A large part of the female population might fancy themselves yoga pant connoisseurs. And why not? The pants are comfortable without looking frumpy and can easily be worn from the gym to (fill-in-the-blank errand).

This doesn't mean that all yoga pants are created equally. Industry leader Gaiam does the style right with its Wrap Waist Yoga Pant. The special wrap-waist design covers any unsightly belly while providing full coverage, regardless of your yoga moves. The pant is made from a blend of organic cotton and spandex, and is machine washable. It's made in the USA.

It's available in colors gray, black and white, and sizes extra small to extra large. Price is $54. To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit www.gaiam.com.

McClatchy News Service