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Why Yoga Pants Are Sweeping the Nation

Updated on March 8, 2012

Perhaps you, like many others in America, have discovered the magic of yoga pants. But the question is...why are they so great? Why does everyone wear them? Well, I'm here to inform you that there are several reasons why these magnificent soft pants are in such high demand.

First of all, and most obviously, Americans love yoga. We all have such busy, bustling lives, and we all like the idea of doing a sport that allows us to find our inner peace. Don't get me wrong, I'm in no way bashing yoga. I can certainly appreciate the need for a chance to slow the world down, even if it's only for an hour. And every time I do, I wear yoga pants. After all, they're pants specifically designed for the exercise, and they come in fun colors, so who wouldn't want to wear them to class?

The second great thing about yoga pants is that you can wear them to places OTHER than yoga class. It's incredible. The truth is, Americans love wearing sweatpants, or just lounge-wear in general, but can't always do so because others may view this as "trashy." This is where yoga pants come in. Not only are yoga pants equally as comfortable as sweatpants, but they're also classy. You can wear yoga pants out to the grocery store without looking like you just rolled out of bed, even if you did, in fact, just roll out of bed. It's a new up and coming beauty trick. You can wear the equivalent of pajama pants, but still be looked at with the utmost respect. I wear yoga pants to school, to the mall...I even wear them to work, and everyone accepts them as if they were slacks. It's beautiful.

Another benefit? Yoga pants are inexpensive. In all honesty, the most popular fashion trends aren't always the cheapest, like Ugg boots or Coach purses, so this one is worth taking advantage of. I've often found myself in a dilemma over spending money to look awesome, or taking the less expensive way out and looking a little less fresh. The great thing about yoga pants is that you will never have that problem. Even the most expensive brands of yoga pants are somewhere around fifty dollars, which in my book isn't so unreasonable. If you think about it, most jeans cost more than that, and you can't even wear those to work. Yoga pants are like the double whammy: they aren't pricey, and you'll probably get more use out of them than any other pair of pants you own.

One other thing that I have to point out about yoga pants is their ability to be unbelievably flattering while still maintaining the utmost comfort. Who would have imagined that someone would invent a piece of clothing that had all the features of sweatpants, but could still make a girl's butt look so good? I love the thought that on my absolute worst day when I go to Wal-Mart for Ben and Jerry's and donuts, my butt will still look sensational. (This gives me a sneaking suspicion that yoga pants were designed by a man, so that all men could reap the benefits and enjoy the view.) Now, instead of people judging me for walking around in my most disgusting, ripped, ten-year-old, Costco-brand sweatpants, I can put on yoga pants and be looked at with admiration.


The truth is, yoga pants are so popular because they're versatile. You can buy them everywhere, from stores like Victoria's Secret to Target. They come in every color and appeal to buyers of all ages and backgrounds. High schoolers wear them. Moms wear them. Yoga-goers wear them. They look good with practically anything, and you can wear them year round. (P.S. They also make yoga shorts more specifically for the summer months, which are just as good in every way.) Yoga pants may technically just be a form of lounge pants, but they look more professional, so they can pass as an acceptable form of clothing to wear on a daily basis. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

In short, yoga pants are a stroke of genius. I highly recommend you get on board, if you're not already.

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