The hottest trend in workout leggings? Patterned, creative cutouts that look awesome and give your legs some extra breathing room.
Lululemon Reveal Tights
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These high-rise tights have Lululemon's signature "naked sensation" fabric, so they feel lightweight everywhere, not just around those mesh cutouts. And the unique designs are just top-notch.
Carbon38 Tanjung Leggings
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The cutouts on these leggings from Carbon38's exclusive Sayang collection are actually hand-woven macramé, so each pair is a little different. Plus, they're antimicrobial and moisture-wicking—perfect for yoga, Pilates, or dance.
Lorna Jane Babushka 7/8 Tights
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Want to try just a taste of the trend? These crops from Lorna Jane are perfect—the detailing at the bottom is subtle, and the ruffled hem adds a sweet touch.
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Zella Vixen Leggings
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If you've never bought anything from Nordstrom's exclusive activewear brand Zella, you're missing out. They've got tons of affordable options that look amazing, like these beauties with slits on the knees (just like your fave jeans).
Slit Weave Leggings
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Ready to fully commit to the cutout trend? Check out Slit Weave's Etsy store. These leggings have hand-woven, barely-there sides that will be the envy of every other person in your yoga class.
Photo: Etsy/Slit Weave
Adidas by Stella McCartney Believe This Leggings
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Get back to your varsity athletics days with this perforated pair from Stella McCartney's Adidas collection. We promise you don't have to run sprints in them, though.
Free People Revelation Leggings
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Free People's signature boho-hippie style is on full display with their Revelation leggings, which feature macramé cutouts on each calf. Bonus points for the cinched waistband!
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Alala Seamless Tights
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The perfect transition-to-fall leggings, this option from Alala has breezy cutouts and cozy ribbing for those early crisp fall days. In the words of one reviewer, they are the "best. tights. ever."
Varley Cardiff Leggings
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Consider these leggings the mullet of activewear. The cutouts are only in the back so it's all business in the front, party in the back.
SHAPE Activewear Offbeat Legging
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For a color-blocked option, go with this navy pair from SHAPE Activewear. The thick waistband and black mesh panels are so flattering you might even end up buying a backup pair.
Photo: Shape Activewear
Athleta Laser Cut Contender Tight
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These mid-rise leggings are ultra-flattering and super breathable thanks to all those micro cutouts. And they have two side zippers and a hidden card pocket. Good-bye, gym purse.
Michi Apex Crop Leggings
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Michi is known for their mesh inserts, but these leggings combine their signature mesh with a graphic striped cutout hem. These would look great at home, at the barre, or at brunch.
Photo: Michi NY