My Secret to Having a Perfect Butt Lies in These Recycled Compression Leggings
This article originally appeared on InStyle.com by Summer Cartwright.
I don't know when it became "normal" to spend more than $100 on leggings, but I would personally like to go back to that moment in time and change things. Until time-hopping technology is introduced, though, I'm going to stick with a leggings brand that is more affordable, sustainable, and creative (IMO) than other more expensive retailers.
MPG's website is filled to the brim with adorable leggings that hug you in all the right places. Each print and style is made, in part, with recycled materials to lessen the environmental impact, so you'll look good and feel good wearing them. Trust me, I wear them all the time.
As somebody who has gone on the record to discuss her lack of booty—I went so far as testing out those incredibly popular TikTok butt crack leggings—I always try to find bottoms that lift and sculpt my rear. And the MPG Prosper high-waisted pair does just that.
They're made with recycled nylon that feels buttery soft on your skin, yet still has impressive lifting capability. They're tight in the way that's not uncomfortable, and give my body an hourglass shape without making my tummy or thighs feel like they're being suffocated. Basically, when I'm wearing them I feel like a fitness influencer who lives to breathe, eat, sleep, and squat.
The comfortable compression likely comes from the four-way stretch that the sustainable blend of fabric produces. The bottoms are also made with an ″interlock construction″ that, according to MPG, will prevent any embarrassing see-through moments from occurring—an especially important characteristic for those interested in yoga, weight training, and living without fear of underwear peeking through..
"These leggings are silky soft, good compression and honestly just as good as the high-end brands like Lululemon and Athleta and don't cost nearly as much," wrote one happy customer.
Even better: These babies have pockets. On. Both. Legs.
There aren't enough words in the English language to describe how much of a bonus extra storage space is for me. I can go on walks without taking a purse. I can go to the gym and keep my phone on me and not on the ground or machine I'm using while lifting weights. I can also store little snacks or packs of gum for longer excursions outdoors like hikes. The list goes on and on, and it's just one of the reasons why shoppers (including myself) can't get enough of these bottoms.
"This is my third pair of this style and I keep coming back," wrote one five-star reviewer. "They stay up great, no rolling... Love that they are sustainably made and they have all the colors you want."
One last game-changing feature I have got to note: Every pair of leggings is finished off with a polygiene antimicrobial treatment that prevents odor. It also keeps you from having to wash the leggings after every use—who has time for that, anyways?
Below, shop the pair of budget-friendly and environmentally sustainable leggings that will make you look and feel good. You can get a few pairs at the cost of what you usually might spend elsewhere.