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The Big Comeback: Bodysuits

There’s no yoga style quite as persistently recurring as the stretchy, body-hugging one-piece. We celebrate its return (again) to the studio.

There’s no yoga style quite as persistently recurring as the stretchy, body-hugging one-piece. We celebrate its return (again) to the studio. Whatever the decade, bodysuits graced the YJ cover.

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September 2015 bodysuit and May 1975 cover

bodysuit yoga outfit

There’s a practical reason why yogis, including YJ co-founder Jean Girardot (pictured on our very first cover above), have worn bodysuits for decades: Form-fitting one-pieces stay put during poses. Not to mention they’re comfy and flattering, too. We love this edgy new take on the classic black bodysuit, especially when paired with leg warmers and a mesh bra.

Michi Panthea Bodysuit ($205, michiny.com); Michi Bionic Bra ($95, michiny
.com); Michi Greave Leg Warmers ($80, michiny.com).

See also Then + Now: 40 Years of Yoga Gear

August 1982

yj august 1982 cover

Beryl Bender Birch in Lotus Pose at Betty’s Creek in Dillard, Georgia.

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June 1995

yj june 1995 cover

Iyengar teacher Patricia Walden on the cover of our 20th anniversary issue.

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June 2000

yj june 2000 cover

Samantha Mehra in Toe Stand. Five cover models wore a bodysuit that year.

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