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TikTok is obsessed with these Aerie leggings — and they just got an upgrade

They combine two major TikTok fashion trends.
TODAY Illustration / Aerie

From the viral Peter Thomas Roth eye cream to the Clinique Almost Lipstick, TikTok has been known to create such a buzz around products that they completely sell out.

That's what happened in Nov. 2020 after user Hannah Schlenker posted a video wearing the Aerie Crossover Leggings. The clip went mega-viral, causing the pants to completely sell out and become nearly impossible to get — in March, a spokesperson for the brand told Shop TODAY the leggings sold out over six times and racked up a waitlist of more than 156,000 people.

But within the last few months, another style from the brand has been popping up all over the app, cementing itself as a new TikTok favorite. The brand's OFFLINE Real Me High Waisted Crossover Flare Leggings have been featured in numerous videos on the app and have racked up hundreds of thousands of views. One user said that they were "the best thing TikTok has ever convinced me to buy" and another called them "the best purchase of 2021."

And now, Aerie has taken the fan-favorite look even one step further. On Dec. 1, the brand dropped the High Waisted Crossover Super Flare Legging, combining the beloved crossover waistband of the original TikTok-loved leggings with an even more exaggerated flare bottom, a style which has been gaining popularity over the last year.

Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Super Flare Legging

Like all of its Real Me leggings, the pants are super comfortable, with some reviewers saying they are "buttery soft" and are "easy to wear." One of the key features is the signature Aerie crossover waistband, which creates a v-like shape to flatter your waist. According to the brand, they're made to fit you in all the right ways. And reviewers agree, saying that the leggings are form-fitting and lifting.

People are also loving the ultra-trendy flare bottom. Flare pants, in general, have made a big comeback over the last year and recently we've seen the style seep into the athleisure world. While most of us know the classic flared workout bottoms better as "yoga pants," many of the young TikTokers who brought the style back are now referring to them as "flared leggings."

The Aerie Super Flare leggings have an even bolder flare than the original pair, so they're right on trend and will add a retro, '70s-inspired feel to any look.

"I bought a pair of regular crossover leggings a while ago and wear them all the time and wanted to spice up my wardrobe a bit," one reviewer wrote. "Now that flare pants are coming back, I wanted to try this style and lemme tell you, they do NOT disappoint!!! So cute, so comfy."

They're available in five fun colors and patterns and come in XXS to XXL, so they're made to fit a variety of body types. You can choose between short and long versions for each size of the leggings, too.

"Always wary about buying flares because of my height but these are PERFECT," another customer wrote. "Tall girl struggles no more! The way the cut is at the waist is SUPER flattering. I’m HERE for these pants. About to snag another color!"

Thanks to the trendy flare, you could easily wear them to lunch or drinks with friends, though because they're quick-drying and lightweight, they're also great for workouts or errands.

"These make my legs, waist, and butt look SNATCHED," one reviewer said. "You can easily dress these up for a night out or wear them casually for working out. They're so comfortable and the price point is justified imo [in my opinion]."

You can also get the original flare legging, though the style is selling out quickly.

Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Flare Legging

Though, for anyone who is reluctant to give up their leg-hugging leggings or simply prefers a tighter fit for workouts, you can still get the original TikTok-loved Crossover Leggings in select sizes and colors.

Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging

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