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Choose tights and other sports clothing sizes based on your waist and hip measurements for standard clothing. For example, a woman who wears a size 10 would probably be comfortable in a size medium tight. But read the labels; some brands may consider a medium to be sized 10-12, while in another brand a medium is 8-10. If you feel self-conscious in fitted tights, many current styles of sports pants skim the body, rather than hug it, and you can find athletic pants with boot-cut, wide, or tapered legs. Ideally, visit a store and try several pairs, since sizes vary according to brand. Also, consider your activity. Pants that are too floppy may get in your way for running, but they would be fine for weightlifting, for a slower-paced yoga classes, or just lounging around the house. Cropped and athletic Capri styles are good choices for yoga if you feel uncomfortable in shorts but you want to avoid pant legs dragging on the floor during twisting and bending poses.