The best seamless leggings: from Gymshark to Adanola

Buttery AND smoothing...

best seamless leggings - heatworld

by Caitlin Casey |
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When it comes to the best leggings, hunting down a pair that doesn't pull on the hips and sits nicely shouldn't be as hard as it is - so that's where seamless leggings come into play. If you haven't already got a pair, welcome to the seam-free world that will make them an irresistible go-to in your wardrobe.

Buttery fabrics, second-skin feel and smooth at the waist. Ah, a perfect seamless legging will make your loungewear step up a notch. And, luckily enough, they're avail at an affordable price as low as £15 (we know - we can't believe it either). And yes, they can even be worn as gym leggings. Bliss.

heat's best seamless leggings at a glance:

Best shaping seamless leggings: Skims Soft Smoothing Leggings, £64 on Skims

Best top-rated seamless leggings: Adanola Ultimate Leggings, £39.99 on Adanola

Best affordable seamless leggings: New Look Black Seamless Leggings, £15.99 on New Look

So, whether you're looking for Adanola's Ultimate Leggings or a value-for-money seamless legging choice from New Look, we've hunted down all the best options on the high street. Whether you want to invest in a pair of classic black leggings or looking to upgrade your colourways, check out our favourites below that will make all those iced-coffee-and-errands dates just a little bit nicer.

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Best shaping seamless leggings

Of course, Skims has to come in as one of the best leggings choices for seamless and shapewear because the brand is all about seam-free. Whether it's strappy dresses, bras and underwear or these Skims Soft Smoothing Leggings, the brand comes in high for everyday leggings that make you look your best.

Customer review: "Just like anything that is Skims, it's amazing and flattering and super comfy. I love this set so much I had to come back and grab another colour."

Pros

  • Very popular choice for shapewear and everyday basics
  • Smoothing leggings make them good on the hips and waist
  • Goes up to 4XL

Cons

  • Some say they come up small
  • High double waistband provides light smoothing and support at your core
  • Full-length legging (approx 28” inseam size S)
  • Has seams at inner leg
  • 93% Nylon / 7% Spandex
  • Hand wash cold, non-chlorine bleach, line dry, do not iron, do not dry clean

Best top-rated seamless leggings

Adanola Ultimate Leggings
Price: £39.99

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Adanola has come out of the woodwork as being one of the best go-to brands for all things fitness. So, it's no surprise the Adanola Ultimate Leggings come in as a top hit for seamless leggings. With sizes XXS up to XXXL, these are a great choice for plus-size leggings as well as a whopping 15 colours to choose from.

Customer review: "Purchased these having seen them promoted online. I struggle to find leggings that give some support/compression but are not too restrictive and then there's always the fact many are see-through. These are neither of these things. They are slightly more fitness fabric than your typical cotton leggings but they're not super shiny. I will be back for more."

Pros

  • Highly rated for gym wear
  • Wide range of sizes and colours to select
  • Great as loungewear too

Cons

  • Matte finish may not suit everyone
  • True to size
  • Compressive active fit
  • Smoothing and sculpting
  • 70% Nylon, 30% Elastane
  • Lightweight
  • 4-way stretch
  • Squat proof

Best affordable seamless leggings

Of course, not everyone wants to splash £100+ for a pair of good leggings. Here's where New Look comes in, with these Black Seamless Leggings that are both just as good as lounging in the house as they are out and about.

Customer review: "Very comfortable leggings. These are a dark grey, ribbed style legging. I’m usually a size 6-8 and bought a size 8 which fits perfectly. I’m 5ft 2” and the length is good, comes down to the ankle. Lovely soft material. Will be buying in black too!"

Pros

  • Great value-for-money
  • Fits to size

Cons

  • May come up short if you're taller
  • High waistline
  • Seamless
  • Stretchy
  • Soft woven fabric
  • Slim fit
  • 92% Polyamide, 8% Elastane.

Best Gymshark seamless leggings

If you haven't already been looking at Gymshark leggings, then get to know. The Everyday Seamless Leggings are an ultimate staple as it is and the seamless waist and legs make for an ultra-comfy daily pair. Into your fitness? Go for the Vital 2.0. or Adapt Pattern leggings.

Customer review: "If you're looking for something easy and good value-for-money then these are a great choice. I love how soft they are and they take me everywhere from the gym to catch-ups with my friends. Will be buying again!"

