How to choose the plus sizes of yoga clothes
By MyYoga on November 04, 2012
Yoga clothes have never been as available to such a wide range of individuals as they are now. There are yoga lines for kids, men, plus sizes, tall people and the list goes on. You can find yoga clothes that are flowy for dance and artistic expression, clothes that are practical and covering and then those that are for really hot weather or temperatures and don’t cover too much of anything. Truly the list is long and this is good news for anyone in a specialty category of yoga clothes.
For women I know who are in plus size yoga clothes it can take a little extra work to find the right choices for yoga. We think of yoga for those who are long and lean, but yoga is really for everyone. Here are the best ways my yoga clients have been able to track down the plus sizes that they need and want.
First off are the stores that cover plus size yoga clothes and pants. They can be found at Old Navy for a really good price. Some other options are Avenue online, Athleta, and One Stop Plus online store, Amazon.com, Woman Within and Always for Me. Each of these retailers either fully or partially caters to plus sizes. Then we have our every day stores that have plus lines of clothing as well. Wal-Mart and Target are great examples of this and provide options for workout yoga clothes in plus sizes too.
The next choice is to check with the stores that you usually shop at for your regular clothing. You may not normally go in there looking for yoga clothes, but the truth is that they probably have at least a few options even if they are not at the forefront of the store. Ask the clerk or manager what they carry and they will track them down for you in a jiff. Additionally, if a store carries a tall line you can sometimes get extra mileage width wise when you get into the tall range. So depending on where you are at on the plus scale a tall is a possibility too.
There are a few other tricks for those looking for an expanded set of options in the plus size range. Getting support in the chest area can be a little tricky and that is not just the case for plus size. If you are looking for fitted tops but they don’t have sufficient support to keep you all tucked in try buying a top that would look great with a racer back sports bra underneath. You can then get double the support you would get from only one layer and the layered look is also super stylish.
Another great trick is to go for comfortable leotards of stretchy tights that are fit to your size. You can even go one size up for extra movement. Then pair these with a longer cotton top that also has stretch to it. This is a great plus size yoga outfit that doesn’t have a plus size price to it.
If at the end of the day you just don’t feel like you have any choices you can always wear regular stretchy shorts and a t-shirt. Style is not the most important thing when it comes down to it all. It is really an after thought and getting your butt into the yoga class is far more valuable then any outfit.
Yoga is the activity that can bring you back to yourself. Restoring your health freedom of movement, getting rid your body of pain, centering your heart and your mind. It can offer you all this and more if this is what you are seeki
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