How To Keep Leggings from Rolling Down; 10 Easy Tips To Perfection

Leggings have become a fashion trend over a couple of years and it has crept into the daily wardrobe of almost all women. After all, they leverage for a comfortable, relaxing, slimming and flexible outfit from working out in the gym or during running errands or even for a casual day out.

In spite of all these positives, there’s a huge drawback that wearers often face with leggings or yoga pants! And that is, they often tend to roll from the waist down! The whole experience of having to pull up your leggings in a public place or letting it roll down turning them into harem pants is traumatic.

So, here we have brought to you an article about how to keep leggings from rolling down and these tips are surely going to prevent you from having an unsolicited edgy performance in public.

Your leggings rolling down from your waist is happening almost all the time during your workout or yoga sessions, and that sure is a hassle. All you end up doing in the middle of your rigorous workout session is pulling up those pair every now and then. And so here are a few ways which will help you avoid that embarrassment. You can thank us later for this!

Why do Leggings Roll Down?

There are quite a few reasons why you might be facing this hassle of your leggings rolling down. First, you need to figure out why that is happening and there could be quite a few reasons behind it.

  • You have chosen the wrong size for yourself and they turn out to be big for you.

  • The performance of the elastic waistband has worn out or stretched because if regular and tough use. Or you could have even lost some weight! Yayyy!

  • The fabric with which the leggings have been made of might be of poor quality leading to a whole lot of wastage of your money.

  • And lastly, you are not being able to find the perfect and proportionate legging for your body frame.

Now let us come to the detailed tips as to how to find some innovative solutions to the problem of leggings sagging down instead of having to ‘deal’ with them.

How To Keep Leggings from Rolling Down? 10 Easy Tips For Perfection

Here is what to do to make sure leggings don’t roll down. This is a very exhausting list, even if you get few of them correct you do not have to worry any longer ever.

Get The Right Fit

One of the main reasons for your leggings rolling down is that you have not got the right size. You have bought a pair which is big for you. We all know how leggings should fit perfectly on your body hugging onto your skin. And for that, you should always go for a pair which does not sag right from the beginning.

While buying a perfect pair of leggings, make sure that there’s no loose fabric gathered near your crotch, ankle or in the back of your knees. To check if the waistband is of your perfect size, pinch the front part of your pant during the trial and then release it to hear the snap of the waistband against your body.

If the snap of the waistband against your skin isn’t loud enough, then the size of the leggings is big for you! Simple,no?

Go for a High Waist Legging

High waist leggings are the best options to go for as they provide larger support making you look slim and helping the waistband to stay put in its place- on your waist. Therefore, high waist well-fitted leggings rise above your naval and thus preventing the waist from rolling down. And if they still do, then be sure of the fact that you must buy one size down.

Be Sure of the Fabric

When you are out and about buying a pair of active bottom wear, make sure that you go for one which comes in a brushed fabric. Brushed fabrics are always better as they create friction against the skin which in turn helps it to hold it in place.

Opt For Compression Fabrics

Well, here is another tip for you when you are planning to buy leggings for yourself- always go for leggings which are made of compression fabrics. This particular type of fabrics is a great wear for intense sports as they provide durability and sits tightly on your skin. However, for regular wear or low impact workout sessions compression fabric leggings are not always necessary.

Say ‘Yes’ to Elastic Waistband Leggings

When you are out looking for athleisure wear for yourself, always look around for a legging which has elastic sewn into the waistband. Some leggings come with visible elastic on waistbands which ensure that it is there. However, some don’t. So look for it and find out whether it’s present or not and if it is there, then that’s absolute yes! You must must must go for that one!

Top Seamed Waistbands are a must

Users tell us that leggings which come with a top seam are the ones which provide you with the best fit! They are also made to provide you with larger support, especially for the mid-rise leggings to stay in place. No matter what the rise is, always go for the ones which come with a top seam.

Waistband with Drawstrings are Good

Leggings which come with a drawstring always have an added advantage. You can adjust them to your size to keep the leggings in place without having to worry about it rolling down. Allow us to let you in on a hack! If you have a legging which does not come with a drawstring, then you can cut a hole in the front part and put in a drawstring all by yourself bringing it out of the same hole! Now you no longer have to face the hassle of your leggings rolling down from waist.

Wearing a Belt is a Good Idea

To make your leggings look sleek, you can also choose to wear a belt on your waist. Leggings often come with belt loops which give you an added advantage to wear a belt when they are starting to sag. A slim belt will be enough to work wonders!

Washing Them the Right Way

We all know clothing wear out with regular and daily use and especially your leggings if you are putting them through a rigorous workout regime- sometimes the fabric wears out, sometimes the elasticity of the waistband is affected and sometimes both!

So, to increase durability and the shelf-life of the garment make sure to follow the instructions about its wash and care as provided by the manufacturer. It is always good to hand wash leggings in cold water as machine washing or washing them in hot water can stretch and loosen the elasticity of the fabric leading it to wear out quickly.

For drying, choose not to tumble dry them, instead go for hang dry on racks. Your leggings will last much longer if you follow its proper care regime.

Wear it like Super-Man

This might sound very strange, weird and funny but it’s true! Wearing a pair of shorts or your underwear over your leggings does prevent your leggings from slipping down! This method does come with challenges and you can probably wear them when you are teaming your leggings with a dress or a skirt, but it really does work.

However, if you choose a combination of compressive and high waist leggings, both in one, then that should solve your purpose.


Leggings’ rolling down is indeed a very big problem and to get rid of that you need to make sure that you have followed at least some of the above-mentioned tricks- especially the one about the size and the one about the washing instructions.

These tricks and hacks will always prevent your leggings from rolling down and also increase their durability. So eliminate those sliding down leggings right away and go for the new ones keeping these features and point in mind, and you can thank us after that!

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