So this little lady convinced me and a bunch of our online friends to plunk down $78 for a new pair of yoga pants. This definitely isn’t the first time I’ve bought Lululemon, and most likely not the last. But as I look at my yoga wardrobe, I wonder… How many pairs of yoga pants does one person really need?
I have 2 pairs of full-length pants. I have 1 pair that are clam-digger length (just below the knee). I have 5 pairs that are cropped but have flared leg openings. And I have 2 pairs of cropped tights/leggings (now that my new Ebb and Flow ones have arrived). That is 10 pairs of pants total.
Let’s be fair though. The full-length pants can’t be worn year-round. I would be way too sweaty and uncomfortable in a vinyasa or ashtanga class to want fabric down to my feet. The clam-digger length ones I found on crazy sale, and they serve as loungewear in warm weather. They tend to slide down whenever I do forward folds, so I never take them out into a public class setting. So, that brings me down to 7 on regular rotation.
I wish I could say that I practice 7 days a week, so duh, I need 7 pairs of pricey yoga pants. Sadly, that is so far from the truth. HOWEVER, considering that I’ve collected these 7 pairs over 6 years of doing yoga, they’re holding up pretty well. My oldest pair, which I used at every ashtanga practice before I got tired of laundering just the one, was the starting point of getting higher quality material with better wicking properties. They’re truly an investment!
So tell me, yogis. How many pairs of yoga pants are in your wardrobe? And how many do you think you actually need?