Yoga pants have become more popular in recent years, thanks to both the popularity of yoga and leggings’ popularity. Yoga pants and casual leggings may seem similar, but specialty made yoga pants offer a more relaxed fit down the legs to give you a better range of motion. Yoga pants are also made of performance cloth to provide compression and to wick away moisture.
What To Wear With Yoga Pants for Practice
When attending a yoga class, you can wear Yoga pants that can be worn with yoga bras, yoga tops, or a relaxed-fitted tank. Whatever you choose should be a material that gives you a good range of motion to stretch and twist your body. It should also be a material that absorbs sweat well. Consider layering an open-backed flowy shirt on top of a strappy yoga bra.
How Should Your Yoga Pants Fit?
To find your best fit, you’ll want to consider both coverage, stretch, and comfort. If you’re into hot yoga, you’ll want yoga pants made out of a material that breathes well and keeps moisture away from your skin. You’ll want something lightweight and loosely fitting for a vinyasa or flow yoga focused practice.
The right yoga pants will be snug on your hips and waist but a little looser fitting on the legs. This maximizes your movement when moving into the yoga poses. Bear in mind that too loose clothing can bind and restrict your movement as much as wearing tighter clothes.
The Post-Yoga Look
Yoga pants come in a variety of styles, colors, patterns, and sizes. When it comes to length and style, that’s up to you and your personal needs. The wide variety of clothing styles also make it easy to pair your yoga pants with a great outfit, no matter your style.
A good pair of running shoes with your yoga pants will mean you’re ready for a run when your class is over. Canvas shoes or even casual boots make it easy to turn your yoga look into a casual leisure look for the rest of the day. Sandals or clogs will make it easy to quickly remove your shoes when you enter the yoga studio.