Yoga pants. Has there ever been a better piece of clothing? Whether you want your leggings black and simple, patterned and kooky, sporty or casual, for yoga or for running, these pants make sure you're always ready to go.
Over the last month, we've been scouring the internet and the shops to find 2018's best leggings and test them out on our adventures. Not only do these yoga pants have the style you need, but also the best performance, so not only will you be looking fine, you'll also be ready for yoga, running, surfing, or whatever else the day throws at you.
From the iconic yoga brand Manduka, to Kate Hudson's clever online clothing company Fabletics and Cooler mainstays Roxy, there's a style of leggings for every woman and every type of summer adventure out there. Check them out below!
Blossom Yoga Wear might not be a brand you're familiar with, but it's one you should definitely get onto your radar. This small brand concentrates on taking their experience as yogis to make clothes that other real yogis will appreciate.
From it's first collection of just six yoga pants, Blossom had a clear goal to deliver one of the most important things a yogi looks for in her yoga pants, a flattering high waist as standard, which offers comfort and support while looking stylish, while feeling like second skin.
We're in love with these "Pranayamadise Floral " leggings. We tried them out during our long runs and in yoga practice and were happy to discover that they keep their shape and stayed in place on our legs, no matter how much we pushed them. Not only this, the tropical print i gorgeous enough to cheer up the rainiest weekend run.
Fabletics is a brand from the famous face of Kate Hudson, that offers workout wear for all activities and budgets. What's really interesting about Fabletics is that it suggests clothing to you, based on a unique personal algorithm that is gathered through a pop quiz, taken when you sign up to the site.
"These leggings have a super gorgeous print that match so many outfits and go with pretty much anything"
The quiz not only determines the kind of clothing that will suit your lifestyle, but also looks at body shape, personal style and more, before bringing up a selection of product suggestions for you to choose from. Interesting also, is the option on this site to become a 'VIP', this not only makes your purchases up to half the price of RRP, but also means that you get an outfit sent to you each month through their subscription scheme.
These leggings have a super gorgeous print that match so many outfits and go with pretty much anything. The thick waist band is flattering enough to tempt even the most stomach - conscious among us to work out in our sports bra and ditch the t-shirt.
Manduka is a staple brand for yogis who mean business. The company was founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference to your practice, then developed on that thinking
The Essential Capri's four-way stretch fabric moves with you like a second skin while the contoured waist provides the coverage to approach each pose with confidence.
Not only do these leggings feel great to workout in, the ribbon detailing on the side transform them from bottoms suitable only for the yoga studio, into a look that you can wear all day long.
Roxy Technical Leggings
Roxy is best known for it's wetsuits and summer surf wear, however its fitness line, full of bright, stylish and high performance activewear, should not be overlooked.
These floral panelled leggings have been designed specifically for running and yoga practice. Made with a breathable design, their micromesh ventilation wicks away moisture while you work up a sweat and their cleverly ventilated mesh panels keep you feeling cool.
From bikinis, to wetsuits and now activewear, Roxy prove again and again that they know how to make clothing that looks amazing, while doing the job well.
Born Nouli Marble Leggings
Born Nouli is Greek for ‘active and fearless’, the perfect name for this radical spots brand. Designed to push and empower the active individual, these leggings really do make you look your best.
These marble tights are the most flattering leggings we've ever worked out in, each piece of the design compresses, lifts and shapes the body, while the pattern looks sleek and stylish. The four inch waistband also means that not only do they look good, they're also crazy comfortable.
We love how these monochrome are designed to perform for every activity from running to spin, yoga, barre, boxing and more. With a four way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking material, shrink resistant technology and a hidden waistband pocket for your key & card, in these leggings you're always ready to leave the house and start working out.
Akela Surf Leggings
Akela Surf is the kind of brand we love to shout about. These guys work season after season to create products for surfers who live an active lifestyle before in and out of the water.
These 'Glide' surf leggings are as good for your workout on the beach, as they are for your hours spent in the line up. The flatlock seam that have been integrated into the design are great for avoiding ocean rashes, and the material features breathable 50 UV protection, so you're safe against the midday sun.
The company suggests that this style is great for stand up paddleboarding, surf sessions and traveling, however we've discovered that they're pretty outstanding for another sport too. With just the right amount of elastic and lycra to keep their shape against all levels of stretching, these leggings are perfect for climbers. Whether you're into bouldering or climbing with rope, take notice, we've worn them for both and they've worked a treat.