Ever since our pal Rita wrote this post, every time I put on yoga pants, I question why I’m reaching for the Spandex. Is it because I’m more comfortable? That I really think it’ll help me to be more active in the day (many times when I have on workout clothes I feel like working out more)? Or that my jeans are just a smidgen tighter than I’d like? Although the answer isn’t always the same, I think I have an answer for Rita’s astute declaration that “your stretchy pants are lying to you.” Let me introduce you to The Girls Faith’s Foldover Yoga Pant.
While this workout pant isn’t as tight as others we’ve tried, it isn’t loose either, and I wouldn’t exactly call it comfortable. Made of soft cotton and Spandex, it moves with you but it also hugs and sucks in a bit. With a slight flare at the bottom and an adjustable fold-over waistband, it smooths out any muffin top you might have. You can throw them in the washing machine after sweat sessions, and at $34.99, they won’t totally break the bank.
While I felt like I looked pretty good in them, for some reason they made me feel like a dork whenever I put them on. Which is totally weird since a few of the girls from The Hills are fond of them, as are fit celebs Ashley Tisdale and Amanda Seyfried. I should feel cool in them, right?
I know that a little of my self-perceived dorkiness is caused by them being about half an inch shorter than I’d like (the curse of being taller), but I think some of it is because of my overindulgence the past few weeks at holiday parties and gatherings. So, instead of beating the pants up or myself, I’m going to say thank you to this yoga pant—thanks for being stretchy pants that don’t lie! —Jenn