Your Guide To Choosing The Perfect Pair Of Yoga Pants

16 Jun

Everyone is wearing yoga pants. Some of them cost $900, others are $20. People wear them to hot yoga, to restorative yoga, to brunch or just to hang out in something bright or comfy.

Regardless of what you use your stretchy pants for, there are a lot of options out there. So how can you make the right decision for your lifestyle and bank account?

Lucky for you, and just in time for International Yoga Day on June 21, we’ve put together a handy guide to suit all your yoga — or non-yoga — needs.

If you’re all about crazy prints…

It’s no secret that wild, brightly-colored prints are all the rage. Want to hop on that trend?

Splurge: Teeki Fairy Bath Hot Pant, $72
They’re colorful, they’re crazy, they’re super comfy and they’re made of 79 percent recycled plastic bottles.

Save: Old Navy Women’s High Rise Compression Capris, $20
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Crazy cool prints for 20 bucks? We’ll take ’em.

If you’re headed to hot yoga…

Hot yoga is no joke. You’re going to sweat. So look out for sweat-resistant fabrics that won’t be soaking wet by the end of class.

Splurge: North Face Dynamix Leggings, $80
north face leggings
With high quality fabric that boasts “abrasion-resistant stretch,” full coverage and durability, you can definitely get your sweat on in these pants.

Save: Target C9 Champion Women’s High Waist Legging, $27.99
Want to sweat for less? Target’s got pants with wicking technology to keep you dry no matter how sweaty the room gets.

If you’re in a restorative mood…

Sometimes, yoga is about slowing down, breathing and giving your body time to rest. And when that time comes, you better believe you’ll want loose, comfortable material on hand.

Splurge: Lululemon Tearaway Pant, $108-$118
tearaway pant
These loose, lightweight pants are a great option for classes that are less about sweating and more about getting your stretch and meditation on.

Save: H&M Sports Sweatpants, $29.95
Between the relaxed fit and low price point, these pants will keep you “om”-ing all class long.

If you’re all about that athleisure trend…

As we mentioned, yoga pants aren’t just for yoga. Sometimes they’re about making a fashion statement — and it doesn’t hurt when you can go straight from yoga to brunch and your friends won’t notice.

Splurge: ADAY Throw & Roll leggings, $125
Yep, these leggings have zippers on them, meaning you can officially wear them to brunch … or to a club. Whatever floats your boat.

Save: Forever 21 Ombe-Paneled Workout Leggings, $22.90
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Forever21 proves that you don’t have to break the bank to get leggings with crazy cool details.

If you’re in the mood for a basic flow…

In it for the sun salutations? You don’t have to worry as much about sweat, but you should still make sure your yoga pants are breathable and made of high quality, supportive material that will carry you through every downward dog.

Splurge: Outdoor Voices Warmup Leggings, $95
outdoor voices
You can’t go wrong with this new workout line’s “ludicrously comfortable” legging with textured compression fabric to help improve circulation and performance.

Save: GapFit gFast Heather Mesh 21″ Capris, $59.95
Gap carries high quality yoga pants with cool patterns, and it doesn’t hurt that they have 25-40 percent off sales pretty consistently.

What are you waiting for? Stop reading and get that flow going — no matter what you choose to wear.