How to Choose the Right Leggings

A well-fitting pair of leggings are essential for a smooth workout. Read more to discover how to choose the right pair for you.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

When you are going to the gym for a workout or doing a Yoga session, you need to be dressed comfortably.

 One of the essentials, when you are working out, is a good pair of leggings.


We look at how to choose the right leggings that can be used for different occasions and present some of the best legging products that you can consider buying.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

Features of Leggings

The reason you would want to buy leggings is for the features it offers. 

Here is an overview of some of the top features to expect in leggings. 

1. Pockets: Leggings can be found with and without pockets.

When you drive down to the gym or yoga class, you would want to keep your car key somewhere. Buying leggings with pockets would be handy in such a case.

The pocket can be found alongside the legs or at the waistband.

2. Seams: Some leggings feature contoured seaming as a part of the design. 

This feature can be helpful in making you look better as it hugs the body perfectly. 

Since there is virtually no stitching, it feels and appears like a second layer of skin.

3. Waistband: If you are worried about your leggings coming loose, then get one with a waistband. 

The waistband would have a drawstring that you can use to tighten or loosen the leggings, depending on your need.

4. Mesh panels: Leggings with mesh panels not only look good but offer ventilation. 

They make your leggings breathable so you can remain cool and not be troubled with sweat sticking to the leggings.

5. Reflective material: If you are jogging or exercising early in the morning or late evenings, you don’t want to be hit by a vehicle that doesn’t spot you.

Reflective leggings glow in the dark so drivers can see you clearly. It offers added safety when you walk or run in places with dim lighting.

6. Design: Leggings today come in different designs. 

They are available in a myriad of colours and patterns. 

You can choose the one that helps you show off your personality.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

Choosing the best leggings

To help you choose the best leggings, we give you information on leggings Singapore for different occasions.

Do try out the leggings before you buy them.

Ensure they fit you perfectly, especially when you stretch or move.

Here are some of our recommendations:

How to Choose the Right Leggings

1) Leggings for the gym

If you are going to wear leggings while going to the gym, you may want them with pockets.

Consider the Leggings with Phone Pocket 120 – this pair of high-waist leggings are available in grey colour and in multiple sizes. The pocket is best suited to store keys or a mobile phone.

When you are working out at the gym, you will want leggings that offer extra comfort. The Fitness Cotton Leggings Fit+ does just that.

It has 8% elastane that offers complete freedom of movement, allowing you to do your gym routines with ease.

Made from 92% cotton, it is extremely comfortable and best suited for your regular or high-intensity workouts.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

2) Leggings for Yoga

When you are practising Yoga, whether at home or at a yoga class, you need to wear comfortable leggings.

The leggings should offer the flexibility needed to perform Yoga poses with ease.

The Women Yoga Reversible Leggings is the best pair of leggings for your yoga session.

Made from breathable fabric, the leggings offers you total comfort during your yoga session.

Made from recycled polyester, it also has a waistband key pocket for your convenience and offers perfect freedom of movement.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

3) Leggings for Running

Running is an amazing activity that strengthens your lungs and heart. It helps you get a great workout and lose calories. 

To run comfortably, we recommend the Dryfit Women's Cropped Leggings.

These cropped bottoms are perfect to wear while running, whether it is summer or winter.

 It comes with a wide waistband and a key pocket in the back with a zipper. 

With no seams, it offers a perfect fit and ensures the best comfort.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

4) Leggings for Tennis

While playing tennis, you would constantly be on the move. You will want perfect fit leggings that offer maximum comfort. 

The Women's Tennis Cropped 3/4 Dry Leggings 900 has a modern design and is perfect for your needs.

The fabric is stretchable and moves with you ensuring the best fit. 

It has a clever ball-carrying system at the waist, making it convenient to store the ball. 

The mesh panel ensures there is no sweat. The cropped bottoms are an easy maintenance product.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

5) For Hiking & Trekking

When you are going on a long trek, you need the Women's Travel Trekking Travel 500 Leggings.

You need comfortable leggings that fit well and are suitable for walking, travelling and even sleeping.

It has four pockets that you will need when trekking to bring items like your keys, wallet and phone. It also comes with a waistband pocket with zips.

The leggings have reinforced fabric at the knees and seats, ensuring durability.

How to Choose the Right Leggings

6) Leggings for Daily Use

Leggings are not meant merely for workouts but can be used daily. 

They are lifestyle clothing that can be worn for any occasion, like the Cotton Fitness Leggings, which make the ideal lifestyle wear.

This pair of leggings is like a second skin and will fit your perfectly. 

It has elastane that stretches two ways. With 70% cotton, it is soft and most comfortable.

Now that you understand the different types of leggings for the sport you are practicing, go forth and get the right leggings for yourself. 

After all, feeling comfortable is crucial to the satisfaction of your sport session.

Happy shopping!

How to Choose the Right Leggings

Written By: Terence Cheah

Fitness Digital Sport Leader, Decathlon Singapore

Comfort is key!

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