Many Different Kinds of Pants
There's so much to be said about pants (pardon me, "trousers"), and much to be said about women, and much to be said about the two combined--but that will have to wait. For now, I only want to note that if you want to look professional while wearing pants to church, instead of a dress or skirt, you have lots of options. (#NoBoringDressing)
Reasons you might prefer to wear pants:
1. You are allergic to how femme/feminine skirts and dresses are.
2. Your job involves crawling on the floor and you don't like to crawl in skirts.
3. You feel constrained in skirts and free in pants.
4. You feel that if you wear skirts you must wear tights, and you hate tights more than anything else in life. (If you're one of these people, you probably call them "pantyhose," a true sign of distaste.)
5. You prefer the silhouette of pants over skirts.
If you are one of these people, you should know that there are many ways to wear pants that are creative, comfortable, AND work-appropriate! Here below are a few of our favorites, taken from the @ladypriests instagram.
The main takeaway : When you wear pants, you have a choice about SHAPE and TEXTURE.
How high is the waist?
How fitted are they to your legs? Does the ankle taper in or flare out?
How long are they--above the ankle, right at it, or a little below?
What is the overall silhouette created when you wear them with your favorite jacket?
Do you want a texture that matches your shirt or jacket, or something that stands out?
Are these for summer or winter?
How does the fabric hang on your body? Do you prefer it to be thin or heavy?
These are questions that apply to everyone, regardless of size or shape or preference. So when you're going through the racks at Goodwill, you might try out a whole bunch of different styles of pant, noticing the details and comparing them. (Do you prefer the feel and look of a long pant or a cut-off? Do you like the band at your waist or at your hips? How tight do you want the fabric over your thighs?) Noticing these details and finding what you like will not only make it faster to find pants in the future, but are options to choose things that are out of the ordinary or interesting to you. (For example, I know that I like either very trim fitted pants or very loose ones, and nothing in between.) Knowing things like this can make your life easier when you find you need another pair.
Please do chime in with comments below, if you have affirmations, disagreements, or additional examples.