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Beat the freezing temperatures: These $28 fleece-lined leggings are 'amazingly flattering'

I have zero tolerance for the cold, so I fear the winter that'll follow some of the most frigid Halloween temps on record. Luckily I have found a secret to staying shiver-free — my fleece-lined Iuga leggings. (In fact, I have them on right now!) Last year, I lived in these top-sellers from late October through early April and stayed blissfully cozy. But these high-waisted leggings have another trick up their pant leg — they keep everything looking slim, trim and sucked in, thanks to light compression and a hidden tummy-control panel.

These flattering, fleece-lined leggings will make you love the winter. We also love the deep, snug pockets on these top-sellers.

$20 at Amazon

The two pairs I picked up last year are still in excellent shape, but with the current drop in temps, I'm going back for a third. (Again, I live in these.) Read on to learn why some 7,200 five-star Amazon reviewers (myself included) are gaga for these Iugas.

Warmth sans bulk

I grew up romping around the Deep South, barefoot and in tank tops year-round. So when I moved north, I resented bulky, restrictive winter clothing. Now, I'm finally getting the hang of this dressing-for-winter thing. These svelte little leggings let me move unencumbered and jiggle-free and stay warm! I've noticed that other shoppers are equally thrilled with how they keep out the cold as they suck everything in:

"These pants have an amazingly flattering fit," wrote one five-star fan. "They are warm for winter walks outside and are still sleek. The warmth doesn’t cause them to make the legs bulky. They are my new favorite pant."

someone doing a yoga pose in the snow while wearing the black leggings
From fall til the thaw, these top-selling fleece-lined Iuga leggings have got you. (Amazon)

Made to move

If you've resolved to work exercise back into your life, these supportive yet stretchy Iuga leggings are the perfect winter active wear. Great for random acts of yoga or rolling around with kids and pets, if you are me. Also great for long runs, if you are not me. They keep everything high and tight!

"These are fantastic!" wrote a fan. "I’m a runner, and with the temps falling in New England, I wanted to find a warmer pair of leggings. I’m a mom of two and prefer something high-waisted, and pockets are a must ... The best part is they don’t move when I run. No constantly hiking them up. The first day I had them, I ran a 10K and did another 5K today and just love them so much."

back view of two people wearing the leggings in gray and black
No need to backtrack. Deep pockets keep your phone on your person! (Amazon)

Perfect pockets

Oh, wait! Did I mention these have deep pockets? Is that the best part? There are many best parts to these leggings. The only days I don't misplace my iPhone are the days I'm wearing them. And my phone fits fully, securely inside the pocket and never slips out when I bend over or go to the loo. The pockets are actually much deeper than they appear to be in the photos.

A kindred spirit wrote: "I pretty much only take them off to wash them so I can put them back on. I wear them constantly. They're warm without being bulky. ... If you're on the fence, JUST BUY THE DAMN PANTS! I'm also obsessed with the pockets on both sides. They fit my iPhone with room to spare, and it's never slipped out even when I'm sitting, crawling around playing with my dogs, etc. I'm so spoiled now that I'm replacing all my other yoga pants with ones that have pockets."

One thing to note if you're on the shorter side, like this reviewer: "My only complaint is that they are quite long and bunch a little around my ankles, but that’s my height’s problem, not the leggings." That said, they did call them "great leggings!"

And for even more fleecy goodness, this fuzzy hoodie is another cold-weather fave:

You'll feel like you're wrapped up in a warm hug whenever you don this impossibly cozy pullover. 

$36 at Amazon

“It's so fluffy!” raved a fan. “It fits exactly the way I wanted it to — a bit baggy but not too huge where I'm swimming in it. The material is so nice, my dogs have been wanting to cuddle with me since I've worn it. Definitely will buy more in different colors.”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.