The dark arts of comfort clothing are so seductive. On a day off, they slowly lure you into their clutches. “Hey the bitch has diarrhea, I’ll just wear leggings and a sweatshirt to take her for a middle night walk.” But then night turns into day and the plus size leggings stay on… and on and on and on.
Until they’re all you wear Leggings… and now it’s all you’ll wear. You’ve been hooked and obsessed with this convenience for weeks! Weeks become months and months become years. Leggings every day… even plus size leggings as pants.
You’re addicted to leggings.
Now, don’t get us wrong… We too love a pair of great plus size leggings, especially as we’re so close to fall. But we owe it to ourselves, and maybe even the economy, to look beyond our favorite stretch pants.
I mean we NOW have plus size fashion options! You deserve to walk past a mirror, wink and have a springy step, because Damn ityou look good, and Damn it, You’re worth it.
A lot of us wear leggings for the comfort and lightness factor, DUH. But what if we could show you that there are just as comfortable garments that offer comfort, fashion and style?
Here are three alternatives to plus size leggings
The plus size jumpsuit
I offer you the jumpsuit.
But not just any jumpsuit, but a relaxed jumpsuit. A jumpsuit with effortless style that moves with you. A jumpsuit that looks polished yet is as comfortable as sitting on the couch while finishing a Doritos dinner without a bra. Chic minimalism meets pajama-style comfort in the Javan Jumpsuit.
You can rock it Scandi style with an elegant low ponytail and this season’s on-trend flat mules. Or you can spice it up with eye-catching accessories and matching heels. Or keep it casual with a denim jacket and a pair of flats. Perhaps the second best thing about this jumpsuit is the price…
The plus size maxi dress
The jumpsuit has an even simpler cousin called the maxi dress.
Ms. Maxi doesn’t mind if you haven’t shaved your legs or armpits, or even that your hair is 99% dry shampoo. Ms. Maxi just wants to get you from A to B in comfort and style. No need to rummage around trying to find a top and bottom that flows: Ms. Maxi by Rebdolls is a one-and-done outfit.
Ms. Maxi is your drink girl with statement earrings and a chain strap bag. Ms. Maxi is your plus at a casual wedding alongside a coordinating cape. Ms. Maxi is your target-run friend with ballet flats and a top knot.
Ms. Maxi is your new ride or die. You look really done, but you feel like you’re cheating. How can this comfort be so chic?
The plus size Ponte knit pants
I get it. You still miss your plus size leggings a lot. Well, let me introduce you to the evolution of leggings, the ponte knit pants.
Thinking of a legging/pants hybrid, a ‘lant’ or maybe a ‘pegging’? Crafted from a thick stretch knit, you get your comfort and sartorial elevation. In fact, these ponte knit pants from Torrid are office-ready when styled right.
Hell, Torrid even makes blazers this way, so you can literally wear a suit while snuggling up in stretchy pants after Thanksgiving. And unlike leggings, they are pants, and clothing can be adjusted accordingly (ie: tuck shirts in, etc.)
You can run errands, go to PTA meetings, give presentations at work; while secretly giggling at how ridiculously comfortable you feel. Pair it with a blouse and delicate earrings for days when you need your A-game. For days off, slip into a tunic, robe coat and a pair of ankle boots.
So there you have it.
Three styles to up your game while keeping things wearable, comfortable and fashionable… While every piece of clothing has a time and a place, we can all get stuck and need a gentle kick into the galley to freshen up our look.
Think of this as that nudge. Live life beyond the hoodie, plus size leggings and flip flops!
How do you feel about leggings?
Are you trying to get out of them or are you looking for more?!