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14 high-waisted leggings that will make you feel your best

Add these flattering pairs to your rotation.
Two images of Writer Danielle Murphy  wearing slimming black leggings outside and Writer Katie Jackson wearing slimming leggings
TODAY Illustration / Courtesy Danielle Murphy / Courtesy Katie Jackson

Since we’ve basically been living in leggings for the last few years, we hold athleisure to a pretty high standard. Not only do we want a pair that feels comfortable, but we want them to make us look good, too.

Between booty-boosting and slimming fits, there are plenty of leggings out there that promise to flatter your figure. To help you find the ones that actually check all the boxes, we rounded up 10 of the most popular and top-rated shaping options. From TikTok's favorite pair to a Shop TODAY bestseller, these picks will help you look your best, no matter what you have planned for the day.

Bestselling slimming leggings

Spanx Faux Suede Leggings

Spanx put faux-leather leggings on the map with its bestselling pair, but the brand recently debuted a pair of faux-suede leggings that are destined to become just as popular as their predecessors. They're equally as luxurious, as they are stretchy and comfortable, and come in four different Earth-toned colors that are perfect for fall styling. You can find them in sizes XS-3X in tall, regular and petite sizing.

MWL Knit High-Rise 27-Inch Leggings

Madewell's bestselling leggings have earned a 4.4-star rating for style and a 4-star rating for quality. The jersey fabric offers "bounce-back stretch" and has a rise high enough to pair with crop tops.

H&M Super High Shaping Leggings

These leggings from H&M check nearly all of the boxes: They have a high waist and a wide shaping panel that sculpts your waist, hips and legs for a flattering look. Even better? There's a pocket at the back of the waistband for your phone and other smaller essentials.

Athleta Ultra High Rise Elation 7/8 Tight

Athleta's leggings come in six different colors, ranging from a light pink to jet black. The brand calls the Powervita fabric "buttery soft," and the three-layer waistband will keep you looking and feeling your best regardless of where you wear them. They have over 560 five-star reviews from shoppers that are raving over the pair's quality look and feel.

Iuga High-Waisted Leggings

One Shop TODAY editor loves how "cozy" and versatile these leggings are. "Not only does this brand follow through on its promise of 'buttery smooth' material, but its clothing shapes my body in the most complimentary way," she wrote. They come in more than a dozen different colors and in sizes XS-XXL.

Seasum High Waist Yoga Pants

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet recently, you’ve likely come across these leggings. The TikTok-famous “butt-lifting” pants have been on Amazon's list of Bestsellers in Women's Activewear Leggings for weeks and are a TODAY shopper favorite. They’re made from a compression material, so they hold you in in all the right places and have a ribbed, honeycomb pattern that reviewers say helps to hide cellulite. The defining feature, of course, is the scrunched seam in the back that shapes your behind.

Aimilia Butt-Lifting Leggings

These top-rated leggings are another great option for anyone looking for a booty-boost without the squats. They feature a similar honeycomb pattern, compression material and the “butt scrunch” design.

Assets by Spanx Seamless Leggings

Assets by Spanx is the brand's more affordable sister line, and it's filled with comfortable and flattering staples, like these seamless leggings. They’re easy to move in, thanks to the lightweight fabric, so you can wear them for workouts, running errands and everything in between. They also feature the brand’s signature shaping waistband, which creates a slimming fit.

Old Navy High-Waisted PowerPress Compression Leggings

These leggings come in four colors that range from neutral to bold, like In The Navy and Vibrant Plum. The soft, compression waistband is both comfortable and slimming. And with four-way stretch and sweat-wicking technology, they’re built to move with you.

Syrinx Tummy-Control Leggings

Currently the No. 1 bestseller in three Amazon categories, including Women’s Outdoor Recreation Pants, these bottoms feature a high waistband that will smooth your shape. Reviewers love how soft and comfortable they feel, with multiple people dubbing them the “best leggings ever.”

Ododos High-Waisted Yoga Leggings with Pockets

Leggings with pockets are automatically a win in our book. These tummy-control pants are a hit with both Amazon and TODAY shoppers, thanks to their slimming fit and roomy pockets (which, by the way, can fit an entire bottle of Champagne). They've earned an impressive average 4.5-stars from more than 32,600 ratings, and reviewers say they provide tummy control without feeling suffocating.

DKNY Sport Tummy-Control Leggings

These sport compression leggings provide a flattering fit as well as comfortable support. They feature a tummy-control waistband and tapered leg, which help to refine your silhouette. For anyone between sizes, the brand recommends sizing down.

YoungCharm Tummy-Control Workout Yoga Pants (Pack of 4)

You can never have too many leggings! These high-waisted tummy-control options come in a four-pack, so you’ll never be without a pair — which is perfect because their form-flattering fit and ultra-soft material will make you want to wear them every day.

90 Degree By Reflex Leggings

Available in multiple color options, these leggings are an Amazon favorite. They pass the "squat test" (which is basically the gold standard for leggings) and are made with compression material and a slimming waistband, so you'll look and feel your best every time you put them on.

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