We?ll never have to take off our yoga pants again if fashion designer Eunice Cho has anything to do about it. Her line, Aella, is built around stretchy nylon pants--think a cross between Lululemon and Theory.
The Westwood resident noticed that her fellow Angelenos live in yoga pants. But when we want to look chic, we?ll button ourselves into constricting trousers. So Cho created pants that are as comfortable as workout clothes but as polished as professional garb.
Cultural creatives will want to opt for the Ankle Skinny ($132), a peg-leg style in luxe nylon (it's from the same Italian mill Lanvin uses for their dress fabric). Little slits in the ankles balance out curves--and the mid-rise means never suffering peekaboo waist exposure.
Work in a more conservative atmosphere? The Relaxed Boyfriend Trouser ($148) is cut looser in the leg, with roomy pockets. Bonus: They?re machine washable. Best of all, we don?t have to move a muscle to shop Aella. Designer Cho sends pants in two sizes. We can pick our perfect fit, then send back the other pair in a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope.