Best squat-proof leggings

24 April 2020 by
First published: 29 October 2017

Best squat-proof leggings

Since leggings are the love of every fit girl’s life, we’ve put together our pick of the best squat-proof leggings around. Fantastic stretch, great coverage and enviable style put with these top-notch tights at the top of our must-have list.

Lorna Jane Exertion Core Tight £77.99

Lorna Jane Exertion Core Tight £77.99 Lorna Jane

We’re big fans of the 7/8 length that Lorna Jane’s tights come in. These Exertion Core Tights include an active core stability mesh fabric, which flattens and flatters your waist and stomach. The fabric is four-way stretch, and when put to the squat test they really held up, and didn’t reveal any VPL or go see-through in any awkward places! The high waistband makes them ideal for squatting; it doesn’t gape or bag and provides a flattering fit. They wash well and are made from shrink- and fade-resistant fabric.


Total Knockout by Victoria Sport Tight

Total Knockout by Victoria Sport Tight

Victoria Sport

The brand new Total Knockout by Victoria Sport Tight are an impressive addition to our squat-proof leggings hit list. Offering a second-skin feel and quick-drying fabric in eight different colours, these figure-hugging, panelled leggings are a great option. They also have a thick mid-rise waistband, 7/8 length and have seriously decent-sized pockets, which you can actually fit your phone in – win! They also come in short, regular and long – making them perfect for everyone.


Manduka mesh crop legging - odyssey print

Manduka mesh crop legging – odyssey print

Manduka’s Mesh Crop Leggings in look-at-me odyssey print are a great squat-proof legging option. Their compressive four-way stretch provides ample coverage when squatting, with absolutely no awkward see-throughness. And it’s not just the colourful print getting style points, the chevron panelling on the waistband is super flattering and the lightweight fabric and breathable leg panels make them ideal for when things get sweaty. Traditionally these are a yoga legging, but they’re easily up there with our picks of the best squat-proof leggings.

Tribe Sports Running Tights

Tribe Sports Running Tights

Tribe Sports
Tribe Sports’ Running Tights are a super-flattering, high-waisted addition to our squat-proof leggings list. The burgundy design features contrast panelling, which really flatters, while the high-performance technical fabric ensures full coverage while you squat – there’s no see-through issues here. The addition of breathable panels behind the knees is a nice touch, too. Unlike some of the other leggings on our list, these are slightly thinner and don’t create as much structural lift on your bum – but if you’re squatting anyway, you’re gonna have a toned and lifted bottom anyway! They also come in a capri length – perfect for spring.


Live Clothing

High-waisted styles are probably the most popular trend in the gym this season, especially when it comes to leggings. High-waisted tights are figure flattering and great practical option for all sorts of training sessions. These gorgeous high-waisted wonders from Live Clothing are designed with a thicker material than your average leggings. However, it’s still light enough to stretch, squat, lunge and lift your way to a killer workout! Team with your favourite sports bra or cropped top for a chic gym look that won’t leave you feeling over-exposed.



The latest flex leggings from Gymshark combine a seamless knit with their distinctive shaded paneling to enhance their elasticated waistband. The mesh panelling is ideal for any form of training, as these leggings feature DRY moisture management technology to ensure that you can work out without any irritation. The interwoven pattern makes these leggings totally comfortable and, most importantly, reliable when it comes to squatting.



Let’s face it, leggings are not only meant for the gym – today we’re all rocking them when out for coffee, at brunch or picking the kids up from school. Lululemon always delivers when it comes to great tights and the fabric “Nulu” makes these beauties feel incredibly soft on your skin. Align High Rise Pant are one of my fave tights and perfect for prenatal workout wear too.


Sanctum Apparel

Get ready to fall head over heels for these luscious leggings from Sanctum Apparel. Their soft, stylish waistband and on-trend colours had us at hello. As well as looking gorgeous on, the grey shaping material makes these beauties a fitness must-have for every gym sesh.


Under Armour

Last, but by no means least, these super-light HeatGear leggings, brought to you by Under Armour are a classic when it comes to delivering amazing quality to your workouts. The HeatGear fabric adapts to your body giving it a skintight feel, but also provides remarkable coverage that will support your movements through every sessions. Add to your list, pronto!


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Best squat-proof leggings
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Best squat-proof leggings
These squat-proof leggings will help you feel confident and covered to get as low as you want, without the fear of showing too much.