The answer is a big, resounding ‘no’!
I love sweatpants. Love, love, love them. Truly. Sometimes when I leave the house, my husband actually asks me where my bag ‘n stick are. It’s not because I’m a schlepp — it’s because they’re so goddamned comfortable. Some women feel their best in a pair of stilettos and a power suit; I feel my best in a pair of sweet vintage sweat pants and bare feet. I’m not saying that I only wear sweatpants because I do enjoy dressing up just as much as the next woman, but I have no adversity to wearing the rags in public. Not at all.
However, not everyone in the world is as overjoyed about the existence of sweats as I am and they’re speaking out quite loudly about it. According to the Beast, sweatpants are the equivalent of social suicide. And laziness. And ineptitude.
I have to say crap on that. Really. There’s nothing wrong with wearing sweatpants in public and there’s definitely nothing wrong with a woman wearing sweatpants in public. If Britney Spears can get away with it and eventually turn out okay, hell, everyone should be able to, am I right?