The ’80s trend is back, and we’re so on board.
Believe it or not, neon is making a serious comeback this year, with bold, colorful activewear being front and center of the trend. While you may love to work out in classic black tights and tanks, warmer months are the perfect time to incorporate bright summer-friendly hues into your athleisure wardrobe, which will feel season-appropriate instead of like outdated ’80s garb.
Even celebrities are embracing the neon trend, with Kendall Jenner donning a vibrant pink tulle mini dress in Cannes, and Ashley Graham and Hailey Bieber rocking highlighter yellow effortlessly—we had no idea neon could look so chic!
Since fluorescent-like shades can be a lot, we’ve rounded up the best neon leggings that offer a pop of color, which can be toned down by simply pairing them with neutral tops and sneakers. Sport these electric tights to your workouts and beyond this summer.
Alo Yoga ⅞ High-Waist Airbrush Legging
Lane Bryant Livi Active Wicking Active Capri Legging
Quick-drying fabric and breathable mesh panels help keep you cool and comfy during your sweatiest HIIT workout. These bright orange, plus-size tights boast pockets galore, meaning there are plenty of places to stow your phone, keys, and credit card to and from the studio.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Train Tights
Nylora Abbey Leggings
Athleta Revelation Laser Cut ⅞ Tight in Powervita
Veronica Beard x Bandier Ronda Capri
If black leggings are your go-to, these capris are an easy way to dip your toes in the neon trend without going full on ’80s. The bold side stripes add just a pop of color when paired with an understated white sports bra and black sneakers for your boxing class.
Year of Ours Cameron Cropped Lace-Up Stretch Leggings
Ideal for summer outdoor workouts, these neon leggings have less coverage with a cropped leg that hits just below the knee. Complete the look with the matching Corset Lace-Up Sport Bra and a bomber jacket for a chic athleisure outfit you can sport from the tennis court to brunch.
Outdoor Voices FreeForm ⅞ Hi-Rise Leggings
Leggings Depot High Waist Double Lined Solid Yoga Leggings
Alala Seamless Tight
Koral Activewear Dynamic Duo High Rise Leggings
Plus Thigh Waist Sculpt Leggings
Ultracor Ultra High KO Leggings
Carbon38 High Waisted Takara Legging
Sleek, liquid-finished neon tights can take you from your workout and beyond. Made with supportive fabric (that looks like luxurious leather) and a high waistband, these hot coral leggings keep everything in place, whether you’re in barre class or sipping cocktails with friends.