The Minimalist Legging

Size Guide

Upgrade your leggings to a pair of ethically-made, high-waisted leggings made from ultra-soft sustainable 4-way stretch fabric.

Meet the Minimalist Legging. Your favourite basic high-waisted legging made from super-soft earth-friendly fabric and sewn by fairly paid labour in Toronto, Canada.

Never see-through, always comfortable. 

        • Black and Dark Heathered Grey are made from 66% Rayon from Bamboo | 28% Cotton | 6% Spandex blend of fabric.

          Luxuriously soft, eco-friendly Rayon from Bamboo is made from a renewably sourced fiber grown using no pesticides and created through a closed loop process. Dyes are azo-free, low impact and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified to be free of harmful chemicals. Learn more about our fabrics.

          Smoke Grey is made from 88% MicroModal/12% Lycra. Our MicroModal fabric is knit, and dyed in Toronto, Canada at a family-run knitting mill. It's also renewably sourced, and is a naturally derived fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp. It has 10 times the yield of cotton, and uses significantly less water. The dyes are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means they are free of harmful chemicals.
        • Machine wash on cold. Hang to dry. 

          Washing the leggings in a garment bag in the washing machine is recommended. Do not dry clean, hot iron or put in the dryer.
        • Fit Advice: The Minimalist Legging fits true to size. We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The bamboo fabric on The Minimalist Legging is stretchier than the Flipside Leggings. The MicroModal is stretchier than the Bamboo, so size down in this fabric. View the size chart.

          High-Rise Waist.

          Full length. Approx. 28" inseam.

            Monica shown in product shots is 5’6"/size 0-2 and wearing size extra small.

              1. EASY 14-DAY RETURNS  

                Once you receive your item, you have 14-days to try it on and initiate a return if it's not right for you. To get started, simply email us. For your convenience, we offer a pre-paid return label at a cost of $8 to you. Remember - we cannot take back worn, washed or items with no tags.  

                Read more about Returns + Exchanges


        WHERE IT'S MADE

         

         

        Responsibly sewn in Toronto, Canada by fairly paid labour.
        We're proudly 100% sweatshop-free.

          
        FEATURES OF THE MINIMALIST LEGGING
        Comfortable high-rise waist.
        The Minimalist leggings hug your curves and the wide waistband won't cut into your body, and prevents the legging from slipping down throughout your day.

         

        The Minimalist Legging is well-made.
        Sewn in Toronto Canada using durable athletic-wear stitching, and three-needle, five thread coverstitch, they are built to last. 

         

        Soft and eco-friendly fabric.
        These leggings are made from a eco-friendly blend of Bamboo mixed with spandex for 4-way stretch. They are fully opaque - no see-through leggings here.
         

            Minimalist legging for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.Minimalist legging for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

        Minimalist legging for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
        Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
        Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
        Inseam 28" 28"
        28"
        28"
        28"

         

        QUESTIONS ON FIT, SIZING OR FABRIC? 

        We're here to help. Contact us!

         

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 46 reviews
        52%
        (24)
        28%
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        13%
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        4%
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        2%
        (1)
        S
        S.G.
        The best!

        I should’ve bought a couple of pairs, best leggings ever. So soft, and thicker than ones I’ve owned before. So comfy

        K
        K.M.
        Good quality but "high waist" is very high

        The quality of the fabric is very good, and the fit in the legs is nice. However, the waist is VERY high. The garment description does say "high waisted" but the reality is the waistband comes up to my bra which is about 6 inches higher than my waistline. This is my first Encircled purchase and I will purchase again, but I will stay away from anything with a high waist.

        L
        L.L.
        Comfy

        The fit a bit big would have sized die but happy

        J
        J.S.
        Comfy, but needs more compression.

        These are lovely, long leggings. The high waist is great, but could use a little more compression for a nice shape. Also, I'm already noticing after a few wears that the material is staring to pill between the thighs. Otherwise, i love these and wear them frequently.

        K
        K.
        The material is soft and lovely but fit large

        I would suggest ordering a size down. They fit large. Happy with them so far and have worn about 6 times. I worry they may be rubbing at the top of mh thighs and I am hoping they do not wear fast. Overall, happy to find ethical canadian made leggings!

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        Encircled Size Charts
        Please scroll down to find the size chart for each design. If you have any questions on sizing, please try out our online size recommender or click here to contact us with questions prior to ordering. Size charts are in alphabetical order based on design name.
        If you're on our product page viewing the size chart, click anywhere outside of the pop-up (or on the X in the top right corner) to close the size charts, or click here to surf back to our main collection page.

