Best Leggings for Apple-Shaped Bodies
Finding the perfect pair of leggings for a curvy body is not as simple as you may think. You need to think about the fabric, if it’s squat proof, if it’s high-waisted, and the list goes on. Whether you’re wearing them for a workout or it’s part of your athleisure look, a pair of leggings is a staple, practical clothing item in your wardrobe. 10 dollar leggings from Forever 21 won’t cut it, but here’s a pair that will be the best leggings for apple-shaped bodies.
To be completely transparent, I’ve partnered with Shapermint in January of 2020 to review some of their items (you can see my honest video review here). Sure I loved all of the pieces they sent me, but I love LOVED the leggings on my apple-shaped body. So what is an apple-shaped body you ask? It’s when your hips are a bit narrow and all of your weight is in your midsection. I’ve been apple-shaped my entire life, and I feel the most comfortable when I have on anything that’s high-waisted. This is why these Empetua High Waisted Shaping Leggings have been my favorite pair of leggings to date.
Quality and fit
When I first tried these leggings on, I was pretty surprised at how good the quality was. Most importantly, I loved how comfortable they were. You can wear them at the gym (they’re also squat proof by the way) or you can lounge in them. Yes, they’re that comfortable. These leggings are also very, very high-waisted and will give your midsection a lot of support. Since you can find this on the Shapermint website or on Amazon, you can count on this pair to add some shape to your body. You’ll also notice ridges on the inside of the fabric which will prevent them from rolling down.
The Empetua High Waisted Shaping Leggings come in plenty of sizes to choose from. Sizes range from medium to 4XL. I highly recommend getting a measuring tape and reading their sizing chart if you need help on figuring out what would be the perfect size for you. My waist measures 39 inches and since this has medium compression, I went for the large.
Whether you’re running at the gym or running errands, you can always style a pair of leggings in and out of the gym. Because these leggings smoothen and add structure to your waist, it’s a dream for an apple-shaped body. Pair this with some sneakers, and throw on some layers like a leather jacket to complete the look. If you’re on the shorter end like me (hello 5’1) try cuffing the bottoms since they run a little long.
Final thoughts & price
I highly recommend you getting them. These leggings are ridiculously comfortable for the curvy body and I’ve already stocked up on a few more since I practically live in them. Even though these leggings normally run $60 (and to be honest, they’re worth every penny), you can find coupons or wait for sales to save some serious cash.