Is there a more versatile item of clothing than a pair of leggings? Heading to the gym for an intensive workout? Throw on a pair of leggings. Stretching up a storm in a yoga studio? Slip on some leggings. Bingeing on a box set? Oh hi, leggings. And with high-waisted and leather-look options offering style as well as stretch, they’re a wardrobe workhorse. However, not all leggings are created equal and there are styles and fabrics that are better suited to working out than staying in. We’ve outlined the main materials and features to look out for below to suit your needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for an everyday pair to wear under dresses and oversized jumpers, on the hunt for high-performance workout gear or want to add to your athleisure-wear collection for a weekend of brunching, we’ve highlighted a selection of the best leggings currently on the market. This will depend on how active you’re planning to be. For everyday comfort, consider a soft, breathable cotton, which is both easy to wear and affordable to buy. Cotton doesn’t stretch too well though – and can lose its shape over time – so it’s wise to look for a pair that also features fibres such as elastane or Lyc...