Earlier this week I was at the upscale market. It was mid-morning. That’s when the fashion mommies do their shopping. I try to avoid that time because they use the “kid carts” that are large and unwieldy and take up the whole aisle. (That’s in addition to the kid whining that is louder than my whining.)
There were two mommies talking (and totally blocking the aisle) and I saw something I haven’t noticed before. They wore a uniform. They were both dressed in cute exercise clothes although it was obvious they didn’t come from the gym.
There was no sweat anywhere. Nor did their hair have that gym look (or is it only my hair that gets that gym look?). Nothing was out-of-place. This was shopping fashion.
It was a warm day but they had layered tee-shirts that showed strappy bras or maybe they were racerback tanks. Hard to tell.
One had on compression capris (or maybe they weren’t compression and she was that tight) and the other had those new little gym skorts I’ve been seeing in catalogs lately.
Perked up, I was on the lookout as I picked up my (mostly) healthy items. There were a lot of mommies sporting uniforms. All sorts of “active wear.” That’s what they call it now. It includes a lot of yoga clothes with names that I can’t pronounce or spell. They must be yoga terms.
The only yoga term I know is downward dog. It’s a good position if you are bothered by excess gas but you should do it alone or aim the appropriate part to the wall!
Six months ago I wouldn’t have known all this.
Six months ago, before my thumb surgery which made me seek out pants without zippers, I had no clue about yoga pants.
I thought they were pants you wore only if you did yoga.
Now I know that they are the new “everyday wear.” They replaced jeans when I wasn’t paying attention.
The mommies have something though. These pants (especially the ones without compression) are the best. Comfortable enough to overeat at lunch. Basic black that you can dress up and go to dinner.
I have to pay attention more often. I almost missed this fashion trend.
My catalog doesn’t have any clothing for men. I know they do yoga too. I wonder what they wear. Maybe sweat pants?