Hold on to comfort as we embark on a new year – but dial it up from grunge to glam
Sweatpants were the comfort blanket of 2020. They helped us find our bearings and our balance as we flailed around, bumping off the walls of a downsized world, staring at a stripped-down diary. They reminded us, when we got bored and grumpy, that working from the kitchen table does have its advantages. They accommodated our banana bread waistlines. We needed them. And many of us lived in them.
But what now? Having adjusted to an elasticated waist, can we turn the clock back to the type of trousers that I have come to think of as Hard Pants, with waistbands and proper fastenings?