Best Leggings for Girls

by Amy Hogan

Best Leggings for Girls
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Leggings are an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe. They are seriously the perfect pants for almost every and all occasions, because they come in a variety of styles: every day, athletic,  trendy — there’s something to satisfy everyone’s tastes and needs. The beauty of leggings is that they’re fairly forgiving size-wise, so they’re easy to shop for online and in stores. There are even Lularoe kids leggings that you can order directly from a local consultant in your neighborhood.



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Parents of sporty girls should stock up on athletic leggings, which are usually made out of high-tech fabrics that are lightweight and can wick away moisture, which makes them extremely comfortable for long, sweaty sporting practices and events. Nike and adidas are two of the most popular brands for awesome athleisure wear for little girls.


While you can never go wrong with a few pair of basic black and brown leggings for everyday use (they’re perfect for pairing under dresses or with school uniforms), there are also a zillion fun, fashionable and trendy types of leggings. They come in every color, pattern and finish,  including mermaid-inspired fish scales and magnificent metallics. Some require special hand washing, so check the care instructions, but most leggings can stand up to multiple washes and wears.

When shopping for leggings, you should know that they come in different lengths, from ankle to cropped and capri, so you can get the right style to fit your little girl’s personality and preferences. And while most are lightweight, there are even fleece-lined leggings that are perfect for wearing all winter and on chilly summer nights.


We’ve done all the leg work and found the 20 best leggings for girls. Check out our picks below!


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Justice Crop Leggings


These are great for sporty girls, but they’re super stylish, too. The Justice leggings hold up really wonderfully in the washing machine and are 93% cotton/7% Elastane, so they keep their shape, which means no more baggy knees by noon. Kids’ black leggings are worth stocking up on for this price.

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Frogwill Girls Mermaid Scale Leggings


Trust us, whimsical, shimmery mermaid leggings are the new wardrobe staple for the elementary school set. These soft, comfortable, scale-print leggings are great for Halloween and special occasions. They make getting dressed every day more enchanting for little girls.

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Cat & Jack Animal Print Leggings


Let your little girl take a walk on the wild side, because these jungle-cat printed leggings are stretchy and comfortable. The full elastic waist helps keep them up on even the tiniest young ladies.

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Adidas Originals 3-Stripe Leggings


The iconic stripes stand out against pale pink, but that’s about as girlie as these relaxed-fit leggings get. The adidas performance leggings are a top pick for basketball-playing girls as well as gymnasts.

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Adidas 3-Stripes Leggings


Little athletes consider these black-and-white leggings to be essential to their workouts. The sporty design is a classic, and the stretchy cotton jersey makes them soft and flexible with a slim, streamlined fit.

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Nike Sportswear Big Kids’ (Girls’) Leggings


The Bordeaux/Pink foam color combination on these performance leggings from Nike is so on trend. But all that kids care about is that they’re super soft and comfortable and allow them to move freely. They’re tops with the basketball team.

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Nike Sportswear Big Kids’ (Girls’) Printed Leggings


Little girls will go crazy for this Twilight Pulse/Lava Glow pattern. The performance leggings embody everything you love about Nike: stylish quality that lasts and lasts. These super-cool leggings will be a favorite in any athlete’s wardrobe.

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Justice Sport Crop Leggings


These black leggings are far beyond basic. The cropped cut is perfect for summer sports season and the wide comfort-fit waistband keeps them in place. And the best part is that they come in soccer, gymnast or dancer to reflect your girl’s favorite interests.

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Sweet Treat Leggings


Justice knows what girls want. They crammed everything that little girls love – including donuts, rainbow sprinkles and unicorns — into a seriously stylish pair of pants. These are sure to be the sweetest in your kid’s collection.

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Stretch Is Comfort Girl’s Footless Leggings


These high-quality leggings come in 38 different colors and styles. They range from basic black and brown to colorful metallics and even rhinestone bedazzled. This brand seriously has something to reflect the personality of every little girl.

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CAOMP Girl’s Ankle Length Leggings, Certified Organic


Parents appreciate that these organic fabric leggings, which come in black, white, red or pink, hold their shape after repeated washings. They’re durable and tagless, and thick enough to wear as pants in the winter.

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Cat & Jack Floral Capri Leggings


Fresh, floral leggings are so trendy right now. These capri-length leggings are perfect to wear alone or paired under a dress for an extra pop of flowery fun. They’ll be a great year-round addition to any little girl’s wardrobe.

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Cat & Jack Emoji Print Leggings


Who doesn’t need a pair of royal blue leggings with emoji unicorns that smile rainbows on the knees? The cotton-spandex blend of this Cat & Jack full-length pair is durable and comfortable.

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Crewcuts By J.Crew Gingham Leggings


Crewcuts By J.Crew has a perfect pair of leggings for spring/summer. These are a fun, modern, colorful flamingo pink-and-ivory take on the classic gingham print. This is a pair of leggings little ones will want to wear every day, and luckily they can hold up to lots of washes and wears.

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Zella Girl Fold-Over Reversible Leggings


You get plenty of bang for your buck with these leggings for little girls. The dark floral pattern is fun, but they can also be turned inside out to reveal an all-black pair of pants. Plus, the quality fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking, so they’re practical for playing or sports practice.

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Weixinbuy Classic Faux Denim Fabric Leggings


Jeggings are the best of both worlds: they look like a perfect-fitting pair of jeans but have all the comfort of stretchy leggings. These come in five different colors and denim styles and have 3% spandex to maintain their shape after repeated washings.

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A2Z 4 Kids Denim Ripped Stretchy Jeggings


Distressed denim is all the rage, and these are sure to be a welcome addition to any stylish little girl’s wardrobe. They have a button fastener and zip fly and pockets but are still as buttery soft as regular leggings.

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Lesubuy Fish Scale Pattern Leggings


We just love the luminescent material on these mermaid leggings. They come in a variety of colors to appease any underwater adventure lover. It’s best to hand wash these in cold water and let hang dry, so they’re better for special occasions then everyday play.

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IRELIA Kids Cotton Fleece-Lined Leggings


These are the best everyday leggings to wear during the winter or anytime it’s chilly. The fleece lining makes them super soft and warm. They come in black and both light and dark gray, so they’re ideal for wearing with school uniforms or under dresses. You’ll want to stock up on these wardrobe staples.

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Milila Girls Shiny Metallic Dance Leggings


These tights are out of this world! They come in multiple colors ranging from basic black to radical rose red. The high-quality fabric stands up to lots of energetic play dates and dance practices without dulling.