If you have never attend a yoga class before or prepping yourself for one, choosing the right outfit can be challenging. You’ll need to consider several factors before knowing what outfit would best suit you. Wearing the right apparel can make a huge difference because in a yoga class there’ll be a lot of bending and stretching, and you need to ensure the clothes you wear enables you to do all that without any discomfort.
While comfort is top priority, style should not be compromised. With copious amounts of stylish activewear made easily available with a click of a button, the world is your oyster.
Now, let’s look into the essentials you’ll need for a yoga class.
Choose an outfit that will flexible with the many poses you’ll be doing while keeping you covered at important areas. If you’re on the curvy side or secretly do not want to expose certain parts of your body, then choose clothing that will do just that. Some prefer to keep their muffin tops intact, so your best bet would be a high waisted yoga pants or leggings. Avoid any restrictive or uncomfortable garments as they can be distracting and take you out of the moment. Instead, opt for fitted designs with plenty of stretch in fabrics that are soft and breathable, such cotton, bamboo or jersey. It doesn’t hurt to make your outfit fashionable, so have fun with your wardrobe!
Choosing a good sports bra is important to having a successful yoga session, especially if you’re big busted. Imagine wearing lose fitted sports bra while doing a downward dog pose. Not only that’s super uncomfortable but very distracting for yourself. Knowing that the areas that require the extra support is neatly in place, your mind will be at peace and you can do any poses without worry. However do ensure that your sports bra is not too tight either, or it will limit your breathing and chest expansion.
Singlets and tanks are great for yoga as they’re airy, super comfortable and doesn’t restrict arm movement, which is highly essential. When choosing the right tank top, ensure that it’s not too lose because yoga poses often requires upside down or angled movement. If your top is lose, it might either get in your way, bunch up, or show your stomach to the entire class. You do not need such annoyance when you need to focus on your pose. A style that is form-fitting without feeling tight or binding will make an excellent choice.
Yoga pants or tights
Its best to invest in a good fitting yoga legging or pants. We can assure you that these tights are extremely durable and gives utmost comfort, without worry too much if they might tear apart at the crouch area during some poses which requires wider leg opening. These comfortable and stretchable pants will provide you with a full range of movement and allow your instructor to check your alignment. Just be sure that the pants or tights are quick-drying fabric to ensure a comfortable session. When it comes to length, you can select either cropped or full-length tights depending on your preference. Ideally, cropped styles are more suitable for fast-paced or hot classes. Also, be aware that any thin or light coloured tights may become see-through during certain poses, so thick styles in dark hues tend to be best.
Here’s a summary on your attire for a yoga class:
- Wear a sports bra that supports and holds you throughout all movements.
- Choose singlets and tank tops that are fitted.
- Try layering a long sleeve top over a singlet top and removing it during intense sections of the class.
- Quality, quick-drying tights in either a full or cropped length make an excellent option for pants.
- For heated classes like Hot Yoga, wear fitted shorts that finish around mid-thigh height.
- When travelling to and from yoga, wear either sneakers, slides or sandals.