Let’s be real, yoga pants/leggings are more than just workout clothes, the debate about whether or not they should actually be worn as pants is a thing, but the real issue I’ve encountered over the years is regarding the fit. If you’ve worn a pair of cute yoga pants out in the world and suddenly realized they were almost completely sheer in the butt because of how tight they are, you’re not alone. Equally annoying and embarrassing are the leggings that roll down when you’re in downward dog, doing squats or just hug you in all the wrong places. If you are a normal everyday human you’ve got cellulite, stretch marks, and even some lonjita, all of which can be exacerbated by the wrong cut, size, and fabric. Whether you’re plus-size queen or you simply have a more robust frame you’ll appreciate this list of stylish curvy girl approved yoga pants.
Lucy is dedicated to making activewear for all body types and for all the kinds of activities those bodies do. Sizes are stretchy and comfortable, with good coverage. They go from XS-XL, which aren’t technically all sizes but they will probably fit up to a size 16/18.
Juno Active was created by Anne Kelly when she noticed plus size ladies didn’t have the same quality clothes that were available in smaller sizes. She combines high tech fabrics and innovative design created specifically for the unique aspects of the plus-size body, including chafe-reduction and heat management. Sizes go from XS-6X and XSP-3XP.
Target is always coming through with the cute plus-size options, and their activewear is no exception. JoyLab offers great legging cuts, prints, and patterns for an affordable price. Sizes go up to 3X.
Rainbeau Curves is committed to creating fashionable clothing for an active lifestyle that flatters a fuller figure. Their leggings feature compression for the pansa and tall sizes, which is uh-mazing!
Nola has a great selection of styles and fits on anything from yoga pants to super cute jogging sweats. I’m in love with the fun patterns and the sexy sheer cut-out leggings! Sizes go up to 4X.
Athleta offers great colors and coverage in Tall, Petite, and Plus Sizes up to 2X. The fit is perfect for curvy women and they could definitely be worn as pants with a cute top.
Old Navy’s selection is comparable with other brands that cost twice as much. You’ll find the same hot styles like fun patterns and mesh cutouts, but for half the price. Sizes go up to 4X.