Searching for the Best Black Leggings For Under $20

I’m on the hunt for Black Leggings!

In honor of the United Airlines Leggings Ban (full story HERE) I’m trying to find the BEST pair of leggings for under $20. For those who haven’t heard the hilarious story – basically, 2 teenage girls were banned from flying on United Airlines because of their leggings. From what I gathered it was due to the fact that they were flying under a friend and family discount – so essentially they were representing the company. There is a set standard of a dress code for the friends and family to wear (same as staff).

So it brings up the debate again…

Are leggings pants?

YES! If leggings are not considered pants, then my entire wardrobe should be burned. I think I own about 1 pair of jeans. I literally live in leggings – I hate wearing jeans, I can never find the right fit! Plus they are never stretchy enough. I like to have a complete range of motion at any time. This is super important! Especially for mamas – how am I supposed to get down on the floor or run after someone if I can’t do basic yoga poses in my pants?


I’m trying to find the pair that is:

  1. Opaque ( I hate when you can see through! Especially on granny panty days…)
  2. Tight (From top to bottom)
  3. Consistency (Some of the good ones start to deteriorate too soon)
  4. Under $20


Today, I went out and bought about 5 pairs from various stores in the mall – I have also ordered several from Amazon and other websites. I hit up the basics – Sears, Forever 21, Zara, H&M, Ardene, Urban Planet, Garage..

I will be naming the winner at the end of the week!


If you have any suggestions of brands that have amazing leggings that meet the criteria listed above – Please let me know in the comments below!

Pass it On:


  1. March 29, 2017 / 4:58 am

    Lauren Conrad. They are comfortable!

  2. March 29, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    If leggings aren’t wants, we have a world of moms who are walking around pantsless! $20 is a tough price point though. My fav leggings are VSX and closer to $60.

  3. March 29, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    I’m excited to hear your thoughts! The only budget leggings I’ve found that I actually like are the ones I wear when I’m pregnant from Motherhood Maternity. They usually sell around the $20 price point. When I’m not pregnant, I swear by Lululemon Wunderunders… but they are far above the $20 range. Well worth it in my opinion, though! I have one pair that I’ve been wearing for 7 years and they’re still going strong, whereas my cheaper leggings often deteriorate within a few months.

  4. March 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Ok well these are $30, but they are frequently on sale, and totally worth it. I swear by Old Navy’s Go-Dry High Rise Compression Leggings. I’ve found that if you shop for skinny work out leggings, (instead of just regular leggings) that you end up with way higher quality, thicker, and all around better leggings! Seriously, I have had a few pairs of these for about three years and they are still going strong, and still pass a squat test with flying colors!


  5. March 31, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to find out the winner! I am always looking for a decent pair of leggings that are not too expensive but I have yet to find a pair that I like. I had a pair from Uniqlo that I thought were really good but they stretched out super fast.