Do you have to wear "office" wear to work? I do, and I H A T E work pants (buttons, zippers, blah!). And for YEARS, I have been just dreaming of wearing yoga pants to work. ahhhhhhh..... I remember when I was pregnant and could wear them without anyone saying anything. Sigh. Those were the days.
Anyway, so since having kids, I have a bit of a pooch belly situation going on. And it's not going away. Grrr. Anyway, so back to my pants dilemma. Office wear is the worst because of the zipper and button top, amiright? So, my solution forever has been to just walk around with my top button undone and hope for the best....sooo not ideal.....and I'm sorry to everyone at my job who has had to witness this atrocity. As in, I've gotten up from my seat and forgotten my pants were undone, and walked around the floor and held conversations with people like that without realizing I forgot about my undone pants. OMG.
So, one day, as I was doing my usual complaining about how I want to just wear yoga pants to work, a lady I was talking to said she had heard of work yoga pants or some other miraculous thing. I had to find out about this. Lo and behold, after digging around online, I found them. They're called Dress Pant Yoga Pants, and they're made by a company called Betabrand (no, they're not paying me to tell you this - though they should!), which is a "crowdfunding" type of company (don't ask me what that means, I have no idea, but I read it on their website). These pants are yoga pants that look like dress/office pants. They have fake pockets, a fake button and fly thing, and belt loops. These sounded like the holy grail that I had been wishing for. Anywho, I immediately ordered a pair. Here's my review:
Short version: This is the best thing to happen to me clothes-wise since EVER!
Long version: The pants fit awesome. When I first got them, I ordered a Large and X-Large....Clearly the pooch situation was out of hand, but whatever. When i tried them on, the Large fit like hooker-yoga pants. um.....yeah. BUT, they loosened up after a few hours of wearing them, and they were perfect. Not hooker-tight at all. They look like office pants for real, and the material is thick and not cotton-y. The X-large fit at first, then after a half hour, were falling off me. And I know this because I wore them to work one day. Bad choice.
Order 2 sizes if you're not sure which size to get, and then when you get them, try them on and pick the better fit. If one looks pretty much inappropriately tight, but feel good, when you first try them on, that's the one. Spend an hour or two walking around in them if you still think they look too tight.
Order the petite size if you're not tall. I am 5'3", and the petite are perfect for me for heels or flats. The regular size would be too long. They will get a bit shorter after washing them.
After I washed them the first time, they had what looked like white fuzzies all over them or dust or something. I just took a towel and wiped them right off. Back to new. But that was just one time on one pair of pants, and I own 3 pair now.
I hang dry them. I don't have to do that, but after spending a lot on them (they're not cheap, but they're totally worth it since I wear them at least once or twice a week), I treat them extra special.
Soooooooooo, after falling in love with these, I walked around at work sharing the good news with everyone and letting them check them out on me. A lot of people loved them and a bunch of them ordered them. Including a new mom that I told before maternity leave, and she ordered them right before she came back. She loves them and tells people about them too.
I'm telling YOU because I hated being uncomfortable in work pants, it was the WORST, and I want to share this with anyone else that hates regular work pants too and is dreaming of the day that they can wear yoga pants to work. Because you're already at work (ug), so your clothes shouldn't have to feel like work (like how I did that?).
FREE THE POOCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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