Yoga is all about staying calm and balanced. But it’s hard to free yourself from distractions if your shirt traps the heat or fails to support your lady parts. Here’s where yoga tops come in.
Yoga tops are designed specifically for yoga so that you could focus on your practice and not your clothes. And fortunately, they come in tons of designs to fit every flow and lifestyle.
Flowy tanks, crop tops, technical tees and chick long sleeves – we have invested hours of research (so you wouldn’t have to) to select the best items for every taste and budget.
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Meet our top picks - stylish yoga tops that breathe, wick away moisture and flow with you. And the best of all - they won't annoyingly ride up and throw you off-balance when you're upside down.
This is by far the most important thing to keep in mind if you ask me.
You don’t want to wear a loose T-shirt for your fast Vinyasa because it will restrict your movements and ride up in the simplest inversions (unless you don’t mind showing your bra to everyone during a handstand).
Similarly, choosing cotton for hot yoga is a bad idea – it will leave you drenched in sweat and hang heavy during the whole class.
Yoga wear isn’t mostly about the looks. Of course, we all want cute clothes, but be sensible if you’re faced with the choice of look versus functionality.
The top might have a flattering cut and look sexy, but will it wick away sweat and stay in place during the intense workout?
The leading yoga brands are often trying to combine both fashion and performance, but it doesn’t mean that this combination is always successful.
In any yoga class, Vin or Yin, you want the clothes to move with you. Choose a yoga top that contains at least some stretchy material.
Five percent of Lycra or Spandex won’t make a noticeable difference in softness and feel but will offer you greater freedom of movement in your poses. Besides, they will make your yoga tops retain their shape and prevent sagging.
Complement your new yoga top with these functional and stylish yoga pants or leggings.
Tiny details matter. There is nothing worse than losing your balance and getting irritated in the middle of the yoga session because of the chafing seam or an itchy tag.
Most yoga tops now are now tagless and are sewn with flat-lock seams. But it never hurts to check this before the purchase.
Study other minor details in the product. Take an open back or mesh, for example. They can make the top breathe better and improve the overall yoga experience. Or can be a total turn off if you were planning to wear the top casually.
If you’re an active person who manages to combine yoga several times a week with gym and still finds time to meet up with friends for a coffee, then you might want to own a top that will make you look stylish on the way from the cafe to your studio. And provide enough coverage, of course.
The top that can be machine washed and tumble dried will also be a huge plus for those with a busy schedule.
This yoga tank top from icyzone won’t win any beauty contests, but it gets the job done.
Made of the polyester blend, it is super lightweight, wicks away moisture and dries quickly – everything you can ask for from sportswear. Besides, the tank top features flat-lock seams and bound edges that don't irritate the skin so you can entirely focus on your practice.
Icyzone offers unbeatable price if you but a set of three tops. Just make sure to order a size or even two up if you like a looser fit.
Not everyone feels confident in tight tanks. This Core 10 sleeveless yoga top is a great alternative. Thanks to the relaxed fit, it will cover everything you want to hide, including the bra straps, and the length is just right to conceal the belly area.
This sleeveless yoga top will work best during gentle and slow types of yoga where you won’t sweat a lot. And it’s so comfortable that you probably will end up wearing it on the way home.
Made of Pima cotton and modal blend, this Core 10 top is exceptionally soft and silky to the touch. The quality is excellent too: the material is resistant to fading, pilling and general wear and tear. Though if you’re not satisfied with the fit or quality, the brand will issue a refund at any time and for any reason.
DISBEST promises the ultimate support and comfort during your yoga classes. Its racerback yoga tank top features a built-in padded bra, so you no longer need to invest in a sports bra to wear underneath. If you need more support for aerobic activities, you can also always remove the pads and layer the top with the bra of your choice.
The DISBEST yoga top is designed for sweaty training. The material breathes well, and there are ventilation holes for greater air circulation and faster drying – so you could enjoy your yoga or any other workout every day.
If you’re looking for something more affordable, then check out Epic MMA Gear tops. These flowy tanks are so lightweight and soft that you’ll forget you're wearing them in the first place. Moreover, they do a great job of hiding the belly area and covering the hips.
Thanks to the silky fabric, they are super comfortable to wear for running errands too. Besides, the price for the pack of 3 is just unbeatable.
Lululemon products need no introduction. Well-beloved by all yogis, they're not cheap, but the quality and stylish designs are well worth the price tag.
The Cool Racerback is made of their signature super lightweight Luon fabric that performs great at warm temperatures and moves with you throughout the whole workout.
The tank top stays put, doesn’t ride up and gets out of your way so you could flow freely.
Gaiam yoga tank top is the epitome of fashion and function. Featuring a built-in bra with removable cups, this athleisure wear will make you feel confident and stylish no matter where you go: yoga, gym or just for a walk in the park.
An iconic Dri-Motion moisture management fabric breathes naturally and will keep you fresh and dry even during the strenuous yoga session. And relaxed fit will help hide your belly without riding up in Downward Dog.
Mippo’s sleeveless yoga top is great for playing around. Tie it in the back to show off your body curves and hold it in place during inversions. Or keep it loose for a more relaxed fit on the days when you’re feeling too self-conscious.
The high neckline keeps everything covered in Forward Folds, and the back mesh detail looks sexy but is also functional, allowing your body to breathe and stay cool.
