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Survey: What jeans? Teens love yoga pants

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Some teens we spoke to love wearing yoga pants almost as much as they love to giggle. Dressing in athletic wear for more than just exercising is a growing trend, especially among teenagers.

A Piper Jaffray survey of teen spending shows that active wear now makes up 28 percent of teens' clothing purchases.

As sales of Lycra increase teens are turning away from buying denim, maybe for the first time since the American classic become a wardrobe staple for young people thanks to Hollywood legend James Dean who wore them in "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1950.

Turns out teens are wearing leggings and yoga pants -- gym clothes -- wherever and whenever just like they used to wear jeans.

This trend to work-out wear can be a little less expensive than buying jeans, but not always.

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