The 8 Best Butt-Lifting Leggings You Can Buy
In case you haven't heard, butt-lifting leggings are 2021's official uniform. Here are the butt-crack leggings that have gone viral, and the best butt-lifting leggings that will look professional when you return to the office.
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Move over shapewear, butt-lifting and butt-crack leggings are stealing the spotlight. If you want a shapelier backside without doing endless squats, these leggings are your new best friend. Here are the best butt-lifting leggings you can buy—and don’t worry, taking a belfie (yes, that’s a butt selfie) is completely optional. Need more comfy clothes? Then you’ll want to snag some of the best leggings and best loungewear sets out there.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
The best “butt-crack” butt-lifting leggings
$23 to $31
“Butt-crack leggings” is a cheeky description for a specific style of workout pants that took over social media and TikTok early this year. Thousands of users showed how their backsides went from flat to bubbly by donning a pair. The butt-crack leggings have a dart-like waistband that points down at a ruched seam that cuts straight through the butt—emphasizing the posterior and giving it shape. Manufacturers everywhere jumped on the trend and created their own versions, but the original pair that set social media on fire are: Seasum women’s high waist yoga pants tummy control slimming booty leggings workout running butt lift tights. They’re available in 43 colors and prints, and in sizes extra small through triple extra-large.
Best Butt-Lifting Leggings that look like jeans
Spanx makes a super comfortable pair of butt-lifting leggings that look more like jeans than yoga pants. They’re called Jean-Ish ankle leggings and you’d have to squint to see they aren’t made of denim—especially in the twilight rinse shade. The interior shaping panel combined with functional back pockets give your butt a lift, while Spanx technology slims the waist—everyone knows a defined waist accentuates the backside. As for comfort? Yep. These are available in tall for women who need a longer inseam. Here’s how to find the best jeans for your body type.
Best butt-lifting leggings with pockets
Looking for a pair of butt-lifting leggings with the added benefit of pockets? Look no further than Yummie’s Rachel cotton stretch shaping legging with side pockets. They feature 360° of shaping from the waist down to the ankle, for a comfortably slim silhouette. The back of the waistband curves up to allow for the all-important booty lift. And the pockets? They’re 11-inches deep, so they actually function while you run, stretch or sit on the couch.
Best high waisted butt-lifting leggings
When Aerie launched these OFFLINE real me high waisted crossover leggings, they flew off the shelves and went out of stock. There were reports of Aerie employees telling lines of disappointed women that the “butt-lifting leggings” were sold out. The OFFLINE leggings are available now, but thanks to the high-waisted crossover waistband and v-seam that slims the waist and flatters the butt, we won’t be surprised if they sell out again. In fact, Aerie limits customers to three pairs per order. Get ’em while you can.
Best scrunch butt butt-lifting leggings
$15 to $25
“Scrunch butt” leggings are similar to “butt crack” leggings (see above), in that both pairs have a seam that runs down the backside. Scrunch butt also features ruching between the cheeks to accentuate what god and squats gave you. These CROSS1946 women scrunch butt yoga leggings are not for the shy. They call a lot of attention to the butt, but they also provide a noticeable lift in the rear and a high waist to smooth the tummy. They’re available in over 40 colors and prints, including a corset-style version if you want the smallest waist (and the most lifted butt) possible. Here’s the best shapewear for every type of dress.
Best butt-lifting leggings that look like dress pants
One day you’ll have to go back to the office, and if the thought of swapping your comfy work from home leggings for business attire stresses you out, we have the solution: butt-lifting leggings that look like dress pants and feel like leggings. Yummie ponte shaping leggings with pockets feature a high rayon content for a refined look that’s super soft. The materials slims the hips and legs, smooths your tummy, and lifts the rear. Functional back pockets accentuate your shape and give these leggings an “I put on real pants today” look.
Best Lululemon butt-lifting leggings
Lululemon is beloved for providing high-quality athleisure that looks cute, stays in place through any workout, and lasts through season after season of sweat, wash, and repeat. If you want Lululemon’s best butt-lifting leggings, check out All The Right Places crop leggings. These babies feature a four-way stretch and added Lycra fibers for shape retention all over, but most noticeably in the booty. And the lack of a front seam prevents uncomfortable and unsightly ride up.
Best butt-lifting leather leggings
Leather leggings are a closet staple: they go with everything, add sophistication to simple sweaters and look like you tried way harder than you actually did. If you want a faux leather legging that also lifts your butt, Yummie faux leather shaping legging with side zip is your pair. The two-ply signature waistband smoothes your waist and tummy while the curve in the back of the waistband lifts your rear. They’re available in four colors; we especially love the burgundy.