In the land of spandex bottoms, few things rival the best yoga pantsand finding a pair of workout leggings thats a tiptoe away from pajamas can be as satisfying as falling asleep in Shavasana. Because whether you spend your mornings performing Sun Salutations or just need some new yoga leggings to add to your wear-sleep-repeat rotation, the perfect yoga pants are a notoriously elusive closet essential.
We know, we know, it can be tempting to write off structured activewear when dressing for comfort and heatbut looser doesnt always mean comfier, and even if its just to go on a socially distanced walk or bike ride (yoga mats not required!), you need a pair of yoga pants that wont roll down your tummy, isnt too sheer, and wont squeeze you like a stress ball.
There are so many brands (Alo Yoga! Girlfriend Collective! Lululemon! Athleta! Zella! Beyond Yoga!) dedicated to delivering the perfect multi-hyphenate leggings. And with the range of styles, colors, and cuts currently out therecropped, full-length, yoga shorts, leggings with pockets, sweat-wicking materials, boot-cut yoga pantsthings can start feeling very un-zen.
So we went to the expertsreal women who teach yogato find out what they actually wear when practicing (or lounging horizontally because lets be real, no one is really sleeping in their nap dresses!). From yoga capris in moisture-wicking fabrics to high-waist pairs with pockets, check out their top picks for the best yoga pants, below.