How To Choose the Perfect Pair of Yoga Pants

June 18, 2021
woman doing backbend in yoga studio

Are you on the hunt for a snazzy workout outfit? How about a cute and casual look for running around town? Yoga pants are the perfect bottoms for either activity. Offering both style and function, a trusty pair of yoga pants can get you through whatever your busy day throws at you. Not all pants are created equal, though. With so many materials, sizes, and styles, it isn’t always easy to find a pair that will stick with you through intense workouts and productive days. Don’t waste your money on a pair that you’ll stick in the back of your closet and forget about. Instead, check out our handy guide on how to choose the perfect pair of yoga pants for your unique and fabulous style.

Let’s Talk Materials

A good workout session is all about feeling capable and exhilarated, but itchy, heavy materials that don’t breathe well can weigh you down and ruin your routine. There are a few qualities that all good yoga pants share. The fabric should be stretchy and flexible enough to work with you no matter where you go or what you do. You also want breathable, moisture-wicking material that will help you stay comfortable without overheating.

With these qualities in mind, you have a few options for different materials. Lightweight fabrics are soft and comfortable, fitting like a second skin. Our Strut Lite is our lightest fabric to date. Get that second-skin feel without sacrificing stretch and comfort — it's pliable enough for yoga but soft enough to lounge in.

  • Light Compression
  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Breathable & Lightweight
  • UPF 50+
  • Sweat Wicking
  • Durable & Long-Lasting

These offer great flexibility for your yoga class or great comfort for lounging around. Heavier fabrics, on the other hand, offer incredible support and keep their shape over time, making them perfect for those higher-intensity workouts. Our Strut Lush is a mid to heavyweight fabric — soft & smooth to the touch and ultra-supportive with snap-back technology to retain shape and keep you held in. With jersey-knit construction, it's stretchy and comfortable enough for those strength training workouts. 

  • Mid Compression
  • Super Soft Hand Feel
  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Light Sweat Wicking
  • Durable & Long-Lasting

Find Your Fabulous Fit

Another crucial part of how to choose the perfect pair of yoga pants is the fit. This comes down to your style of workout, what kind of outfits you’re building, and—of course—personal preference. Fitted yoga pants will conform to your skin as you move around, supporting your body throughout even the heaviest workout routines. On the other hand, some people prefer the cool and comfortable fit of loose or relaxed-fit yoga pants. These are great for a more calming, restorative yoga session. The looser, less-revealing fit is also great for lounging or running to your favorite store or coffee shop after a workout.

When looking for your perfect fit, keep the length of the pants in mind. Capris or 7/8 crops are a cooler option for outdoor workouts or a stylish summer outfit. You’ll also want to think about high-waisted or mid-rise pants. Mid-rise waistlines offer more comfort for lounging or hanging out around town, while high-waisted pants create the support you need for a fast-paced or flexible workout.

Show Off Your Style

While material, durability, and performance are important, don’t forget to look for your favorite colors and patterns—plus the perfect sports bra or tank to match. One of the best things about shopping at online yoga clothing stores like Strut This is that you can see all your favorite style options in one place. Don’t worry about digging through shelves or asking about different colors that may or may not be in the backroom. Simply choose the pair that catches your eye, then browse all the great options available. It’s easier than ever to find a pair of yoga pants that meet your needs and reflect the style that’s uniquely and beautifully you.

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