Although I am a New Yorker used to high prices for just about everything, I’m always a little shocked at how expensive yoga (or any sporting) clothes are when you go to stores like Nike, Athletica, New Balance, or online…
Ideally I would like to wear as little as possible, however, I actually do better when I wear longer yoga pants, not shorts. I get so sweaty that I can’t grip myself as effectively in shorts, particularly poses like Wind Removing… I’m also not yet that comfortable with my added weight and wearing shorts.
I’ve realized I prefer tops with a bra built in, so there’s one less piece of clothes I have to peel off when I’m done. Since there’s not a lot of jumping around in class, I found those shelf bras more than sufficient.
I’ve cobbled my yoga clothes together from previous workout outfits and some new pieces, ranging from cheaper Target purchases to a few pricey options like pants from werkshop.
I have my 2-3 fave pants and tops and tend to reuse those as often as possible, dipping into the others only when necessary. As I mentioned in an earlier post, some of outfits are getting a little more snug than is ideal. I stubbornly believe I’ll drop some weight so I don’t want to buy more larger sized clothes. I’m currently about 5 feet tall and 135 lbs so I freak out when I need to order large sized yoga clothes. Really, I’m a LARGE? Yes, according to my werkshop pants and Champion top!
Here’s to reaching Medium!