Let's be honest: The plot of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is implausible, to say the least.
Four friends find a pair of jeans at a thrift store that magically fits all of them, despite the fact that they have completely different body types. Ha. Hahaha. Hahahahaha.
While that particular brand of denim magic doesn't quite exist (at least, not that I've found), the Women's Health team has uncovered a pair of leggings that comes eerily close. Behold: Beyond Yoga's high-waisted spacedye leggings.
These leggings may not be one-size-fits-all, but they look and feel amazing on everyone — and they come in sizes XS to 3X. Women's Health editors have loved the Beyond Yoga leggings for a while now, but to put them to the ultimate test, we recruited seven women, sizes XS to 3X, to test them out. See their rave reviews for yourself.
"I do a lot of high-intensity interval training as well as dance cardio, so I look for leggings that are made of soft, comfortable fabric that I can really move in without feeling constricted. Because I also teach a workout class, I can’t be yanking up my pants when I’m supposed to be cueing people in a room — scratchy, digging waistbands are also a hard no for me. These pants are the real deal. They are genuinely high-waisted—I hate when a legging is advertised as high-waisted but doesn’t even graze the belly button. The material is also soft and comfy, and super-snug on my body."
"If I dig my outfit — like I do with these leggings — I have a better workout. I know that sounds silly, but it’s true."
"I typically look for something that’s super-comfortable, form-fitting, and tight. I like a neutral color, and something I can wear with a fun top. I want to be able to wear leggings I buy for everything — whether it’s working out, dropping off my baby at daycare, or just grocery shopping."
"These are like butter — they’re so soft. I just keep touching them. I like that these are comfortable, while still feeling tight and supportive."
"I’m more heavy-set on my mid-area, so I like something that’s high-waisted so it doesn’t slip when I’m running or jumping. And I like the stretch because it allows me to move comfortably when I’m working out."
"These may be the softest leggings I’ve tried in a while. They didn’t move while I was moving, they stayed in place, and I love that. I like to be able to do any type of movement without my leggings falling."
"I feel really comfortable in these. They don’t feel like they’re going to fall down, but they're not digging into my body."
"When I wear leggings that fit, I feel strong and supported — and ready for whatever comes my way."
"I feel amazing wearing these leggings. I feel very free and liberated. They’re really light, and I could wear these in any weather, throughout the seasons."
"With these pants, I know my leggings aren’t going to slip or anything, and I’m set for the entire workout."
"I do a lot of cardio and lifting, and it helps to wear high-waisted leggings that will stay up. I also need them to absorb sweat, because I hate sweat marks."
"These feel like a feather. They’re so soft! They’re very comfortable when I’m moving around. It feels like I’m not wearing anything, I just feel free — they’re not clingy, they’re easy to move in."
"In addition to choosing high-waisted leggings, I look at the quality of the fabric — something that’s not too itchy, plus adequately thick. Sometimes the material can be really thin or translucent, and I don’t want that. So overall, I check quality control, and something that can keep up with me during my workouts."
"When I bend my knee, I can see that it’s still opaque, which is a great sign that the pants won't be translucent when I bend or stretch. They mold to my skin in a nice way, and I feel really comfortable with myself. I feel like I could spend the whole day wearing them, or even travel with them."
Photography & Cinematography: Tyler Joe Fashion Editor: Hannah Deely Design Director: Raymond Ho Associate Art Director: Trevor Williams Senior Visual Editor: Scott Lacey Post Production Director: Danny Ratcliff Color: Meghan Schaefer Hair: Cee Ruzzielle Makeup: Sandrine Van Slee using Chanel at Art Department Manicurist: Roseann Singleton using CND at Art Department
Kristine Thomason is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience creating content for print and digital publications. Previously, she was the health and fitness director at mindbodygreen, and the fitness and wellness editor at Women’s Health. Kristine's work has appeared in Men's Health, Travel + Leisure, Health, and Refinery29, among others. She holds a journalism degree from New York University, and is certified in personal training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).