Can You Really Wear Yoga Pants to Work?

October 12, 2016 1 Comment


Many of us spend a lot of our down time in our yoga or athletic wear and yearn to be as comfortable in the clothes we wear to work.  Yoga pants are as comfortable as pants can get.  Since the desire for fashion-forward clothing as comfortable as yoga wear is at the heart of my own design philosophy, I recently ordered yoga pants from the popular athletic wear company Prana, and from BetaBrand, which markets its pants as “Yoga pants for work.” I paired them with some of my own tops and jackets to see if they could really go from work outfit to workout. 

 BetaBrand’s “dress pant yoga pants” are heavier than traditional yoga pants and might be too warm to wear to a yoga class, but they looked great when paired with my super-soft micromodal and tencel top, Faya in Sage. (See pictures above.) With the right jewelry and shoes, this outfit is perfect for many work environments. I ordered the boot-cut BetaBrand pants in Size S Regular and they were too long for me. My bad - I should have checked the size chart: The regular Size S has a 32” inseam. BetaBrand puts belt loops on most of its pants but my top was thick enough that they didn't show through. 

 Prana’s yoga pants (above) are not marketed for office wear, but I decided to try them out with a work top because I love the way they feel and could comfortably wear them to a yoga or fitness class after work without changing. Prana’s pants are a lighter weight than BetaBrand’s and have top stitching that is more typical of athletic wear than traditional pants. Despite this, I think they could be worn in many work environments. I paired Prana’s Contour yoga pants in Charcoal Heather with a couple of my own tops – Faya in Burgundy, and Freya in Topaz and with my Aliceanna jacket in Burgundy

1 Response

Sheena@Workout Outfit
Sheena@Workout Outfit

July 11, 2018

Yoga pants is really good to be paired for work suits. You look so gorgeous on it Erin! Cheers!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in BLOG

Watch My Interview on Good Day Baltimore
Watch My Interview on Good Day Baltimore

October 29, 2018

Continue Reading

My Exciting News: I've Been Selected for the ACC/Amazon Maker Pop-Up Shop
My Exciting News: I've Been Selected for the ACC/Amazon Maker Pop-Up Shop

October 29, 2018

Continue Reading

How to wear my Beryl Infinity Shawl as a GREAT scarf for fashion or winter wear
How to wear my Beryl Infinity Shawl as a GREAT scarf for fashion or winter wear

July 29, 2018

Did you know you can wear my 2-tone Beryl infinity shawl as a stunning scarf -- either as a fashion statement or for warmth under your winter coat? Here's how!

Continue Reading

Size Chart

In order to help you estimate the fit you want, we list our model's measurements and the size she is wearing under "Specs" on each product page. 

Note: "Hip" = Lower hip/largest point of hip


Bust: 34

Waist: 26.5

Hip: 37



Bust: 36

Waist: 28

Hip: 39



Bust: 38

Waist: 30

Hip: 41



Bust: 41

Waist: 33.5

Hip: 44



Bust: 44

Waist: 37

Hip: 46



Bust: 46

Waist: 39

Hip: 48