THERE’S nothing like new workout wear to get your exercise ambitions back on track.
So if the lockdown played havoc with your yoga practice, we’ve rounded up some of the best yoga tops to inspire you to get yourself back on the mat.
Yoga wear styles are far more varied than regular gymwear so you’re sure to find something that will help you channel your inner yogi – and suit your pocket too.
For hot yoga classes or more dynamic styles such as Ashtanga, some prefer to wear as little as possible (yoga bra and spray-on shorts anyone?), but whatever you settle on, make sure it’s made in a sweat-wicking and odour-resistant fabric.
For flow classes such as Vinyasa, you might prefer to wear something looser, that’s more comfortable and easy to move in, but do watch out for too much fabric flapping about if you’re going to be doing a lot of inversions.
Restorative and Yin yoga classes are meant to be relaxing and meditative, so you need to be warm and comfortable.
Read on for our pick of the best new yoga tops around…
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- (AD) Open-back yoga top, £10.99 – £12.99 from Amazon – buy here
This super-slinky tie-back vest is one of the most popular yoga tops on Amazon and the sexiest one on our list.
Made of soft, breathable rayon fabric with dropped armholes for ease of movement, the vest feels lovely to wear both open or knotted at the back (though you’ll probably want to keep it knotted it for class).
At £10.99 and with 12 different colours to choose from, you can afford to match one to every pair of leggings you own.
2. Mountain Warehouse
- (AD) Endurance women’s T-shirt, £9.99 to £13.99 from Amazon – buy here
For those who prefer sleeves and a bit more coverage, a simple sweat-wicking T-shirt is always easy to wear and will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your class.
This one’s not specifically designed for yoga (hiking actually), but we see that as a plus – if you’re an active sort, it will quickly become a go-to piece that’s suitable for just about every sport and outdoor activity going.
An excellent basic at a very reasonable price.
3. Sweaty Betty
- Super sculpt yoga vest, £55 from Sweaty Betty – buy here
It’s a lot more expensive than our first two entries, but this slim-fitting yoga vest from women’s specialist sports retailer Sweaty Betty is a real winner.
Made from a super-stretchy elastane fabric with compression for support and sculpting, and a light-support bra built in, it will hold you in all the right places for yoga, Pilates and barre classes.
The vest is available in white and black and comes in sizes up to 18 (XXL).
- Relaxation fleece yoga sweatshirt, £12.99 from Decathlon – buy here
Decathlon isn’t a store that you’d usually associate with yoga gear, but they’ve recently partnered with yoga teachers to launch a range of inclusive yoga wear.
This super-soft yoga fleece is one of our favourites from the collection: with a high neck, long back and longer-length sleeves to cover your hands, it has a loose, comfortable fit that’s even suitable for pregnant women.
We think it’s just what you need to slip on at the end of class for your Shavasana.
5. ASOS 4505
- Long-sleeve yoga top, £14.99 from ASOS – buy here
Brand new from ASOS, ASOS 4505 is an activewear range that’s designed to help you nail your workout style goals, whether you’re doing a downward-facing dog or a 5k charity run.
This long-sleeved yoga top is no exception – worn over your coolest strappy yoga bra and twinned with high-waisted black leggings, you’ll look hot in the studio, even if the teacher’s been a bit keen with the aircon again.
6. Vibe & Flow Designs
- Racerback slogan yoga tee, £15.99 from Etsy – buy here
If you like your yoga gear with a little more sass, Etsy is the place to find offbeat bra designs, tie-dyed tops and harem pants, many of which you won’t find anywhere else.
This super-soft cotton yoga top is sure to raise a few eyebrows in the studio, but if your classmates give you all the space you need, it’ll be worth it right?
- Women’s Power short sleeve crop top, £20.99 from MyProtein – buy here
This cool twist crop top is made from a moisture-wicking fabric that’s designed to keep you dry no matter how hot the yoga gets.
“Brilliant material, dead comfortable and really flattering on with high-waisted leggings or shorts” enthuses one reviewer on the MyProtein site – we couldn’t have said it better.
- Infinalon cropped yoga tank, £47.95 from Nike – buy here
This new Nike yoga tank is made from the brand’s new Infinalon fabric – it’s thin, light, super-stretchy and so soft and lush to wear, you won’t want to take it off after class.
The top itself features a tough-but-delicate-looking strappy back design and a high neck to keep you covered during stretches and inversions.
If you’re feeling flush, you could also splash out on the gorgeous matching Infinalon leggings (£89.95) and feel like the most coordinated yogi in the studio.
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