With the ability to let you be comfortable without looking sloppy, leggings — not diamonds — may just be a girl's best friend. Although your classic black pair is both a wardrobe and workout staple, it may be time for an upgrade. Put your black pair on hold and bring some pattern to Pilates with a pair of leggings that are anything but boring.
Wunder Under Pants
Anything but subtle, these bright blue Lululemon Wunder Under Pants ($82, shop.lululemon.com) are so comfortable you won't want to take them off.
Show off your wild side and brighten up your run in these retro-inspired Fila Pixel Pants ($24, originally $40, shopstyle.com).
For a pair of leggings that can be worn well beyond the Pilates studio. Try a pair of Athleta Brahma Leggings ($84, athleta.gap.com).
(See also: Lightweight, long-sleeve workout tops for early fall.)
Rollover Capri Pant
The neon green on these Butter Rollover Capri Pants ($44, shopstyle.com) bump up the basic black.
Resistance Tight Capri
Add a pop of purple to your yoga practice in these Fila Resistance Tight Capris ($27.50, originally $55, shopstyle.com).
Long Run Compression Tights
For long runs that go well into the night, throw on a pair of reflective and rather slimming Lucy Compression Tights ($40, originally $98, lucy.com).
Gather and Grow Crop
Sweat in style or get bendy at yoga wearing a pair of Lululemon Gather and Grow Crop ($78, shop.lululemon.com).
Printed Active Capri Leggings
Make a statement during your next ride wearing brushstroke-inspired Nike Capri Leggings ($37, macys.com). The Dry-FIT fabric will keep you cool and dry too!
Animal-Print Active Capris
Add a little fierceness to your workout routine in Ideology's Animal-Print Leggings ($26, originally $48).
Harem Parachute Leggings
Great for a dance workout like Zumba, these loose fitting parachute leggings ($10, originally $30, amazon.com) are a trendy choice.