Holy cow pose. We already knew that Tim Gunn doesn’t approve of us wearing yoga pants in public (even though we do our best to “make it work” and feel these are far better than an unflattering pair of mom jeans any day), but are they really bad enough to land an entire city on the worst-dressed list? According to a recent opinion by MSN Travel and GQ, yes.
Writer and fashion faux-pas commentator, Vivian Song, explains how Vancouver ranked as the third worst-dressed city in the world due to their garishly bad taste in sporting yoga pants outside of class:
There is one reason, and one reason only, why we’ve decided to include Vancouver on this list of the sartorially damned: yoga pants. We blame you, Vancouver, birthplace of a certain, insanely popular yoga gear brand which will go unnamed, for spawning a street trend dreaded by all women with wobbly bits and fat deposits in the wrong places. Really, what gives with the whole wearing of bum hugging workout gear to every other place except the gym? On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers.
Even though I don’t normally wear yoga pants myself and have even boycotted them from my practice (due to not wanting to subscribe to the commercialized culture), I have to admit that there are some awfully cute pairs out there (like the tie-dyed ones I just saw in Yoga Journal yesterday) and, given the right pants on the right person, they can also be pretty flattering. Although, buying yoga pants just because they promise to give you the “perfect butt” as Abercrombie wants us to believe has to be a major N-OM, N-OM in the spiritual world of yoga, right?
Tell us what you think. Are yoga pants just for lazy pseudo-fashionistas as they say?
Photo: lululemon, flickr