A few months ago, butt leggings with a built-in wedgie made a splash on TikTok, where thousands of users posted videos of their rear ends going from flat to “bubbly.” Now, the trend has gone mainstream. The pants are called butt leggings, and they’re designed to sculpt and lift the butt, according to their makers. These squat-proof pants are also comfortable and versatile enough to wear around town, whether you’re running errands or going to the gym.
These ruched leggings from Aoxjox have contoured shading woven into them that highlights your curves, so you can get your backside in focus even as you work out. The fabric is smoothing, soft, and stretchy, with a high waist that doesn’t move and four-way stretch for maximum comfort. The leggings are also available in a rainbow of colors, including crimson red and ocean teal.
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Some TikTok users have given the Seasum butt-lift leggings a thumbs up, but others were less impressed. Both Madison and Shayna agree that the leggings are flattering but that the ruched seams won’t do much to boost a flat ass. The pair is also not sweat-wicking, which makes them better suited to lounging than exercise.
But, if you love the look of these butt leggings and are willing to spend a little more money on activewear, there are plenty of options out there. For example, the high-waisted 7/8 Airbrush leggings from Alo Yoga have tummy control and compression but are also slimming, according to reviewers. They’re also available in a slew of colors and patterns so you can mix them up with your workout wardrobe.