If you need workout clothes, there are limitless brands to choose from but for those who practice yoga, sometimes it can feel like there’s just Lululemon. Lulu makes great yoga clothes because they embrace yoga and understand what you need in a fabric for 90 minutes of power Vinyasa or how to make a bra that’s just supportive enough for inversions while being comfortable in a seated lotus. But after their translucent pants fiasco, it’s good to know that we ladies have other options. Unfortunately, many of those options also fail to deliver in the yoga studio. What you need, are yoga clothes by yoga experts – clothes that have been tested by serious yogis and stand up to a daily practice. Here are some global players that have passed the chaturunga test to make sure you look great in every downward dog. The only think you need to worry about is breathing.
1. Pure Apparel
From a single yoga studio in Hong Kong, Pure has grown to incorporate yoga, fitness gyms, restaurants, and apparel from major cities in Asia to New York. If you’ve ever been to one of their yoga studios, then you know they have the highest standards when it comes to their facilities, their yoga instructors and their customer service. They’ve taken this attention to detail to their yoga apparel line and have delivered high-functioning fabrics in beautiful colors and fantastic fits. Beautiful silhouettes and fashionable prints ensure your comfort through every asana.
Pictured: Powder Racer V Tank & Raspberry Sorbet Fit-It Short
Price: Tank CNY ¥540, and Short CNY ¥440
Started by some good folks from Western Canada, Aumnie is gaining popularity across Asia for their vast selection of yoga-friendly active wear. They are one of the few yoga apparel brands that allow you to choose the color combinations of your tank tops and they have quite the selection of colors to choose from. All of their products are made from quality materials with flat seams so everything stays comfortable and multi-way stretch so that they fit perfectly every time you put them on. They ship internationally from their distribution center in Shanghai, China.
Pictured: Devotion Pant
Price: CNY ¥528
Yogabela garments are all made in the USA with high-quality fabrics from Brazil. Their clothes are guaranteed not to shrink, pill, fade or stretch and are well known in the hot yoga community for their shorts and tops that will absorb all your sweat but keep from discoloring wash after wash. Based in Long Island, New York, Yogabela ships throughout the US and for a price, they’ll also ship internationally.
Pictured: Vitoria Short & Diamante Bra
Price: Shorts, USD $42 and Bra, USD $42
Based in London, Wellicious is a luxury yoga and Pilates clothing brand founded by Heike Schnell in 2007. Combining her background in the fashion industry with her love of yoga and pilates, Wellicious was born to provide luxurious and feminine pieces that transition from everyday casual wear to inside a yoga studio seamlessly. Their clothes focus on being fashionable as well as comfortable and are made from soft, supple fabrics such as organic cotton and cashmere. You can order from their online site to just about anywhere in the world. In addition, Wellicious has boutiques throughout Europe along with several in Australia,USA, and Hong Kong.
Pictured: Nice Cropped Tank
Price: USD $65.95
5. Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty has been in the activewear business for over 13 years. From Notting Hill, London, they have grown into a business with over 30 boutiques around the UK including several department store concessions. Although they make fitness clothing for nearly every sport, their yoga clothing has created quite a buzz due to their Yogatech fabric – an odor resistant fabric that will last through every asana, day in and day out. They will ship for free to the US for all orders over USD $200.
Pictured: Asana Hoodie
Price: USD $100