15 Yoga Shorts That Will Make You Rethink Your Usual Leggings


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Sure, leggings seem to be the norm these days when it comes to activewear. And what's not to love about them? There are so many options to choose from, and many of them are compressive, supportive, flattering, and comfortable. You just throw them on and you just know you're going to feel good during your workout.

But if you're looking to mix things up with your activewear, might we suggest a pair of shorts? They'll keep you cool during your workout, and many are just as supportive and reliable as your favorite pair of leggings. And not to mention, the bike shorts or exercise shorts trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

You can wear them to just about any workout, but yoga is an especially optimal time to try them out. They'll keep you comfortable during your practice, there's no extra fabric that will get in the way as you're getting into poses, and if you're doing hot yoga, they'll provide some extra breathability that you won't get with full-length pants. Take a look at some of the best yoga shorts below.

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.