How To Wear Sweatpants To A Party
And not feel schlubby.
This post went out today on Your Mom as well. I wrote it for moms, but honestly, wanting to wear sweatpants is universal. So here’s a taste of what happens on Your Mom (lol) which is usually motherhood specific (about the feelings and icks of motherhood, not about parenting or childhood development because wtf do I know about that), but lightly edited for Earl Earl.
Remember that Karl Lagerfeld quote about wearing sweatpants and giving up? "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.” Harsh, but I think most of us feel pretty out of control right now, so we’re gonna roll with it.
First things first, if you are going to show up to a holiday function in sweats, please make sure they are *clean*. It should go without saying, but if you’re going to attempt this, the least you could do is wash them before wearing.
Next, you’ll want to acknowledge them once, and that’s it. When you walk in, you can say, yeah yeah, I’m in sweats. But then drop it.
Finally, you’re going to want to go with a pair that looks nicer than the ones you’ve had since college. “Dressy” sweats, if you will- that said, I don’t think you should try and hide the fact that they’re sweatpants. Sweatpants are wonderful, soft and warm, they let you be your truest self, and baby, we’ve got nothing to hide. There’s no shame in our game.
Still, a pair that isn’t yet stained or stretched out, and that more or less fits will take your farther. Before I get to my styling ideas, here are some suggestions: