Post # 1
Bees- where do you buy your favorite yoga pants and dry-fit workout wear? How much do you spend?
I have two dozen plus pairs of cotton/spandex yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret, but I am looking to add some dry-fit pants to my collection. I am not sold on the VS dry-fit line, so I am looking for suggestions. I am looking for brands that work well for pilates, yoga, and barre workouts.
Do you like Under Armor, Nike, Splits 59, Champion, etc.? And what do you spend on a pair of pants? Do you prefer Splits 59 leggings for $100, or do you pick some up at Target for $30?
I really dislike the Lululemon brand what it represents, so I am looking for suggestions aside from that.
Thanks for your help!!!
Post # 3
I usually spend less than £20 a pair on Marks and Spencer Performance cropped leggings. I lift weights at least three times a week and try to do cardio 2-3 times. I’ve got a pair of Nike ones which were more expensive but they don’t make my bum look anywhere near as good.
Post # 4
I get whatever fits at TJ Maxx. I usually end up doing a few movements and running in place to see if they stay put or not.
Post # 5
I’ve picked up my pants from Target. They’re super stretchy and I don’t give a heck if I mess them up. But I don’t work out that much, I’m hoping to change that. If I were a hardcore runner, I’d probably buy a nice pair but the $30 ones are sufficient for me.
Post # 6
I think you’ll find that, in performance sportswear, full retail price is often a lot more than what people will pay for it. I don’t think I’ve ever bought workout clothes that weren’t marked down for a big sale or on a clearance rack. Except shoes and bras.
Post # 7
@shaka: I think you must be correct. I can’t imagine too many people choose to spend $200 on one workout outfit. $110 for tennis shows is reasonable, but $110 for a pair of yoga tights seems a bit high.
@SpecialSundae: @beekiss: @nineteen87: Thank you for your help and input ladies! I appreciate you.
Post # 8
I spend up to or less than $50 on a pair of yoga pants; I workout 5 or more times per week. : (2 votes)
I normally get my workout clothing from Ross/Marshalls/TJMaxx. I really only wear fitted crops because I can easily transition from cardio to weight training. Since they’re from the previously mentioned stores, they’re not normally more than $15 or so and I have a sampling of all kinds of brands. Puma, Nike, Spalding, Adidas, Calvin Klein, etc. I don’t have a preference, as long as I can squat in them without getting a wedgie, I’m good. 🙂
Post # 9
@FLBlonde93: I usually spend like $20 on them with regular cotton material. I did see some at Wal-Mart the other day that were really cute, but I have gotten them at Old Navy and kohls in the past. Target has cute work out clothes. I was looking at the wicking material ones at VS and think they would be good for me since I get yeast infections easily 🙁 but I can’t justify spending $50+ on gym pants even though I will get a lot of use out of them. If I do get a pair it will probably be from TJ Maxx. I work out around 3 -5 times a week at a gym sometimes I’ll do Denise Austin work outs at home. I agree with @shaka
Post # 10
Ok.. my favorites are lululemon :-X, but sometimes I will buy them at Target and Kohls, too. I went into American Eagle a couple of weeks ago when they had a 40% off sale and bought some there, which surprisingly turned out to be really good quality. I have a pair from Victorias Secret, but I feel like they were way overpriced for what they are.
I work out 5-6 days a week, but I wear yoga pants all the time whether I’m working out or not 😛
Post # 11
I buy my pants/capris from lululemon, I find they are effective and cute 🙂
I thought I could buy mine cheaper (e.g. old navy), but I definitely notice the difference as far as performance and moisture-wicking. So it’s worth the price in my opinion (if you’re actually working out!)
Post # 12
Believe it or not Old Navy has been my favorite go-to yoga pant! They last forever and are super comfortable and stretchy! I also own lulu lemons, Nike, and under armour ones and the ON are still my favorite (plus super cheap!)
Post # 13
I work out 4x a week (2x with a trainer & 2x running). I like lululemon (they fit me the best and have no muffin top) and under armour. I really don’t like working out in cotton workout stuff. I’ve also found some good pieces at Gap Body & Target, but they don’t last as long.
I really don’t like Victoria Secrets (I find them poor quality) and Nike (don’t fit me well).
Lululemon’s quality has gone downhill in the last couple of years, but I still have workout stuff from 5 years ago that I wear regularly, so it was way worth the $90!
Post # 14
Lulu still tops my list. I work out 6 days a week, and it’s worth the money. I have bough pants from Target and Aerie, but the fabric is cheap and they fall apart. You get what you pay for. I have been buying Under Armour’s Studi Line, but they’re just as much as Lulu. I have no problem spending the money because I feel that since I work out so often and so hard, I need clothes that can keep up. Cheap is cheap for a reason.
Post # 15
i like kohl’s dry fit brand of workout clothes.
i think it is is dry-trek or something like that.
i wear that stuff if i am working out in the gym, yoga, or running only.
i wear cycling or tri clothes mostly. the tri shorts i need if i bike and run afterwards.
Post # 16
@betsyface: That’s a great idea, and I can try on several different brands in one shopping trip at Marshall’s/ TJ Maxx. Thanks!
@BlondeBee: Thank you for your help! I workout that often as well, which is why I really want something of a much better quality than what I currently have. My fiancé is a huge Under Armour fan and keeps suggesting that, so I will definitely try the Studi Line. With Lulu I don’t mind the price, it’s actually that I associate the brand with several negative things ranging from an obnoxious woman my fiancé works with, to a bizarre murder that happened at one of their stores in Maryland. It’s silly, I know, but I don’t want clothes that remind me of murder or people I can’t stand.
@CityBearBride: Thanks for the great tips, especially about Nike’s fit and the Lulu quality going downhill. I will definitely be trying Underarmour.
@misschickpea: That is awesome advice- thank you! I would have never thought to look there and at the price, it’s definitely worth trying out a pair.
@adoc86: The VS really are overpriced for the quality which is why I need something better. I have tons of their yoga pants now.
@kristen182: The moisture wicking in what I have is terrible to non-existent, so that is important. Thank you for the tip!
@GB520: The VS ones I have are just ok. They look great on, but the moisture wicking isn’t as good as it should be. Try them when they are on sale, or you might feel ripped off to have spent so much.