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How To Wear Yoga Pants Without Feeling Self Conscious

Craig M. •

If ever there was an attire that got a bad rap, it is yoga clothes. For some reason, being seen in a pair of yoga leggings and top, or yoga pants under a long sweater has been looked down on a lot lately which makes absolutely no sense especially to people who have made yoga activewear their everyday wardrobe.

Some of the misconceptions people associate with yoga clothing are that you are a hippie since yogis or anyone who prefers activewear over regular clothes are generally looked at as people who eat kale and burn incense all day long. Another misconception is that you are a college student, a gym obsessed person or the worst, an air head who has no idea what is going on in the world. Well, I wonder if they would have the same thinking if they knew just how perfect yoga clothes are and not just for exercising either. If you are wondering what I am on about, keep reading.

Now, unlike a pair of jeans or a pant suit, yoga clothes in general and pants in particular can be worn anywhere and on any occasion. It is no wonder big corporations and designers are making a killing with their own brands of athleisure. Throwing on a jacket or long shirt over your yoga pants gives you an instant makeover which means you can go from your morning bikram yoga class and straight on to brunch. If paired with a long sweater and some stilettos, you have a great evening look or a pair of boots for that classic winter look.

However, just because yoga pants are the easy choice, there are still basic rules that you should stick to as far as yoga clothes are concerned. Here are some of the dos and donts when it comes to activewear.


Get the right fit. A lot of people tend to get a size smaller since yoga pants tend to stretch out after a few washes. So, in trying to get a longer shelf life out of your purchase, a lot of women end up with extremely tight leggings and a 'camel toe' which draws attention to them for all the wrong reasons.

Test out your yoga tops in daylight and very bright light to make sure you don't end up with the opaquest womens top you can get, click here to see a range of womens yoga tops and be confident with your purchase so you can focus on your routine.

Accessorise your pants if you are going to be wearing them anywhere other than the gym or to the park for a run. A statement handbag and a pair of sunglasses are all you need to get your pants from the gym and give it an out in town vibe.


It goes without saying that yoga pants should never be worn at work. Ever. They would make you look unprofessional especially if you do not have the right fit.

If going commando is not something you can live with, then thongs and other similar underwear make for great full coverage but virtually undetectable underwear.

In conclusion, it can be easy to find yoga outfits in Australia and they make for a great choice of wardrobe for anyone if not everyone but be sure you stick to the simple yoga clothing guidelines listed above, and you should have an easy wardrobe choice without compromising yourself.