        The Chrysalis Cardi

        Size
        Garment Length (Laid Flat) Garment Width (Laid Flat) Bust 
        (inches)
        Waist 
        (inches)
        Hip 
        (inches)
        Height 

        Regular

        (xs - xxl)

        38" 39.5" 32"-41" 25"-34" 35"-44" 5'2"-6'0"

        Petite

        (xxs - m)

        35" 34.5" 27"-35" 23"-28" 30"-38" <5'4"

        Maxi

        (xl - xxxl)

        43" 41.5" 41"-52" 33"-45" 44"-56" <6'0"

        Fit Advice: The Regular Chrysalis Cardi is a one size fits most garment ranging from sizes XS-XXL or 2-14. It can be easily belted in multiple ways, however the Regular is not recommended for petite or shorter woman due to the volume of fabric - See Petite Cardi. The Regular is also not recommended for curvier/taller women due to fabric pulling around the bust or bottom - See Maxi Cardi.

        We recommend watching the how-to wear videos to see how much fabric drape and length you would like in your finished garment. If you are in between sizes, it is best to size up and the garment can always be tailored shorter to better suit your look - you cannot add more fabric, unfortunately!

        The Petite is best suited for women 5'4" and under with a smaller frame, although it will also work on women above this height (depending on preferred length when styled). 

        The Maxi is best suited for all women under 6’0” with a curvier shape to eliminate any uncomfortable fabric pulling, although it will also work on women who are a bit less curvy (depending on preferred length when styled).

        *If you have any questions on sizing, please contact us - Remember it is best to provide us with your height and size range of garments that you already own! 

         

        The Dressy Sweatpant

        WHEN WORN AT NATURAL WAIST

        Worn higher up to sit at your natural waist - straight leg tapers from the hip to ankle opening.

        Size XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16) XXL (18-20)
        Waist (inches)
        23" - 25"
        25" - 28"
        28" - 32"
        32" - 34"
        34" - 37"
        37-39"
        Hip (inches)
        32" - 34"
        35" - 38"
        38" - 41"
        41" - 44"
        44" - 47"
        47-50"
        Inseam (inches) 26.5"

        Fit Advice: We recommend staying with your usual size if you are in-between sizes. The cut on The Dressy Sweatpants is more generous and the fit is meant to be drapey and slightly loose. 

         

        The Essential Long Sleeve Top + The Essential Short Sleeve Top

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14-16 (XXL)
        Bust 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 33 - 36" 36 - 39" 39 - 42"
        42 - 45"
        Waist 23 - 25" 25 - 27" 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 34 - 36"
        36 - 38"
        Hips 30 - 32" 33 - 36" 36 - 38" 38 - 41" 41 - 44"
        44 - 47"
        Front Length / Back Length 24 - 31"
        24 - 31"
        24 - 31"
        24 - 31"
        24 - 31"
        24 - 31"

        Fit Advice: The Essential Long Sleeve Top fits a bit larger than our usual tees. We suggest to order true to your normal size, however since the styling is more flowy than our other Encircled tees, it is suggested to size down if you prefer a tighter look. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

         

        The Evolve Top

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS)
        4-6 (S)
        8-10 (M)
        12-14 (L)
        16-18 (XL)
        20 (XXL)
        Bust
        30.5-32.5"
        33.5-35.5"
        36.5-38.5"
        39.5-41.5"
        42.5-44"
        45-47"
        Waist
        25-26"
        27-29"
        30-31"
        32-34"
        35-37"
        38-40"
        Hips
        33-36"
        37-39"
        40-42"
        43-45"
        46-48"
        49-52"
        Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey but tapers towards the hip and tends to fit large. We recommend for you to size down from your normal size if you are unsure. The fabric on The Evolve top has a natural stretch that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

        The Flipside Legging 

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
        Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
        Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
        Inseam 28" 28"
        28"
        28"
        28"

        Fit Advice: We recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The modal fabric on The Flipside Leggings is not as 'taut' as synthetic fabrics like polyester, so if you prefer a snugger fit in the waist area for your leggings, size down. The Flipside Leggings are pre-shrunk. 

         

         The Minimalist Legging + The Minimalist Crop Legging

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
        Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
        Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
        Inseam

        28"

        (crop 20")

        28"

        (crop 20")

        28"

        (crop 20")

        28"

        (crop 20")

        28"

        (crop 20")

        Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The bamboo fabric on The Minimalist Leggings is tighter than the Flipside Leggings. The Minimalist Leggings are pre-shrunk.

