7 Reasons Yoga Pants Are A Mommy Must

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"It doesn’t surprise me anymore when someone says they only wear yoga pants; it surprises me when someone wears something other than yoga pants. I mean, WHY?"

It doesn’t surprise me anymore when someone says they only wear yoga pants; it surprises me when someone wears something other than yoga pants. I mean, WHY?

1.  They are universally appropriate. What occasion could possibly call for wearing something that diverts from this standard mom uniform?  Maybe church, or possibly a night out, you might say?  Completely unnecessary.  For exercise, sleep, day wear or evening wear, yoga pants always work. Period. Don’t let any haters tell you differently.

2. Sticking to a standard uniform = Less time spent on silly fretting over what to wear = More time to watch Downton Abbey while you pretend your children are napping.  Enough said.

3. You can wear them with anything.  T-shirt? Sweater? Denim jacket? Tan top? The list goes on and on.

4.  Breathe a sigh of blissful relief… These things are comfortable.  Really, really  comfortable.

5. We have dignity. Yoga pants have been a saving grace for me.  Honestly, my full conversion to becoming a yoga-pant devotee was really born out of a pass at self-respect.  For some bizarre reason, Aeropostale sweatpants fit me perfectly.  I used to buy them in bulk, not really caring about color/print/etc.  Then one day I accidentally looked at myself in the mirror.  To my horror, “AERO” was emblazoned in boldface across my butt.  Now this may have been adorable when I was 14, but in my 30s, this was downright embarrassing.  I mean, I have my standards.  From this moment on, I switched to the much safer, script-free yoga pants and haven’t looked back.

6.  They’re forgiving… so, so forgiving.  A rough go with the calorie count over the holidays?  Yoga pants are there for you, my friend.  They will stretch themselves over perhaps slightly expanded thighs and not utter a single word of judgment.  And for the optimistic in the crowd, when all those nasty unwelcome pounds are shed, your beloved pants have a magical way of reconstricting themselves in perfect concert with your shrinking waistline.  The most accommodating garment known to woman.  Perfection defined.

7. If you’ve gotta go fancy, there are pants for that.  They make really sweet yoga pants nowadays, people.  Like, ones that border on being shapewear and help suck you in and such.  You will look like a rockstar when wearing these.  And if the people at the next wedding you go to give you funny looks, it’s just because they are jealous.  Trust me on this one.

There is simply no reason not to constantly wear yoga pants… Is there?

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    Kelley says

    Ha! Love it! I need more yoga pants. I only have one or two. Pathetic! I need 50! You should have had a link to yoga pants to buy in here and worked out a kickback of some sort. :)

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    Kerrye says

    I totally wore yoga pants to church last night. Sure, it was just a casual prayer meeting, but hey. What’s good enough for Walmart… No, wait. I do have SOME standards.

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    My Half Assed Life says

    I don’t own yoga pants. They look comfy. They look great on a lot of people. I suspect that if I tried them it would look as if my yoga pants had cellulite, and I worry that without my waistband acting as a tourniquet I would simply NEVER STOP EATING. I have issues with gluttony.

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    Kenya G. Johnson says

    I LOVE mine. They go from daywear to pj’s, to morning walk, hamper, wash, throw in the dryer, daywear to pj’s to you know….

    And for the record I haven’t been to a yoga glass in about 7 years but the pants make me feel really flexible like I might still be able to do it.

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    Sarah says

    I just purchase my first pair of yoga pants this year. They’re hot pink and I love them. I’m on the look out for more now. Finding decent plus size is really hard to do, finding plus size yoga pants is like looking for a room full of unicorns at the Vatican.

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    Nicole Dumas says

    I’m a stay at home mom and my family asks me why I don’t get dressed during the day…. My reply is ” What Do you mean, I’ve got my yoga’s on!” I just don’t see the point when the kids never let me get dressed anyways!

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      Chris Carter says

      YoGA! YoGA! YoGA! Oh my gosh I am still laughing at this comment from Kim! I am SO CHANTING the same thing over here!!! May I also add that they look really HOT tucked in to boots or even out of the boots? I have 39 pairs or something like that…but I gotta say- sometimes the good ol’ fashion fleece bottoms are keeping my legs warm this winter. BUT (this is the embarrassing part) when I want to “dress up”- I put the yoga pants on. Yes. I. Do. (I am fully aware that the bar is so low I often trip over it. )

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    Keesha says

    Yes, you know you’re in trouble when you have around the house yoga pants, exercise yoga pants and dress yoga pants. I would sell my eyes for a great fitting pair of Lululemons. Excellent post, Mom of the Year!

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    Bethany @ Bad Parenting Moments says

    I have about 17 pairs of yoga pants. You know, just in case. If there was a house fire, I’d grab the children…and then my yoga pants.

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    Anna says

    My only regret about yoga pants is not learning about them earlier. i also have a yoga sweatshirt – and don’t tell me that’s not a thing, because i have totally made it one.

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    mamikaze says

    I got very excited at Target yesterday when I found yoga pants on sale for $15. I need another grey pair. Having a white dog makes black pants a furry situation.

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    Toulouse says

    Please share the yoga pants the suck you in and make you look good with me…because my thighs and yoga pants just do not get along!
    Thanks for making me LOL today!!

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      Meredith says

      I think you could probably rock anything, Toulouse, but I’m obsessing over Tek Gear Shapewear at Kohls–though I may have bought out their entire stock, so you’ll have to wait a bit…

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    Stella says

    Are you kidding me!.The only thing I own is Yoga pants. I’ve even wore them to a funeral. After having my son, gaining 70lbs and having a wardrobe that didn’t fit me, I turned to yoga pants and never looked back!! I bought a pair of jeans a few months ago and I was so uncomfortable. They fit excellent but nothing compared to my pants. And no, I have never been to Yoga lol

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