Who else has been living in yoga pants?!?! I totally have been and I am currently wearing a pair as I type this. I’m sure most of you know what yoga pants are, but in case you don’t, they’re basically tight fitting workout pants. The fabric should be moisture-wicking to capture any body sweat and keep you cool, compression, flexible material, and has some type of odor control. They’re predominately used for… you guessed it… yoga! Hence why it has the moisture-wicking and odor control feature.
My go to yoga pants style are the leggings style and that is the style that I find the most versatile. Most yoga pants can be worn beyond the yoga studio and yoga mat. They can be used for light exercises (I recommend avoiding high intensity workouts in them), athleisure style, and you bet it can be incorporated in different types of outfits. You can easily create work appropriate outfits to casual wear outfits to running errands outfits.
13 Ways To Wear Yoga Pants
Before I share several different ways to wear yoga pants, I’d like to talk about my yoga pants. I got these from Amazon. I shared before my overall thoughts on getting workout pants from Amazon. This is a tight fit yoga pants. The material is thicker than your usual yoga pants which I love because it means it is not see-through at all. At first, it will appear that the pants look smaller than they should. However, that’s only due to the compression. The compression creates a slimming effect on your legs and tummy.
Sizing & Fit
These yoga pants are extremely high waisted and the compression extends all the way to the stomach. I love these pants because they really do keep everything in place and are flattering. So it will be snug at first, but once you have it on, it’ll fit comfortably. You also have the ability to fold the waistband if you don’t want it to go up as high on your stomach.
Here are my measurements for sizing reference. I am 5’4″, 140 lbs, straight body type but have a bubble butt, and my chest size is 32C. For pants, I usually wear a size small, size 4, or size 27. Therefore, I got my yoga pants in a size small. For tops, I usually wear a size small or size 4.
Checkered Blazer Outfit
Did you know that wearing yoga pants to work is possible? I only discovered this because one time I was feeling so lazy heading to work and decided to go for it with yoga pants. And it totally worked! These options are also great for all those zoom meetings. No need to sacrifice comfort.
White Blazer Outfit
Side Note: I’ve also recently found that there are dress pant yoga pants. This means they are dress pants made out of yoga pants material. These pants have all the perks of yoga pants, but have the business professional look. It is by the brand Betabrand. I’m considering trying them out to see if they truly live up to the hype!
Laid Back Denim Jacket Outfit
This laid back outfit is great if you just have to head out real quick or go for a quick walk around the neighborhood.
Slightly Dressed Denim Jacket
Running Errands Denim Jacket Outfit
This outfit is very similar to the other denim jacket outfit, however, I made a few minor changes. This is something I would wear if I have to run errands all day. It’s super comfortable and tolerable to wear all day long.
This is probably the most well-known and classic way to wear yoga pants. As you can tell from this outfit, you can see how very high waisted these pants are.
This is my favorite way to wear my yoga pants! By pairing it with a sweater and tucking it into my yoga pants.
Trench Coat Parisian Style Outfit
Casual Wear Trench Coat
This one is similar to the trench coat outfit above, however, I switched out a few things to give it a more casual vibe.
Classic Trench Coat Outfit
Leather Jacket Outfit With Longer Tops
Classic Leather Jacket Outfit
Leather Jacket Edgy Outfit
When the weather is colder, I love to wear this look with knee high boots. It still keeps that edginess vibe to it while keeping my legs warm!
My Favorite Yoga Pants Brands
Here are my favorite yoga pants brands!
I think we can all agree that shopping on Amazon is a gem! As I mentioned earlier, my yoga pants are from Amazon. I’m impressed with the quality and price.
Everlane always surprises me with their style and innovation. And I’ve heard nothing but great things from their The Perform leggings collection. Not only are they sustainable, but they are functional. Plus, I love the color options!
Lululemon is always known for their amazing workout leggings.
Zella is an athletisure Nordstrom brand. The quality is great and more affordable compared to Lululemon or Outdoor voices. Their most popular pair is the Live-In Leggings.
Athleta is another athletic brand that is always high on my list and I am a big fan of their yoga pants.
I love using Spanx leggings because of the compression material. It’s another great brand if you want something that sucks everything in. I have the Look At Me Now leggings and love them so much!
One last thing. My biggest pet peeve when wearing yoga pants is when the panty lines show. I love to wear these True & Co underwear! They’re seamless and have that barely-there microfiber material. It’s the best! They come in hipster style, boyshort style, thong, high rise thong, high rise hipster, and bikini style.