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Something to wear after work, before bed
Michelle T

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Date: 2/16/13 10:24 PM

I have realized that my wardrobe is missing comfy clothes to wear after work.

I am 46 5'4" 200 pounds and need some comfy after work clothes.

Weekends (only one day off a week for me) are generally jeans and knit tops. Work week is slacks and a blouse.

I tried on leggings today, I was thinking they may work with a nice tunic top, but I did not have any luck with a top.

I have teens and often have to pick them up from activities in the evening, so I want to be presentable. Though they are at the age, where I generally wait for them in the car.

Currently I pop on fleece pj's which are not the least bit attractive.

Please help me dress.

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Date: 2/16/13 10:43 PM

My "go to" is yoga pants (or in the summer, yoga capris). In the cooler weather I pair them with a long sleeve T-shirt style top and in the summer it's usually a tank top with a short-sleeved blouse or yoga jacket over top.

In the summer I also like to wear loose flowy skirts (longer length and I'm only 5'3' so I know that's supposed to be a "no-no" but I love them) -- again pair it with a tank or T-shirt.

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Date: 2/16/13 11:53 PM

I'm usually in yoga pants sewn up with jegging fabric to look like jeans. Or maxi dress. No need for matching tops and its comfy.

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Date: 2/17/13 2:51 AM

My first thought was: jersey palazzo pants; that's not dissimilar to yoga pants, just maybe a bit more on the fluid side. On the top, I would say tank top and jersey waterfall cardigan. Basically anything jersey, the more fluid the better. That would be my suggestion...

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Date: 2/17/13 8:26 AM

michelle,
Where I live it's cold in winter and I wear polar fleece tops and pants all season long. (I'm retired so I don't have to go out everyday.)
I have a ton of Henley-type tops in various colors and plain elastic-waist pants. These look decent enough to go out to the mailbox or paper tube. I change into knit pants if I go out shopping or on errands though.
For me there's nothing as comfy and easy care as fleece. I'm always warm enough so I can keep my thermostat at a reasonable level (68).
And, fleece is easy to sew so I can make my own outfits if I so chose. (Most of my tops came from QVC though.)

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Date: 2/17/13 10:12 AM

Thank you for the suggestions.

I have been thinking about more yoga pants, I have made the KS ones a couple times and I have a Jan Bones Pattern to try as well.

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Date: 2/17/13 12:46 PM

I wear a v-neck denim caftan. Denim is the only fabric I've found that does not pick up lint in the studio.

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Date: 2/17/13 1:44 PM

You could just make some PJ tops in fabric that is appropriate for going out when you need to.
-- Edited on 2/17/13 6:03 PM --

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Date: 2/17/13 3:03 PM

I like yoga pants and a knit top or sweater depending on season.

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Date: 2/17/13 8:29 PM

I like some structure myself, so I wear jeans, w/ a knit top & jacket...I save leggings for exercise & sleep ware , even w/ a long top, but the kids usually won't notice what you're wearing when you pick them up, as long as they get a ride....

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