All moms own yoga pants. Even if you've never once
done a downward dog, you've worn them pre-pregnancy, post-pregnancy
or maybe just to clean the house or watch TV.
I've owned many pairs and brands in my day and I can
expertly sayLululemon are the most
flattering and comfortable pants out there.
I've owned the $100 pants for years and they do fit the
Sadly, the company
has said one too many things about women's weight and
size that has turned me off more than once.
I'm left with a difficult decision. Support a company who
thinks everyone should be size 0 or throw away my beloved Lulu's
and move on?
According to The Huffington Post, "
Lululemon wants women to hate their bodies" is not the
message I hope to teach to my yoga students or my children. Is me
wearing the brand a contradiction of my words?
The reason I do enjoy the controversial and expensive
brand is that despite everything and as vain as it may seem, these
are the pants the securely cover my mid section.
My belly has stretched from having babies and the spare
tire from eating too much chocolate is hidden behind the
comfortable pants. None of us are interested in worrying about our
butt crack being exposed when we bend down to help our child or
attempt to control them during a meltdown.
As long as we are on the topic, I wish I had jeans that
were not so low rising. I know very few women over the age of 35
that has a flat stomach and can successfully wear low-rise
I finally secured a comfortable pair of Levi's
high-waisted jeans and my husband quickly shot down my confidence
by calling them "mom jeans."
It is hard being a lady, especially the older we get. We
want to look good, but also we want to support brands that instill
confidence and security in already insecure women.
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Beth Prystowsky is a grateful mother, wife, yoga teacher, and writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.
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