bonus: Made in a Fair Trade Certified Factory. ($63 - $89; athleta.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Lululemon High Times Pant Full-on Luon 7/8 Yoga Pants photo

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Lululemon High Times Pant Full-on Luon 7/8 Yoga Pants

Uber-fashionable sportswear brand Lululemon says it "designed these pants to help us move from Hatha to happy hour, no questions asked." We love that, because a bride-to-be is always busy. The Hight Times Pant's Luon fabric is four-way stretch, sweat-wicking and gives incredible support and coverage. The added Lycra fiber makes these legging stretchy enough to enhance your range of motion while truly staying put; you won't be pulling up these leggings as you work out. Bonus: The 7/8 length is bike-friendly, and Lululemon's signature waistband pocket keeps your keys and gym pass stashed. ($128 - $138; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Athleta Organic Cotton Meditation 2-in-1 Capri photo

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Athleta Organic Cotton Meditation 2-in-1 Capri

We love Athleta for all of the practical fashion it offers, from performance tights to jogging skirt to tops with built-in bras. The Meditation 2-in-1 capri is one of our favorite designs, because it is made to perform but can also go from a workout to a shopping spree, no change necessary. Made of lightweight, stretchy organic cotton, it's perfect for the yogi who wants to get toned and stay chill before the wedding. "This skirt/capri tight combo is ideal for not just yoga, but also for CYA while running around during the day before and after class," says one reviewer. "Please, Athleta, keep carrying this or give us similar options! Not everyone wants her rear on display!" ($59; athleta.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 leggings photo

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Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 Leggings

These incredibly versatile Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 leggings are highly rated by Nordstrom customers, who call them "workout staples" and say things like, "I was a Lululemon fanatic and would never purchase another brand, but I tried Sweaty Betty and love them." The high waistband, which is two layers of fabric, will stay put and give you a smooth, flattering shape while feeling comfortable and supportive. The sweat-wicking fabric also has a high elastane content, which sculpts the body. Bonus: Reflective details enhance visibility in low light or at night. ($110; nordstrom.om)

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Best Leggings Reviews ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Pants photo

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ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Pants

Firstly: These ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Pants come in 38 colors and prints, so if you fall in love with them, you can stock up. Secondly: The leggings are so soft and smooth. And if you are on a budget — and who isn't right before a wedding? — the price is right at $20 (seriously). While that might have some wondering about quality, get this: They are the number one best seller in Women's Athletic Pants on Amazon. The four-way stretch fabric is designed to contour perfectly to your body, giving you a streamlined look, plus there's built-in tummy control. "I was skeptical about buying these pants as I am about most exercise clothing online," admits one reviewer. "I got them in and wore them for a run. After my run I celebrated with champagne. Low and behold.... these pants fit a whole bottle of champagne in the pocket! This was a phenomenal feature! Since then, my run times have improved tremendously. I highly recommend these pants for this feature alone." ($20; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Zella Live-In Leggings photo

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Zella Live-In Leggings

There has been much buzz around the Zella brand from Nordstrom and for good reason: The Live-In leggings are incredibly comfortable and flattering. Zella claims that its moisture-wicking fabric "supports muscles, smooths curves, and optimizes range of motion" — and the claim is true. The fabric will keep you dry and cool no matter what your workout. These leggings are will become your new favorite pair of workout leggings. Bonus: These come in a wide range of sizes from XX to XL. Love that. "These are the most comfortable leggings I've ever worn," raves one reviewer. "They are thick enough not to be see through, and keep enough warmth in, but not too thick they make you sweat. The material is breathable and looks beautiful with every wash. If you're on the fence, buy them! You won't regret it!" ($54; nordstrom.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Alo Yoga High-Waist Goddess Leggings photo

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Alo Yoga High-Waist Goddess Leggings

The Alo brand, designed in sunny L.A., bills itself as "the epitome of comfort" — and it happens to be right. These Yoga High-Waist Goddess Leggings have a cult following among yoga practitioners for so many reasons. One point of uniqueness: These leggings feature a ribbed lower portion that can be worn on the leg or pulled down over the heels, lending a better grip or straight-up coziness (think: Jennifer Beals in Flashdance). The silhouettes are also modern and fashionable, as are the color choices. And the high waist resists rolling, lessening that common workout aggravation. "These are the best. Soft, cozy and really cute. Perfect for barrre class, yoga or wearing around town doing errands. I love them," says a reviewer. ($102; nordstrom.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Onzie High Rise Graphic Legging Constellation photo

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Onzie High Rise Graphic Legging Constellation

These patterned Onzie High-Rise Graphic Leggings will make an ethereal statement, as they are graced by a gorgeous constellation of stars. We love the high-rise waist for comfort and a hint of sex appeal. The material is also ultra-light and quick-drying, because Onzie knows that these yoga sessions can get intense (headstand, anyone?). And with the chic design, these leggings will take you from class straight to the streets. Bonus: Free shipping for Amazon Prime members. ($72; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Anjali Arya Printed Crop Yoga Leggings photo

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Anjali Arya Printed Crop Yoga Leggings

Can we talk about how Labyrinth, this vibrant, psychedelic print – in girly pink – can hide any hint of lumps or bumps? Yes, it can, and every bit as well as black. So, there's that. But there's more. A strategic, slightly high waistband eliminates any possibility of muffin top and keeps things where they're meant to be. Design features include four-way stretch technical fabric that is breathable, moisture wicking and anti-microbial. "These feel amazing and look even better," says a reviewer. Bonus: These Anjali Arya Printed Crop Yoga Leggings are eco-friendly and made from BPA-free recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that? ($89; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Gaiam Hudson Hi Rise Leggings photo

