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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.
September 2015 bodysuit and May 1975 cover
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.
See also Then + Now: 40 Years of Yoga Gear
Iyengar teacher Patricia Walden on the cover of our 20th anniversary issue.
Samantha Mehra in Toe Stand. Five cover models wore a bodysuit that year.