Whether you feel like playing on team "chic, solid-color leggings" today or going for a fun, funky and colorful print, one pair of reversible leggings can give you the best of both worlds. Just turn them inside out to go from solids to bright prints and back again. But that's not all these smart little wardrobe gems are good for. Keep reading for five more reasons we're so in love with the reversible leggings trend:
1. They Have Great Construction
When the manufacturer knows you'll be wearing your leggings inside out, they also know that there's nowhere to hide untidy sewing, rough seams or shoddy construction. So, when you buy reversible leggings, you know they'll be built well on both sides, with flat, chafe-free seams (or totally seamless construction, like Nux) and soft, stretchy fabric that gives a flattering fit no matter which way you're wearing them.
2. They Walk the Style Edge
Because reversible leggings are made with style in mind, they're more likely to have fun style extras that echo the latest trends in fitness wear, like mesh cutouts and bright color blocking. One of our favorite brands, Vestem, is on the cutting edge of today's street-style athleisure looks. That opens the door for several styling options: Either mix the bright colors with neutral-toned items from your wardrobe for a chic look, go wild with complementary solids in bright colors, or choose separates that mimic the lacy, airy look of the mesh panels in your leggings.
3. They Come From Thoughtful Manufacturers
We've found that when companies put enough thought into their designs to create reversible leggings, they're probably putting some serious thought into their manufacturing process, too. That's why many reversible leggings come from ethical apparel brands that work hard to ensure equitable wages for their workers, reduce pollution in the garment dying process like, double as super-durable swimwear, like Onzie; and even use recycled plastic bottles to create their clothing, like Teeki.
4. They're Fully Opaque
We can't speak for every pair of reversible leggings out there, of course, but all the reversible leggings in our hand-curated YogaClub boxes have been vetted to pass the all-important squat test. Leggings from Glyder are a great example: They're built for zero transparency, whether you're dipping into downward dog, scaling a mountain, or going out for a night on the town. And as a bonus, this type of fabric is built to last, so when you buy reversible, you can expect your leggings to have a longer life span than single-sided styles.
5. It's Easy to Go From Gym to Brunch to a Night Out
If you're buying high-quality reversible leggings, the soft, wicking fabric they're made of will dry quickly and won't show sweat stains. That makes it easy to go straight from your workout to a day on the town: Just choose which of the leggings' two distinct personalities you want to show off — bright, fun prints on one side, or neutral prints or solids on the other? Then top it off with one of this fall's fashion trends, like a breezy tunic dress or a button-down shirt. If you're going out for a night on the town, a hot accessory — think a sharp leather jacket or a killer pair of heels — is all it takes to dress your look up.
Here's one more thing we love about reversible leggings: You can have them delivered straight to your door every month as part of your YogaClub subscription. Take our style quiz and choose the membership level that fits your lifestyle and practice.