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Sweat Shopping

These boot-leg stretch pants were designed for yoga, but they're cute -- and comfortable -- enough to wear all over town.


Once upon a time, workout clothes were strictly for the gym, but these days, you're as likely to spot sweats at Henri Bendel as at Bally Sports Clubs. The best ones hold up to years' worth of Jivamukti sessions and are also stylish enough to wear all weekend (trust us, you won't want to take these off). Here, some of our favorites.

Jivamukti's sleek, trim mauve pants ($50) and Nuala's light-blue ones ($68 at Henri Bendel) are functional enough to please serious-minded yoga fiends. For a trendier look, try styles modeled on pajama pants, like Velvet's polka-dot ones ($60 at Equinox Energywear) and major-de'lema's groovy tie-dyed ones ($66 at Equinox Energywear). Bisou Bisou offers a bright terry-cloth version ($68) that makes a great swimsuit cover-up -- as well as ideal sweat gear for those heated Bikram classes.


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