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    32 Things For People Who Avoid Wearing Pants At All Costs

    From an anti-chafing stick to a slip shorts to a stylish array of not-pants, we've got you covered without encasing your legs.

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    1. A pair of stretchy bike shorts that'll become part of your WFH, working out, lounging, *and* just-about-anything-else rotation. You'll probably want to buy both colors from the jump.,

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!

    Promising review: "Great quality, great material, non see through, lightweight, very comfortable. The cotton is very soft and the fit is flattering from all angles. The elastic on the waist is secure enough for running, without being too tight or uncomfortable. Great use for working out or loungewear; however, my only complaint is they do get a tad bit loose in the leg as you wear them when running, so they may ride up a bit in between your thighs when you run. For me it is not bothersome and I have ordered multiple pairs." —Aisha

    Get them from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in two colors).

    2. A maxi animal-print skirt available in a variety of styles and prints so you can get a lil' wild in a number of comfy ways.


    Lots of reviewers note that this was lightweight enough for summer but, trust me, throw on some leggings and ankle boots — or even knee-high boots — underneath these skirts and you'll be g2g for colder temps.

    Promising review: "Versatile and goes well with sneakers, sandals, pumps, and boots. I bought this as an entry into the animal print trend. The spring I wore with a T-shirt, tank, and a jacket. Summer I wore without a jacket. This fall, a longer sleeve shirt and denim shirt. This weekend it was a turtleneck sweater, suede jacket, and boots." —Cheryl Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 14 styles).

    3. A breezy dress to lounge around in at home or pose for gorgeous nature photos.

    reviewer wears short sleeve black maxi dress and puts hands in pockets

    Promising review: "This is a nice summer and fall dress. It's heavy enough to keep you from being cold indoors during the summer and outdoors during the fall, but breathes enough that you can wear it in the heat. The dress is a little shorter than I imagined it would be; I'm only 5'5", but it was more a midi length than a maxi on me. It's still very cute on and I always get lots of compliments." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and nine colors).

    4. Or a tie-dye maxi dress in a similar silhouette with plenty of room to get all groovy.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this last-minute for a weekend road trip. Loved the fit, lots of compliments! I'm 5'5" and wear a size 16, ordered an XL." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 21 colors).

    5. Dress weights you can pop on your hemline to prevent any Marilyn-like gusty moments. Wind in the forecast? OK, which dress am I wearing today?

    person showing the weight on the inside hem of a dress
    DressStrong / Etsy

    DressStrong is a small woman-owned biz based in NYC.

    Promising review: "Got my dress weights in no time and they are everything I thought they would be and more. Don’t know how I went this long without them! Marilyn Monroe moments are cute and all, but only in the movies and definitely not when you’re unloading a stroller from your car. Wore these twice already with no such incidents! 😅 Grateful!" —Maria Galmarini

    Get them from DressStrong on Etsy for $15+ (available in multiple quantities).

    6. A pleated skirt to transform all those tops you've been feeling meh about lately into wardrobe stars.,

    Promising review: "Bought this for a trip to Italy and was AMAZED at the high quality. I’m a curvy girl and would normally get an XL, but after reading reviews about stretchy waistband opted for the L and it was a perfect fit. It hangs beautifully and is very flattering. Highly recommend." —Dr. Shanelle

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors/styles).

    7. Thinx period undies that'll help you hold it down (without worrying about accidents) while you're parked pants-less on the couch.

    models wearing various types of underwear

    For the uninitiated, Thinx period panties are made to wear instead of a liner, tampon, pad, menstrual cup, etc. You wear them without your regular period product, wash them in the cold cycle, let them air dry, and wear them again! As for finding what you need, each product listing includes a dropdown to help you figure out your capacity needs. Plus there's a 60-day trial and free returns if it doesn't end up being the right fit for you.

    Get the All-Star Pack from Thinx for $89 (comes with three pairs in sizes XXS–3XL).

    8. A baby doll dress made of breathable cotton you'll find every which way to wear once you figure out just HOW cute it looks. Also, no one will believe you snagged it on Amazon.,

    Promising review: "I've worn this dress multiple times when I just needed something to throw on. It is quite short so if you know you will be outside or doing a lot of sitting/standing etc., wear some bike shorts under it. Overall super cute and super comfortable!" —Bianca v

    Get it from Amazon for $29.51+ (available in sizes S–2X and seven colors).