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Gaiam Hudson Hi Rise Leggings

Laser-cut details lend these Gaiam Hudson Hi-Rise leggings a hint of high style, which makes sense, as they are part of actress Jessica Biel's yoga collection that she created with Gaiam. But they aren't just a pretty picture. These leggings work for your workout with performance in mind. Made of a high-tech Lycra-Spandex blend, the leggings won't go sheer during a workout and will keep everything in place with their light compression feature. Designed with a 7/8 length, which is perfect for bike riding or running errands about town. ($110; gaiam.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews The North Face Perfect Core High Rise Tights photo

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The North Face Perfect Core High Rise Tights

First off, let's get the fashiony stuff out of the way: The succulent fig color is gorgeous. Beyond that, true to The North Face, these leggings are all business. They feature the company's proprietary FlashDry fabrication, which wicks away moisture to keep you dry. These Perfect Core High Rise leggings also feature targeted power-mesh compression in the waistband for superior core support. The chafe-free flat-locked seams make certain you experience next-to-skin comfort, as does the smooth, wide waistband with internal pocket. They've thought of everything, naturally. ($99; dillards.com)

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Calvin Klein Performance Compression Waistband Leggings photo

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Calvin Klein Performance Compression Waistband Legging

While the name Calvin Klein brings runways to mind, these compression leggings are the real deal, offering the same performance features that the athletic brands provide (if not more). There's a wide, elasticized compression waistband that includes an interior runner's pocket. The rayon/nylon/spandex blend provides four-way comfort stretch and moisture wicking. The antimicrobial gusset is one of many added features, as are the flat seams with tonal top stitching for ultimate comfort. "These are the most comfortable leggings ever," writes a reviewer. ($59; dillards.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Yogalicious High Waist Ultra Soft Lightweight Leggings photo

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Yogalicious High Waist Ultra Soft Lightweight Leggings

Yogalicious has emerged as a dependable, low-cost athletic brand for leggings that offer performance features at a reasonable price — in this case, $44.99. Amazon reviewers have called these leggings "soft and luxurious," "squat proof" and "extremely soft & flattering." The company touts its Nude Tech fabric as providing natural moisture wicking qualities to keep you cool, dry and comfy. Also, this fabric is so lightweight that you will feel as though you are wearing nothing (hence the Nude Tech name). They are fashionable, too, making them perfect for lounging at home. ($45; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews 90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Power Flex Legging photo

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90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Power Flex Legging

These high-waist flex leggings from 90 Degree By Reflex are consistently rated as some of the best yoga pants in the game. They're perfect for everything from yoga to a barre or spin class or even making a fashion statement tucked into boots — especially since they are available in 43 colors. They're super-soft in a high-rise design that offers the wearer a lot of tummy control. Plus, more than 4,000 Amazon customers can't be wrong: They are the best seller in the online retailer's category for women's sports tights and leggings. "These leggings are not see through or shiny, and I haven't noticed any problems with pilling either. After finding these, I don't think I'll ever spend $98 on leggings again," writes a reviewer. ($55; amazon.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews Avec Les Filles Sport Color-Block Cropped Leggings photo

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Avec Les Filles Sport Color-Block Cropped Leggings

Who says you can't look fabulous when you're logging a million miles? Certainly not Avec Les Filles Sport, or the French-inspired brand wouldn't have made these awesome color-block leggings. Made out of nylon/spandex for running, training, yoga, these sexy pants feature color-block panels and a cropped silhouette, so they can be worn outside the exercise or yoga studio, too. Features include flatlock seams, moisture-wicking and a wide elasticized waist. The slip pocket ensures that you can hold a few items while you get your groove on. ($72; bloomingdales.com)

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Best Leggings Reviews ONGASOFT Yoga Pants photo

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Hello, sexy mesh! We love you for hinting at our sex appeal without overtly advertising it. Not only is this a stylish, sheer contrast to the white fabric, it increases breathability. ONGASOFT's nylon-spandex blend is sweat-wicking and lightweight, making these pants suitable for an array of fitness activities. The flat-lock stitching makes for flattering, curved seaming that reduces friction and will make your legs look slim and sexy. Bonus: Two concealed side pockets give you the convenience to carry your mobile phone, keys or credit card. "So Soft, very supportive! The mesh isn't scratchy at all. The pocket is perfect for my phone for a couple of 'gu' packs for my half marathon. I Am so excited about these!" says a reviewer. ($20 - $30; amazon.com)

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Alo Yoga Coast Leggings Best Leggings Reviews photo

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Alo Yoga Coast Leggings

These slimming Alo Yoga Coast Leggings are so fashionable that they can be worn with a variety of tops in the gym and afterwards in the street. They're full of dichotomies: Comfortable yet sexy, functional yet fabulous. The stretch fabric will make your booty look incredible and the straps that go under your feet will keep them in place during yoga, Pilates and more. And those mesh cutouts bring so much sex appeal to the party! Says one reviewer, "The mesh caught they eye of the significant other. Made me want to work out all the more, since they felt sinful and fun...but could always throw on a top and head out to lunch/dinner as well!" ($94; bloomingdales.com)

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