Apparently I’ve been sleeping on Zella leggings, because all of a sudden they’re all I hear people talking about—especially one pair in particular, the brand’s Live-In High Waisted Legging. I’m all about the leggings life, but it’s hard to find a solid (by which I also mean “opaque”) pair that holds up over time, whether I’m lunging at boot camp class, running through an airport, or Netflixing on the couch. And although I’m beyond my $10 H&M leggings days, I also don’t love spending a silly amount of money on them. So when I heard about Zella, I was intrigued—and now that they’re majorly discounted during Nordstrom’s Spring Sale, I think I need them.
These leggings have collected 6,500 reviews on Nordstrom’s site—and you know how people review things when they either love or hate them? People love these. “Must haves!” one review raves. “The name LIVE IN makes total sense. I truly do live in these! My favorite part is the high waist because it…never falls or rolls etc. and also, the shape of the seams on the back?! Makes every bum look lifted and cute!”
“I’ve tried all (well maybe not ALL) brands of leggings—some of which specialize in athletic wear,” says another. “They were either too thin, sagged after wearing, didn’t have enough compression, drooped down, looked flimsy etc. This brand is the only one that didn’t have any of these issues.” Other reviewers swear they hold up after endless washes, rave that the seams stay intact, and love that they’re thick enough to provide coverage and to feel comfortable—as though you’re actually wearing pants—but not too warm.
Consider me persuaded to add to cart. The Zella leggings typically cost anywhere from $59 to $69, but they’re on sale for $44.25 right now during Nordstrom’s Spring Sale. They come in sizes XXS through XXL, and the discounted colors are cute too: You can choose between a sporty black-gray gradient, a dark teal, or good old black.
If you’re the type who loves a new workout outfit to remotivate (I’m guilty), Nordstrom also has some cute Zella tops on sale to finish off the look—as well as some high-quality essentials. Shop all of the best Zella pieces from the 2020 Nordstrom Sale below.