A pair of yoga leggings or yoga pants that won’t bunch around your ankles or give you a camel toe in downward dog can be as hard to find as inner calm on a Monday morning. (We’ve been there, tried the mid-meeting meditation, can’t necessarily recommend it.) But fear not, we’ve taken on the challenge to find the best yoga leggings or yoga pants for women.
Yoga pants can be a thicker, looser fit than yoga leggings, which are usually tighter, stretchier and more high-waisted, but in our experience the terms are interchangeable.
Best practice would most likely be to find a pair of technical yoga leggings or yoga pants that are designed to thermoregulate, breathe, stretch and flow with you, without billowing fabric getting in the way while you’re at it.
That said, while harem pants might not be the best for some people’s yoga practice, if they’re what gets you down to your yoga mat, and you like the extra room, we’re not here to stop you.
Look for a high and wide waistband that lies flat on your torso, as well as making sure they have an adjustable drawstring to keep the leggings up.
As with most clothing, yoga leggings will stretch incrementally over time. It’s far better to get the size that fits well now rather than one that’s too big solely for comfort.
Phew – so with that out the way, here are the 31 best yoga pants and yoga leggings to buy now. Whether you’re flowing with dynamic yoga, recharging with Yin or sweating it out with Vinyasa, there’s a pair here for you.