Deceptive Yoga Pants Add A Subtle Shine To Life
By Julie Fustanio Kling
Olivia Newton John in Grease and Rod Stewart’s “Hot Legs” song come to mind as I try to pull on my new Mira Rae Laila Metallic Capris. There’s no way these size small yoga pants are going to fit my size 6-8 body. I will have to give them to my 15 year old daughter and I’m sure they will look better on her anyway.
But they do, they fit! So I decide to wear them to drop off the kids at school, have coffee with a friend and drop in at my co-work space before heading to noon power hour Vinyasa yoga. I love this job! I get to test drive pants in a yoga class and keep them.
Mira Rae activewear, A Dayton, Ohio based company, was co-founded by Melissa Soin and her husband, Vishal Soin, to bring Indian designs to modern yoga moms. Lead designer Althea Harper, who was a Project Runway competitor, is planning more Indian inspired textiles and mommy and me styles.
The metalics, which are available in full length gunmetal, black, and lilac as well, shimmer in a subtle way and look great with a long tunic. The light illuminates a sparkle on my knee and makes me smile. They taper softly below my knees and hold my waist in comfortably. The higher waistline made with double foiling and four-way stretch fabric doesn’t pinch like some other yoga capris I bought recently. No wonder Mira Rae’s tagline is “ultra comfort, effortless fit.”
In Vinyasa class, my shirt flies up around my jog bra revealing the M of the Mira Rae logo. “Who makes those pants,” my teacher asks. “They are so cute.”
I catch a glimpse of my butt in the mirror and notice that these are the best butt pants ever! The fabric is thick but not too thick and the texture helps me get into crow pose without slipping.
I slip on a black dress after yoga and wear them to an afternoon appointment. Tonight I am will wear them to an art opening. For a girl who prides herself on wearing yoga pants to work, play and to watch her kids play soccer, these Mira Rae metallic capri’s are the ticket. The fact that they give a portion of their proceeds to Dayton Children’s Hospital, the Humane Society and Boonshoft Museum of DIscovery is a bonus. Most of all, they make me happy.
To learn more about Mira Rae and get yourself a new pair of leggings visit: mirarae.com.