What Does Dressing Comfortably Mean Right Now?


As I scroll through my favorite sites right now, all I’m seeing are spotlights on sweatpants and sweatshirts, workout clothes, and loungewear. Since we’re not around anyone besides the people we live with right now, it’s an excuse to get cozy and comfortable. For me, sweatpants are certainly comfortable clothing, but I don’t feel like myself when I wear them. If that’s the case, then it begs the question: in a time where comfort is king, what does dressing comfortably actually mean?

My general aversion to sweatpants comes from my mother, who worked in fashion and was always dressed. One day, in middle school when I forgot my lunch, my mom dropped it off for me in a blue dress, strappy stilettos, and a pretty major turquoise necklace. She was on her way to a meeting, but I’ll never forget how powerful and beautiful she looked. Both my parents always taught me that if I wanted to…

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