These New Workout Pants Will Make You *Want* to Go Commando
Let’s be real: Wedgies and VPLs (visible panty lines) totally blow. But when we first heard about Dear Kate yoga pants, which were made specifically so women could workout commando, we were skeptical. First of all, there’s usually that horrible center seam in yoga pants, so how could wearing them sans undergarments ever be comfortable? Second of all, ummm… camel toe, anyone?
Needless to say, these annoying experiences made us think twice about saying “nay” to Dear Kate’s crowdfunded yoga pants right off the bat. In fact, after reading up on them, we’re seriously considering pledging for a pair. After all, we’ve already thought about wearing yoga pants to work, and we’d happily rock Lululemon’s stylish yoga line. So, this wouldn’t be the first time we’d be open to expanding our yoga style horizons.
Here’s the scoop.
Originally, Dear Kate only made undies. (Irony? Yes.) Founder and chemical engineer Julie Sygiel created Underlux fabric, a fabric made by combining one leak-resistant outer layer with two wicking and stain-releasing inner layers, to craft some seriously comfy workout undergarments. But after perfecting Dear Kate panties, Julie thought, why not create a yoga pant that acts like underwear but looks clean and stylish, too?
The result? Dear Kate yoga pants.
The key to Dear Kate’s commando pants is a small, breathable, absorbent, anti-bunching and anti-camel-toe insert made from Underlux fabric. This inner lining basically acts like a panty liner and leaves you free to go au naturale, whether you’re sun saluting, biking or jogging.
The yoga pants come in three styles — full-length, calf-length and shorts. (The full-length and calf-length pants come in queen size as well.) All styles are made to handle intense workouts, and no matter which look you choose, these pants will fit you to a T. They’ll never ride up or fall down, so say adios to wedgies, plumbers’ cracks and overall discomfort during your workouts.
Aside from function, these pants (which are completely made in the USA, BTW) also look great. They’re made from super stretchy, high-quality fabric that is slimming, durable and never see-through. And get this: It never pills. (Cue happy dance.)
Dear Kate hasn’t set a retail price for its pants just yet, but you can pledge various amounts on Dear Kate’s Kickstarter page and get the goods that way. Dear Kate started its Kickstarter campaign with the goal of crowdfunding $15,000, but as of today, has raised nearly five times that amount — meaning you might be working out commando sooner than expected.
Would you embrace going commando and trying out a pair of Dear Kate yoga pants? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)