Ever since I received a pair of these Cory Vines Crop Leggings ($45), I haven't wanted to take them off. They're soft, form-fitting, flattering, and extremely comfortable: wide waistbands, flatlock-stitched seams, and no tags to annoy you while you exercise. I've worn these in strength-training and indoor cycling classes, and they've held up wonderfully; they keep me dry, look great, and I don't have to worry about constantly adjusting them. The best part? These backside-lifting leggings are half the price of similar slimming pants. I can't wait to order a pair of the company's newest offering, the full-length Essential Legging ($49); I can already tell they'll become part of my weekend wardrobe, even when my plans don't involve a workout. Both styles come in onyx black or stone gray.
— Leta Shy, associate editor