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The 11 Best Pairs of Fleece-Lined Leggings for Winter

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Whether you love frigid morning runs or just want to be warm during the part of your commute when you’re forced to be outside, fleece-lined leggings are a winter essential. You can layer them underneath pants or wear them under a skirt in lieu of tights on the coldest days. You can also wear them on their own, because leggings are, indeed, pants. From fun stand-alone pleather options to basic lounging and layering pieces, the best fleece-lined leggings and pants are collected here to help you get through whatever this winter throws your way.

The Best Performance Leggings

These leggings are sturdy enough that you can run in them on brisk days but thin enough to layer under pants when the temperature dips below zero. Reviewers note that they run long, so taller wearers need not worry about chilly ankles.
Available in sizes XS - XXL.

The Weekend Warriors

These leggings come in six different colors — mainly jewel tones like “dark sea” and “fig sugar” — and five of them feature pockets. While they may not be office appropriate, they’re definitely warm enough for lounging around or running errands on colder days.
Available in sizes S - XL.

If You’re Feeling Festive

These might not keep you warm during a blizzard, but at least you’ll feel cute thanks to the velour. The pants have a double-layered elastic waistband that smooths without digging into your waist. And they would pair well with an Ugly Holiday Sweater, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Available in sizes XS - XL.

For Leather-Inspired Warmth

You can dress these faux-leather leggings up or down, making them a versatile piece of your cold-weather tool kit. Reviews suggest these run a little big, so you might want to consider sizing down.
Available in sizes S - XL.

The Best Stirrup Option

These knit stirrup leggings will have you fashion-ready every day this winter. There is a tummy-smoothing waistband and fleece lining, so you’ll always feel comfortable while on the move.
Available in sizes M - 6X.

An Ultrawarm Maternity Pick

Pregnancy can be full of things that are impossible to expect, but you can depend on these for comfort and warmth. One reviewer wrote that they kept her warm during a winter pregnancy in Wisconsin, which is as glowing a review as it gets.
Available in sizes XS - L.

An Affordable Staple

Every winter, people rave about Uniqlo’s Heattech base layers and for good reason. These are the warmest leggings in the Heattech line with a brushed lining for extra softness. And at under $30 a pair, it’s easy to stock up.
Available in sizes XXS - XXL.

Jeggings Warm Enough for the Polar Vortex

No layering is required with these sleek jeggings — they’re super-cozy and structured enough to wear on their own. They also have functional back pockets, which can be hard to find in a pair of jeggings.
Available in sizes 24 - 34.

A Classy Ponte Legging

These are a more office-appropriate fleece-lined pant that you can pair with your favorite chunky sweater. The wide elastic waist provides both smooth lines and tons of comfort.
Available in sizes M - 6X.

A Pair of Uggs. No, Not That Kind.

Ugg, the brand that inspired many memorable mid-2000s looks, also makes leggings! These are lined with double-knit fleece but are still lightweight and not bulky.
Available in sizes S - XL. 

The Best High-Waisted Option

Wear these high-waisted leggings with a cropped sweater for an elevated cozy and cool look. SKIMS cotton rib leggings are super-comfy and will accentuate your curves.
Available in sizes XXS - 4X.

This article was originally published on October 8, 2019. It has been updated throughout. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission. 

11 Pairs of Cozy Fleece-Lined Leggings for Winter