Pros

  • Multiple seamless choices from Gymshark
  • Great value-for-money

Cons

  • Does have a slight seam around the waist
  • 88% Nylon, 12% Elastane
  • Lightweight seamless material, great for running, cycling, light exercise, or just relaxing on your days off. Just don't do any squats in it
  • High-waisted fit for comfort

Best navy seamless leggings

Hoxton Haus seamless gym leggings co-ord in navy
Price: £15 (was £28)

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Yes, ASOS has a whole range of leggings to choose from that are just as stylish as they are functional. We love these Hoxton Haus seamless leggings coming in at just £15 on sale. Bargain.

Get the matching long sleeve seamless top on ASOS too.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Matching top to invest in too

Cons

  • Not as good for fitness and gym wear
  • Part of a co-ord set
  • Seamless design helps reduce friction
  • High rise
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Bodycon fit

Best scrunch bum seamless leggings

The trendy scrunch bum leggings as loved by celebrities are a good investment to make your derrière look particularly plump for all those workouts (who can blame us?!). So, if you're looking for a scrunch bum choice, go for the TALA Sculpt Seamless Scrunch Leggings.

Customer review: "Super comfortable and flattering. The scrunch bum works wonders and it sits on the waist without being overly compressive or falling down. I can’t fault these at all. Can wear them for weightlifting, pilates and running with no issues."

Pros

  • Scrunch bum leggings make them sculpting too
  • Good choice for gym wear

Cons

  • Not as high-quality as other options
  • Light-weight, high-waisted design
  • Super soft for maximum comfort
  • Subtle, flattering scrunch bum
  • Smoothing effect
  • Available in 27.5-inch inseam length
  • Sustainably made from 51% recycled polyamide, 38% recycled polyester and 11% elastane
  • For a more supportive fit, size down

Best seamless leggings for colour options

The high street shops are really pulling through with options for seamless leggings and Pull & Bears seamless ribbed leggings include colours like sand, khaki, mauve and light blue as well as this classic black. Stock up on them all, they're that good.

Tried & tested by Senior Fashion Product Writer, Caitlin Casey: "I was pleasantly surprised by Pull & Bear here. The brand is known for its basics but I was sceptical about whether it could really pull seamless leggings out of the bag - and the truth is, they're buttery, soft and smooth. Everything you'd want from a casual pair. I love them."

Pros

  • Perfect loungewear
  • Affordable choice
  • Good colours

Cons

  • Not as good as gym wear
  • 96% polyamide, 4% elastane
  • Seamless ribbed leggings
  • Made of slightly stretchy fabric

Best loungewear seamless leggings

Okay, the clues in the name - but Lounge does a whole range of fashionably comfortable loungewear items, including seamless leggings. The Lounge 365 Second Skin Leggings are made with buttery soft material and come up high-waisted for full shaping effect. Also available in stone and rust colours.

Customer review: "These leggings are amazing! The inside lining is a silky soft material, making these thick enough not to be see-through but breathable at the same time. So far, they don’t seem to show any sweat marks or bunch in weird places. They stay firmly put, especially around the waist (which rides up on me in other brands). "

Pros

  • Great for loungewear
  • High-waisted make them shaping

Cons

  • Not as many colours to choose
  • Highrise, ankle length
  • Stretch brushed fabrication
  • Buttery soft lining
  • Sculpting fit with wide waistband
  • Vinyl Lounge logo
  • 69% Recycled Polyamide, 31% Elastane

What are seamless leggings?

If you're still wondering what these nifty leggings really are, we've got the 411 on what makes these so special. To put it shortly, seamless leggings are activewear that is made without traditional stitched seams. Say bye-bye to hems and ta-ra to seams because these are smoothing, baby.

These leggings are made using specialized knitting technology that creates a continuous, stretchy fabric, providing a smooth and comfortable fit without the discomfort of seams. They often may be made as ribbed leggings too, which makes them extra comfy.

You'll find they come cut just above the ankle and avoid any creases or overly-fitted shapes like other running leggings might.

Are seamless leggings suitable for different types of workouts?

As much as we like to wear these pairs to our local coffee shop and back or on mate dates at the weekend, these leggings can also be worn in the gym and while exercising. Whether you're doing yoga, running, pilates or lifting weights in gym sessions, the flexibility and stretchiness make them suitable for a wide range of movements.

Caitlin Casey is a Senior Beauty & Fashion Products Writer for heat, Closer, and Grazia. She covers shopping, women’s lifestyle, popular culture as well as all things trending.

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