Overalls Are The New Yoga Pants


Overalls. What feelings does that word bring up for you? Do you, if you're a child of the 80s, start singing "Osh Kosh, b'gosh!" Or do you recall the overalls trend in the late 90s? Do you demand that overalls never went out of style or do you raise an artful eyebrow and say "No thank you, Farmer Ted?" Overalls, my friends, are back again, and I think it's a fabulous thing.

This time around, slim-fit overalls have taken over the fashion plates, and to this I laugh heartily and say NAY. Slim fit overalls? Could there BE a more ridiculous trend? Slim fit overalls flatter no one, not the most willowy of runway models can pull off slim fit overalls, so I say let's buck this particular trend and beat the stylists at their own game. Let me tell you how I bucked the system and got myself the comfiest, slouchiest, most brilliant pair of overalls around. And I did it by *buying the slim fit overalls.* No! Stay with me here. Let me explain.

I was in the market for a new pair of those all-in-one beauties, something to wear around the house on my days off, on the occasional errand and the like. I am of the firm thought that overalls are the new yoga pants, comfortable, soft, roomy, and very forgiving around the midsection, which is something yoga pants cannot brag about. So I went online to find a pair. Imagine my horror when I was faced by the slim-fit trend. No no no! Overalls are supposed to be baggy. They're supposed to be PMS wear. They're supposed to be comfortable. Nothing about this new trend was comfortable looking, that's for damn sure. So I thought "how can I achieve overalls in this new market?" And then the answer came to me, so simple that I almost smacked myself upside the head.

I would simply buy the overalls five sizes too big.

I went to the Old Navy site, picked out the overalls, and sized up. As I waited for them to arrive, I pondered what I had done. Maybe this wouldn't work. Maybe I had been too clever for my own good. But then they arrived, and I put on my new favorite piece of clothing, and IT WORKED. These overalls are perfect. I wear them all the time. As soon as I get home, I strip off my work clothes and put on the overalls. Wearing them is like a warm hug. Wearing them is wearing a onesie that you can actually be seen out of the house in. Wearing them is comfort.


Even if you cannot imagine wearing them out of the house, who cares? Make them your new housepants. What are housepants? You know what they are. They are your go-to pants when you get home, whether they are pajamas, sweats, or yoga pants. Y'know. Housepants. Overalls are better than all of those, and I will tell you why in one word.


Overalls have pockets galore! Where are the pockets in yoga pants, I ask of you? Nowhere, that's where. So go forth and get yourself a denim onesie, dangit. And honestly, the minor hassle of taking them off to go to the bathroom is totally worth it for the pockets. You heard it here first.