Last week I polled my Instagram following about white yoga pants. 85% of the respondents voted they were cute, while 15% voted “heck no!” I still have doubts about ’em. But, since it is my job to review the latest in fashion, I’m giving the trend a go. Here is what I have learned so far.
White is Not Forgiving
Opposite of black, white is considered an enlarging color, and it does not leave much to the imagination. That is why it is so hard to find a flattering pair of white jeans..let alone skin tight yoga pants! If you commit to white activewear, you need to let go of the insecurities. I workout at The Bar Method and there are floor to ceiling mirrors in the classroom. Initially I thought I would critique my imperfections, until I realized its so much easier to embrace them! We are all there to better ourselves. #AmIRight?!
Styling White Yoga Pants Can be Tricky
Black activewear goes with everything. Any print, any hue, and any tone. White workout clothes look the best with muted tones or other white workout clothes! Which brings up another point: if your exercise routine involves floor exercises and sharing of equipment your workout attire may not be white for long! This is not a problem at TBM. Consider dressing your new getup with pastel accents and white soled sneakers. Sounds funny, but it just looks wrong with black sole sneaks. Shop my blush Nikes here.
Meshblock Pocket Pura Tight
The Meshblock Pocket Pura Tight by Athleta is the pant I am wearing in this post. The high waist band sucks you in, while the compression fabric smooths you out. Two essentials you should look for in white yoga pants. Oh, and they are not see-through…that would be awkward! The fabric is opaque. I often gravitate towards capri length activewear because ankle length is always too long. Athleta pants however, are 7/8 length, so they are likely to fit like ankle pants if you are short like me. Hooray!
Shop the Post:
A special thanks to my IG Husband for sacrificing the feeling in his fingers to take these photos in the snow!