The Best Yoga Pants for Working Out (or Lounging)

my favorite yoga pants from the nordstrom anniversary sale

Whether you’re wearing yoga pants for lounging on the couch, running on the treadmill, or actually doing yoga, I found the best yoga pants out there. And they’re on sale right now.

Outfit Details
Zella Leggings (wearing size XS)
Nike Tank (this muscle tank is favorite style)
Zella Sports Bra (just FYI, this bra has no padding)
Adidas Sneakers
Plantronics Headphones
Loopy Phone Case (use code ART10 for 10% off!)

Since I’ve started working out everyday, I’ve been on the hunt for really good workout clothing. I’ve tried a lot of different pairs of yoga pants, shorts, sports bras, tanks, and shoes, and I’ve finally found the best yoga pants ever.

Zella leggings.

I’ve heard about these pants for years, but never actually bought a pair until they went on sale a few weeks ago in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

They’re $35 right now, so I had to grab a pair. And trust me when I say, you should too.

the best black yoga pants for lounging or exercising
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yoga pants for exercising or lounging

All the reasons I love my Zella yoga pants

I’ve owned several pairs of long black yoga pants over the years, but here are a few reasons why THESE ONES FROM ZELLA are my absolute favorite (and why I want to buy a few more pairs before the sale ends):

  1. they’re made of a nice thick material so you don’t get any undergarment lines!
  2. Even though they’re thick, they’re not heavy. They’re still very breathable and not too hot.
  3. They’re so flattering – they suck you in at all the right places without being restricting
  4. the waist is perfectly fitted – so many yoga pants are loose at the waist
  5. They’re only $35 on sale right now!
  6. A pair of black yoga pants can be worn for exercising or for everyday!

The only downside for me is the length. I’m 5’6″ and they bunch at my ankles because they’re too long. I just cuff them once, but they also come in a CALF LENGTH if you’re petite and want something shorter.

Also, I have to note that some people have told me that this year they changed the material of the leggings. I haven’t purchased them before, so I don’t know the difference, but I’m majorly in love with the current material.

Also if you order them and hate them, you can return them for free!


images by Priscilla Frey

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  1. April says:

    They are also my favorite, and this is the only time of year they are on sale unless they are Clearancing a COLOR. I’VE never seen a pair at the Rack either (and I always check). The Z By Zella brand at the rack is basically their factory version and not nearly as good. This is definitely the time to buy.


  2. Meghan says:

    Love the Zella Leggings too! I first bought some last year and am obsessed. Got the maternity ones this year since I’m expecting and they are perfection! Also, as to the material, they changed the material on the crops and not the pants. The pants are the same to me, but the crops are thinner. I actually really liked them as well and I’m keeping my pair. It gets hot here in CA and I liked that they were a little thinner.

  3. Leslie says:

    I have worn zella for the last couple years and Definitely Love the quality and comfort. One of my go to black leggings BRANDs that I Love are the maddy m brand From costco. They Are a whole $15! they Are MAde FROm some really good material and are more of a high rise. I am 5’5 and The length is perfect and They hold you in too. So if you are in a PInch for some black leggings and can’t/ don’t wanna shell out the big bucks these are great!

  4. Emeli says:

    Comfortable clothing is really a very important component for a successful workout. If you do yoga, it is important that you have comfortable clothing and furnishings. After training in I realized that you need to properly equip a place for meditation and training to engage in more effective

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