How times evolve! The yoga attire in my first yoga primers now looks so antiquated. The female models wear basic black or white leotards with traditional (i.e., non-sports) bras. They look so funny! These days a lot of the models don't even wear bras (not always needed unless you're well endowed - not my problem -quite an understatement!)
I can't even recall the last time I saw a leotard! There are yoga tops, yoga capri pants, yoga shorts, and all kinds of specialty yogawear made from spandex and other fabrics! You don't have to plunk down lots of money to buy snazzy yoga attire with the latest microfiber fabrics to do your home practice sessions. All you need is loose, (but not hanging down to get in your way) comfortable tops and bottoms that allow you to move and stretch unencumbered.
It's all up to you - that's what I love about home yoga practice! (You can even do yoga naked if you are so inclined! I am not.....) You can wear anything comfortable and I have to admit, my pajamas are often my attire de jour.
If you like to keep your practice fresh, it can be helpful to invest in some attractive clothes to get and stay "in the mood" or "in the mode" of doing yoga. Yoga clothing in catalogs abound (check out Gaiam and Patagonia) and the prices are sometimes steep. Lots of yoga studios sell yoga clothing. Eco-friendly yoga wear is on the rise (although I ordered some and am chagrined to admit that I just didn't like their texture).
Yoga workout wear can even be found at stores like Target. A few years ago I bought two great tops at reasonable prices. One has the word "OMM" splashed across the front. The other showed several yoga poses (I don't know what happened to that one!). But, having clothes you find appealing can motivate you more to do yoga daily. No matter how yoga clothing evolves, the key is to have fun and attractive yoga attire can often help! Look great and feel great!
Yoga quotation of the Day: "Get the most out of your workout with the right clothing!"~ Gaiam catalog