A good pair of yoga pants are a staple in every yogi’s wardrobe. Even if you’re not practicing yoga or working out regularly, yoga pants are fashionable, versatile, and comfortable. After all, athleisure wear—you know, stylish workout looks that can take you from yoga to brunch to heck, even the office—is having a moment for a reason.
So, whether you’re looking for a new pair of yoga pants or want to upgrade your current yoga wardrobe, read on for our roundup of our current favorites—listed here from least to most expensive.
Fabletics High-Waisted Foldover Powerhold® 7/8
Fabletics will hands-down get you the cheapest pair of yoga pants. When you sign up and become a VIP member, your first purchase gets you two pairs of yoga pants for $24.
starting at $12, fabletics.com
Old Navy High-Rise Color-Block Compression Leggings for Women
Old Navy’s leggings are similar to the more expensive leggings you’ll find on our list, but at a fraction of the price. They may not have the name brand, but they look the same and offer similar benefits.
starting at $25, oldnavy.com
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Aerie Move High Waisted Moto 7/8 Legging
Aerie may have made themselves known in the bralette and underwear world, but their yoga pants fit great and feature fun designs and colors for all shapes and sizes. You can find yoga pants on their website for as little as $8, but most hover around the $28 mark.
starting at $28, ae.com
Z by Zella High Waist Daily Pocket Midi Leggings
These leggings are a YJ staff fave. Zella offers a range of solid colors, super-soft wicking material, and side pockets ideal for stashing your phone or keys.
Outdoor Voices FreeForm 7/8 Hi-Rise Leggings
Choose from three different colors and maybe throw in a matching bra, since these leggings are priced right.
Prana Transform Legging
Built with Prana’s compressive stretch jersey (Chakara®), these high-rise leggings include a wide waistband and powermesh panels in the waist for maximum support.
Manduka The High Line Legging
With just the right amount of compression and support, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself reaching for these yoga pants first. The four-way stretch fabric keeps you moving and flowing without even the slightest yoga pant malfunction.
Athleta Elation 7/8 Tight In Powervita
Wear these pants indoors or outdoors, because the fabric offers full coverage without overheating you during practice. Even better, these pants come in nine colors, six sizes, and four different lengths.
Prana Ethel Legging
As you move from Plank to Downward Facing Dog, the leg cuffs on these yoga pants keep your leggings moving with you. Plus, the mini diamond heat transfer label at the back of the leggings keeps you cool in the steamiest classes.
Manduka Linea Crop Legging
Eliminate adjusting your outfit during your class with these slide-free pants. The tight fit moves with you without overheating the body as your practice intensifies.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Zoom Leggings
Stay cool while you sweat with the iconic OV color-blocking leggings. The waist band has a thick elastic, leaving you feeling hugged and supported as you move through class.
Kira Grace Glamour Goddess Hi-Waist Yoga Tight (Ruby)
Stand out from the crowd in these Ruby red leggings. They’ve got a 4-way stretch and comfortable compression, and the high-rise style is ideal for optimal fit.
Beyond Yoga Velvet Motion High Waisted Midi Legging
Whether you’re feeling festive or not, these leggings tackle both fashion and function—from flowing in class to holiday partying with friends and family.
Sweaty Betty Reversible 7/8 Yoga Leggings
Two leggings for one? Yes, please! These reversible leggings are high-stretch, super soft, opaque, and comfy.
Lorna Jane Intensity Compression F/L Tight
Lorna Jane’s compression tights feature the LJ Excel™ fabric, which was designed to support the leg muscles while you’re working out, reducing soreness and even improving recovery time.
Beyond Yoga Live On High Waisted Midi Legging
This dance-inspired legging ties everything together—literally. The zig-zag design adds a unique detail while keeping an ultra-soft, moisture-wicking embrace for the lower body.
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Kira Grace Warrior Laser-Cut Legging (Black)
Whether you’re fighting real-world battles (elementary school drop-off, anyone?) or battling through a long hold of Warrior II Pose, this yoga pant has moisture-wicking powers that’ll keep you dry in the most sweat-inducing scenarios.
Athleta Madison Moto Tight
These leggings are made for commuting, working, and traveling thanks to their Luna fabric, which is smooth, structured, and stretchy.
Sweaty Betty Power Mesh Leggings
The super-stretch fabric and high-waisted fit are flattering for any workout—from yoga to spin, barre, and boxing.
Lululemon Tight Stuff Tight II Online Only 25″
These pants are engineered with moderate compression to help stabilize muscles, and also come with every storage pocket you could think of. The fabric offers support, opaque coverage, and sweat-wicking powers that’ll keep you dry.
Alo Yoga High Line Lace-Up Leggings
These sleek, high-waisted, and extremely breathable leggings will help you get through the sweatiest yoga practices feeling cool. Plus, the cutout sides with elastic lace-up are super-cute.
Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight Full-On Luxtreme lululemon lab 28″
These stretchy pants are the most expensive pair of the company’s longer yoga pants, designed to go from working out to hanging out.
Alo Yoga High-Waist Moonlit Runner Legging
This yoga pant’s sleek-fit contours that highlight the waist and booty leave you feeling “tucked in” in all the right places.
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