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We won’t lie, for years we only really wore workout gear for tips to the supermarket and the odd brunch date with our friends.
However, during lockdown not only have we almost exclusively lived in them, we’ve also actually worked out in them.
Though we’re reaping the rewards in terms of physical and mental health, it has highlighted to us just how lacklustre our current workout wear is.
And it’s likely we’re not the only ones as the popular Sweaty Betty’s Power 7/8 Gym Leggings are almost already completely sold out on the John Lewis website and look to be going the same way on the brand’s own site too.
Why we rate it
These Power Leggings have a side pocket and a back zip pocket to store all of your essentials and - as every woman everywhere will tell you - anything that has pockets is a win.
We also love that you can get the leggings in a variety of colours and designs, as well as two leg lengths and from sizes XXS-XXL. Not only does this mean that everyone can enjoy comfortable workout wear, it also means you can stock up on a variety of pairs from straight forward black to those which inject a little fun into things.
Plus, you can save up to £30 when you buy the leggings with an athlete tank, and if you sign up to the newsletter you get 15% off your first full price order and free delivery.
Not too shabby, hey?
How it works
These perfect-fit leggings are constructed in bum-sculpting fabric that flatters where it matters they perform for over seven sports. With a high waist with adjustable drawcord for the perfect fit.
Plus, the fabric is also sweat-wicking and quick-drying will help your temperature stay regulated and generally comfortable during a workout.
What the reviews say
“This is my second pair of 7/8 power leggings and I absolutely adore them. They make me want to work out as they look so good and also they don’t budge during a workout of any kind. Treat yourself. They are fabulous!”
“I’m always sceptical about leggings that claim to sculpt your bum and legs. As a curvy size 12-14, sometimes I find myself looking for a miracle pair of leggings and these come pretty close! I bought the L size and length 7/8 as recommended as I’m 5ft 3 and honestly love them. I feel really confident wearing them and my boyfriend complimented them as soon as he saw them on me. They really do give you a perky bum and I feel great going for a walk/run in them.”
“These are like a second skin. Really comfortable to run in and great to stretch in too. Can’t say more than that.”
“I love these. I'm a 14 so went for the large. They fit perfectly and feel very secure and flattering and aren't see through which is a huge issue for me!”
While others did note that the leggings are pretty pricey, but seem to be worth it:
“My only issue is the price, hence the 4 star review.”
“More expensive than other retailers but in my opinion worth the money.”