Yoga pants are going to take over the world, and you can’t say Ellen DeGeneres didn’t warn us! The lovable and hilarious comedian opened her show on Wednesday with a very serious message: we are being consumed by yoga pants and there’s nothing any of us can do to stop it.
“I want to talk about something powerful that’s sweeping the nation,” she began, ominously. “Eventually it’s going to take over the entire world and there’s nothing we can do about it. Of course, I’m talking about yoga pants.”
Ah, yes! Yogapantscalypse. Yogapantsageddon?
A yoga lover and regular practitioner, herself, Ellen also pointed out that while yoga pants sales are through the roof – they’re beating out jeans! – only 5% of people who wear them are actually doing yoga or are active at all (these are not official stats, but probably close). In other words, you see someone in yoga pants and it’s pretty likely the only activity they’ve been training for is a Netflix marathon. This is why they call this growing style “athleisure,” accent on the leisure. (And comfort, of course!)
According to Ellen, even presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is wearing them! It’s a joke, but we know she’s practiced yoga, and we bet Hills relaxes in some stretchy yoga pantsuits when she’s at home. First Lady Michelle Obama would certainly approve.
As they get more popular, yoga pants are getting ever more expensive. Ellen’s solution for saving some dough?
“Here’s a tip. Put on some pantyhose, stick a Lululemon logo on the back. Same thing. You’re welcome.”
Thanks, Ellen. (Here’s a tip: please don’t wear those to yoga class.)