I shared some pictures of my experience on my Instagram account, and had several people comment that they would like to hear more about the pants, so here is my full review!
Betabrand has several different styles and colors of yoga dress pants available, along with travel styles, tops, and dresses. Some of their items are still in the "development" phase, and if you pre-order one of those styles, you can get a 10-20% discount.
After some deliberation, I decided to go with the pewter gray "Straight Leg Dress Pant Yoga Pants." I have a lot of both black and blue in my wardrobe, and I figured it would coordinate well with these colors. I wasn't quite sure about the sizing, so I compared Betabrand's size chart with a different online store that I often buy from to help me figure it out. (This turned out to be perfect on the size for me.)
After I got them in the mail, I couldn't wait to try out my new pants! They were a little long to start with, but they description said they would shrink a bit after washing them. I washed them on delicate, and let them air dry, like the directions suggest. (Actually, I did put them in the dryer on low for about 10 minutes the next morning so they would be dry enough to wear, and they were fine.) When I put them on, they felt amazing!
Off I went to work, ready to start the school day. I paired it with a simple short sleeved shirt and black cardigan, along with my black Tieks and one of my favorite necklaces.
Like many SLPs, I do a lot of walking in my school day. Our school houses about 600 students or so in preschool through sixth grade, so we have some long hallways!
In the afternoon, I see more of my younger students, which often can mean getting down on the floor. On this day, I decided to go "fishing" with my kindergarteners.
So, after giving the Dress Yoga Pants a full day's trial, here are my thoughts:Pros: These pants are VERY comfortable, no matter what the situation or activity. (I think they would be especially great to travel in for a long car or plane ride!) Other than my favorite worn-n pajama pants (do those count as pants??), these are the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever worn. They come in a good variety of colors and styles.
Cons: They are a bit pricey, unfortunately. (However, you can get $15 off your first purchase by using my referral link here!) Also, one minor quibble, but I wish they had pockets.
Overall impression: I was really impressed by just how comfortable these pants were, yet still look professional at the same time. I will definitely be purchasing more pairs in the future!
What do you think? Have you tried these before? Are you ready to try a pair now? Let me know in the comments!