Rwanda : The Best workout pants you should try out
Looking for a functional yet figure-flattering pair that you can wear to the gym and beyond? Try these styles, they go the distance.
If You Have a Tummy
Look for: A wide waistband and a higher rise to hold in a muffin top and smooth the midsection, says Karyn Riale, a New York City–based retail buyer for the Shops at Equinox. For more belly flattening, try pants with built-in stomach-control panels.
If you’re thicker in the middle, the stretchy, padded waistband on these tight pants won’t dig into your sides
Reebok nylon-spandex shape wear pants, Prana Supplex-Lycra pants with a higher rise in back or The Girls cotton-spandex shape wear pants below work better.
Look for: Side seams that curve inward to sculpt legs, says Kirta Carroll, the marketing brand director for Lady Foot Locker. A dense fabric, like Supplex, minimizes jiggle, while a straight or boot cut leg helps balance hips.
If You are Petite
Look for: Cuts that fit snugly on the thighs to slim and lengthen. Also, “ankle-length hems or ones that overlap your shoes help elongate, instead of chopping calves in half,” says Los Angeles–based sports stylist Cindy Whitehead. Prefer cropped? Try a pair that hits just past the knee.
If You are Tall
Look for: Pants designed for “tall” proportions, which generally have inseams of 33 inches or longer. Crops should be fitted at the hem to avoid the “Where’s the flood?” look. Beware of camel toe, short-rise cuts can cause this on a long torso.
For Tall Frames
Buy Athleta Supplex-Lycra tall pants (also available in plus sizes)