It used to be that every girl needed the perfect little black dress. Nowadays? Every girl needs the perfect pair of yoga pants (or three or four). We love what yoga does for our bodies and we love yoga pants almost as much. Why?
- They’re comfy AF.
- They make us feel as though we’ve worked out (even when we haven’t).
- They’re appropriate to wear almost everywhere! Just throw a cute sweater over them and a pair of booties on your feet, and BAM — you’ve got a cute, comfy outfit and people will think you’re healthy and enjoy working out (even if you secretly don’t).
There are literally thousands of options for yoga pants out there and, while our favorites are still the basic black ones (they go with everything!), we do occasionally like to branch out. Here are a few of our favorites:
12.) Lululemon’s Align Yoga Pants
Name: Align Pant II 25″
Overview: These lightweight, high-rise pants minimize distractions and maximize comfort as you flow through your practice. Designed for yoga, buttery-soft and sweat-wicking Nulu™ fabric needs a little extra love.
It’s no wonder these are Lululemon’s bestselling yoga pants: stylish, lightweight and buttery-soft? We’ll take one in every color (of which there are 13).
11.) Athleta’s White Meshblock Yoga Pants
Name: Meshblock Pocket Pura Tights
Overview: Feel confident in opaque (read: not see-through) light-colored tights with side stash pockets and mesh panels for airflow where you need it.
While black yoga pantsare definitely our go-to, we get sick of them from time to time and crave something different. Whether it’s a new color, a new pattern or even a few cutouts or mesh stripes, we just seek something different — which is why we love these white mesh pants! Plus, with spring here and summer just around the corner, why not lighten up your yoga wardrobe?
10.) Fabletics’ #1 Bestseller: Salar Legging
Name: Salar Printed PowerHold Legging
Price: $79.75 retails | $49.95 VIP Member Price
Overview: Our best-selling legging is a solid foundation for any workout. Stretch, bend and hit the streets (and look good while doing it) in this move-easy essential.
We’ve always loved Kate Hudson, but we love her even more for founding Fabletics, the subscription-based e-commerce site known for their adorable athleisure pieces. The Salar leggings are their bestsellers and come in about a dozen different colors and prints. We love the Floral Fresco Print for spring!
9.) Moto Leggings
Name: Alo High Waist Moto Leggings
Overview: Push yourself in moto-style leggings crafted with a flattering high waistline, pin-tucked panels and mesh elements
We love moto-style. Moto-boots, moto-jackets and now moto-yoga pants! They make us feel like we’re a Harley Girl when in reality we’re more of a Prius Girl. These super cute yoga pants from Alo give us that edge we need when we’re really not feeling like going to yoga class.
8.) Zella’s Plank Pants
Name: Zella Plank Pants
Overview: Contoured seams down the sides and on the rear create a flattering, yoga-pant-inspired silhouette on these straight-leg workout pants.
Zella’s Plank Pants are the perfect yoga pants for those that may not be comfortable in skin-tight leggings. Looser than traditional yoga pants, they still provide the support and comfort needed to get through a few rounds of downward dog.
7.) Beyond Yoga’s High-Waist Leggings
Name: High-Waist Leggings
Overview: Strike a pose in stylish space-dyed leggings that offer exceptional slip-free coverage and comfort thanks to a high, nonbinding waistband.
We love these soft, comfortable yoga pants from Beyond Yoga. Available in five different heathered colors, their high waist provides extra support without the extra squeeze!
6.) Chili Cinched Leggings
Name: Beyond Yoga’s Chili Cinched Leggings
Price: $39, down from $110!
Overview: High-rise leggings with a high, banded waist and bow detail at side. A machine-washable blend of polyester and spandex.
Forgo the basic black yoga pants and spice things up with these chili pepper leggings! Who said workout wear had to be boring?
Want to really make a sizzle? Pair them with a “Spice Things Up” tank!
5.) Old Navy’s Mesh-Panel Leggings
Name: Mid-Rise Mesh-Panel Compression Leggings for Women
Price: $15.97 – $32.99
Overview: An elasticized waist with hidden front pocket, mesh panels allow for breathability, the Go-Dry fabric keeps you comfortable and dry and the flat-lock seams help prevent chafing.
The only thing better than falling in love with a particular style of yoga pants is falling in love with affordable yoga pants, which is why we are so excited to share Old Navy’s mid-rise mesh panel yoga pants with you. Not only are they supportive, comfortable and affordable, but they come in 4 different colors!
4.) Danskin’s Classic Yoga Pants
Name: Essential Yoga Pant
Overview: Danskin’s sleek fit yoga pant is perfect for yogis of all levels. Meditate and move in this chic and easy design featuring forward side seams for added style. A great choice for mat work and more.
If you took ballet as a kid, chances are you wore Danskin and haven’t thought about it since. Which is a mistake, as they have some of the best (and most affordable) yoga pants out there! Available on Danskin’s site, in stores and on Amazon, we can’t recommend them enough.
3.) Faux Leather Yoga Pants
Name: ShoSho Womens Faux Leather Leggings PU Trendy Mesh Sports Pants Yoga
Overview: High-waisted legging with plastic effect coating that gives you optimal compression and comfort during your work out.
Is there anything sexier than leather pants? Now they come in legging form and have totally upped the ante on yoga styles. The best part? They make going from your yoga class to the club oh-so-easy. Skip the in-home YouTube yoga workouts with these pants. These are meant to be seen. Check out all 16 colors and styles. Good luck trying to pick just one.
2.) Crushed Velvet Legging
Name: Crushed Velvet Caught In The Midi Legging
Overview: Give any outfit a touch of luxe with this best-selling high-waisted silhouette featured in chic Crushed Velvet fabric. With just the right amount of stretch, it’s the perfect blend of fashion and function.
Talk about “not your basic black!” These gold, crushed-velvet yoga pants will inspire you to go to the yoga studio just so you can show them off. Post-workout, pair with a black top and a cute pair of black booties and you’ve got your perfect post-gym bar attire.
1.) Lululemon’s High-Rise Wunder Under Pants
Name: Wunder Under Pant (Hi-Rise) Tech Mesh 28″
Overview: Engineered to feel like a comfortable embrace throughout — it holds you close and moves with you.
If only Lululemon weren’t so expensive we’d have 500 pairs of these high-rise yoga pants. With mesh panels for ventilation and a supportive high waist (plus a hidden pocket!), these trendy, black yoga pants are perfect for the gym and just as cute for you to wear post-workout when you get your after-yoga snack.
Now that you’ve got the outfit, keep reading for some of our favorite locations to practice yoga.