Fashion

This Celeb-Approved Y2K Staple Is Officially Back

If these It Girls are wearing them, you can count us in too.

The yoga pant is back baby. 

What was once a wardrobe staple for the It Girls of the early aughts — often paired with Victoria’s Secret singlets, oversized sunglasses, and Juicy Couture track tops — the yoga pant took a brief hiatus from the limelight. However, Hollywood’s favourite style icons have confirmed it is officially back en vogue. 

Yoga pants have been spotted on our favourite It Girls like Hailey Bieber, Lori Harvey, and Sofia Richie as of late and recently Bella Hadid made her triumphant return to NYC’s street style scene sporting a pair with a tight matching zip-up jacket (very Meredith Blake of her). 

In fact, the yoga pant renaissance began in the midst of COVID lockdowns as they offered an elevated take on the classic athleisure look without requiring too much effort and have since become a classic once more. 

What is the difference between yoga pants and leggings? 

Yoga pants are often on the looser side and have a flared bottom to them, they’re often referred to as flared leggings and some may even have a slit up the front, whilst leggings are usually form-fitting. 

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(Credit: Bella Hadid strolls the streets of NYC in what can only be considered the ultimate Y2K Hot Girl look.)

The great thing about the new and improved yoga pants we see today is they’ve become vastly more versatile, making their way into everyday wardrobes and styled with leather jackets or bombers in between Pilates and yoga classes, or creating the ultimate model-off-duty look à la Miss Bella Hadid. 

The best yoga pants to buy in 2024

If you’re dying to add a pair of yoga pants to your workout wardrobe but aren’t sure where to start then read on to find our top picks from some of our favourite brands. 

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Full-length Yin flare, $112, Pinky & Kamal

So comfortable you’ll never want to take them off, these wide flare pants are buttery soft and made from recycled viscose fabric and come in a range of colourways. Whether you’re wearing them to relax around the house or to your next yoga class, they’ll become an everyday favourite. 

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Running Bare Ab waisted yoga pants, $109.99, The Iconic

Classic and simple, these black high-waisted yoga pants make the perfect addition to your leggings and activewear wardrobe because of their versatility. They’re full-length and made to move with the body to work for fitness classes and your everyday errands. 

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Ultra soft fold-over flare tights, $49.99, Cotton On Body

These leggings have been such a hit they’ve become a best seller for the brand it’s no surprise why. Made from their ultra soft fabric that sits comfortably on the skin and in a versatile silhouette that flatters the body, we understand the hype. 

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Pocket flare full-length tights, $50 (was $159.99), Active Truth 

Not only are these leggings those classic yoga pant style but they have pockets – a game changer… They can fit all of the essentials you can’t leave the house without and are available in S to 3XL. Not to mention they are only $50. 

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Yoga luxe, $140, Nike

Go beyond the basics and add some pattern to your wardrobe with this eye-catching pair from Nike that fits snuggly on the body and offers a point of difference to your usual all-black workout looks. 

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Lotus flared full-length leggings, $130, Lorna Jane

Another classic yoga pant style this pair from Lorna Jane is made using their soft and seamless Nothing 2 See Here fabric and comesin four colourways although we love this deep rusty red hue, especially for the cooler months. 

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Flare tights Nandex, $99.95, Stax.

If you love your neutrals opt for an earthy tone when it comes to shopping for yoga pants, pair with a cream jumper for cooler casual days or a matching crop for your next yoga class. 

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Groove super high-rise flared pant, $139, Lululemon

Lululemon has become renowned for their iconic leggings and these yoga pants are no different. They’re ultra flattering thanks to the design that hugs in all the right places and sit perfectly on the body. These also come in a range of colours and in sizes four to 24.

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