Best Cheap Yoga Clothes
You may not need much to begin practicing yoga -- after all, it doesn't even require shoes -- but it's very possible to spend a fortune on special yoga clothing and gear. Companies such as Lululemon have built businesses on that premise. Frugal yogis can find far cheaper yoga clothes that fit well and prove comfortable and durable.
Our Top Pick
Champion Double Dry Women's Training Tank Review
Although it's really meant for more cardiovascular activity, the Champion Double Dry women's training tank works for yoga as well, earning kudos in reviews for flat seams that don't chafe and for the moisture-wicking properties of the "mock-mesh" fabric. Champion tank top reviews describe the polyester material as soft and comfortable, with a suppleness that promotes freedom of movement.
Consumers look for yoga tops that are long enough to cover the midriff even in a pose where the arms are raised and cut close enough that the hem won't flip or ride up during a downward-facing dog or a headstand. Many also might prefer that the neckline be a bit on the higher side to avoid inadvertent exposure in inverted poses. The Champion Double Dry training tank comes through on all these counts. Consumers posting Champion tank top reviews on Amazon report that the tank provides plenty of coverage -- almost too much, in the opinion of one reviewer who finds the shape somewhat "macho." The fit is snug and the length keeps wearers from exposing any skin. A few Champion tank top reviews mention that the armholes are a little on the tight side, causing chafing on a run, but other reviewers find them roomy and most seem happy with the fit in general.
The Champion Double Dry training tank is made of polyester that is mesh on the outside and smooth on the inside. Some reviewers note that the lighter colors are somewhat sheer and recommend wearing a substantial sports bra underneath or opting for a darker color. Amazon carries seven different color options at several different prices, with black being the cheapest -- another argument for choosing a dark color. The moisture-wicking material keeps wearers cool and sweat-free while they're working out. One reviewer asserts that it dries so quickly she can wear the tank directly out of the washing machine. Other consumers appreciate that the fabric is durable enough to keep its shape even after many washings.
Mossimo Leggings Review
Mossimo Supply Co. leggings from Target may work nicely under dresses and tunics -- in fact, some reviewers consider them a wardrobe staple, calling them soft, comfortable, and easy to wear. However, many consumers posting Mossimo leggings reviews on the Target website suggest they're too skimpy to wear on their own, making them ill-suited for yoga. While they're thicker than tights, some customers report that they border on translucent, especially after a few washings.
The material is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, which gives the leggings stretch but no moisture-wicking properties. One of the best features, according to some Mossimo leggings reviews, is the wide waistband. Women are fond of the way it holds in the tummy area. Reviews indicate that the length is sufficient for tall women. The leggings come in basic black online, although apparently Target stores occasionally carry them in gray. Capris are available as well.
Durability is the real deal breaker here. The thin fabric doesn't seem to hold up to everyday wear and washing, much less strenuous physical activity. Mossimo leggings reviews complain of seams opening up after a few months, although some customers point out that the low price makes the leggings eminently replaceable.