Yoga is for every body, yet sometimes it feels like the industry surrounding the practice ignores the plus-size woman. But that might be starting to change. A recent study found that the average American woman is actually a size 16-18, up from a size 14 a decade ago. And yogawear companies are finally starting to pay attention.
Major brands like Athleta have stylish plus-sized collections, and there are a whole slew of new, independent activewear companies that cater to women of all sizes. This is great news for me and for all curvy yoginis. As someone who loves fashion, it's important to me to find yoga gear that looks good, feels great, and moves with my body like a second skin. The last thing I need is to be hiking up a waistband or pulling down a tank during asana. Yet in the past, I've struggled to find pants that provide enough coverage in the rear, and bras that can support my assets and still look pretty.
Here are 11 of my favorite yoga pieces for the average American woman. When you feel confident and comfortable, you’re more likely to be active. So, dress your amazing body with respect and love. You deserve to feel beautiful and move with ease.