Compromising your comfort or style during the winter isn’t worth it, so we found the best winter plus size leggings that won’t sacrifice either. With countless ways to style, it’s easy to dress them up for your Christmas work party or dress them down for running errands. All while staying warm and cozy as temperatures continue to plummet. We’ve rounded up everything from cheap plus size winter leggings that rival the quality of styles twice the price to a few that are worth splurging on. Variety can be hard to come by when you’re shopping, but this list has plenty of options that will keep you warm when it’s 32 and under.
This article was written by Melissa Epifano and originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.
Cuddl Duds Plus Size Leggings
Best Plus Size Layering Leggings — Cuddl Duds
Where to buy: $20.40 (Originally $34), Macy's
Moisture-wicking and warming, these Cuddl Duds leggings, which go up to a 2X, will make you feel like you’re wearing pj's, but look like anything but. With ClimateSmart technology that's designed to help keep you warm and dry despite winter's constantly evolving temps, they're ideal for daily wear and effortless layering, whether you’re out in the cold or curled up in front of a fire.
Workout Leggings Plus Torrid
Best Plus Size Workout Leggings — Lane Bryant Active
Where to buy: $39.95, Lane Bryant
This one’s for the diehard gym-goers. If you’re brave enough to venture out into the cold and work up a sweat, these leggings from Lane Bryant will keep you cool during your workout. Fitted from hip to ankle and available in sizes 10 to 28, they offer a wide elastic waistband, a hidden pocket for hiding a credit card or a key, and moisture-wicking technology that will keep you dry no matter how intense your workout may get.
Wine Winter Fleece Lined Plus Leggings
Best Plus Size Fleece Lined Leggings — Torrid
Where to buy: $27.23 (Originally 38.90, Torrid)
Made from a cotton/modal/spandex blend, this comfortable pair from Torrid is fleece-lined to warm you up in even the most blizzard-like of conditions. Body-hugging with a high waistband to help tuck and smooth, these polished leggings, which go up to size 30, are still sleepwear soft. Pair them with a chunky knit ($54.95, L.L. Bean) cream or mustard-colored sweater ($59, ModCloth) to help channel the feeling of the season.
Faux Leather Leggings
Best Plus Size Faux Leather Leggings — 7th Element
Where to buy: $15.99, Amazon
Highly stretchy, wrinkle-resistant, and featuring a wide elasticized waistband, these 7th Element leggings are a sleek addition to your closet that will lend an edge to your everyday streetwear. Faux leather leggings are a popular option when temps begin to drop, as they're made from a dense fabric that helps easily traps heat. Extended sizes, up to a 4X are available.
Velvet Red Leggings Plus
Best Plus Size Velvet Leggings — City Adventure
Where to buy: $29, ModCloth
Looking for a fun fabric to add your legging collection? Get in the winter spirit with a fun velvet pair! The lovely forest green color of these City Adventure leggings make them a great festive option for the upcoming holiday season. Stretchy, machine washable, and available in sizes up to 4X, they also feature an elastic waist for extra comfort.
One reviewer wrote, "I could live in these leggings (actually, I practically do)," so get ready to make these a winter staple!
Army Green Leggings
Best Plus Size Jeggings — Torrid
Where to buy: $45.85 (Originally $65.50), Torrid
They may look like jeans, but take it from us, these stretchy cotton-spandex jeggings from Torrid move with you throughout the day like no denim ever could. Their chic dark wash makes them a great work staple if you’re tired of dress pants or chinos and their size range of 10 to 30 makes them a practically universal pair. To top it off, they've got a vintage-inspired flared hem that slims and a smoothing triple-button zip fly, plus a five-pocket design that gives them a more realistic denim-like look.
Merino Wool Gray Leggings
Best Plus Size Wool Leggings — Minus33
Where to buy: From $64.99, Amazon
Nothing quite beats the cold like Merino wool. This super-soft pair from Minus33 can be slipped under denim or work pants to give you an added layer of warmth when winter starts to show us what it’s made of. Complete with flat lock seams, a tagless design, and available in six stylish colors, they're also machine washable, making them plenty easy to care for. Best of all, they're crafted to fit sizes XS to 3XL.
Plus Size Metallic Leggings Spanx
Best Plus Size Metallic Leggings — Spanx Ready-to-Wow
Where to buy: $102, Bare Necessities
You’ll be the life of the party in these jazzy metallic leggings. This slimming pair from Spanx are just what you'll need to wow at your office's holiday soiree or to brighten up an everyday outfit. Made from a faux leather textured stretch-microfiber, these high-waisted picks (sizes 1X and 2X) feature a streamlined cut that's perfect for tucking into your favorite boots.
Navy Blue Leggings Plus Shaping
Best Plus Size Seamless Leggings — French Laundry
Where to buy: $13 (Originally $26.99, Kohl's)
SAVE: Use coupon code GO SAVE to take an extra 15 percent off through Nov. 19
Looking for comfortable shaping leggings that aren't all black? These 1X French Laundry finds are just the ticket. They've got a seamless design, a mid-rise waistline, and are so smooth you won’t want to take them off. They also offer a nice change of pace in the color department, but still go with just about anything: A white fleece jacket ($39.99, Woman Within) will pair nicely with the navy hue for casual outings while a thick cream cardigan ($67, ASOS) that stops at the knees is great for dressing them up.
Green Ponte Leggings Macys
Best Plus Size Ponte Leggings — Style & Co
Where to buy: $24.75 (Originally $49.50, Macy's)
Style & Co's ponte leggings, created exclusively for Macy's, are a pair you won’t have to worry about bagging around your knees after a long day of wear. Available in three chic colors and six sizes (16 to 24), they feature seams at the front for a sharp look that's perfect for work. To style, tuck in a neutral-colored blouse ($59.95, Lane Bryant) and a blazer ($99.95, Eloquii) that cuts in at the waist. Headed to a dinner date after? A black pea coat ($119.99, Macy's) and chunky black boots ($54.99, Kohl's) will complement these leggings well.
Corduroy Leggings Warm
Best Plus Size Corduroy Leggings — Land's End
Where to buy: $44.95, Lands' End
SAVE: Use coupon code FALL50 to save an extra 50 percent through Nov. 19
We love these sport knit corduroy leggings from Lands' End, which lend an element of excitement with five different color options. With a soft texture that makes them comfortable both inside and out, these leggings also feature subtle vertical detailing that helps to elongate your legs for a slimming effect. Complete with hand side pockets, a comfortable elastic waist, and a size range of 16 to 26, you'll be wondering why you didn't add these to your closet sooner.
Plus Size Leggings Stirrups
Best Plus Size Stirrup Leggings — Torrid
Where to buy: $18.83 (Originally $26.90), Torrid
The addition of stirrups makes these Torrid leggings extra practical for winter. Made from a cotton/spandex blend, this top-rated pair (sizes 10 to 30) was designed with a waistband that holds in your tummy for a smoothing effect. Loop them around wool socks before putting your boots on to keep your ankles covered, pesky pants from riding up, and socks from falling down.