When it comes to fashion trends that you probably do not want to see going away anytime soon, yoga pants definitely has to be pretty high on your list. They’re comfortable, you can wear them in a variety of situations and oh yeah, they just happen to make your booty look ridiculous! And we definitely mean that in the best way possible.
Yoga pans have become essential workout attire for most women, and Hollywood has taken the trend and run with it – literally. Stars are spotted every single day coming from the gym, going for runs and just generally being fit, and nearly all of them do so sporting these stretchy yet shapely pants that hug every curve of their bodies.
Below we have 16 celebrities who have proven in 2016 that yoga pants (and attractive workout clothes of all kinds) definitely are here to stay. Our list has a wide variety of women, including some that are just getting known to the public eye like Ariel Winter, Bella Thorne and Emma Roberts, and other well-known stars like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, and Emma Stone. One thing they all have in common: They love working out and aren’t afraid to show it!
16. Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter may not be wearing makeup in the photo on the right, but you can hardly blame her as it was clear that she was getting a good sweat on! The photo was taken back in March and after Winter had allegedly finished hiking with her then-boyfriend Laurent Gaudette.
The photo on the left was taken this past September after Winter wrapped up her hot yoga class. It was the same week that Winter took to social media to attack body-shamers, saying “Every time someone bullies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is…Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you. I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love. Take the high road, there is less traffic. XO.”
At only 18 years old, Winter is clearly one of the most promising and exciting stars in Hollywood.
15. Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts may have been a kickass witch in American Horror Story: Coven, but how much of a magical spell has she put on you with those fantastic yoga pants? The photo was taken earlier in October as Roberts went out for some juice following a workout with her boyfriend (and fellow AHS star) Evan Peters.
Outside of AHS, Roberts is bet known for the lead role in Scream Queens which also features Lea Michele (who is also on our list), Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd. While it does not appear that she has any movies that are scheduled to come out in 2017, nobody is going to complain about being able to see Roberts on a weekly basis!
Bonus points: With Emma Stone also looking amazing in yoga pants, Roberts is not the last Emma to make our list!
14. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon must realize that the paparazzi were going to be all over her when she decided to work out this past August, as she elected to wear a shirt with the positive message “Do Good.” Perhaps that also helps motivate her when she’s working out, because at 40 years old, Witherspoon is still looking as beautiful as ever.
When talking about what she loves to do, Witherspoon said “[It’s called] Body by Simone — It incorporates dance, strength training, and stretching, and it’s all in an hour, which is perfectly doable for me. I do that a couple times a week. I also run, I Spin, I do yoga. Physical strength is important.”
Witherspoon is a huge advocate for not only working out but making sure that she is eating healthy. All of this made her a natural selection last year when Women’s Health announced that Witherspoon was their cover model for their 10th anniversary issue.
13. Elle Fanning
There are plenty of celebrities in Hollywood that definitely do their best to not stand out in a situation, as they prefer their anonymity. It’s hard to imagine that Elle Fanning has that same approach as she took to the streets of Beverly Hills this past July sporting red tights that could be seen from a mile away. While she’s not rocking out in some sneakers, it was reported that she was allegedly on her way to get her yoga on.
Fanning, like Ariel Winter, is only 18 years old, so her film career is just starting to get underway. She has plenty to be excited about though, including a role in Live By Night, which is set in the Prohibition Era and stars (and is directed and written by) Ben Affleck. Fanning also gets to star opposite Keanu Reeves in the movie The Neon Demon, and you have to admit that’s pretty badass.
12. Elsa Hosk
Elsa Hosk is one of the biggest models in the world. She most recently came under a huge spotlight as she hit the runway as a Victoria’s Secret angel, as well as being selected to model their winter collection. But one reason why Victoria’s Secret has so much confidence in Hosk is that she absolutely loves getting her sweat on at the gym.
She was even selected by VS to help run their “Victoria’s Secret: Train Like an Angel Class” that was held earlier in November. When talking about the class, Hosk said “We look at [fellow angels] and you see if someone has changed. Since we are always in our lingerie we really see what workouts work for each other, so that is really inspiring to see when someone all of a sudden looks amazing and you can just see what that person is doing and try that.”
The class is also held by Jasmine Tookes and Candice Swanepoel.
11. Emma Stone
Above we teased you about the inclusion of Emma Stone in our list, and when you consider how fantastic she looks when she is just out and pumping gas, you can perhaps understand why she landed a higher spot on our list! The photo was taken of Stone back in March after she had allegedly been pumping some iron at a nearby gym.
You can imagine Stone may have been hitting the gym today to help get the endorphins going and get over the recent election results. Stone was an open Clinton supporter, wearing a Clinton pin on the day of the election and tweeting out “Say a prayer America” at midnight.
Stone has plenty of things in the works to keep her busy in 2016/2017, including starring in the Netflix original series Maniac alongside Jonah Hill.
10. Chloe Grace Moretz
Whether you care about celebrity gossip or not, it is definitely clear that Chloe Grace Moretz is right in the middle of it. Moretz has recently separated from her partner Brooklyn Beckham (son of David and Victoria Beckham) and is now reportedly dating musician Shawn Mendes.
Careful Moretz or Mendes may end up burning you in a song like Taylor Swift would!
You’ll have to settle for learning about Moretz through the tabloids, as she definitely does not seem to be stepping in front of a camera anytime soon. Moretz who came to fame for films like Kick-Ass, Hugo and Neighbors 2 announced her retirement earlier this year, saying “As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn’t fun anymore.”
