Yoga pants are having a moment. There's a love-hate relationship with these form fitting pants with elastic waistbands, that were originally designed to practice yoga with more comfort. Today, yoga pants aren't just used for practicing yoga, but instead, they're worn at the gym, while running errands, lounging around the house, and even in the office. Some think these pants should be reserved for the gym. Many others love seeing the form-fitting fashion out and about.
From a female perspective, these pants are ridiculously comfortable. And although criticisms have been leveled at this fashion fad - they're too casual, or too skin tight - it hasn't stopped some of the most famous designer brands from creating their own line of yoga pants.
From a male perspective, yoga pants have been gifted to fashion directly from the Gods. Because these leggings and workout pants are so tight and form fitting, they bring lots of attention to the booty, and even give it an extra lift. Of course, not everyone can pull off yoga pants - it requires a particularly admirable butt to make these pants look good. The celebrities on this list don't just look OK in yoga pants - they look painfully good.
These shots of celebs in their yoga pants are sure to provide fitspiration for the women out there, and a whole other sort of inspiration for the men...
16 Eliza Dushku
Most of us know Eliza Dushku as Faith from Joss Whedon's series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as well for a slew of other movies that came out in the late nineties and early 2000's. Recently, Eliza has been doing a lot of partnering with Joss in bringing new television shows as well as making guest appearances on shows and cameos in a bunch of movies. If that wasn't busy enough, Eliza also lends her voice to various video game characters as a voice over artist.
You can catch Eliza often wearing yoga pants, as it is probably the most quick and comfortable wear that accommodates her busy schedule. And since she looks as great as she does, she can keep sporting the yoga pants as long as she wants to.
15 Candice Swanepoel
Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel is known for being a yoga enthusiast, and she has the body to show for it. The 26 year old South African model has what's widely recognised as one of the best bodies in the business, and since the VSX 2013 campaign, when she appeared in various workout clothes, fans know she has one of the best booties in the business too.
Yoga pants plus a Victoria's Secret angel make for an explosive combination.
14 Jessica Biel
If you're a child of the nineties, you probably remember Jessica Biel playing the eldest child of a preacher in the show, "7th Heaven" which gave her strong start in her acting career. She is also well known for being the wife of former NSYNC star and pop sensation, Justin Timberlake. Jessica then made headlines when she was fired from the show for posing for a risque photo spread, and then attempted to pursue a film career.
Currently, Jessica is glowing and expecting her first child with her beatboxing hubby. Even though she's sporting an adorable baby bump, she still looks great in yoga pants. You can really blame her for wearing this comfy pants on a regular basis, as they can stretch to her growing belly.
13 Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana has become a household name recently thanks to her starring roles in several movies such as James Cameron's "Avatar" among other thriller type movies. From looking at her, you can definitely tell that she keeps a tight workout regime that ensures that her body is toned and ready for any roles or stunts that she has to perform. That includes looking pretty incredible in yoga pants.
Zoe doesn't have to worry about looking bad in these skin tight bad boys. In fact, she makes the whole yoga pant look come across as a fashion statement rather than something that you might take a photo of in a discount super store. Surely, if you followed her lifestyle and regiment, you too can look just as great as Zoe.
12 Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, and has proven that she can have a very successful acting career that is far from the shadows of her mother's prestigious career. Most of us know Kate as an actress from numerous romantic comedies, but she has created quite a resume for herself. She has been nominated for numerous awards and has been recognized for her approach to acting that her mother is sure to be proud of.
With such a great career, Kate has to make sure she stays above the competition, and works hard to maintain her figure. It is more apparent than ever when she sports yoga pants, where every curve and detail of her body can be see. And she pulls it off fabulously.
11 Kristen Bell
Most of us know Kristen Bell as the teen detective in the hit television series, "Veronica Mars" and today's kids know her as the voice of Anna from Disney's "Frozen." Kristen has her roots planted on the stage and made her acting debut on Broadway as Becky Thatcher in "Tom Sawyer". She currently stars in "House of Lies" to critical acclaim and maintains a busy schedule, plus being married with two children.
But in her off time, you can find Kristen wearing yoga pants while running her errands or running from the paparazzi in between workouts and filming. Regardless of reaching her mid-thirties, she gives women everywhere a goal to work towards when it comes to looking great in skin tight pants.
10 Vanessa Hudgens
Most of us remember Vanessa Hudgens from her days in Disney's "High School Musical" franchise where she co-starred with Zac Efron and numerous other Disney stars. Add in a few nude photo scandals, a music career, and a television career, and you can basically sum up Vanessa's life in the entertainment business so far. Even though she's not as busy as her former co-star and ex, Vanessa is making it work.
With such a demanding schedule, it's no surprise that Vanessa probably has a rigorous workout regime with a strict diet. The fruits of her labor are certainly clear as she looks absolutely fantastic in yoga pants that makes even the A list Hollywood celeb green with envy. It's okay to look folks, she's been an adult for a while now.
9 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has become a household name in the last few years. From being a reality star, to marrying Kanye West, to naming her baby to make her sound like she's a compass, to posing nude for photos as a way to "break" the Internet, Kim has definitely made her mark in pop culture and the media history books. Not to mention that she is very famous for her large derriere, all while definitely not being considered fat.