Made of modal and spandex, this yoga top is stretchy enough for free movement and really soft for casual wear with a pair of jeans.
This Verana yoga tank top is pretty and functional, which doesn’t happen that often. It is made of a patented performance fabric that breathes when you’re on the move, wicks away sweat and still looks great afterward.
The tank top has a built-in shelf bra for extra support during your practice. Add or remove the modesty cups – your choice.
The midrise neckline is comfortable without being too revealing, and the back strap detail will spice up even the basic look.
The greatest thing is that Prana is one of the fair trade certified companies, meaning that it promotes fair wages, safe working conditions for the workers as well as operates in an environmentally sustainable way. By buying their products, you're supporting the initiative as well.
This Mippo tank top is great for showing off your sporty arms and a new bra. But besides being just cute, it’s also functional.
The backless design makes the top comfy and airy for more strenuous workouts or hot weather if you want to avoid a sweaty back. And the best thing is that it won’t break a bank and you can get a few tops in different colors for a fair price.
Crop tops help you stay cool and dry when you’re on the move. This affordable sleeveless top from Mippo also features a back mesh or a side slit for extra ventilation. Made of soft modal, the Mippo top is comfortable and drapes nicely creating a flattering silhouette. It’s not too revealing though, showing only a bit of midriff.
Pair this Mippo Sleeveless yoga top with high-waist yoga pants or jeans, and you’ll be ready to rock on and off your mat.
Be careful though; there are three different designs listed under one item. Though, most probably, you will end up buying all of them.
When Sports bra is just too revealing, and you don’t feel comfortable with the extra fabric of a regular top, Alo yoga Bind Fitted Bra Tank comes to the rescue. It doesn’t really look like a workout top, but don’t let it fool you. This Bra Tank is made with a high-quality stretchy fabric that breathes, wicks away sweat as well as keeps bacteria and bad odor at bay.
A built-in shelf bra and wide straps add to extra support, making the top suitable for just any workout. Or a night out, if you please.
This tank top from Move With You is perfect for the days when you feel like showing more skin. From simple colored design to mesh and strappy details – you choose how sexy or modest you want to be. Besides, you can always layer the top with a tank top for more coverage.
Move With You offers the choice of the top with a built-in bra or no bra, depending on how much support you’re looking for. Mind that a bra is designed mostly for low-impact yoga practice and probably won’t be of much help during running or other cardio-heavy workouts. Though you can confidently wear it to a hot yoga class: the fabric breathes naturally and wicks away sweat.
This Under Armour V-neck T-shirt performs great in the hot climate, whether indoors or outdoors, thanks to the material that keeps you cool when it's warm. Four-way stretch construction makes the tee move and twist with you, and the anti-odor technology prevents bad smell.
Made of high-quality and soft Under Armour technical fabric, this V-neck will become your go-to shirt for any type of activity: yoga, gym, cycling, climbing, and whatever your heart desires.
Fitness bunnies will appreciate how easy it is to take care of the tee. It dries fast and can withstand wear and tear, even if you workout every day.
This Core 10 Women’s T-Shirt will emphasize your body curves and feminine collarbones and hide the bulges. It is roomy enough for a full range of movement and works great for slow flow and gentle yoga types as well as just casual wear with jeans.
The tee is available in plus sizes and many colors and comes with a ‘satisfaction guaranteed’ policy. If the product doesn’t live up to your expectations or you’re not satisfied at any time, you’re entitled to a full refund.
Referred to as “Lululemon for the 1/3 price,” this CRZ Yoga T-shirt will not stop surprising you. It comes with a pleasant price tag, looks cute and chick and hits all the points of quality workout wear.
Soft, tagless, lightweight and sweat-wicking – this T-shirt has it all. And it performs excellently not only in the yoga studio. A stylish mesh adds to breathability so that you could run, lift and jump and stay cool and dry.
The only thing we wish is for this T-shirt to come in more colors.
If you don’t want to flash your bra in front of everyone, but would still like a cute open-back look, then this tee from icyzone is for you.
Made of polyester blend, the T-shirt is lightweight and cools you down when the temperature goes up.
There are two vertical seams in the front as well as side gathering detail to create a more feminine and flattering silhouette. Add a stylish open back, flat-lock stitching, tagless construction, and you’ll get a T-shirt that’s both fashionable and functional.
Mind that different colors have a slightly different in size back design.
We love this long sleeve from Ssyiz because it’s soft, cozy and keeps everything covered. Nonetheless, you can still show off your sports bra thanks to the breathable mesh on the back. The shirt has thumb holes to protect the hands and is super stretchy so you could move as you like without restriction.
Ssyiz long-sleeve shirt is thin and lightweight. But if you feel like the weather is getting colder, you can easily layer it over a tank top or under a hoodie for extra warmth.
It’s always tricky to choose plus-sized clothes online, but this athletic shirt from Animal Den is a great buy, according to reviewers. It fits true to size and is not boxy. It's quite the opposite - the shirt creates a contoured silhouette and doesn’t bunch up during the workout.
Animal Den long sleeve is excellent at wicking away moisture and keeping you cool and dry whether you’re at the gym or hiking in the heat of the day. Besides, some buyers have confessed that it doesn’t start smelling funny like most of the workout wear do.