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The Best Yoga Pants for Women on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written before about the best yoga mats according to yogis, the most reliable sports bras, workout tops, and leggings, and the best compression tights, plus-size workout leggings, and even maternity workout clothes, here we went deep on the best yoga pants for women on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best yoga pants with pockets

IUGA High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets

“I am a yoga instructor who wears workout clothing five to seven days a week. These are by far the best yoga pants I have ever worn. The fit is great, I love the pockets, and they look great after several washings. So much nicer than pants I own that retailed for $100!”

Best customizable yoga pants

Core 10 Women’s ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga Pant Full-Length Legging

“Holy mother of comfortable. I thought Victoria’s Secret leggings were my favorite, but they can shove off now that I have these. The fabric feels great and looks great. I always worry that leggings will get that stretched out or see-through look, but these are solid. The design is flattering. There’s no weird riding up, bunching, or pinching anywhere. I’ve worn them for running, walking, yoga, and a four-hour road trip so far. They rock. I think I’m going to wear these for my flight to Europe next month. Highly recommend these.”

Best cotton yoga pants

Starter Women’s Performance Cotton Yoga Pants

“These yoga pants are amazing, especially for the price. They fit beautifully, are extremely comfortable, and when you’re in downward dog, they’re thick enough that the person behind you doesn’t see all your business. They’re nice and slimming, too! I tried them on and got wiggly eyebrows from my husband, which is his signal for ‘I’d like to tap that.’ I’m definitely buying these again.”

Best hot-yoga pants

Baleaf Women’s High Waist Yoga Pants Inner Pocket Non See-Through Fabric

“I love these leggings. The fabric is thick, passes the squat test, and doesn’t show any sweat at all. I took it for a test run to a hot-yoga class, and nothing showed up. They’ve retained their shape and fit through several washes and look great. I have three pairs: the blue, magenta, and black. I wear them daily for exercising or for going out. The price for this quality is more than fair!”

Best plus-size yoga pants

Just My Size Women’s Plus Size Active Pieced Stretch Capri

“I got this to wear to a group yoga class, and I am VERY happy with it. It stayed put, is flattering, and is of pretty decently-good quality. If I could change anything, I’d just add the extra cotton layer that women’s things often have at the crotch. The waist goes up high enough to compress some of the belly pooch, which was definitely what I was needing. No muffin top with these! I like the bit of white on the side — it causes the eyes to think the leg is skinnier. I read the reviews here, and bought my size based on them, and I am very happy with the size I got. I usually wear size 18 pants (maybe size 20), and a size 1x shirt. I bought a size 3x of these leggings, and it was the perfect size for yoga! (If I were running in them, I would have wanted a 2x.)”

Best flare yoga pants

Yogipace Women’s Bootcut Yoga Pants

“They’re long enough! I’m 5-foot-11, so finding any pair of pants that are long enough can be rather difficult, even more so with yoga pants. These are wonderful — exactly what anyone who lives in yoga pants (like I do) or who wears them for actual yoga can appreciate. They’re NOT a 50 percent cotton blend, so they’re not going to pill up or wear out super fast. The material is thick enough that you feel ‘protected,’ as in they’re not see-through in any way (no matter what kind of crazy position you put yourself in.) You have a few ‘layers’ without getting overheated. They DON’T have a fold-over waistband that will get all stretched out and you’ll have to pull up your pants every five minutes. They’re boot-cut instead of leggings (I HATE leggings. Give me a flare, or give me death!!!). And they have that convenient little waistband pocket. They fit as expected — go with your regular size. I just washed them last night (cold water, hang dry, they look great). Buy these pants, a seriously great bang for your buck. I’m about to buy a second pair.”

Spalding Women’s BootLeg Yoga Pant

“I love these pants! They are comfortable and look good; fit great all around! The fabric is a nice mid-weight — not too thin and see-through and not too bulky or heavy. They hold their shape throughout the day and don’t stretch out and sag like some other yoga pants do. The boot-cut leg has a nice tapered flare that balances out the curves and looks flattering. I’ve washed them twice so far, using regular wash and heated dry; the fabric still looks great and did not pill, shrink, or shorten. I really like this pants and will definitely order more pairs. The quality is good, the style looks nice, they fit great, and the price is affordable. Really, what more could a girl ask for?”

Sejora Satina High Waisted Flare Palazzo Wide Leg Pants

“Love these because they can be dressed up like nice bell bottoms or dressed down like yoga pants! Super comfy, love the high waist band — it’s slimming but not uncomfortable at all! And my favorite part is they aren’t too long for me to wear with regular flat shoes like most bell bottoms/flares are! I’m around 125 pounds and five-foot-three and I ordered a small. It fits great.”

Best high-waisted yoga pants

HOFI High Waist Yoga Pants

“These are amazingly high-quality for the price! I have had two pairs for over a month now and they wear really well, they don’t slide, bunch or roll and have the right amount of support. My biggest gripe about yoga pants is that they sometimes will roll down or slide down and I end up yanking them up (too aggressively) and pop seams in the crotch or legs. I have not had this issue with these pants. They are very well made. They fit beautifully and are so comfortable and soft. Some of my favorite yoga pants ever! And you just can’t beat a yoga pant with pockets!”

