So: jeans. Some years ago (I'm not clear on how long ago, or exactly where), I bought a pair of stretch pants. They were sort of worn, so probably at Salvation Army. Anyway, I discovered how wonderfully comfortable they are: they cling nicely to my body, so I feel slim/muscular/healthy/fit/whatever, and the wide elastic waistband of course is whatever my waist size is. If I'm having a PMS day and feeling bloated, these pants are still my friends. I haven't been able to find more pairs like them.
Okay...so somewhere in there, my body/psyche decided to give up on pretending it was comfortable in anything remotely more constricting (i.e. jeans). I was spoiled from then on.
Now, I view my jeans as either: a) a desparate attempt to stay warm on cold days, or b) "dress-up pants". The latter is somewhat joking--I have carefully cultivated a small wardrobe of actual dress-up clothing, all of which of course are either dresses or...you guessed it...elastic waist-band pants. Lovely things, those.
Anyway, I was wondering: for all ye ladies out there (and men, if you want to weigh in :), am I alone in not being comfortable in jeans? I'm fine standing up in them, but when I sit down, my abdomen complains that it feels fat and demands that I unzip them enough so that there is no constriction.
Just to be clear: I don't wear tight jeans. I consider my jeans rather loose-fitting and probably slightly too big for me (when I'm standing up). I do ab workouts twice a week and have actually managed to sport a four-pack, if you can believe that. Surprised the heck out of me. Anyway, what I'm trying to say that I'm in good shape and I still think jeans are uncomfortable when I sit down in them.
What this boils down to is that I wear jeans because I don't want to be one of those gross people who wears the same pair of pants every day (i.e., my stretch pants). On days that I wear jeans, I find myself unzipping them halfway and sitting there with a nice, big bulky sweatshirt over them so that no one will know that I've half-unzipped them. And then I am happy. But then I feel dumb and hypocritical, not-wearing the pants I'm wearing. It's not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but since so many people wear jeans, this little voice in my head wonders if I'm the only freak. (Of course I'm not the only freak...there's jcobleigh and silly_lilly and coffeebeanben and...)
Opinions, anyone? :)