We’ve all not-so-secretly loved any occasion to re-enact that famous scene in Flash Dance anytime we wear legwarmers (admit it, you maniac). And with the weather getting cooler Down Under, what better way to warm up than with some additional coverage? Although not as heavy as their authentic counterpart, stirrup tights are making their way onto the yoga scene as the modern version of legwarmers. Slightly longer then your average tights and covering most of your foot, we love to think that stirrups tights give the illusion of longer, leaner legs as well as help keep your muscles warm and flexible during training. For this reason we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite styles.
5 of our favourite stirrup tights
Yoga gear aficionado, Bianca Cheah, has already given her tick of approval to this sleek Alo Yoga design and we can see why – they’re super flattering, booty lifting and love-handle hiding tights. Boasting the ultimate performance fabric, these tights moves with your body and turn heads with their glossy black python print.
Shop → Alo Yoga Goddess Leggings – Black Python Glossy Black $137.80
A marvel of fashion engineering, Nike’s Zoned Sculpt Stirrup training tights hug your body in all the right places. With a seamless Dri-Fit fabric, these babies feel like a second skin and have that barely-there feel which we love.
Shop → Nike Zoned Sculpt Stirrup $160.00
Perfect for your next Pilates or Barre class, these stirrup tights provide freedom of movement and comfort with a lightweight compression and super supportive fit. The breathable fabric also wicks away the slightest bead of sweat.
Shop → Vimmia Dotty Stirrup Legging $124.00
Specifically crafted for a large range of motion this elegant Country Road design also has the added bonus of being completely seamless. We especially love the chic mesh panelling, which will keep you looking stylish, wherever your workout takes you.
Shop → Country Road Flex Orbit Legging $89.95
With their moisture wicking fabric, stirrup hem and power mesh trim, Free People have nailed the ultimate combo of fashion and function with these stirrup tights. You’ll have a hard time parting ways this design thanks to sleek, elongated look they give your gams.