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Are yoga pants the new jeans?

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Could America's long-standing love affair with jeans be on the rocks?

The popularity of denim is due in large part to its versatility and comfort, at least when compared to dress pants. But there's a competitor on the horizon that's beating out jeans on the comfort scale: yoga pants. 

Denim sales are down 6 percent this year, due in part to what some in the fashion industry are calling the "athleisure" trend.

Michelle Dalton Tyree, founder of Fashion Trends Daily, says that while jeans aren't going away anytime soon, the "athleisure" trend has really made its mark.