What's the difference between yoga pants and leggings?

What’s The Difference Between Yoga Pants and Leggings?

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If you’re a yoga lover, you know how important it is to have the right outfit for your practice. You want something that’s flattering, comfortable, stylish, breathable versatile… the list goes on and on. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best one for you? One of the most common questions we get from our customers is: “What’s the difference between yoga pants and leggings? And we don’t blame them. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different types of bottoms that have distinct features and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll break down the main differences between yoga pants and leggings, and help you find the perfect pair for your needs.

Yoga Pants

Flared Leggings with slits cami crop
The Bamboo Cami Crop with the High Waist Flare Leggings

These are classified as a type of loose-fitting, flared or bootcut pants that are designed for yoga and other activities that require a lot of movement and flexibility. They’re great for:

  • Comfort: Yoga pants are super cozy and easy to wear. They allow you to move freely and comfortably in any pose. They are also ideal for lounging around the house, running errands, or traveling.
  • Style: Yoga pants have a classic and timeless look that never goes out of fashion. They come in various colors, patterns, and lengths, and you can easily pair them with different tops, jackets, and accessories to create different looks. Whether you want to go for a casual, chic, or boho vibe, yoga pants have you covered.
  • Flattering: Yoga pants are designed to flatter your figure, and enhance your curves. They have a high-rise or mid-rise waistband that smooths your tummy and supports your core, and a flared or bootcut leg that balances your proportions and elongates your legs. Yoga pants are perfect for all body types and sizes, and they make you feel confident and beautiful.
The difference between Yoga Pants and Leggings
The Eco Pocket Pants with the Eco Crop Hoodie
Some of our favorite yoga pants are:
  • Eco Highrise Flare Pant: These pants are made from eco-friendly fabric that is soft, durable, and moisture-wicking. They have a high-rise 3 panel waistband that offers extra support and coverage, and a flared leg that adds a touch of elegance and grace.
  • High Waist Flare Legging: These leggings are a hybrid between yoga pants and leggings. They have a snug fit that hugs your curves, and a flared leg that gives you more room and freedom.
  • Eco Pocket Flare: These pants are a must-have for any yoga enthusiast. They have a low rise waistband, and a flared leg that allows you to move with ease. They also have two side pockets, and two back pockets that are perfect for storing your essentials.
  • Eco Lounge Pant: These pants are the ultimate in comfort and style. They have a relaxed fit that drapes beautifully over your body, and a drawstring waistband that lets you adjust the fit to your liking.
  • Bamboo Pocket Pant: These pants are a staple for any yoga lover. They have a slim fit that follows your natural shape, and a bootcut leg that adds some flair and fun. They are made from Bamboo fabric that is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and thermoregulating.

Yoga Leggings

High Rise yoga leggings
Live Wire Leggings and the Ribbed Crop Tank Top

These leggings are a type of snug, fitted, cropped or full-length pants that are designed for yoga and other activities that require a lot of stretch. They’re great for:

  • Performance: Yoga leggings are ideal for high-intensity and dynamic workouts. They provide a lot of support and they also wick away sweat and keep you cool and dry throughout your session.
  • Variety: Yoga leggings come in a wide range of styles, designs and colors. You can choose from different lengths, cuts, rises, and features, such as panels and pockets. You can also mix and match them with different tops, sports bras, and shoes to create your own unique look.
  • Versatility: Yoga leggings are not only for yoga. You can also wear them for other sporty activities, such as running, cycling, hiking, dancing, or gymming. You can also wear them for casual or formal occasions, depending on how you style them. Yoga leggings are a versatile and practical piece that can take you from day to night.
Pocket Leggings
The Eco Pocket Leggings with the Bamboo Short Sleeve Crop T Shirt
Some of our favorite yoga leggings are:
  • Eco Fleece Legging: These leggings are perfect for the colder months. They are made from eco-friendly fleece fabric that is warm, cozy, and soft. They have a high-rise waistband that keeps you snug and secure, and a full-length leg that covers your ankles and feet.
  • Eco Pocket Leggings 3.0: These leggings are a game-changer for any yoga lover. They have a mid-rise waistband that offers extra support and coverage. Also 4 detailed button pockets.
  • Daytripper Leggings: These leggings have a 3 layered high waistband for optimal comfort and support. They also feature a pocket on the right thigh.
  • Bamboo High Waist Leggings 2.0: These leggings are a classic and timeless choice for any yoga lover. They have a high-rise waistband that smooths your tummy and supports your core, and a full-length leg that hugs your curves and elongates your legs.
  • Bamboo Pocket Legging 2.0: These stylish pocket leggings have a mid-rise waistband that offers extra support and coverage, and a full-length leg that follows your natural shape.
  • Live Wire Leggings 2.0: These leggings have a high-rise 3 paneled waistband that sits snugly on your hips, and a full-length leg that features multi panels and accent stitching.

As you can see, yoga pants and leggings are two different types of bottoms that have different features and benefits. Yoga pants are loose-fitting, flared or bootcut pants. Yoga leggings are fitted, cropped or full-length. Both are great options for your yoga practice and beyond, and you can choose the one that suits your preferences, needs, and goals.

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