If you’re still trying to get that Kim-K butt that you so desire (and that you deserve), the fashion world has jazzed up its legging game to offer plumpy and cheeky silhouettes in a variety of fabrics. There are leggings that slim the hip and thigh, performance-based options that help with strength and mobility, and today’s focus: booty-lifting leggings.
These lift leggings are a workout and lounge staple, thanks to the four-way stretch fabric that contours and molds to your body with every pose and movement. The honeycomb texture helps cradle any imperfections in the skin, and the high waist band prevents slippage and sagging. The curved seams also enhance the shape support of your butt and define its natural curves, according to Seasum’s website.
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Textile expert and assistant professor of textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Preeti Arya, agrees that these leggings are a great choice for a workout or just lounging around the house. She says the fabric is likely made using a technique called west knitting, which uses a special mesh pattern that gives them a textured appearance that makes the legs look fuller. Arya also notes that strategic ruching, which is common in swimwear and tops, may have something to do with the booty-lifting effect.
The high-waist Airlift leggings have been a fitness favorite on TikTok and beyond, with over 630 million views on the app, 60K reviews on Amazon, and even Lizzo as a fan. The waistband is designed to sculpt the back of your butt, a feature that also helps eliminate a “wedgie” (aka an unintentional gap in the skin between your butcheeks). The leggings have a soft and supportive fit with just enough compression for a flattering look and feel like second-skin. The breathable and sweat-wicking fabric is perfect for hot yoga or summertime runs, too.