The average life cycle of a piece of clothing goes from new, therefore worn on occasion. Moves on to regular, and then a little too regularly for gf’s or mother’s comfort. Then to worn at home, has few holes, threads coming apart. From here, it goes straight into pocha (cleaning cloth) category. Somehow, the world of fashion decided that Atheleisure would be a great idea. This is where home clothes also go as outside of home clothes.
This trend, or style (if you insist) I believe was inspired by ladies wearing cotton nightgowns and stepping out (with a dupatta, of course coz sanskriti bro) to get groceries. At some point, this became a trend which sounded uncool when called ghar ke kapde so people call it Atheleisure.
To those who are having a slow or are generally confounded by this, hello, you are stumped by style. But also, this word ‘Atheleisure’ combines athletic wear with leisure wear. Geddit? First of all, there must be a rule that if you are going to sport this (see what I did there? ), that you must have some sort of athleticism in your body. Wearing pants with elastic brands so you can really indulge in that brunch is earning this trend a bad rep, I am telling you. Don’t even think of maternity pants.
Secondly, at what point would it be okay to tell the people wearing their jammies but pretending it’s a trend that really, those are sheep on your pants and those are not atheleisure or any form of it. Let me tell you this. If my mom saw me walking around in these pants, she would be hauling my bum back home and insisting I put on some real pants. Also, shouldn’t there be some insistence that some form of exercise be performed because you are wearing the pants for it?
By the way, if you are a dancer, this is uniform for you and you are required (by law, I think) to wear one leg of the pyjama up.
Whatchu guys think?