Review: BetaBrand Yoga Work Pants
By Laura Braden Quigley
Fashion-wise, I operate in two modes: super casual and cocktail attire.
I hate, hate, hate, hate wearing work clothes. I’ve been “fudging” it for years – wrap dress with a blazer versus a full suit, you get the idea. Standard office attire just isn’t comfortable, rarely practical and can cost a fortune in dry-cleaning bills (adding another errand to a personal to-do list I already dread).
So I’m always on the lookout for ways I can remain professional and comfortable.
Enter BetaBrand’s YOGA WORK PANTS.
I first heard about the yoga work pants on a friend’s Facebook page back in 2014, and instantly ordered a pair. And then another. And another. And hey, they make pencil skirts now!
First, they look great. Plenty of compliments, and no one guessed they were yoga pants. I seriously had colleagues grabbing and pulling the fabric because they didn’t believe me. They’re also incredibly comfortable (no shock there) – they run true to size and are extremely stretchy (so no more crunched-knee-look from sitting at your desk for hours). And lastly, they actually performed well during during a class at Humani Pilates and Instaphysique. My only complaint is that my first pair shrunk a bit so you should follow instructions and avoid the dryer and wash on cool/cold. Other than that? They’re PERFECT.
Bonus? Purchase any pair of Dress Pant Yoga Pants in September and Betabrand will donate $5 to the Techstars Foundation, a nonprofit working to improve diversity in technology entrepreneurship. They’ve also created a cute gallery of pictures profiling 30 diverse, female entrepreneurs and started a job board for aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more at https://www.betabrand.com/yogaid.
Try them out for yourself, and let us know what you think! Happy shopping!
Originally posted on September 2014.