The 15 Best Yoga Pants According to Vogue Editors – Vogue
September 24, 2020 - Short Yoga Pants
Don’t let your fitness goals or wellness resolutions go out the window while gyms are still closed for the most part and we’re still squeezing in workouts in the nooks of our houses and crannies of our apartments. After all, most studios and gyms are offering livestreams or online sessions, and there’s even the option to bring a spinning bike to your very own living room (for a price!). It’s a great time to try out a new class or workout without even having to leave your house. Plus, a little physical activity can help tremendously with stress during these times.
When it comes to finding the best yoga pants or workout leggings, there are a few factors to consider. According to a number of Vogue editors, the most important is that the leggings should be versatile: comfortable for yoga at home and sleek enough for a neighborhood run.
These are the most beloved yoga pants due to their supreme softness and flattering fits. Some are said to be so flattering, in fact, they’ll make you feel fit before even stepping foot onto the mat. There are plenty of essential all-black pairs to choose from, from Spanx’s ultra-tight pair to a sleek-and-smooth style from ALO. If you’re looking for something with a bit more flair, consider a style from Tory Burch’s sportswear line or Outdoor Voices’ mood-boosting colored pairs.
Look no further than these must-have styles even Vogue editors don’t want to take off. Shop 15 of the best yoga pants, below.
Steff Yotka, fashion news editor
These high-waist, ankle-length leggings in simple black are taking me from couch to the yoga mat on my kitchen floor to my daily dog walks.
Alexandra Michler, director, fashion development
I have been wearing these for any and all activity. Walks outside, Zoom calls, Tracy Anderson workouts, cooking, lounging, reading…. These are my uniform.
Willow Lindley, accessories director
I love Spanx leggings, because they make me feel fit before the workout even begins!
Alexandra Gurvitch, market editor
The Fabletics classic black leggings offer the perfect amount of compression and stretch that you can comfortably work from home, and workout at home in.
Madeline Fass, market editor
I can’t get enough of Beyond Yoga’s leggings. They are the softest yoga pants I have ever worn, and they give the perfect amount of slimming compression. The high waistband is the perfect combination with their bra tank tops, which I also recommend.
Rachel Besser, market editor
I love this high-rise pair of leggings from Tory Sport because there’s also a corresponding sports bra. When I roll out my yoga mat at home, somehow being in a head-to-toe workout look gets me ready to focus on the workout at hand instead of thinking about all the emails I could be attending to.
Julie Tong, commerce editor
I’m no yogi, but since I’ve been working from home, it’s safe to say I’ve finally been able to put my favorite yoga pants to their intended use. Not only are they smooth to the touch and comfortable, but they make the perfect #wfhoutfit because all you need to do is add a pretty blouse on top and you’ll be ready for your next Zoom call.
Emily Farra, senior fashion news writer
I find it hard to get excited about any athleticwear, but I’m pretty obsessed with Girlfriend Collective. Their leggings are perfect—soft, high-rise, compressive but not suffocating—and they’re made with recycled polyester and safe, non-toxic dyes. (Word to the wise: Ultra-black dyes are incredibly toxic, which is why GC’s leggings are a softer black.)
Naomi Elizée, associate market editor
As the days inside continue to pass by, the more I need to brighten up my day with the clothes I wear. These leggings will definitely bring some much-needed sunshine to my day!
Liana Satenstein, senior fashion writer
I love these pants so much. They suck in your body like tight, vacuum-packed sausages.
Brooke Bobb, senior fashion news writer
Truth be told, I have not yet tried the brand new activewear from PH5, but I did recently talk to designer Wei Lin about the concept. She is an ironman athlete and marathoner, and she swears by the fit, comfort, and durability of sustainably-made knit leggings. These may just be the perfect yoga pants for me, and for anyone else who wants something that’s both practical and stylish for practicing their downward dogs.
Mai Morsch, associate market editor
I feel like I have been searching for these Athleta leggings for my whole life! They are extremely soft and hit at that perfect point just above the ankle.
Daisy Shaw-Ellis, jewelry director
A high-rise crop is my favorite legging cut (and denim cut by happenstance). These are great for my early morning runs and yoga. And they don’t look schlubby when I wear them directly after a workout to the playground with my toddler before the workday starts.
Rickie De Sole, executive fashion director, Vogue.com
I am 6.5 months pregnant and these Hatch maternity leggings have become my latest wardrobe staple. The waistband sits comfortably above my bump and holds in my expanding waistline!
Rachel Hahn, fashion writer
In order to stay active, my friends and I have been sharing our favorite yoga classes, whether they’re on YouTube or being livestreamed from the New York City studios that we usually go to. It’s fun to try to do them together, to give the illusion that we’re in class together. And now that I’m working from home, I’ve been relying on my yoga wardrobe even more so. On Zoom calls, even if I’m wearing an office-appropriate shirt onscreen, I’m likely wearing these Lululemon leggings on the bottom.