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The best yoga pants for women

Our guide to the top-rated products from Lululemon, Sweaty Betty and Marks & Spencer

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Keep fit and stay comfy in a stretchy pair of yoga pants from our shopping guide. (Getty)

There's nothing worse than yoga pants with a waistband that rolls down every time you touch your toes, sagging ankles or so tight their feel like they're cutting off your air supply.

The perfect pair of yoga pants are stretchy and supportive, and designed with movement in mind.

There's no shortage of styles to shop, from fitted, flared, seamless, high rise, cropped and full length.

We've handpicked our favourite styles, from Lululemon and Sweaty Betty to Marks & Spencer and Tu at Sainsbury's.

Starting from just £16, our roundup spans budget-friendly designs and luxury, high-performance pieces.

The best yoga pants for women

Active Black Wide Leg Yoga Leggings | £16 from Tesco

Tesco yoga pants
This budget-friendly pair from Tesco will keep you cool while your work up a sweat in yoga class.

Available in sizes eight to 24, this affordable wide leg pair have a thick, supportive waistband and are made from a breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, so no matter much you work up a sweat, you'll remain comfortable.

lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant 25" | £88 from Lululemon

Lululemon yoga pants
This Lululemon pair are made with added lycra fibre for stretch and shape retention.

No list would be complete without Lululemon and its Align™ High-Rise Pant 25". Smoothing and form-fitting, they have a high-rise waistband for complete coverage and and a hidden waistband pocket that fits a card or a key.

Women's Eco-designed Cotton Yoga Bottoms | £17.99 from Decathlon

Decathlon yoga pants
This Decathlon pair are available in S-4XL.

If you're looking for a pair that isn't ultra fitted or made from lycra, these jersey bottoms tick every box. Made from a soft cotton, the high-rise turn-down waistband will fit any figure, including if you're pregnant or postpartum.

Go Balance High Waisted Yoga Leggings | £25 from Marks & Spencer

M&S yoga pants
These full-length M&S leggings have a wrap-front high waistband for full coverage.

This plain black style from Marks & Spencer is an absolute style at £25. They're also popular with shoppers too, with more than 180 five-star reviews. One satisfied customers said: "Excellent fit, soft and very comfortable. Would buy again."

Sweaty Betty Power Gym Leggings | £80 from Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty yoga pants
From yoga to walking, these multi-functional leggings from Sweaty Betty come with a handy a drop pocket for your phone.

A brand well-loved for its leggings is Sweaty Betty. Its power gym leggings have a 7/8 length, are available in sizes XS-XX, are sweat-wicking and are designed for multi-sports.

Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Rise Full Length Leggings | £65 from John Lewis

Girlfriend Collective yoga pants
Add a pop of colour to your leggings with this plum pair from John Lewis that will keep you comfy and supported during yoga.

We love this plum-coloured pair from John Lewis that come in a matching co-ord if you want a uniform set. Available in sizes XXS to 6XL, they can be worn for biking, running, climbing or hot yoga.

Nike One Luxe Dri-FIT stretch leggings | £60 from Net-A-Porter

Nike yoga pants
Keep cool and dry with thanks to the quick-drying material of these yoga pants.

This classic black Nike pair has a full-coverage high waist that won't dig in or roll down and are made with the brand's sweat-wicking technology.

Under Armour HeatGear Armour High Waisted Cropped Leggings | £34 from John Lewis

Under Armour yoga pants
This Under Armour pair are cropped, so can be worn comfortably all year round.

This Under Armour pair is ideal if you're in the market for a cropped style. They're designed with an Anti-odour technology to keep you feeling fresh and a flatlock seam that won't chafe, no matter how many miles you run on the treadmill.

Wrapover-waist sports tights | £22 from H&M

H&M yoga pants
'Brilliant leggings, the waist is really flattering. They stay up which you don't always get with other brands,' said one review.

Another great option under £25 is this pair from H&M. Designed in a fast-drying material that will keep you cool while you sweat, the wrapover waistband is supportive and stylish.

Spanx Booty Boost 7/8 Leggings | £88 from John Lewis

Spanx leggings
These Spanx leggings have a seam-free centre.

While Spanx may be best known for its shapewear, its leggings are well worth a look too for supportive, but stylish designs. One five-star review reads: "I am 5ft4 with a long body and short legs. Most leggings on me are too long and not high enough on the waist. Not these, they are quite simply a perfect fit. They stay put all day with no roll down at the waist."

Sweaty Betty Gary Cropped Yoga Pants | £56 from John Lewis

Moisture resistant and sweat-wicking, this pair would also be a comfortable choice for travelling.
Moisture-resistant and sweat-wicking, this pair would also be a comfortable choice for travelling.

This pair, a bestseller at John Lewis, has a more relaxed, casual fit, with all the stretchiness needing to practice your yoga moves. Its fitted cuffs will keep them in place, and the slouchy fit on the hips will keep your comfortable.

Yogamatters Eco Blend Second-Skin Leggings - White & Cranberry | £55 from Yogamatters

This stretchy and supportive fabric can be worn for both yoga and cardio.
This stretchy and supportive fabric can be worn for both yoga and cardio.

These compression leggings are form-fitting and supportive for every yoga position, made from recycled fabric. They have two handy drop pockets either side for safe storage of your phone while working out.