Yoga Pants for Every Body

Featured Article, Fitness
on September 20, 2013
yoga pants for every body

Every woman’s wardrobe favorite, yoga pants are cute, figure-flattering and oh-so-comfy—perfect for Sunday lounging, driving the kids to school, walking the dog…and, of course, the yoga studio. But like a great pair of jeans, a good pair of yoga pants can make all the difference between feeling frumpy and feeling fab. We’ve sampled this fall’s lineup of yoga pants and narrowed it down to our favorite sweat-approved styles that will flatter all shapes and sizes.

1). Gaiam Harem Pants, $58.00 

Harem pant - purple

Ultra-comfortable and flattering, these Eastern-inspired yoga capris are sure to become an instant wardrobe favorite. Subtly draped with a flowing hem, the pants’ loose, relaxed fit allows for ease of movement and breathability—perfect for contorting your body into an arm balance or balancing pose. There’s no need to worry about the pants riding down thanks to an adjustable drawstring waist that ensures a snug fit at the waist. Plus, you’ll fall in love with the luxuriously soft fabric, which is made from a smooth blend of French terry and sustainable bamboo fabric. Eco-friendly and fashionable? Now that’s a win-win.

2). Old Navy Women’s Fold-Over Yoga Pants, $19.50 


Most yoga pants come with a fairly hefty price tag, but now you can get your om on in style with these versatile—and affordable—yoga pants from Old Navy. Made with a stretchable moisture-wicking material, these versatile pants are perfect for the yoga studio, the street and everywhere in between. A form-flattering straight leg minimizes hips and butt, while a silhouette-slimming fold-over waist conceals muffin tops. One small caveat: Our testers reported that the pants ran extra long, so you might consider ordering petite if you’re on the shorter side.

3) Prana Prism Capri Legging, $70 


Add a burst of show-stopping color to your yoga practice with prAna’s Prism Capri Legging in vibrant scarlet. With a body-hugging fit to accentuate curves and stylized stitching to add a sporty touch, these chic leggings are ideal for running, practicing yoga, rock climbing or simply couch-potato-ing. A breathable, quick-drying fabric wicks away sweat, while an elastic waistband stays put as you move. Our staffers raved about the figure-flattering fit and said it was suited to a wide range of physical activities. “The eye-popping color was fun and feminine—I got a ton of compliments!” one staffer added.

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4) Lucy Perfect Core Pant, $98

lucy core compression pants

It’s hard to feel zen in yoga class when you’re constantly looking in the studio mirror and sucking in your stomach. With Lucy’s Perfect Core Pants, there is no need to worry about unsightly stomach jiggle. These high-rise flare leggings contain strategically placed mesh insets on the waistline to flatten the tummy and keep the core engaged.  Made with a compressive moisture-wicking fabric that smoothes and shapes problem areas, these multipurpose pants excel in the yoga studio or Pilates room. Our testers raved about the pant’s uber-comfy feel and sleek, body-shaping fit. “The pants fit like a glove—I didn’t want to take them off!”

5) American Fitness Couture ¾-Length Capri Leggings, $69


Sick and tired of yoga pants that constantly ride down while you’re lunging or twisting on the mat? For the ultimate comfort-meets-performance yoga pants, look no further than these slimming Capri leggings from LA-based American Fitness Couture. Great for tummy trimming, these leggings feature a high waist inseam and wide waistband for maximum belly control. The pant’s chafe-resistant, anti-microbial fabric lifts the booty, shapes the thighs and slims the silhouette, so you’ll feel confident and sexy striking a warrior pose. And because they’re made with a super-soft, movable spandex material, trust us when we say you’ll want to lounge in these stylish leggings all day long.