womens long cotton legging
Leggings are the all-purpose bottoms that go with everything and remain comfortable for all day wear. Our range of leggings include a selection of tights and trousers in neutral block colours like black and white, in a range of patterns and textures including denim look fabrics which are stretchy and comfortable, and in a range of fabrics for everyday and specialist use like our selection of purpose made gym tights for women which offer full freedom of movement and are great for running, yoga and pilates, weights and bootcamp training.
What is the difference between tights and leggings?
As general rule, leggings and tights are pretty much the same thing. Some people refer to tights when they're talking about stockings, particularly high denier stockings of over 100 and opaque. Tights in this sense of the word aren't practical for wearing on their own, however, leggings are generally made of fabrics like stretch cotton and lycra which make them robust enough to wear on their own with t-shirts and tops.
The history of leggings is actually a lot older than most people think. They were believed to have been created in Scotland about seven hundred years ago and were made for men primarily to wear under other trousers or clothes. They were then made from two separate pant legs and fastened to the rest of their undergarments with string ties. The leggings we would most likely recognise nowadays, however, were created in the late 1950's and originally paired with garments like mini skirts or made specifically for the purpose of working out and other sports activities. They were lightweight, flexible and very comfortable and the design and fabrics have only gotten better and better.
The Best&Less range of leggings include black workout pants from our activewear and fitness range which can be teamed with our sweat absorbent and loose fitting tees ideally for running or working out at the gym. Choose from cropped leggings in standard colours like grey, black and white or choose from our range of printed leggings including camo printed leggings in full length and plus sizes. These stylish pants have been designed for working out so they're flexible and supportive, offering complete freedom of movement and a thick enough fabric that isn't too heavy or restrictive. Pair your ladies leggings made for the gym with our selection of women's tanks and tees made for getting sweaty and feeling strong.
Move from the gym to your weekly shopping or other casual occasions effortlessly with your leggings from Best&Less. Our range of patterned leggings include floral motifs and edgy stylish designs coloured and uncoloured. Choose from our selection of basics including high waisted black tights and leggings perfect for wearing on their own or under dresses throughout the cooler months.
One of the greatest things about leggings is their versality and how well they pair with virtually everything in your wardrobe. Teamed with a pair of heels and a smart casual top, you have the perfect and most comfortable going-out outfit. With a t-shirt and a pair of flats, you have a casual or weekend outfit ideal for relaxed events and when your leggings are paired with sneakers or joggers, you have the best outfit for long walking such as visits to the markets, festivals and other events that you think you'll be spending a lot of time on your feet at. Choose from seamless and skin coloured tights for wearing under your summer wardrobe and instantly turn a summer frock into a winter weight garment perfect for transitioning from autumn into the cooler months in the middle of the year.
Browse our selection of jeans and jeggings for more relaxed fit casual and workwear options that are easy to dress up or down and comfortable enough to live in all day long. Our range of jeggings offer you all the comfort and flexibility of traditional leggings with the added bonus that the colour and texture looks just like denim fabric. Choose from full length or cropped jeggings in a range of colours including traditional denim look, white, brown and grey.
Our range of quality and affordable leggings and women's clothing are available to order online through the Best&Less online store. We deliver right across Australia and straight to your door so you can order what you need for working out, for casual and weekend wear and for winter warming quickly and easily. When choosing the your size, ensure you follow our easy to understand size guide which includes the measurements of our entire range ladies wear. Simply measure your body against the measurements given online for each size and choose the best fitting option.
For tights, jeggings and leggings, the combination of elastane and cotton or polyester fabrics means that they will have a generous amount of stretch in the fabric so bear in mind that the fit you're looking for will depend on how tight fitting you will want your leggings to be. For example, for tight fitting options that accentuate the shape of your leg and look great when paired with high heels, you may want to consider choosing a size smaller than you would for other types of trousers and bottoms. For relaxed weekend wear and for lounging around the home, you may want to select a size closer to your regular size in other trousers.