11 Mesh Leggings That Are Breathable and Look Legit
The Best Mesh Workout Leggings
Mesh leggings are everywhere right now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. We're guessing that's because this is one activewear obsession that's as functional as it is stylish: Not only do mesh panels on your tights (and tops and sports bras, for that matter) look edgy, but they increase air flow while you move—so they keep you cool, too. Below, our favorite mesh workout leggings from brands like Nike, Reebok, JoyLab for Target, and more.
Ivy Park Mesh Spiral Leggings
Nike Pro HyperCool Mesh Leggings
Nike is always a good idea. True to name, these leggings are designed to keep you cool and comfortable: The wide waistband stays secure while you move, and mesh panels on the lower legs keep things breathable, no matter how hot it gets.
Free People Movement Hi Waisted Sculpt Mesh Legging
Moisture-wicking fabric and seamless construction (read: no tags or threads that irritate skin while you move) mean you'll never want to take these Free People Movement leggings off. Well-placed mesh panels on the thighs and calves help to increase air flow. Oh, and we're *obsessed* with this pretty, peachy hue.
Alo Yoga Show Off Leggings
Sweaty Betty Power Wetlook Mesh Crop Leggings
New Balance Speed Crop Running Tights
Hidden back pocket for your keys or credit card? Check. Stylish details like mesh panels and colorblock? Check. Reflective fabric to keep you safe during nighttime runs? Check again. In other words, these eye-catching New Balance tights pretty much have it all.
Shape Activewear Lu'Au Hi Rise Legging
They're available in basic black, too, but we can't get enough of the camo pattern on these Shape Activewear leggings. Also good: Large mesh panels on the legs and upper thighs, a high waistband that stays put while you move, and handy side pockets.
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Livi Active by Lane Bryant Wicking Active 7/8 Leggings
These Livi Active by Lane Bryant leggings are made of moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric to stand up to your toughest workouts, with angled mesh panels on the knees for additional airflow. Bonus feature: The gorgeous marbled pattern is fade-resistant—so it will continue to look vibrant wash after wash.