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3 Things to Ask Yourself When Buying Yoga Pants

Whether you’re looking for a sustainable answer to the athleisure trend or simply something comfortable to wear during your new work-from-home routine, you know how important it is that your pants fit well. And if you practice yoga daily, you’re all the more aware of the important role your clothes play in the quality of your practice. As you ease into your poses on the couch or on the mat to let your mind and body release, the very last thing you want to worry about is pants that simply do not fit well.

Thankfully, this worry can easily be eliminated when you choose organic yoga pants that not only fit your body perfectly, but also feel good when you wear them. To help you in your quest to find the right pair of pants for your practice, we’ve shared three important questions to ask yourself before making your purchase:

Am I comfortable?

Comfort should be your number one priority! Generally, you want your pants to be lightweight and made from a breathable fabric. At Hyde, we understand how important it is for clothes to “breathe” which is one of the reasons why we chose to create products from a blend of soft, organic cotton and spandex.

Another part of choosing a comfortable pair of yoga pants for women is knowing which type of yoga you practice regularly. Once you’ve found a pair of pants that feels light and is made from a breathable material, really take the time to consider the needs of your practice. For example, if you practice Hatha our Kundalini yoga, you may want a loose fitting pair of pants that won’t constrict you, such as our Divine Drawstring or Colleen Pant. If you practice hot yoga, sweat will be a major concern. You’ll want pants that naturally wick and do not ride up as you move from pose to pose, like our Olema Crop or our Jamie Short.

Are these the right size?

If you’re purchasing your yoga pants from a local store or yoga studio, it’s always wise to try them on. And you may take one size in one style, and a different size in another — both from the same brand. When buying pants online, definitely consult size charts because all brands vary in size. And check the site’s return policy before completing your purchase. At Hyde, we want you to find the right fit, so we are happy to offer exchanges on full price merchandise.

Some things to remember when you buy yoga pants are that they should fit snuggly on both your hips and waist, but not so tight that you feel restricted.  Also, your pants shouldn’t be too loose as that may interfere with your natural movement.  Finally, remember that during yoga, you perform inversions and bend over quite a bit.  So, you’ll want a pair that doesn’t slide down or expose you, causing an embarrassing situation.

Are these a good length for me?

Another thing to avoid is buying pants that are too long. When your pants are too long, you can slip and trip as you move from pose to pose. During yoga, you want to feel strong and stable on your feet, not unbalanced. So, if your pants are too long, that’s not a good thing. You want to choose pants that fall just below your calves or stop right at your ankle. And, if you have pants that are too long, don’t just throw them away – go to a tailor and have them hemmed. Or play it safe with a 3/4 length style like our Wren Legging or Chrystie Drawstring — no hemming required!