workout pants that you can wear to the gym and beyond? No sweat(s)! These styles go the distance.Looking for a functional yet figure-flattering pair of
If You Have a Tummy
Look for: A wide waistband and a higher rise to hold in a muffin top and smooth the midsection, says Karyn Riale, a New York City–based retail buyer for the Shops at Equinox. 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: Adidas polyester-spandex pants, $60, zappos.com for info. Under Armour Victory tank, $23, underarmour.com. C9 by Champion compression bra, $15, target.com. New Balance 730 sneakers, starting at $50 on Yahoo! Shopping. BodyFit speed rope, $7, 888-801-9164. Fantas-Eyes sunglasses, $18, 212-997-4433. Bkr Smith glass water bottle, $28, mybkr.com.
To buy: Reebok nylon-spandex shapewear pants, $50, 866-870-1743.
To buy: Prana Supplex-Lycra pants with a higher rise in back, $84, prana.com.
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To buy: The Girls cotton-spandex shapewear pants, $33, 888-761-3737.
If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Look for: Side seams that curve inward to “sculpt” legs, says Kirta Carroll, the marketing brand director for Lady Foot Locker. A dense fabric, like Supplex, minimizes jiggle, while a straight or bootcut leg helps balance hips.
To buy: Nux nylon-spandex pants, $64, 855-855-8845.
For Full Hips and Thighs
To buy: New Balance polyester-spandex pants, $55, 800-595-9138.
For Full Hips & Thighs
To buy: Lucy Lotus Supplex-blend pants, $90, lucy.com.
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,” says Los Angeles–based sports stylist Cindy Whitehead.
Prefer cropped? Try a pair that hits just past the knee.
To buy: C9 by Champion polyester-blend pants, $25, 800-591-3869.
To buy: Marika Coolmax-and-cotton short pants, $50, marika.com.
To buy: Old Navy nylon-spandex petite compression pants with hidden pocket in the back, $27, 800-653-6289.
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, $64.50, victoriassecret.com.
An Easy Dress
To buy: Athleta Supplex-Lycra tall pants (also available in plus sizes), $70, athleta.com.
For Tall Frames
To buy: Brooks polyester-spandex pants, $75, brooksrunning.com.