Here's Exactly What to Wear Under Yoga Pants

Putting together the perfect yoga wardrobe takes more thought than you'd think. After all, it isn't just about finding what looks good but also what feels best on your body during heavy movement. When it comes to an activity that's literally meant to put your body in every conceivable position, it absolutely matters what underwear you choose. To experience the best of high-performance comfort and a line-free silhouette (even in Warrior Two), read on for exactly what to wear under yoga pants, no matter what your style.

Hipster-Cut Underwear

One of the best styles to wear under yoga pants is the hipster cut, which offers full coverage while maximizing flexibility. However, not all hipster underwear is created equal, and it’s important to opt for fabrics that are breathable, durable, and antimicrobial. Lululemon and Under Armour both provide hipster-cut options made of soft-stretch material that allows for a comfortable range of movement.

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Designed for even the most intense workouts, Lululemon Namastay Put Hipster moves with you during your sessions.

Available in sizes S to L.

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Laser-cut edges make for a seamless, flexible fit.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Seamless Thongs

As anyone who’s ever shimmied into a sheath dress knows, no underwear style is more anti-seam than the thong. However, thongs also have a tendency to become uncomfortable over the course of an extended yoga session. For the perfect mix of form and function, opt for a seamless, microfiber style like the Commando Thong. Consider buying one size larger than your normal fit to ensure maximum flexibility.

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Investing in a nude pair ensures total invisibility under any color activewear.

Available in sizes XS/S to M/L.

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Totally seamless, Gilligan & O'Malley Micro Thong is undetectable under even the most form-fitting leggings.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Yoga Shorts

Whether you’re wearing loose sweats or skin-tight leggings, perhaps the most comfortable underwear style is yoga-friendly boy shorts. We’re into these ultra-versatile shorts from TomboyX, which come in a variety of colors and prints. Unlike most underwear shorts, these aren’t bulky and won’t ride up.

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TomboyX Boy Shorts are made of a breathable, moisture-wicking material.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

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H&M shortie briefs provide a nice middle ground between hipster and boy-short styles.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Now that you know what to wear under yoga pants, it’s possibly time to update your yoga wardrobe. Here’s where to buy the best affordable yoga clothes.