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We Tell You The Difference Between Yoga Pants And Leggings

Fitness
Vallari Sharma
12 min read

We Tell You The Difference Between Yoga Pants And Leggings

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Sorry to break your bubble but yoga pants and leggings aren’t synonyms. While both leggings and yoga pants often look the same, both of them are designed differently and aim to cater to different purposes.

If fashion police was a real thing, they would arrest people for using the terms yoga pants and leggings interchangeably.

Leggings

Leggings are a tight-fitting garment worn over legs. They usually cover legs down to the ankles and are typically made from lycra, nylon, cotton, polyester, or a combination of different fibres. Originally, they were designed for dancers but these days they have become a popular street fashion garment.    

Yoga Pants

Yoga pants, on the other hand, can be both tight fitted or have straight or flared bottom. Usually, yoga pants are made from polyester and spandex which makes them extremely stretchable. Since yoga pants are made for athletes, they are designed to dry quickly and absorb sweat.    

Both leggings and yoga pants are extremely comfortable to workout in, but a regular pair of leggings isn’t as fast drying and sweat-absorbing, as yoga pants are. They have a wider waistband compared to leggings, which provides additional support to the back. Also, yoga pants are known to take more ‘beating’.  

Yoga Pants Or Leggings?  

Now, if you’re thinking that yoga pants are better than leggings, then probably they are. Especially, if you’re into rigorous exercises but they’re also more expensive compared to leggings. So, if budget is not a constraint for you and you’re looking for a pair of lowers that won’t budge during your high-intensity workout session, then yoga pants is what you should opt for. But if your workout session only consists of light exercises then even a pair leggings will solve your purpose.    

Now comes the million dollar question. Which one could be worn to work?  

Well, the answer depends on your office’s culture. If your office’s dress code requires to wear business formals, then you probably can’t wear any of them. But if your office doesn’t have a strict dress code, you could wear any of them with long shirts, tunics, and kurtis. Just remember to wash them regularly so that they don’t become a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause infections and make you smell unpleasant.            

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