Dressy Yoga Pants You’ll Basically Live In

Wish you could get away with wearing your comfiest workout leggings outside the gym or yoga studio? Good news—now you can.

Activewear is designed with performance in mind—think breathable, moisture-wicking fabric that that moves with you, high waistbands that stay put, and even sleek pockets. Which means the super-soft workout pants that make you feel unstoppable while you sweat will make you feel just as comfortable and cool no matter where you are. Add chic patterns, trendy colors, and stylish details to the mix (even your go-to black leggings get a stylish upgrade) and you’ve got your choice of fun fitness gear that you can rock during your next workout session—or on your next night out. So here are some options that prove you definitely can wear your workout pants anywhere. (You won’t even have to think about it, the answer will just be “yes.” We promise.)


Athelta High Rise Serpent Chaturanga Tight

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Give your black skinny jeans a day off, and swap them out for these embossed snakeskin-print leggings—they’re a comfortable way to channel your inner rocker (hint: they look great with a vintage band tee). Get your perfect fit by choosing from regular, petite, tall, or plus sizes.

To buy: $79, athleta.com.


ADAY Breaks On Leggings

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With a mix of matte and shiny panels, this pair of leggings slims you in all the right places, and makes a stylish, comfy-meets-cool statement. Throw on an oversize denim jacket and you’re good to go. Other notable details, like a cell phone pocket, ensure a permanent spot in your weekly rotation.

To buy: $95, thisisaday.com.


Nux Gia Legging

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These lavender leggings are a great way to work color into an athleisure look (pastels are having a moment!) and the seamless style has light compression and a modern stripes-and-floral print that will lengthen and flatter. Pair the leggings with a simple white tee and your favorite pair of sneakers. 

To buy: $83, carbon38.com.


Onzie Stunner Lace Capri Pant

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These hot-weather friendly capris look even sleeker than your typical dressy yoga pants, thanks to the sheer lace panel on the side, which lets you show off just a little skin in a pretty, sophisticated way. Just as appealing? You can toss these in the washer and dryer.

To buy: $69, onzie.com.


Forever 21 Active Swiss Dot Leggings

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Universally flattering mesh panels are everywhere in workout gear, but this pair of leggings takes it up a notch with a Swiss Dot pattern that adds a little extra interest. A hidden key pocket provides a stash for keys, cash, and cards, so you’ll be prepared for anything while out and about.

To buy: $20, forever21.com.


Alo Yoga Interlace Leggings

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Necklines and jeans are getting the lace-up treatment, so why not workout leggings? Try this intriguing pair with a white tee for a monochromatic look that’ll keep the overall vibe chic but playful. A dry wicking and anti-microbial construction make them practical, too. Also available in white, navy, coral, and light purple.

To buy: $108, aloyoga.com.


Free People Liza Legging

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A black background makes this crowd-pleasing floral print feel a little less sweet and a little more bold. Try the pair with black flats for a sure-fire outfit win and an easy (and comfortable) way to create a pulled-together look. A matching sports bra is also available.

To buy: $98, freepeople.com.