For the past couple of years, activewear pants have been all about the skinny-leg fit. There are pros and cons to this, of course. The pros? Because of the tighter, compressed fit, you're feeling more supported and no extra fabric gets in the way of whatever workout you're doing. The cons? They're tight! Have you ever tried to peel off your leggings after an especially sweaty workout?
While we still love our compressed leggings, we've been noticing a familiar style come up while browsing the activewear selections at some of our favorite retailers: flared yoga pants. Remember those? Heck, maybe you still wear them, and if so, good for you. But let's go back in time to the early aughts when these were just about everywhere. I had a couple of pairs, and I didn't even do yoga back then. People wore them to the studio, but they also wore them for lounging and running errands. They're so comfortable!
If you're reading this and thinking, "Wow, I miss those pants," then you're in luck because we rounded up some of the best pairs you can buy on Amazon (who can say no to Prime shipping?). Take a look below.
This high-waisted pair is a best seller on Amazon and comes in nine different colors (variety!). The biggest draw for these is they have four pockets, so you can pretty much store everything you need (phone, cash, credit cards, keys, etc.) without having to bring a bag with you to the gym.
These bootleg pants have over 6500 ratings and 4.5/5 stars on Amazon, so we think it's safe to say they're a good option. There's compression throughout the butt and thighs so you'll feel the support with the breathability from the leg and ankle area.
With moisture-wicking and breathable fabric, this pair is an Amazon's favorite. The cool thing about these leggings is that you can easily tailor them to fit your preferred inseam without having to sew the hem.
These fold-over pants are lightweight and stretchy—perfect for perfecting those tricky poses. They also come in seven different color options. A lot of reviewers have commented on how super-soft they are, so you'll probably find yourself wearing them for lounging, too.
These are made from a four-way stretch material so they have the support of a compression fabric but are still soft and breathable. They also have a hidden pocket in the waistband for your keys or phone. The manufacturer recommends you order one size up than you usual since they do run small.
If you want something cropped, this a good flared option. They're still fitted through the butt and legs so you don't have to worry about anything getting in your way. It features a wide waistband for extra comfort.
These are made with extra-thick fabric, so you don't have to worry about any see-through issues. These are on the longer side, which is good if you're tall.
Sweat-wicking and not see-through, these workout pants are formfitting but easy to move in. You'll love the big side pockets which can hold all the essentials: phone, keys, and cash. And if they're too long, you can cut them without having to hem.
Another top-rated choice on Amazon, these leggings are great because they have a wide variety of sizes from petite to extra tall. It's made of moisture-wicking, four-way stretch fabric and has a wide waistband.
Amazon's own brand, Core 10, also has a flared legging option. These ones are 100% squat-proof, have a mid-rise waist, and feature a waistband pocket.