How to Prevent Camel Toe in Yoga Leggings

How to Prevent Camel Toe in Yoga Leggings

Nothing beats the comfort of wearing yoga pants to your yoga class, for casual walks, and chilling around the house. They stretch comfortably and hug your curves, so you can wear them all day and night. Moreover, they make you look extremely attractive.  But if you’re into yoga pants the way I am, you probably know that there’s a minor inconvenience that you might have to deal with. This is the dreadful camel toe.  Don’t worry because you’ve come to the right place, and I’ll tell you how to prevent camel toe in yoga leggings, so you can look and feel your best. Let’s dive in to learn more about this topic. 

What Is Camel Toe?

The word camel toe is slang that refers to the outline of the mons pubis bone and the labia majora. The camel toe is more evident in tight-fitting clothes, so it will probably show when you wear your sexy yoga pants.  The outline of the outer lips of your vulva resembles the shape of a camel’s foot, and this is how the camel toe gets its weird name. So, visible yoga pants camel toe is perfectly normal, especially if you wear tight clothes. A camel toe has nothing to do with your weight, as it relates to how fat deposits in this area

Why Does Camel Toe Happen?

Having a camel toe in yoga pants can be uncomfortable for some women when the fabric rides up in the creases of their vulvas. While you’re working out, the fabric will rub against your skin and can cause irritation. Moreover, some women feel self-conscious when they have a camel toe showing through their yoga pants.  You’ll likely see a camel toe if you’re wearing swimwear, tight-fitting pants, shorts, tights, yoga pants, or any clothes that fit too tight over your crotch area. This is more common when your clothing is made of lycra or any other stretchy fabric.  Seeing a camel toe is normal when the thin fabric stretches over this area. It can also show more in swimwear because the wet material makes it easier to notice. 
 

How to Prevent Camel Toe in Yoga Pants

A camel toe showing through your yoga pants isn’t always bad. As a matter of fact, some men and women love how it looks, and some women buy special molds to emphasize the look of camel toe yoga pants.  But I totally understand if this is not something you prefer. If it can make you self-conscious, then there are things you can do to prevent the camel toe from showing while you’re wearing your tight yoga pants. 

1. Find the Proper Model

There are different leggings for different bodies. So, before buying your next leggings, you should ensure they don’t emphasize the crotch area.  I know the struggle is real when choosing between tummy control leggings, anti-cellulite leggings, butt-shaping leggings, and shaper leggings. Each type will fit differently, so you might find one that doesn’t show the outline of your vulva. I personally found that flat front-panel leggings make my camel toe less noticeable. 

2. Get the Right Fit

A stretchy fabric means that I can get away with buying a size or two smaller, right? Not really.  Size charts exist for a reason. Leggings come in sizes, so you should pay attention to the size chart before picking your next one. I know that the stretchy fabric might tempt you to select a tighter model, but there’s a limit to how much the material can stretch.  Referring to the size chart guarantees that your leggings won’t be too tight to the point of chafing and rubbing against your skin. At the same time, they won’t be too wide, with the fabric riding up in your creases and folds, making you highly uncomfortable.  Sizing up will probably solve the problem unless the leggings have extra fabric that hangs in the crotch area. In this case, you should size down. 

3. Pick the Right Fabric

Thin and super stretchy fabrics are more prone to showing your camel toe than thicker ones. So, if you feel uncomfortable with your camel toe, avoid linen, cotton, and polyester leggings. Blends like lycra, nylon, bamboo, rayon, and spandex will better conceal this area.  If you want to choose linen or cotton because they’re natural, cool, and hypoallergenic, you can choose a thicker choice. Thinner fabrics are more likely to show your camel toe. 

4. Buy Gusset Leggings

A gusset is an extra piece of material sewn to reinforce the existing fabric. Having a gusset on your leggings won’t only make them more durable by reducing friction but also conceal your creases and folds.  The gusset prevents the fabric from riding up, making you feel more confident while wearing your yoga pants. 

5. Go for Patterns

Your camel toe and any other curves, folds, or creases show up more if you’re wearing solid-colored leggings. Patterned fabrics help distract the eyes, so even if the fabric and fit make your camel toe show, it will be hardly noticeable. 

6. Pick Darker Leggings

A camel toe is more likely to show if you’re wearing light-colored leggings. Picking a darker shade will make your folds harder to notice. 

7. Choose the Right Panty

I know that working out without panties is one of the best feelings in the world. It keeps you cool and allows for more breathability down there. Yet, there’s a trick.  If going commando makes you feel comfortable, you should know that it will make your camel toe more prominent. This happens when there’s no barrier between the leggings’ fabric and your skin, and all your folds show.  Wearing cycling underwear can help as these panties have extra padding for more comfort in the crotch and bum area. The extra padding will conceal your camel toe efficiently. 

8. Wear a Panty Liner

Remember that having no barrier between your skin and the leggings’ fabric is one of the reasons why the camel toe will show. So, adding a panty liner will probably solve this problem.  There are tens of panty liner types, so you can wear your thongs, bikinis, briefs, and boyshorts comfortably. Pantyliners prolong the life of your leggings and underwear by reducing the friction that leads to fabric piling. 

Conclusion

I personally don’t mind camel toes. They’re perfectly normal, and seeing a camel toe in yoga pants shouldn’t be a concern.  However, your comfort always comes first. So, I totally understand if the constant friction makes you feel self-conscious or if you don’t like how they look.  So, forget stressing about how your yoga pants look. I hope you try some of the yoga leggings camel toe tips I mentioned in my article, and I guarantee that this issue will be a problem of the past.      Author: Sarah Williams Sarah truly believes yoga is a profound and empowering practise of making oneself whole. She found the philosophy of yoga at the age 21, in a moment of trying to get her life back on track. Sarah qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher at Sivananda London and Vinyasa Flow Teacher in India. Today, Sarah continues to explore and share the profound teachings of yoga, guiding others on their own paths toward self-discovery and holistic well-being.    

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