Are You Wearing Pants?

I’m a runner, always been a runner. As a runner, I’ve never owned a pair of yoga pants until recently when I needed extra protection during a mud run. Y’all remember this, right?

Fighting Texas Mud Run

I know it looks like I’m just in my shorts, but if you look closely, below the knee, there’s a crinkle indicating my yoga pants.

I didn’t want to buy them because I knew I’d rarely wear them in the house and I’d never wear them outside of the house.  No really.  If I’m ever out and about and you see that I’m in yoga pants then you can assume I’m having a medical emergency and have lost my ever-livin’ mind.

Blame my prejudice on every ill-fitted, one size too small, obviously not going to yoga, camel-toed, yoga pants wearer.  I know you know the ones.  ~LOOK AWAY~

Are yoga pants actually pants?  It’s a hotly debated subject.  Obviously, my take is that yoga pants < pants.

Luckily for all of us, Buzz Feed has made a handy dandy reference chart:

Where do you fall in the debate?

Are you wearing pants?

Are You Wearing Pants?



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  1. Very funny. Love the Are You Wearing pants. Right now since I just finished Yoga I’m going with yes. 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  2. Technically, they are capris. Pants usually go to your ankle/the floor.

  3. Spent the weekend with Corinna. She gave us a mini newby yoga class. Didn’t have yoga pants. Now I need recover from yoga pants. Ouch, stretched places that haven’t been stretched in decades!

  4. Being a man, I should probably withhold any opinions I have on women’s pants. I found your post by way of the grand social. Love it! I envy people who can actually write funny. Fortunately Things my Grandkids Should Know isn’t meant to be funny.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      My family has a long history with funny and it makes me happy when others see it too. Glad you came by, but now I need to know what you think: wear them out in public or not?!

  5. Oh my goodness…you’re a hoot! I never leave the house pantless ~ even if it means wearing yoga pants {which are pants…I think ~ I mean, I’m not showing my skivvies so..yes, they count}.

  6. I do not own, or will I ever own a pair of yoga pants.

  7. Yes! I’m wearing pants – with pockets and structure. Whew. What a relief. But now that you remind me…I do have some comfy yoga capri pants that I wore once to the gym. Do you think I could fudge and wear them to the office? Well, at least now I know to check for camel toe first! LOL

  8. Love it! Cute post. (and yes, I’m wearing pants — a well-worn pair of jeans with a hole in them!)

  9. LOL!

  10. ha! That’s hilarious :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays:o) Can’t wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog… maybe you can offer some advice?

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      The only advice I can offer is keep learning and building relationships, but most of all content is king! I think we’re all trying to build something that folks want to visit often.

  11. Not big on yoga pants. Give me a good pair of comfy jeans any day Thanks for joining us at the Let’s Get Social Sunday link party. Have a great Memorial Day 🙂 Diane @MamalDiane

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  13. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    Ha ha! That’s awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      LOL! I swear, every time I see someone in yoga pants, I hear that voice in my head: Are you wearing pants?!

  14. OK, Just had to leave a comment. No, you are not wearing pants…you are wearing tights. I am not a young thing (50) and in my day, boy I sound old here..we would never leave the house unless we were modestly dressed. I wore shorts but never something so body hugging as tights by themselves. Just shows where our culture has gone. Even the super tights jeans are too much in my humble opinion!
    I think for your running you were just fine…I mean going to the store and such.
    My guideline is that you can pinch an inch of fabric at your hips, or the tightest part of the pants and then you are pretty safely modest.
    But really it is a heart issue…why must women show off things that are only meant for their husbands to see? They don’t respect themselves or are trying to gain the wrong kind of attention.
    Anyway, I’ll stop here before this becomes a long winded tome.
    Loved your post! 🙂
    Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Ha! I love the reaction this post has caused. While I am uncomfortable with the idea of wearing yoga pants in situations other than athletic endeavors, many many others are not. EEP!

  15. Of course, some women seriously aspire to better themselves (or at least the way they dress) and may feel that starts with their yoga pants.


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