Crotchless Yoga Pants

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

 

Black maxi dress with black obi belt, sandals, and gold jewelry

Crocheted back maxi dressBlack maxi dress with black obi belt, sandals, and gold jewelry

Black maxi dress with black obi belt, sandals, and gold jewelry

Dress – NY & Co (similar) | Belt – The Limited (same and 40% off plus free shipping for The Limited fans on Facebook) | Necklace – The Limited (same & also 40% off) | Sandals – Old Navy (similar)  | Earrings – The Limited (similar)

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Yes, I did just go there with the title of this post. Actually, I got it from Whitney at Along the Lines of Style who posted the following image on her blog this week:

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Although, to be honest, I don’t know how I feel about maxi skirts and dresses being as comfortable as yoga pants. Actually, with both I always have the underwear question (yes, I’m going there too). I feel like no matter what kind of underwear I put on you can see some kind of panty line. Maybe this means my maxi dresses and yoga pants are too clingy or they’re all being manufactured by the same company that made the see-through Lululemon pants. I don’t know. But I do know I always feel a bit self-conscious in both maxi dresses and yoga pants. Which is too bad because this particular maxi dress is great for when it’s hot outside. A little bit of a hi-lo cut, a crocheted back but enough coverage everywhere else to wear it to work.

And, yes, I’ve worn it to work before.

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Outfit 1 | Outfit 2

Anyway, what are your thoughts on maxi dresses or skirts? What about yoga pants?

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20 replies on “Crotchless Yoga Pants

  1. kelsey

    I wish I could live in yoga pants…the non see through ones of course (you know how I feel about see through pants!). I feel weird in maxi’s. I have 2 and I have a love/hate with them. On one hand i think they are really pretty but on the other hand, I never fee 100% comfortable in them and I’m not sure why.

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  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I have a hard time understanding the concept of a maxi dress, but given my dress aversion, maybe that’s not a surprise. I generally only wear dresses in real life (as opposed to in fancy, dressy occasion life…obviously two different things here) when absolutely necessary, and to me “absolutely necessary” is synonymous with hot as hell. But if it’s hot as hell, I don’t think I’d want something covering my whole body, you know? The less clothes, the better. It seems to me like the full length skirt would counteract the cooler-than-pants benefit of a dress, and then what’s the point? Although, conversely, I guess at least you don’t have as much of a risk of flashing people, which is always nice. Like I said, though, I’m probably the worst person to offer opinions on dresses, since I, in general, do not like wearing them.

    I do, however, really really really like the lace detail on the back of your dress. I love that kind of…is embellishment the right word? It seems like the wrong word, but I can’t come up with another one. It seems very in right now (and holy smokes, I’m officially talking like my mother. Abort! Abort!)

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    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Well, I have to say that maxi dresses are great for when it’s windy! You still get air movement but you don’t have to worry about your dress exposing the goods during a wind gust!

      And, yes, they do cover your legs but strangely they aren’t as hot as pants. They’re also great for keeping you from sticking to seats when it’s grossly hot outside :-)

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  3. Katie @ Live Half Full

    I love maxi dresses! My only peeve with them is that I have to lift them up when I walk up/down stairs. Although, it makes me feel a bit royal. :)

    They are super comfy to me too. Although, I pretty much wear dresses every day.

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  4. Rebekah

    I know what you mean – I have that same dress, and it’s definitely flimsy and even a little sheer (but maybe I just didn’t follow the laundering directions carefully). I have to be very conscious of what undergarments I choose that day.

    Having said that, flesh-colored no-seam boy shorts are the way to go, I’ve found.

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    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Oh, yeah, flesh colored no seam boy shorts are a life saver. I only own one pair (and they were in the wash the day I wore this dress) so I think I need to get some more.

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  5. Anne

    Ha! What a nice analogy :) I finally bought myself a maxi dress on clearance the other day, and I honestly don’t know what I was waiting for. They’re so flattering! But I wouldn’t wear them in this crazy heat because my legs would get hot, so they’re good for slightly cooler weather.

    I really like this dress! The detailing in the back is a really nice touch, and it’s a really good look for you.

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  6. Emily

    I have to admit that when I read the title of this post, I wasn’t sure what to expect. =) Considering how hot it’s been this entire week, I’ve been living in dresses. They are much more breathable than pants. I still do not own any maxi dresses but you look super chic and comfortable in yours, especially with those cute sandals!

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  7. Valerie

    I LOVE this look on you! I am still on the hunt for the perfect maxi…every one I try on makes me look preggo which is not the idea. That belt is gorgeous and I like that you can adjust the size versus a regular belt with notches. I liked it so much, in fact, that I ordered one for myself! :-) And you got my vote on Chippmunk too! Good luck!

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  8. Aparna

    Wow!!tres chic:) that dress looks amazeee on you! Love it.
    My solution to VPL is wearing half slips.. Although I prefer maxi skirts over dresses!

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  9. kilax

    Ha ha ha! Valerie said that to us yesterday (crotchless yoga pants) and I thought it was so funny!

    I can totally imagine the underwear problem. Would a thong work?

    For some reason, I am not really a maxi dress/skirt fan. I think it’s because I like dresses that hit just above the knee.

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