Sticks and Bones
Michelle J. on 5/26/2010
Alright, this may be a familiar beef across the fashion board, but yoga clothing designers… I have a bone to pick with you! Yoga clothing is supposed to be so comfy you don’t even realize you’re wearing them. They move with you, allow you to breathe, and don’t ride up…anywhere. However, they all seem to be designed for pre-adolescent bodies. Now I am a smaller than average woman, but according to one site’s measurements, I’m an XL because my hips are bigger than 20” and my waist isn’t 15”. Actually, I’m bigger than an XL, since those were the measurements for their XL pants. I can’t remember the last time I had a 15” waist, but I’m pretty sure it was before I hit puberty. I received a pair of yoga shorts as a gift of sorts and felt more exposed in those than I do in my bathing suit. There is no way I would attempt half of the yoga course wearing those. What happened to our comfort zone?
If anyone knows of a yoga clothing line that has “real person” sizes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I know our Kavio Capri pants I would wear while running errands, or paired with a nicer top I would wear to a friend’s house for dinner. While there are some great lines out there that are very trendy and meant to be worn outside the yoga studio, we need more options, people! There is a great advertisement on the back of June’s Yoga Journal: a woman in Camel Pose with the setting sun behind her. The tag line: Say No To Camel Toe.
Pretty much sums it up.
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