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You go to yoga to feel good. And what you are wearing has an effect on that. In frumpy sweatpants and an old T-shirt, it's difficult to "see" what your body is doing during class; when you don't feel your best, you don't do your best. Of course, practicing yoga is not about making a fashion statement or what you can do; it's about honoring your body. Feeling strong, fit, stylish and comfortable in your yoga wear is a big part of that.
Define your yoga style. It could be wearing baggier bottoms and tight-fitting tops or streamlined, fitted pants and a looser tunic-style top. Whatever your yoga style, there are items of clothing to fit that. Do a little research by perusing "Yoga Journal" magazine and visiting stores that feature yoga wear.
Study up on various available brands and decide which one you prefer. Prices vary and can be expensive, but you can be stylish on a budget. Once you've decided what types of clothing you like (capri pants, full-length pants, tank tops, support camis), you can find similar items at discount department stores, where you'll find knockoffs of more expensive pieces.
Change your outfit every time you go to yoga and surprise yourself by wearing a bright color, which can lift your mood and therefore enhance your practice. Try not to cover yourself up from head to toe. You'll want to free your movement during class and not inhibit it by wearing bulky clothes. Seek out clothes that allow for total mobility.
Get the right accessories. Tie your hair back so it's off your face. Purchase a yoga mat that won't cause you to slip during poses. These can be found for a reasonable price at discount department stores.