By Sophie Vinograd
The ancient practice of controlled deep breathing and physical discipline through held poses has become roaringly popular among new age bohemians and soccer moms alike. With yoga at a trendy peak, it isn’t the least bit surprising that the clothes that accompany it are also a major focus for many participants. For the best in yogawear, look no further, because we did our homework.
We’ve highlighted our favorite items by category, all available from Lululemon Athletica, a Vancouver-based company currently leading the pack in yoga-inspired clothing.
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Best Yoga Pants
The Pure Strength Pant, shown on the left, is raved about by Lululemon devotees. A close but flattering fit, featuring a straight-leg and low rise elastic waistband, these are an excellent choice for a basic pilates and yoga pant. This pair is $98 at Lululemon Athletica.
Like to be comfortable? Like, extremely comfortable? Look no further. These Cool Down Pants, shown right, are a roomier alternative to tighter fitting yoga pants; you will end up living in these. Not ideal for actually practicing yoga, but light and breathable fabric for your journeys to and from class, or just for lounging purposes. This pair runs $108 at Lululemon Athletica.
A tank that offers support, a streamlined fit and adorable detail? We’ll take one in every color! The Turbo Tank’s wide straps won’t dig in, and the design is extra breathable for optimum comfort during yoga, or any other activity of choice. A cute, versatile tank top, $52 at Lululemon Athletica.
Best Sports Bra
The Ta Ta Tamer II is a unique sports bra that does a great job of shaping and keeping you cool while still offering maximum support. Plus, it looks fabulous and comes in a plum color instead of just boring black or grey. The bra is $58 at Lululemon Athletic.
What is your favorite clothing to wear for yoga or working out?
Sophie Vinograd is a writer, creative strategist and funk enthusiast living in Charles Village. You can check out her portfolio at www.sophievinograd.com, and her social commentary blog, Blackout Factory, at http://blackoutfactory.blogspot.com.