If you’re new to practicing yoga, one of the first things you’ll want to master is your activewear wardrobe. What better way to start a new fitness routine than in in brightly colored, bold patterned, and uber-comfy yoga gear? Those old, raggedy sweatpants might be great for movie night in with the girls, but it's time they retired from yoga class. If you’ve made the decision to invest in some new activewear for yoga, these are the top 6 brands you should check out.
If you haven't jumped on the Lululemon train yet, you’re probably wondering if leggings and sport bras can really be worth the hefty price tag. While it’s up to you to decide how much you’re willing to spend on activewear, Lululemon is more than meets the eye.
Far from a simple trend, “Lulu's" yoga pants and leggings are known for their power hold waistband and moisture wicking technology that keeps you comfortable and dry, even when you’re sweating up a storm trying to hold that downward dog.
2. Lorna Jane
Australian designer Lorna Jane focuses on bold prints, bright colors, and motivational phrases that will have you looking forward to changing into your activewear and getting stuck into your next workout.
Who said sports bras have to be Boring? Lorna Jane’s sports bras have cute cut outs and crisscross straps and can usually be purchased with matching leggings. The clothes are top quality, designed to support your tummy and butt. Different outfits are designed specifically for different leisure activities, from running to yoga, to travel.
3. Core 10
For those short-notice yoga retreats when you need a few extra sets of clean yoga gear, look no further than Amazon's house label, Core 10. With Prime shipping, these leggings, crop tops, sports bras and more will be on your doorstep faster than you can say "namaste."
Core 10 is size-inclusive, ranging from XS to 3XL. While you won't see any super crazy or unique designs, this is a great option for when you need affordable, quality yoga gear in a hurry. Remember to use Amazon Wardrobe so you can model the clothing before you commit to buying.
3. Joah Brown
If you're looking for something a little less girly, check out up-and-comer Joah Brown. The brand’s namesake and founder, Joah Brown, states her clothing brand prioritizes functionality and comfort. Inspired by items in her husband's closet, Joah sought to create clothes that are, "adaptable and subtly sexy with a tomboyish flare."
Rather than typical yoga leggings, this collection has more shorts and sweatpants paired with cute little crops. If you prefer to bring some swag to your yoga practice, you better get your butt over to their website pronto.
5. Outdoor Voices
Relatively new on the block, Outdoor Voices gained its popularity thanks to the hundreds of Instagram influencers flaunting their products online with the hashtag, #doingthings. With a quirky personality tagline, “Doing Things is Better than Not Doing Things” Outdoor Voices has a simple yet colorful range of sports bras, leggings, tops, jackets, and more. Head online to customize your own OV Kit, consisting of leggings and a sports bra or crop in your choice of colors.
Let's sandwich this list with another certified classic, Gap’s Athleta. Celebrate your "Power of She" by donning some Athleta leggings and kicking butt in your next yoga class. The brand takes active measures to promote sustainability and fair-trade in their clothing, making this one of the most altruistic options on the list.