Avoid loose fitting clothes. Women mostly wear sports tops and shorts or leggings. Men wear shorts. T shirt optional.
Please dress appropriately for class, make sure you are properly covered!
For inspiration on Yoga workout clothes, maybe take a look at our online or in studio shop.
Here are a few What not to wears we have learned about from years of experience…
What To Wear or What Not To Wear
That is The Question?
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer, the slings and arrows of a wardrobe malfunction… (sorry Shakespeare).
Dear BYCers, the time has come to talk about your yoga wardrobe. We are not talking fashion, BYC is about you and your yoga and what you wear in the room is only to assist that. However, there are some wardrobe malfunctions we are keen to prevent. So here are some does and don’ts when it comes to choosing your yoga outfit.
White is not alright:
White clothing and sweat simply do not mix well. The sweat of a Bikram class causes most white clothing to go see-through!
Women’s Loose fitting shorts: There is a fashion for short loosely fitted shorts for ladies. Unfortunately, during certain postures, these little shorts are not as flexible as you are… Need we say more!?
Men’s Shorts: to quote Alan Partridge “
I’ve had these shorts since 1982. They did have an underpant lining, but eh, it’s perished” … Sound familiar? Trust us guys, you need that inner linining …
Who likes short shorts… If you have a love of the shorts of the smaller variety, please be mindful that these small shorts are enough in all yoga positions/postures.
Underwear: underwear is never suitable as yoga wear (we mean as ‘OUTER-wear’…): ladies’ pants, men’s boxers, non sports bras… none of these are appropriate yoga attire.
Thinning Material: We all have those much loved items of clothing that we just can’t bear to part with. They are old, they are thinning, but we love them. Please be mindful that these ageing items may not be able to cope with the multitude of different positions you will be asking from them with out showing their age (and you).
If you are looking to update your yoga wardrobe, Shop BYC is now open in studio and online
, with new lines & styles being added all the time.