We’ve all heard this old fashion trope: If you wait long enough, everything comes back into fashion. It seems that day has come for a longtime yoga wear staple: the Yogatard. A “one-and-done” garment, these great made-for-yoga unitards are comfortable, functional and as it turns out, once again fashion forward.
Back in the 1990s, yogatards (a.k.a. “unitards”) were all the rage in the yoga world. At that time, Iyengar yoga was blossoming. With its focus on alignment precision, Iyengar yogis were especially keen on wearing one-piece yoga wear. Yogatards give teachers the ability to show alignment details—without showing everything else. When students wear yogatards, it’s a lot easier for teachers to evaluate whether their poses are aligned in a healthy way.
It was also in the 1990s that Hugger Mugger developed our signature yogatard, a design that we still make today. Now that yogatards have come back into style, we’re happy to say that our original design still holds up quite well, both function-wise and fashion-wise.
Yogatards Built for Function and Fashion
The defining feature of our yogatard design is the open back. Originally designed to prevent wedgies when you bend forward, the lumbar opening is quite stylish these days. Today’s athleisure styles feature strappy tops and bras, along with yoga tops with back cutouts, making our time-honored yogatard a rather fashion-forward item. In addition, the open back provides skin-to-skin contact for your hands in Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). The open back gives extra ventilation, a plus for people who practice Hot yoga styles.
Our yogatards come in two styles: Ankle-Length and T-Back Capri. Made from a cotton/lycra blend, they’re breathable and comfy. There’s a Coolmax liner in the front torso and seat that wicks away perspiration. The liner, along with the unique seam pattern of the yogatard’s torso, allows you to go “commando” (without underwear) with confidence.
Since the 1990s, we’ve hand sewn our yogatards right here in our Salt Lake City-based manufacturing plant. Customers tell us that they’re still wearing yogatards they bought in the 1990s. Check out the reviews.