Few items in your winter wardrobe are as durable as a base layer – and anyone who has made the mistake of layering a winter coat over office-appropriate clothing on a blustery winter day knows this to be true. If you live in a cold climate that’s prone to snow, hail, and even a nor’easter or two, a good pair of fleece-lined leggings might just change your life.
“I wanted something that was super comfy, high-waisted, and longer,” says Kristina Zias, a model and fashion blogger who moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast. Something that you can lay on the couch all day, and then you can throw on an oversized sweater and boots and put them on.”
There is a misconception that fleece-lined leggings add weight to your body, but the best fleece-lined leggings provide warmth without adding bulk. In fact, they look exactly like regular activewear, but are lined with soft, warm fleece for extra warmth. This means you can wear them under a skirt or dress at the office, or as a base layer under your ski pants for a day on the mountain. Just look for words like “fleece lining” or “brushed interior” in the description, which means they’re specially designed to trap heat.
Whether you’re heading to the slopes or heading to work, these winter thermal tights, recommended by fashion experts and industry insiders, will keep you reliably warm.
Reviewers say these fleece-lined leggings are the perfect finishing touch to any winter look. “They’re super soft and great for rackets and track tops,” says one.
One reviewer called these the “best winter leggings,” while another said she was “worried that they would look thick, but they’re not.”
Ideal for those who want to keep running outside in the winter, these fleece tights are also water resistant.
Buttery soft fleece combines with four-way stretch to keep you cozy and warm.
Made from lightweight double-knit fleece, these leggings are perfect for when the temperatures drop.
Made from ultra-soft micromodal fleece, these ultra-comfy pairs are perfect for a day of skiing. Even better: They come in sizes from 0 to 20.
With over 200 5-star reviews, these fleece-lined tights are perfect for the colder winter days ahead.
These fleece-lined leggings are a stirrup version of the label’s popular Liquid leggings and warmth.
One reviewer called these her “favorite winter leggings” because they’re “good for wearing around the house or on the go, and the faux fur lining makes them chunky.”
Reviewers say these are the perfect leggings for winter because they’re “warm and soft, but [they don’t] Makes you look bulky. “
Made from premium stretch-fleece, these leggings are perfect for layering over an oversized sweatshirt or mini skirt. Plus, this pair only has 5 star reviews!
With over 7,000 5-star reviews, these leggings are a fan favorite.One reviewer said they were “great quality, buttery soft, great fit, etc [affordable.]”
These luxurious tights are knitted in Italy from soft, durable Supima cotton.