Best Leggings Ever: Lineagewear Review

Best Leggings Ever: Lineagewear Review

It’s no secret that I LOVE yoga clothes.  Yoga clothes make up the vast majority of my wardrobe and since I left my office job behind, I pretty much wear yoga pants all the darn time.  I spend quite a bit (actually an embarrassing amount) of time trolling the internet looking for new and interesting activewear clothing lines.  So when Katie at Lineagewear, a local company based right here in NYC, offered to send me a pair of her beautiful leggings to try, I pretty much shrieked with joy and did a little happy dance around my bedroom. I had been eying Lineagewear leggings on Instagram and there were several things that made them standout from the vast array of other clothing companies advertising there.  First, the fabrics and patterns were beautiful – bold without being obnoxious, and it seemed like they looked good on pretty much everyone.  Second, I noticed that people of all different body types were modeling the leggings and further investigation revealed that Katie was offering leggings from sizes XS-3X, with no differentiation in price or availability of fabrics and patterns.  You guys – that’s special.  I don’t know if people realize how rare that is…so often plus sizes are relegated to limited patterns and colors or the upcharge is so outrageous, it’s ludicrous.  And, as much as I love companies that cater exclusively to plus sizes, I am so happy that Lineagewear is showing that you can offer a product across a large range of sizes that’s awesome for everyone.  I hope that other companies will follow that example. So let’s talk about the leggings…they’re...
Yoga Clothing for Larger Bodies UPDATE

Yoga Clothing for Larger Bodies UPDATE

When I check my search terms (and stop giggling about some of the wackier ones), I notice that many of you find my blog by looking for yoga and workout clothes for those of us with larger bodies.  Cute, functional workout clothes above a size large can be really hard to find,which sucks, and seems ridiculous given the incredible social pressure on larger folks to exercise (but that’s a whole ‘nother post). You can check out my original post here if you haven’t seen it yet, but I did want to add a few more options for you. My favorite yoga pants of all time are from Tek Gear, which I find at Kohls.  I have several pairs in a size large, which are plenty loose on me (this is NOT TYPICAL – usually I’m wearing at least an extra large in yoga pants).  They are soft, comfy and don’t move around too much.  PRO TIP: I especially like wearing fold down waist pants because you can choose not to fold the waist down and get then all sorts of coverage around your tummy area. I mentioned Target in my last post, but wanted to highlight that they have a large selection of sports bras that go up to XXL. I also love to wear Fruit of the Loom Extreme Comfort Bras (very inexpensive, find them at Wal-Mart)- I find these are plenty supportive for my usual yoga practice.  If you need more support for higher impact activites, you could layer a sports bra over the fruit of the loom bra.  As I mentioned in my previous post, us larger...
Yoga clothing for larger bodies

Yoga clothing for larger bodies

I admit it…I have a bit (cue boyfriend Steve snorting) of a yoga clothing addiction. Actually a clothing addiction in general, but that’s not as relevant. We just bought a huge new dresser for the bedroom and I insisted that all of my clothes would fit in it. Steve laughed and said, “yeah ok.” He was right, the jerk, ;-). Anyway… My plus-size yoga students do sometimes tell me that they have a hard time finding yoga clothing that fits. My usual response is, “darn it, I wish I had that problem!” But, that’s not really fair. The truth is that us larger yogis do have far more limited choices than our smaller counterparts. Also, one of the most interesting and challenging things about teaching plus-size yogis is that “plus-size” varies greatly based on diverse body shapes – people carry their weight in different places – and in perception – I often get students in my class that I wouldn’t consider plus-size, but they do (and that’s what matters). So if you are looking for places to find large-body friendly gear, all I can give you is a run-down of where I find my piles of yoga stuff. I recognize that these companies might not cater to your particular brand of plus-size, to which I say, shame of them. None of these companies have paid me, or sent me free stuff (but I’m totally cool with that if they want too! Call me!! Did I mention I have an addiction?) to mention them here. Old Navy and Athleta Old Navy has a great line of reasonably priced activewear. I...