Yoga pants. Now i'll be the first to admit that every girl should have a pair in her closet.. they're comfy, curve-hugging, stylish (thank you Victoria's Secret), and no longer just for doing yoga. However, they are also being misused everyday by girls everywhere. Since they were originally intended to wear while doing yoga, of course wearing yoga pants while working out is acceptable, in fact I strongly encourage it. Bye, bye baggy sweatpants! Hello looking good while working out thanks to yoga pants. Also acceptable, feel like a comfy Friday night at home but still have people other than your family around? Yes, please feel free to resort to yoga pants and stay far away from sweats.
Now that we've established when to wear yoga pants, now on to when not too.. School; a place where one is surrounded by their peers, teachers, and only has to spend 6 or less hours of their day. Put away the yoga pants and slip on a pair of jeans. Yes, I understand there are those days once in a while where you feel like crap and have to wear them, but the key word there is ONCE in a WHILE. The phrase "dress to impress" was coined for a reason people. Which brings me to something I witnessed the other night at dinner.. NEVER is it acceptable to substitute dress pants for yoga pants. From a far distance yes they look alike, but they are NOT the same thing. In fact, they are opposites.
I believe yoga pants are a staple for every girl's workout wardrobe, just be careful to use them to your advantage and not to misuse them! Remember.. outside of the gym, fashion always comes before comfort.
Stay Classy :)