Looking for a functional yet figure-flattering pair of workout pants that you can wear to the gym and beyond? No sweat(s)! These styles go the distance.
If You Have a Tummy
Look for: A wide waistband and a higher rise to hold in a muffin top and smooth the midsection. For more belly flattening, try pants with built-in stomach-control panels.
If you’re thicker in the middle, the stretchy, padded waistband on these Capris won’t dig into your sides.
To buy: Reebok nylon-spandex shapewear pants
Prana Supplex-Lycra pants with a higher rise in back
To buy: The Girls cotton-spandex shapewear pants
If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Look for: Side seams that curve inward to “sculpt” legs. A dense fabric, like Supplex, minimizes jiggle, while a straight or bootcut leg helps balance hips.
To buy: Nux nylon-spandex pants
For Full Hips and Thighs
To buy: New Balance polyester-spandex pants
For Full Hips & Thighs
To buy: Lucy Lotus Supplex-blend pants
If You’re Petite
Look for: Cuts that fit snugly on the thighs to slim and lengthen. Also, “ankle-length hems or ones that overlap your shoes help elongate, instead of chopping calves in half”.
Prefer cropped? Try a pair that hits just past the knee.
To buy: Polyester-blend pants
To buy: Marika Coolmax-and-cotton short pants
To buy: Old Navy nylon-spandex petite compression pants with hidden pocket in the back
If You’re Tall
Look for: Pants designed for “tall” proportions, which generally have inseams of 33 inches or longer. Crops should be fitted at the hem to avoid the “Where’s the flood?” look. Beware of camel toe (yup, we’re going there): Short-rise cuts can cause this on a long torso.
To buy: Victoria’s Secret nylon-blend tall pants
An Easy Dress
To buy: Athleta Supplex-Lycra tall pants
For Tall Frames
To buy: Brooks polyester-spandex pants