First, a confession. I don't know if I've mentioned this on here before, but between recuperating from my surgery and then being laid off, I haven't worked at a "real" job since the beginning of October. This has led to, um, kinda giving up on dressing like an actual grownup person most of the time. I had dinner with my former co-workers last month and one of the first things I asked a colleague who'd also been made redundant was, "Hey, Chrissie, have you totally stopped wearing real pants yet?" Oh, we laughed. Yup, yoga pants err'day. Fifteen or twenty or twenty five years of getting up every morning and forcing oneself into some iteration of acceptable business casual means when the blissful day comes that a girl doesn't have to, can you blame her for wanting to jettison the pants with zippers? Really? Article Writing Dude may not believe it, but yoga pants are indeed the most comfortable garment the human race has of yet invented.
Second, yet another confession. Despite the fact that I objectively know they are tight, form-fitting spandex, I don't feel particularly alluring in yoga pants. I think I look good, nice, presentable, whatever, but not "oh mama." In fact, I recently had a...let's call it a date...yeah, date...with an ex at which I showed up in yoga pants ('cause see above: real pants boycott) and I felt compelled to apologize that I hadn't made any effort to look shmexy. Shmexy to me is dressy tight jeans, boots with a heel, a shirt or sweater that shows a smidge of cleavage. That's what I'd wear when I purposely want someone to look, whether a specific someone or a general someone. Yoga pants are what I wear to lift heavy shit or stretch or do housework or run to the store or give a massage or otherwise want to be able to move in comfort and forget about my clothes altogether while also looking presentable and, y'know, just fine.
Now, to my point, my rebuttal. Article Writing Dude says that women MUST be wearing yoga pants to be looked at since if they only wanted comfort, they'd wear baggy sweats instead. Oh, AWG, you are making one of the crucial mistakes that oh so many men make when they think they're understanding anything about why a woman does anything. (I've had this actual
That has nothing to do with anything. Other than it's hilarious. And true.
Perhaps I should think about looking shmexy more often. Or start wearing pj pants to WalMart. Apparently success (in loooovvvvve) requires one of those two strategies.