With active and leisurewear rising the ranks of popular everyday attire, leggings have become a year-round wardrobe staple. Whether a chic high-waisted pair you wear to the gym (and to be honest, coffee after) or a comfy pair for hanging at home whilst bingeing on the latest Netflix series, our relationship with leggings has come a long way.
And while the jury is still out on whether leggings are an acceptable replacement for pants - the Olsen twins making a strong case for the affirmative - there's no denying they're perfect for layering in the cooler months. However, as the temperature drops, you may find your go-to pair just isn’t warm enough. It could be time to update your wardrobe with a pair of fleece-lined leggings.
Unlike simple cotton leggings, fleece-lined leggings will keep you protected from the cold and wind making them the ideal clothing option if you're planning a ski trip. You can even just pull them on under a dress for an extra layer of warmth when you head to work, or pair with a slouchy jumper for the perfect winter weekend outfit.
You will find they are still versatile, comfortable and affordable as your cotton pairs, just with that extra layer of warmth.
Here, we've rounded up our top ten pairs of women’s fleece-lined leggings to keep you cosy whatever you get up to this winter:
These super soft, high waisted leggings are lined with a comfy layer of fleece. They also feature a lace-up waistband which gives them a stylish twist but also allows you to adjust them for extra comfort.
These leggings are lined with black fleece that is slightly lighter in weight, so they're a little more versatile for in between seasons. They also have a flattering high waist which also ups the cosiness. As an added bonus, these ones also feature convenient phone-sized pockets.
These leggings are perfect for both leisure and activewear with a soft layer of fleece to keep your lower body warm during the colder months. They have a non-binding waistband to make them extra comfortable.
Heading out for a run or to do an early morning boot camp? Then slide this pair of ultrawarm leggings on before you go. The fabric the weight of a T-shirt, but the fleecey lining sits comfortably against your skin, wicking away sweat, and keeping you wonderfully warm.
These 200 denier tights have a layer of soft fleece fabric on the inside to ensure ultimate warmth. Your feet will also be kept nice and warm. The Bonds elastic waistband makes them easy to move around in.
This slim legging features a smooth Lycra exterior with a supersoft brushed fleece interior. The chic slip-on style is stretchy so comfortable and will have you looking sharp all winter thanks to the streamlined seaming, mid-rise waistband and three snap detail at the ankle.
The Japanese company’s HEATTECH Extra Warm leggings are even warmer than its regular HEATTECH pairs making them the ideal choice for those super chilly days or nights. They are nice and stretchy making them comfortable to layer underneath trousers too. They have also been designed with moisture retention as a priority making them even more comfortable against your skin.
Plush’s designer Jennifer Kim created the versatile line of fleece-lined hosiery to address the need to stay warm and stylish in the cold. These cosy leggings are lined with silky, lightweight fleece and given a stylish twist in the form of a high-rise waist and cute stirrup cuffs.
If winter sports are your thing, then you need a pair of Winterluxe tights in your life. These fleecy-lined tights are thermal insulating so they deliver serious warmth without being too heavy or restrictive. Not only are the patterns eye-catching and imaginative, but the high-waisted design is super flattering.
Staying warm and looking chic can be tough to do at the same time, but that’s where these leggings come in. Made from stretch-fabric that's lined in soft thermal fleece, they're also cut with a flattering mid-rise fit and have striped sides to create the illusion of a leaner silhouette. Wear under your ski pants, or all by themselves.