With the Lululemon hoopla of 2013 behind us, it’s time to focus not on
yoga pants that are way too thin, but on the perfect pair of yoga pants to help
you meet your 2014 workout goals. Whether you’re hitting the mat, taking up
biking, doing a little pilates between TV shows or gearing up to kick some gym
class butt, yoga pants are the cute and comfy standard for teen workout gear.
We L-O-V-E them—well, once we’ve found the right pair for us, of course!
Step 1: Grab a pile of pants
Yep. A whole big pile. Different styles. Different colors. And most
important, different sizes. There is no one perfect pair—it’s all about what
feels good and looks good to you.
Step 2: Move around
You want these babies to stay in place—no waistband slippage when you’re
in downward facing dog, thankyouverymuch! They should fit your legs nicely so
that you don’t have a lot of fabric flopping around as you move. And they
should be tight enough that you can see your body shape, but not so tight that
you feel squished to death.
Step 3: Ask for help
If you’re in an athletic apparel store (like, er Lululemon), you might
as well take advantage of the staff that are specially trained in how the
products are supposed to fit, and which pairs would best suit your purpose. Are
they right 100 percent of the time? Nah. But they can point out things you
wouldn’t have noticed until halfway through your workout.
Step 4: Look closely
OK, this is the awkward part. Bring Mom or a friend along and ask her
to look at your booty to see if she can see your undies through the fabric.
Yes, you can look in the mirror, but do you really
want a close call in the middle of class? No, we didn’t think so. Bring along a
particular bright, patterned pair to see just how much you can get away with.
Step 5: Shop around
You don’t have to buy the first pair you see or the second pair you
try. Look around and find something that suits your body perfectly, then stock
up. Remember, everyone is selling yoga pants these days, so you can be picky!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN cute workout gear, what to wear to gym class, yoga gear