Who Really Invented the Yoga Pants?

A salute to Ryan McLatchy. The Yoga Pants inventor

Today, no woman’s wardrobe is complete without a pair of stretchy pants. They’re as common as designer jeans and are on the same road. Versatile, comfortable and available in an array of colors and styles, the pants have become the go-to item for more than solely the gym.

A Yoga In America Study found that Americans spend an estimated $10.3 billion each year on yoga-related items, primarily on “must-have” apparel. This number has been steadily growing in response to the flourishing interest in yoga and trends in fashion.

So who is behind those sexy spandex leggings?

Although not confirmed, it seems the general public credits Ryan Mclatchy for the evolution of the yoga pant from the loose, relaxed fitting of the first yogis to the second-skin, tight legging of today’s yoga lovers.

Yoga pants inventor – Ryan Mclatchy

According to a 2011 WGSN trend forecasting report, 4 percent of women in the U.S. wear strict business attire to the office and many are opting for yoga pants. Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Under Armour have already for years completed their apparel lines with these yoga pants for years.

High-end designers, such as Alexander Wang and Michael Kors, are even incorporating luxury exercise-geared stretchy pants into their collections.

More, a lot of celebrities wear this yoga pants as daily outfit.

Kim Kardashian puts every curve on display in yoga leggings as she endures a three-hour workout near her house.

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Kim Kardashian during workout via dailiymail.co.uk

Newly brunette Kim worked her favourite second-skin crop top and leggings for the workout, and gave the outfit a pop of colour with her Nike kicks.

This is the story of the man behind all the glory comfort for  ladies and boners for the men in the world. Now you can thank him.

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