         

        The Nomadic V-Neck

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
        Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
        42.5 - 44.5
        Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
        35-37"
        Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
        45-47"
        Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
        28"

        Fit Advice: The Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

         

        The Retrograde Kimono Dress

        Size
        XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16) 
        Bust (Inches)
        28 - 32.5"
        33" - 35.5"
        36 - 38.5"
        39 - 41.5"
        42 - 49"
        Hip (Inches)
        33" - 36"
        37" - 39"
        40" - 42"
        43" - 45"
        46" - 50"
        Length (Inches)
        At longest, 33"
        At longest, 34"
        At longest, 35"
        At longest, 36"
        At longest, 37"

        Fit Advice: The Retrograde Kimono Dress is our most "oversized" piece in the collection. We suggest to order true to your normal size to get the intended look. If you prefer a slimmer or tighter look, we suggest choosing a size down than your usual Encircled size.

         

        The Reversible Pencil Skirt

        Size
        XS (0-2)
        S (2-4)
        M (6-8)
        L (10-12)
        XL (14-16)

        Waist (inches)

        23" - 26"
        26" - 29"
        29" - 32"
        32" - 34"
        35" - 37"

        Hip (inches)

        32" - 34"
        35" - 38"
        38" - 41"
        41" - 44"
        45" - 47"

        Length Total (inches)

        20"
        21"
        22"
        23"
        24"

        Fit Advice: The Reversible Pencil Skirt fits true to size, but it's suggested to size up if you fall between sizes. The pencil skirt offers a smooth silhouette that slightly tapers from waist to hips and down through to the hem, hitting just at knee length. A pencil skirt should smoothly skim your curves, so to get a perfect fit, first identify your largest measurement then choose the size offering that range while still allowing for some stretch. The fabric on The Reversible Pencil skirt has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

         

        The Revolve Dress II + The Sleeveless Revolve Dress

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 4-6 (S) 8-10 (M) 12-14 (L) 16-18 (XL) 20 (XXL)
        Bust (in inches)  30.5-32.5" 33.5-35.5" 36.5-38.5" 39.5-41.5" 42.5-44" 45-47"
        Waist (in inches)  25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34" 35-37" 38-40"
        Hips (in inches)  33-36" 37-39" 40-42" 43-45" 46-48" 49-52"
        Length (in inches) At longest, 34.5" adjustable At longest, 35.35" adjustable At longest, 36" adjustable  At longest, 36.75" adjustable At longest, 37.5" adjustable At longest, 38.25" adjustable

        Fit Advice: The Revolve Dress is designed to fit drapey that tapers towards the hip. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. If your hip measurements are above the guide, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. The fabric on The Revolve Dress has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

         

        The Wanderer Sleeveless T 

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
        Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
        42.5 - 44.5"
        Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
        35-37"
        Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
        45-47"
        Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
        28"

        Fit Advice: The Wanderer Sleeveless T fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

         

        The Reversible Bandeau Bra  

        Size
        (XS/S) (M/L) (XL)
        Bust 30 - 33" 34 - 37" 38-41"

        Fit Advice: The Reversible Bandeau Bra fits true to size and the wide elastic band provides light to medium support. To ensure proper fit, measure your bust and check our size guide.

        The Everyday Twist Top

        Size
        0 - 2 (XS) 4-6 (S) 8-10 (M) 12-14 (L) 16-18 (XL)
        Bust (in inches)  30.5-32.5" 33.5-35.5" 36.5-38.5" 39.5-41.5" 42.5-44"
        Waist (in inches)  25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34" 35-37"
        Hips (in inches)  33-36" 37-39" 40-42" 43-45" 46-48"
        Back Length (in inches) 24.5" 25" 25.5" 26" 26.5"

        Fit Advice: The Everyday Twist Top is designed to fit drapey. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. The fabric on The Everyday Twist Top has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

         

        The Men's Nomadic V-Neck  

        Size
        S M L XL XXL
        Chest 36-38" 38-40" 40-42" 42-44" 44-46"
        Back Length 27" 27.5" 28" 28.75" 29.5"
        Fit Advice: The Men’s Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. It features a straight fit, being more fitted in the shoulders and looser towards the waist. The fabric is 4-way stretch and it will fit within ~1-2" of the measurements. If you prefer a more relaxed fit, size up.