Baleaf High Waist Yoga Pants

“Okay, these are by far my favorite leggings and the best ones I have ever purchased!! And I got a pair of $60 leggings for Christmas and these easily take the cake! I wear them to work a lot and I’m constantly moving and they never roll down or move out of place. I can wear them days on end and they retain shape. One of my favorite parts about them is a fact that they don’t attract lint as much as my other pairs do; my other leggings can be sitting on my bed for five minutes and be covered with cat hair or lint but these don’t attract nearly as much. I still have to lint roll them every time I wear them but nowhere near as much as my other pairs. I wear them for work, shopping, and for yoga! I love that they don’t slide down, flatten out my waist without leaving indents in my stomach or putting too much pressure like most high-waisted do. Looove.”

Yogalicious High Waist Ultra Soft Lightweight Leggings

“My favorite leggings in the world are my Lululemon Align. These are the closest thing to those leggings! They are not see-through. Super-high waist and great length. I should note that the very top of the waistband is a skinnier band, so it does not sit flush against your waist like the Aligns. Great alternative and a great price.”

Best yoga shorts

90 Degree By Reflex Power Flex Yoga Shorts

“Since Lululemon stopped making longer bike shorts, I wanted a pair that would fit similarly. These are not too long and hit my thigh just right. The thickness of the material is nice, not too thin. I wear these to hot yoga with a tank top, and I like it better than long pants. I was actually surprised these were as good as they were, so I ordered another. I haven’t tried biking in them though, so not sure how they work there. Better for yoga.”

Best yoga capris

Oalka Women’s Yoga Capris

“Very impressed with these affordable leggings. The thickness of the material and fit were better than I expected. I love to order leggings from stores like Athleta, but can’t always afford the price. These leggings feel very comparable in fit, thickness, and stretch. I wear them to barre and yoga classes, and they stay in place and make me feel slim. I also like that even though the material stretches a bit to fit, it didn’t become sheer and see-through.”

Best fold-over yoga pants

Viosi Fold Over Cotton Spandex Yoga Pants

“Awesome fit and comfort. These are my new favorite yoga pants. These are just the right balance of thin but not see through and tight enough to smooth any unflattering parts of the bum or legs but still not uncomfortable. They don’t flare out until the very bottom so they are really cute with tall boots worn as leggings, but also flattering with tennis shoes or Ugg–style boots. I love that they hold everything in (including in the waist) but are not so tight that they cut off circulation or cause stomach cramps from cutting too hard in one spot in the tummy. Especially for the price, I can’t say enough about these as my new favorite versatile everyday comfort and flattering substitution for my usual jeans.”

Best petite yoga pants

Yogipace Petite Length High Waisted Yoga Leggings

“Let me tell you … in the 20-something years I have been working out, I have NEVER found such awesome, comfortable, form-fitting workout pants in my life! These pants are super comfy and are a perfect fit for women who are petite and can’t seem to find good pants that fit in the leg area. These pants fit my body perfectly! I have already bought four pairs!! Highly recommend buying these pants if your petite and are fed up with yoga pants that are longer than your entire body length put together and drag down your butt because they are too long in the butt/stomach area.”

Danskin Now Women’s Dri More Relaxed Pants, Petite

“These are really well-made pants, good for yoga and exercising, but trim and stylish enough to be able to wear for other informal occasions. I’m five-foot, 100 pounds, so they are a little long for me, even though they are listed as petite. But they are well worth taking an iron and some bonding tape to and shortening. They do not shrink, either in length or width. The waist is smooth and flat and well proportioned (no bunched up elastic) with a nice thin drawstring. I purchased both the gray and the black and really think they are both comfortable and good-looking, and a perfect summer weight.”

Best tall yoga pants

Yogipace Women’s 34-Inch Inseam High-Waisted Goddess Extra Long Leggings

“Love, love, love these leggings! I’m 5-foot-11 and a size two, and these are a perfect fit in the size small. Good quality, great feel, and super long! There’s is some ruching at the ankle, allowing for the perfect scrunched look when not wearing them over the heel, but they are plenty long enough to wear over the heel as well. Super stretchy, and the high waist is not binding. The tech pocket in the back is the perfect size to fit my iPhone 6. I have found my perfect legging!”

Best harem yoga pants

Banjamath Women’s Smocked Waist Harem Yoga Pants

“I received these pants yesterday afternoon and I absolutely love them. I did not want to take them off; they are that unbelievably comfortable. Perfect for just having a lazy day around the house, meditation, or yoga. I can foresee myself buying another pair or two in the near future.”

Best straight-leg yoga pants

Yoga Pants for Women Black Leggings Straight Leg

“Wow. These yoga pants are a great style, with thick fabric, and I love the high waist. With the straight leg, I think you could get away with these as dress-casual pants with a longer blouse. Seriously great find. These are the yoga pants that can be worn anytime. Going back for more!”

Best patterned yoga pants

Ndoobiy Women’s Print Yoga Leggings

“These leggings are so trendy and comfortable. This is a great price for leggings that feel like good quality. I haven’t put them through more than one wash so I can’t say how it will hold together for the future. Will have to update. But I’m already trying to select the next pattern out of their many. I did order a size up and feel comfortable in them. I also bought them for the purpose of wearing around the house or working out/yoga. Love it. Want more!”

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The Best Yoga Pants for Women, According to Amazon Reviews