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
- Very popular choice for shapewear and everyday basics
- Smoothing leggings make them good on the hips and waist
- Goes up to 4XL
- Some say they come up small
Best top-rated seamless leggings
Adanola has come out of the woodwork as being one of the best go-to brands for all things fitness.
- Highly-rated for gymwear
- Wide range of sizes and colours to select
- Great as loungewear too
- Matte finish may not suit everyone
Best affordable seamless leggings
Of course, not everyone wants to splash £100+ for a pair of good leggings. Here's where New Look
- Great value-for-money
- Fits to size
- May come up short if you're taller
Best Gymshark seamless leggings
- Multiple seamless choices from Gymshark
- Great value-for-money
- Does have a slight seam around the waist
Best scrunch bum seamless leggings
- Scrunch bum leggings make them sculpting too
- Good choice for gymwear
- Not as high-quality as other options
Best seamless leggings for colour options
The high street shops are really pulling through with options for seamless leggings and Pull &
- Perfect loungewear
- Affordable choice
- Good colours
- Not as good as gym wear
Best loungewear seamless leggings
Okay, the clues in the name - but Lounge does a whole range of fashionably comfortable loungewear
- Great for loungewear
- High-waisted make them shaping
- Not as many colours to choose
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.