9. Kaley Cuoco
Fun fact about Kaley Cuoco: She definitely does not seem to be super into wearing yoga pants. Perhaps she finds them a little bit too hot or constricting, as almost every time the paparazzi catches Cuoco getting fit, she is doing so while wearing some gym shorts. Now we’re not saying that means you’re going to be complaining, but it is definitely a bit of a twist from what you are used to seeing on this list.
Cuoco is one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood after her 10 season run on The Big Bang Theory. Rumors are starting to circulate that Cuoco could be taking a step away from the series for its 11th season, but something tells me that doesn’t mean you won’t still be seeing plenty of Cuoco in the near future!
8. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba may not be in the spotlight anymore as much as some of the actresses and celebrities that we have on this list, but she is still one of the most well-known names in Hollywood. Alba has no plans for any work in 2017 in front of the camera but did co-found The Honest Company, which sells non-toxic household products.
You also definitely cannot blame her for taking a step away, as she has also been married since 2008 and has two children with her husband, Cash Warren. That doesn’t mean the paparazzi have completely forgotten about her, or that she’s completely forgotten about her health. The above photos were taken way back in January as Alba was hanging out in West Hollywood.
Bella Thorne has had herself an incredibly busy year. In 2016 she appeared in Shovel Buddies and Boo! A Madea Halloween as well as lending her voice to the Ratchet & Clank movie. She’s getting even busier in 2017, appearing in 6 films that are scheduled for release including Amityville: The Awakening. Yet despite a hectic work schedule, Thorne still clearly has time to hit the gym and is definitely not shy about it.
Thorne constantly shares photos from her life to her 14.1 million followers on Instagram, as well as an active Snapchat account that includes ones like the photo on the right. It’s clear that Thorne is happy with the results that she has been getting at the gym!
6. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian may not be in the news quite as much as her sister Kim, but make no mistake about it, she is still one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood. And when you consider she openly flaunts her figure in a variety of photos of her working out, you definitely should not be surprised to see Kourtney land so highly on our list. Kourtney gave birth to her third child back in 2014 but separated from her partner Scott Disick in 2015.
Her kids are understandably a huge part of her life, but did you know they were a huge reason behind why she started working out?
When talking about it, Kourtney said “I take time for myself now to work out every day, which I never did — especially having three young kids. I just never made it a priority, and now it just makes me feel so much better — mentally and physically, just to really take that time.”
Kourtney also gives a lot of credit to her sister Khloe, who she says often works out with her and helps motivate her.
5. Lea Michelle
If you take a look at Lea Michele’s Instagram page, it won’t be long until you come across several photos of her hanging out at SoulCycle, which she calls both her addiction, as well as her happy place.
If you’re curious, the photo on the left has the motto: “Take your journey, change your body, find your soul.”
That is definitely an inspirational thing to see on the wall every time you go to get your sweat on! Lea Michele may have a busy next little while ahead of her, she is allegedly the lead candidate to replace Anna Kendrick who may have to drop out of the upcoming Pitch Perfect 3.
4. Kylie Jenner
There is no questioning that Kylie Jenner thinks she has a booty that is worth putting on display. Her variety of outfits that are shown through both photos and videos online constantly make note of Kylie rocking out in something that shows off her behind. So naturally, yoga pants are definitely not too far from her disposal.
Jenner is also a professional model, working for several prominent brands including Puma. She posed for a variety of shots for the athletic company, all of which (as you can see), are not shy about showing off just how toned she is. You may get tired of hearing all about the Kardashian/Jenner family in the news, but you can’t deny that they both deserved a spot on our list!
3. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift may be one of the most dangerous women out there to date. Sure, she’s good looking, rich, talented and you guys would probably have some unforgettable dates before it’s all said and done (especially with the paparazzi being all over you!). But then what if you break up and suddenly your inability to rock her world between the sheets all of a sudden becomes the latest hit song in the country. Do you really want the mental image of President Trump jamming out to Swift singing about your love life? I think not.
Still, must be hard to resist Swift as she’s reeled in some of the biggest names in Hollywood. While Swift looks glamorous when she is up on the stage, it’s clear that she works hard off the stage to keep those good looks. The above photos were taken this past August when Swift was leaving a gym in Chelsea.
2. Jen Selter
Okay, if we’re going to be fair, of all celebrities on this list Jen Selter definitely has the least amount of credibility. But when you consider she has made her entire fortune off the fact that she looks really good in yoga pants, you definitely need to realize that her appearing on this list is far from the most shocking thing in the world.
When talking about her rise to fame, Selter said “I was putting up photos of myself at the gym and started getting a lot of likes, including Rihanna and basketball players Amar’e Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal — on [my] Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages and can earn $60,000 just for posting product endorsements. I just went viral.”
1. Kate Beckinsale
Beckinsale isn’t used to wearing tights or leggings when slaying demons in the Underworld series, but they’re plenty appropriate for her upcoming movie The Only Living Boy In New York. Plus, you don’t get to star in the Underworld series without being in good enough shape to form a physical threat, and that probably means plenty of time in the gym.
The above photos were taken on set earlier this year. The movie stars Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, and Jeff Bridges, and is centered around a recent college graduate whose life gets altered by his father’s mistress.
The movie will also star the stunning Kiersey Clemons who will also play a pivotal role in the upcoming Justice League and Flashmovie.