Choose Yoga Clothes That Move With You

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What should I look for when shopping for yoga clothes?

Choose Yoga Clothes That Move With You

When you're shopping for yoga clothes, you want to be sure that they're comfortable. But you also want to be sure that they let you maneuver through a full range of motion.

Keep these shopping tips in mind to find the yoga wear that's right for you:

  • Check the view. Reach, bend, and twist in front of the mirror. Do you feel comfortable with the amount of skin that shows as you move around? Are you covered when you sit on the floor with your legs spread in a v-shape?
  • Choose your confidence level. Tops and pants or shorts made from a stretchy fabric that fit fairly close to the body are good bets, but yoga clothes need not be skin-tight. In fact, many styles, including plus-sized yoga clothing, are more body-skimming than body-hugging, and offer both comfort and style.
  • Don't bust out. Choose a bra for yoga that is supportive, but not too tight. You don't need a maximum support sports bra for yoga because you aren't jumping or bouncing. Many women favor tank tops with a built-in bra, or a comfortable everyday bra in a soft fabric. A bra that's too tight may chafe your shoulders during twisting or bending poses. Women seeking plus-sized yoga clothes may feel more comfortable with a more supportive sports bra, but some plus-sized tops have built-in bras that provide enough support for yoga, so be sure to try several styles to find your perfect fit.



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