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Best Shiny Liquid Leggings for Working Out

Best Shiny Liquid Leggings for Working Out
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Shiny tights are a great way to add some flair to your wardrobe. They can be worn for working out and with a chunky sweater or moto jacket on a night out. Shiny leggings may also be labeled as cire leggings, named after the waxy shine and smoothing treatment that some fabrics undergo to give it the metallic look. I remember shiny leggings became fashionable when Lululemon released their Shine Tight in black and a gorgeous dark green. I, unfortunately, did not have luck with my Shine Tights staying on during practice and immediately took them back to Lululemon. Shiny tights may often have a leather or liquid look to them and may be described as so.

Fast forward 5 years after many reviews and searching, I’ve finally found the perfect shiny tights. Below are my picks for shiny liquid leggings! They are no in particular order. I do however wear my Carbon38 Takara and SPANX leather leggings the most. Enjoy!

#1 Carbon38 Takara Leggings

Carbon38 Takara Long Leggings in Black, Burgundy and Green

Carbon38’s Takara leggings are exactly like their name – GOLD! Takara means gold in Japanese. They have an assortment of colors for every mood and outfit. Takara leggings also come in high waist and 7/8 length as well (black color only). The leggings are $98 and colors are limited.

Buy on Carbon38 and use coupon code SHMGY25 for 15% off your orders of $100+.

Read our Takara leggings review here.

#2 DYI High Shine Signature Tight

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DYI High Shine Signature Tights in Teal Blue, Bronze, Black, Burgundy and Emerald.

DYI, or Define Your Inspiration, offers their own version of shiny tights. They come with a high waist and have a triangular cut waistband. I love the Emerald and Teal Blue. It was hard to narrow down a favorite color but I ended up with and love teal blue!  DYI High Shine Signature Tight retails $88.

#3 Koral Lustrous Leggings

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I’ve purchased and tried Koral before and wore them about 3 times before I let them go. I love Koral’s look but the quality tanks. The lustrous leggings snag like crazy. I ended up snagging my leggings on the first wear. I recommend them for low-impact sports and always keep away from velcro and rough surfaces.

Buy Koral on Amazon | KoralNordstromREVOLVE | Sculptique

#4 Purusha People

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Purusha People Leggings in Magic Within, Ice Queen, and Solstice prints and patterns.

Purusha People offers various prints and patterns of shiny leggings. I love their quality! The colors stay vibrant wash after wash and the high waist fit is slimming and allows the leggings to stay put. Their leggings are also very unique and handmade! Expect to get your leggings within 3-6 weeks once you place your orders. Leggings range from $88 to $98 a pair.

Read our Purusha People review here.

#5 Maaji Joy-Voyage Pants

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Maaji is known for making comfy and unique swimwear. It’s no surprise they decided to take on activewear too. They introduced their activewear to their collection in 2013 and offer a shiny tight variation with ruched sides.

The Maaji Joy-Voyage leggings are great for both casual and activewear.

# 6 Onzie

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Onzie fabrics naturally have a shine to them. Their basic black legging comes in medium to high rise, crop and long length. I highly recommend them for sweaty yoga practices and medium to low-impact exercises.

Buy Onzie on AmazonNordstromREVOLVE.

#7 Carbon38 High Rise Flash Leggings

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I am obsessed with Carbon38’s Flash leggings. They come with a high rise, 7/8 length and look like a true leather tight.

Use code SHMGY25 to save 15% off your orders at Carbon38.

#8 Forlegs Activewear High Waist Shiny Leggings

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Forlegs High Waist Leggings

UPDATE: Forlegs has gone out of business.

Forlegs Activewear is a Brazilian brand that offers solid and printed leggings made with high-quality spandex. Leggings range from $79-$94.

Use code SCHIMIGGY for 20% off! Read my review here.

#9 Reebok Studio Lux High Shine Tights

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Reebok offers their Studio Lux High Shine tights. I’ve only seen them in black and blue but they look great and are affordably priced compared to other brands.

Buy Reebok’s Studio Lux High Shine Tights on Amazon and 6PM.


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SPANX (left to right): Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, High Gloss Legging, Mama Faux Leather Leggings and Leather Leggings with high waist

SPANX offers their leather and shiny sequin collection in legging silhouettes that will make you stand out in any crowd. The SPANX leather leggings come in various colors and some are even on sale for as low as $67 (originally $98). Read my SPANX Leather Leggings review to learn about how awesome these leggings look and perform.

You can buy SPANX on Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and SPANX. Get 15% off at SPANX with this link.

#11 Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny Shiny Leather Look Leggings

Beach Bunny has their own variation of shiny leather look leggings for $106. The leggings are expensive but they do offer deals often.

You can use this link for 20% off your first order at Beach Bunny.

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Leggings Guy

Friday 10th of March 2023

Thank you for this list! Another brand I was curious about is Heroine Sport Marvel Leggings. They have several color options and I’ve seen some of the Peloton instructors wearing them.

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