The manifesto of TANP includes the following tenets:
– Gussets should not be public
– Camel podiatry is a profession best practised behind closed doors
– Jeggings are just blue versions of tights and not really tight jeans
– There is no exemption for people with nice bums wearing tights with running shoes or apparently for yoga teachers.
Stubbornly and until recently I have exercised my right to go to the studio in my yoga tights without the fear that I might be offending people. Leggings and tights are comfy and comfy is important when trying to put one’s legs over one’s shoulders. Also getting changed in and out of clothes when you are in a rush for a class is a pain in the bum. Arguably since yoga doesn’t involve too much sweating it should be possible to wear your yoga gear before, during and after a class.
I am a firm believer in day to night exercise wear – wearing something comfy that can transition from workwear to workout out wear to going out wear with the addition a pair of high heels, a nice top and jewellery.
I have a long way to go with transition wear and I realised recently that I couldn’t get away with tights as pants when a school age girl trotted up next to me and suggested quietly that I might want to pull my tights up up. Oh yes, yet another one of those embarrassing bum out in public incidents that seem to be my destiny this year.
So today I decided to try dressing up my tights and covering up my builder’s cleavage with a tunic dress. It is one of those beach lengths ie too short to wear around the streets and too long/flappy to be a going out dress. It worked quite well for yoga though.
And I managed to save a pair of sandals.
Not bad the day after Disgusting Sky day.
Monday 26 September 2011