The best ribbed leggings to throw on at any moment

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If even the best leggings in your collection (because who doesn't have an extensive stockpile of leggings at this point) are getting boring, may we introduce you to ribbed leggings? Designed as comfy as normal leggings should be but with an added ribbed texture, these leggings stand out from the crowd as loungewear with pizazz.

After the last three years, it's fair to say that outerwear in the likes of jeans and bodycon that don't allow our bloating/food coma baby to breathe, is old news. In the words of Dance Mom's Abby Lee Miller - "Boring. Yawning. Sloppy." Casual wear is the GOAT, and it will not be defeated. And who says loungewear can't look chic? Apart from ribbed leggings, there are scrunch bum leggings that contour your bootilicious booty. Or how about honeycomb leggings, the newest trend that TikTok can't get enough of?

Closer's best ribbed leggings at a glance:

Editor's Choice: Pull and Bear Seamless Ribbed Leggings, £12.79 on ASOS

Best Amazon ribbed leggings: DOULAFASS Women Ribbed Leggings, £16.99 on Amazon

Best ribbed leggings for fitness: Women's Ribbed Fitness Leggings 520, £19.99 on Decathlon

Although we appreciate a classic pair of black leggings, getting a ribbed pair can sometimes be a little nicer. The unique lined texture on the legs creates visual contours for the eye that elongate the legs and accentuate your curves. All in all, the leggings genre has evolved from casual running leggings you'd chuck on before exercising, to a fashion piece you can wear on a night out.

You can get black ribbed leggings, a bright neon pair that packs a punch, or maybe you want a calming zen colour such as sage or lavender. Any colour you can think of, we've got below - as well as the best for petite or plus-size women. Let's get started, shall we?

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Editor's Choice: best ribbed leggings

Pull and Bear Seamless Ribbed Leggingspull&bear
Price: £12.79 (was £15.99)


If you're looking for the best of the best, Pull&Bear's Seamless Ribbed Leggings are our top


  • Seamless for easy wearing
  • Also available in petite
  • Loads of colours


  • May be slightly tight with bodycon fit

Best Amazon ribbed leggings

DOULAFASS Women Ribbed Leggingsamazon
Price: £16.99


Amazon is the easiest place to shop online, so what better place to grab some ribbed leggings? The


  • Tonnes of colours to choose from
  • A tummy control waist for shaping effect


  • May not be as high-quality as others

Best ribbed leggings for fitness

Women's Ribbed Fitness Leggings 520 - Indigo Bluedecathlon


Of course, you can't have a snazzy gym fit without some extra snazzy [gym


  • Great design
  • Comes in two colours
  • Made with 37% organic cotton


  • May be a little bit too bold

Best plus-size ribbed leggings

High-Waisted Sculpting Ribbed Leggingsin the style


Finding nicely designed plus-size leggings can be a pain in the butt but In The Style have our


  • Made with plus-size in mind
  • High waisted
  • Six colours to choose from


  • Not available in lower sizes

Best yoga ribbed leggings

Sweaty Betty Super Soft Flow Ribbed Yoga Leggingssweaty betty


Less inclined towards a totally ribbed pair, and want a more subtle design? Sweaty Betty's Super


  • Great size range
  • Made with yoga in mind


  • Not as many colours

Best shapewear ribbed leggings

Black Structured Contour Ribbed Leggingsprettylittlething


Although a ribbed material visually contours the legs, if you want the design of your leggings


  • Good choice of colourways
  • Contours legs for shaping feature
  • Ultra-comfy


  • May not last too long

Best budget ribbed leggings


Sometimes, we want to grab a pair of affordable leggings and save our money for other ventures


  • Seamless quality makes them extra comfy
  • Really affordable price


  • Not many colours available

Best ribbed leggings on sale

Orange Seamless LeggingsH&M
Price: £6 (was £12.99)


If you're like us and you can't resist a good sale - you'll want to look at these Orange Seamless


  • Bold design
  • Comfortable seam-free design


  • Not as many sizes available

Best dark brown ribbed leggings

Dark Brown Ribbed Jersey High Waist Leggingsnew look


We've shown you some great ribbed leggings, in great colours, so far - but if you're looking for a


  • Stylish colour choce
  • Affordable price
  • Loads of sizes available


  • Waistband may be uncomfortable

How to style leggings for work?

Before the pandemic, casual wear such as leggings was seen as a bit improper in the workplace. But ever since working from home entered our lives, comfy-loungewear work clothes have been embraced with open arms. We'll be honest, we were doing Zoom calls in our PJs at some points.

A common question thrown around the workplace now that we are moving back into office spaces is how can I wear my leggings in a work setting, and still look professional? It's possible, people. Although workplace outfits are not as strictly monitored as they used to be, it's still important to look like you put effort into your outfit to impress your boss and colleagues. It doesn't take much to look put together - trust, we are lazy as heck.

Layering is key. Always pair your leggings with something slightly oversized on the top, to hide the waistband that might have a logo etc. This is especially important if you're pregnant and pairing with maternity leggings. For example, a classic graphic tee, oversized knit or blazer go well with a normal or leather pair of leggings.

Then over top of that, if it's cold (we live in the UK, let's get real) a cropped leather jacket or teddy coat will look gorgeous. For the shoes - well, anything goes with leggings. Trainers paired with white socks pulled over the cuff, or how about Doc Martens or UGG Mini Boots? Finish off the look with some affordable jewellery pieces, like a fine silver chain, and you're looking Miranda-Priestly-approved. That's all.

Ruby Barry is a Product Writer for heat, specialising in fashion and beauty. The team has nicknamed her "dupe queen", as there's not a product in the world she can't find a cheaper alternative for.

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