Is it me or is it quite clear that the uniform of choice for Moms is stretchy pants? I cannot even remember the last time I wore a proper pant. When I am getting dressed in the morning, I don’t even bother thinking about any other type of pants to wear. Jeans? Too restrictive. Khakis? Too late 90s. Slacks? Don’t make me laugh. Skirts? Not unless there is an interview on my agenda. You can take my heels, you can take my clutch bags, you can take my fancy lingerie, but the one thing you cannot take are my stretchy pants. And by stretchy I mean any sort of cottonesque pant that is part sweatpant, part loungepant, part legging, and part pajama bottom.
Stretchy pants really seem to be the best choice for the busy life of a stay at home mom. They are comfortable, somewhat flattering (especially the ones that have a little bit of compression for the mid-section area). And the best part….. they can camouflage days and days of wear and tear. And clearly I am not the only one who loves stretchy pants. The next time you are out and about at 11am at the park or Costco, check out all of the other Moms in stretchy pants. I now feel part of a secret society. All we need is a hand shake or fist bump to seal the deal.
My favorite stretchy pants are the Lucy Perfect Core Pant ($89) Before you gasp at the price (and trust me I did too), these pants serve as a mini tummy tuck. There is firm compression in your mid-section so people won’t stop to ask you when you are expecting your next child. They are workout pants meet Spanx, and I love every inch of them. They function as my go-to gym pant as well as my everyday casual, comfortable pant.
Here are some more Momessential stretchy pants:
Old Navy Yoga Pants ($34.94)
GapFit gBalance Capris ($20)
Athleta Flash Capri ($69)
C9 by Champion Yoga Pants ($27.99)
Do you wear stretchy pants? If so, let me know who makes your favorite pair. I don’t think it is possible to have too many of them!
- Claire Danes Says Jeans Should Feel Like Sweatpants: Do You Agree? (news.instyle.com)
- Are You OK With Yoga Pants? (987ampradio.cbslocal.com)
- Would You Wear Floral Pants? (savvysassymoms.com)