Kim is one of the top celebrities who looks great in yoga pants and makes any female with a large derriere feel as though they can pull off the same look. Whether you agree of not, Kim has become a symbol of empowerment and the result of having a high level of self-confidence.
8 Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy has hit a resurrection in her career and making us all pay attention to her again. Whether she is ringing in the new year on television or hitting the grocery store, the media pays attention to her. She recently got married to Donnie Wahlburg and had a reality show documenting her experience. Jenny is also best known for being a personable television host, a comedian, actress, and overall, a well known personality.
Jenny is also so beautiful that no matter what she wears, she manages to make anything more classy, including yoga pants. All she would have to do is put on a pair of gemstone earrings and she could probably pull off yoga pants on the red carpet. There's no denying that Jenny is definitely one of the celebs who look the best in yoga pants.
7 Katy Perry
Katy Perry has made a name for herself as being one of the edgier pop stars who doesn't take much flack from anyone. She has proven herself to be a hard worker and is consistent when putting out hit songs and recording successful albums. From all of the dancing she does on tour and in her music videos, she has developed the body to be envied by many around the world.
And when she wears yoga pants, you can definitely see every toned curve of her body. While the rest of us have our jaws hanging open, Katy is struttin' her stuff getting her errands done and sipping on her tea and smoothie. She definitely proves that you can look good in whatever you wear from fabulous dresses, a cupcake, to lounge clothes.
6 Mila Kunis
We all know and love Mila Kunis from her time as Jackie on the hit series, "That 70's Show" and the successful film career she has had after the show ended. Secretly, fans of "That 70's Show" hoped and prayed that she would get together with her co-star. Ashton Kutcher, who also played her character's love interest, Kelso.
Even though she just had a baby, Mila definitely looks great, especially in yoga pants. It wouldn't surprise us one bit if she was sporting yoga pants throughout most of her pregnancy since they are stretchy and so comfy for any mom-to-be. Mila's career has sent her body through different stages of fit, which has definitely reaped rewards when it comes to pulling off yoga pants and looking great.
5 Miley Cyrus
If there is anyone who has had an interesting life in the entertainment business, it would be Miley Cyrus. She was first exposed to Hollywood through her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, when he was a country music star. Then Miley was the star of the Disney show, "Hannah Montana." Once the show ended, Miley sought out to shed her good girl image and do her own thing.
When she's not sticking her tongue out and twerking, Miley is just an average girl who runs errands, works out, and shops just like the rest of us. And just like us, she seeks to be comfortable, and wears yoga pants. While she may be a bit odd to some, no one can deny how good she looks in yoga pants. It seems that all that twerking paid off.
4 Jen Selter
The term 'Instagram celebrity' was practically penned for Jen Selter. Indeed, her celebrity status is almost entirely down to how incredible she looks in yoga pants.
Jen is a fitness model whose impressive butt has girls the world over green with envy, and drives guys crazy with lust. She has even been credited with being a driving force behind (pun intended!) the recent craze for yoga pants, squatting and big butts in general.
One glimpse at this modern day celebrity in yoga pants explains all you need to know about the joy of this particular piece of clothing: On Jen, yoga pants looks incredible, show off her most beautiful ass(et) and look cute and sporty all at the same time.
3 Iggy Azalea
It seems that the mainstream media has a fascination with Iggy Azalea's derriere and it has become a center of controversy. There are groups of people who think that Iggy should try to shrink her booty, while others want her to embrace her size and flaunt away. Even Iggy herself has stated that while the Internet seems to love her butt in yoga pants, when people see it in person, they change their mind.
Rehearsal photos from her tour and recording sessions that have surfaced show that the pop star isn't shy about wearing yoga pants, which really show off her butt in ways that women at home can only envy. If anything, Iggy is an inspiration to any woman who doesn't fit the super skinny standards of our society.
2 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has come a long way since her time on the Nickelodeon shows, "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat". While it may be weird at first to think about a child star looking good in yoga pants, Ariana has certainly grown up and shed her persona of Cat that kids and teens have all known and loved.
In fact, she is strutting on stage singing her heart out as one of the biggest pop stars in the industry. If there is anyone who has done a good job in getting rid of an old identity, it would be Ariana. She is 21, and it's totally okay to look at her in yoga pants. That hard work she's put in dancing and training has definitely paid off.
1 Jennifer Lawrence
Not only is Jennifer Lawrence an Oscar award winning actress, and Hollywood's hottest starlet, but she also looks amazing in yoga pants. This is even more extraordinary because Jennifer is vocal about the fact that she doesn't kill themselves at the gym every day or goes on any extreme diets.
But instead, she enjoys life and pursues her career on her own standards and her comfort level. Jennifer has been an inspiration to numerous young women in terms of embracing self-love and enjoying the skin their in because they are beautiful regardless of the shape or size of their body.
With how active her lifestyle is, doing stunts, and always working, she likely gets that fantastic shape fit for any pair of yoga pants from staying active on set.
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