The 10 Best Pairs of Basic Yoga Pants to Buy in 2018

Leggings for Yoginis

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So many pants, so little time, right? Here are great options for basic yoga pants. Leggings continue to be very popular for yoga, as well as for wearing for comfort and performance in other activities or just around the house. Form-fitting leggings are useful in yoga and Pilates so your instructor can see your form and help you progress in your practice. Unlike flared-leg designs, they won't bunch up when you do inversions. Leggings also avoid excessive decorations that will be uncomfortable when you are on the mat.

Our Top Picks

Lululemon Wunder Under Pants

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Lululemon Wunder Under. Photo Courtesy of Lululemon

Lululemon's best-selling Wunder Under pants can be credited with the current fashion for narrow-legged yoga pants. Available in an ever-changing array of colors (including basic black), materials, and rises. Some women swear by their low-rise leggings, but it is great to have the choice of high-rise leggings that won't create a muffin top. Many a yogini swears these pants make her butt look its best.

Beyond Yoga Essential Long Leggings

Beyond Yoga Essential Long Leggings
Beyond Yoga Essential Long Leggings. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Beyond Yoga is known for the quality and design sensibility they bring to yoga basics. These leggings are no exception, which explains their popularity. A wide ​waistband and triangle gusset promise comfort and functionality

YogaSmoga Tippy Toe Legging

YogaSmoga Tippy Toe Legging
YogaSmoga Tippy Toe Legging. Courtesy of YogaSmoga

The Tippy Toe is a super flattering legging with lots of cool design details like a waistband that won't sag and hidden pockets. It comes in basic black as well as some fun colors and patterns to change things up.

Onzie Long Leggings

Onzie Long Leggings
Onzie Long Leggings. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Women love them for their prints, but Onzie also makes a mean basic black legging. Having high-waisted and capri-length options mean that there's a version of this pant for everyone. They are made of stretchy and moisture-wicking polyester and spandex.

Outdoor Voices Warmup Legging

Outdoor Voices Warmup Legging
Outdoor Voices Warmup Legging. Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

This legging turns function into style with the contrasting stitching highlighting Outdoor Voices signature 10-panel design, which is intended to give you great comfort and fit. They are available in cool-looking gray to black colors and sizes from extra small to extra large. They have a convenient waistband pocket. It's also available in a three-quarters length crop legging.

ALO Coast Leggings

ALO Coast Leggings
ALO Coast Leggings. Courtesy of Amazon.com

The Coast is a basic legging with a twist. You get two yoga fashion trends in one with these leggings: mesh panels, and an extra-long length courtesy of the 80s-inspired stirrup. It's a fun way to branch out while still keeping it classic. Women who have bought them are pleased that the fabric is thicker so there isn't the see-through you can get with thinner fabrics.

90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex Legging With Tummy Control

This legging is a great budget choice. The wide waistband provides slimming tummy control in this high-rise style. If you prefer, you can roll down the waistband for a low-rise look. The waistband also has a hidden pocket. They come in a rainbow of colors, with the blend of fabric varying by color by always providing four-way stretch, compression, and support. One caution is that these should not be machine-dried. You can buy a three-pack for half of the price of many yoga leggings.

prAna Ashley Leggings

Prana Ashley Legging
Prana Ashley Legging. Courtesy of Amazon.com

It's great to find a pant you love and sticking with it. You can totally do that with the prAna Ashley pants because they also come in a capri length, making it a versatile year-round choice. These leggings are made of moisture-wicking performance stretch jersey fabric. They have a wide waistband with a little mesh key pocket. They also will give you sun protection with a rating of UPF 50.

Lole Salutation Leggings

Lole Salutation Pants
Lole Salutation Pants. Courtesy of Lole

These are basic yoga leggings with a twist: you can cut them to your preferred length with worrying about ruining them thanks to three different sewn-in hems. You choose whether you want capris or a full-length pant. The two front hand pockets are a plus, giving these pants the look of skinny jeans. They are made of eco-friendly fabric that has natural antibacterial properties, which can help keep odor away.

Hard Tail Foldover Pants

Hard Tail Roll Down Yoga Pants
Hard Tail Roll Down Yoga Pants. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Hard Tail's full-length pants with a signature foldover ​waistband are extremely popular with tall, slender yoginis. These pants are tight in the seat and thigh, flared at the ankle, and run long. If you like Hard Tail's fit, they also make leggings and capris.

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