    9. A cute robe for wearing around the house in those moments when you don't wanna feel TOO breezy.

    plus size model wearing a lightweight knee length robe

    Promising review: "I love this robe. The fabric is so soft and light! I am always hot, and using a flannel/fleece/jersey material robe makes me sweat. This material is light, the color is bright (I got the blue one). The robe goes to just above my knees, which is an ideal length for me, the sleeves go to mid-forearm and don't get in the way." —Claudia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.81+ (available in sizes 14/16–38/40 and seven colors).

    10. Pull-on shorts that'll be all loose and breezy — perhaps the antidote to hard pants?,

    Promising review: "So comfy! So cute ! I want a pair in every color!" —brittnie moody

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 17 colors).

    11. A pair of high-waisted leggings – yes they're opaque, but also very cozy (unlike cursed hard pants). Normally I'd argue that leggings ARE pants but for this story, I'll flip-flop back to saying they aren't.

    model wearing the leggings

    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and in 22 colors).

    12. Snag-proof opaque tights that won't bite the dust after their second or third pair. And they come in LOTS of colors.

    buzzfeed shopping editor wearing gray tights with a sweatshirt dress
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Snag is a small woman-owned business based in the UK. BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd swears by these tights, she said:

    "These are honestly the best tights I've ever owned! I'm a size 16/18 and it can be hard to find tights that are actually comfortable, not a struggle to put on, and don't rip before I've even stepped outside. These ones are a dream come true!! I have been wearing dresses and skirts way more often this winter because I finally have tights I can feel comfy and confident in."

    Get them from Snag for $12 (available in seven sizing options and 11 colors).

    13. Or some ~dazzling~ tights to tell people to keep their distance. IMO, these'll be great forever and not just during a global pandemic!

    black tights with "stay back 6 feet" on the back of the legs in rhinestones
    d bleu dazzled

    Get them from d.bleu.dazzled for $60 (available in two sizes).

    14. An ankle-grazing dress for when you wanna cover up a bit without sacrificing an ounce of glamour — or encasing yourself in leg prisons.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I dress more on the modest side but still like to be fashionable. This is perfect. The fit is great, it goes up to the neckline, and the sleeves and buttons are beautiful. It was a thin material, so you may have to wear a slip, but other than that, it needs nothing extra!" —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven styles).

    15. A stretchy midi skirt with TONS of fans in the reviews — including pregnant people who love how this bottom can easily stretch over their growing bump.

    reviewer profile pic of brown sweater like midi skirt over their large pregnant bump

    Promising review: "I love this skirt! I am 20 weeks pregnant and found this skirt very comfortable. I believe it is stretchy enough to be worn throughout my pregnancy. The slit goes up pretty high, but I only notice it when I am sitting, so I am sure to keep my legs crossed. The length is perfect for my preference. It’s very flattering and pretty colors. Will be buying more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 21 colors).

    16. Lightweight bamboo pajamas made of viscose material that'll feel so soft on your skin and won't turn your bed into a sweatbox 30 minutes into that dream about Captain America.


    Promising review: "I do not ever write product reviews, but I just feel the need to share with other women that sleep hot, how great these pajamas are! They are so soft and comfy! I've been sleeping great since I've been wearing these PJs. I sleep hot and usually will wake up every night with the night sweats or the overheated feeling, but I've yet to have this issue with these bamboo PJs. I seem to keep an even body temperature all night long. After sleeping in them for two nights I was convinced these are the answer to a cooler and better sleep, so I ordered more. I normally wear a size small, so I ordered a small and they fit perfectly!! I think that I'll also order these PJs with the pants, for lounging around the house. If you suffer from night sweats or overheat while you sleep, THESE BAMBOO PJs ARE THE ANSWER!!!" —Laurie

    Get the set from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–4X and in a 13 colors).

    17. A mesh body exfoliator you can use to dry brush your skin, exfoliate it with body wash, and help remove ingrown hairs. If you shave your legs and hate pants, you likely shave pretty often. This'll help make everything go smoother!

    the luv scrub in pink and black
    luvscrub / Via

    Luv Scrub a Black woman-owned business and the Luv Scrub design is inspired by a traditional West African morning routine. Several folks on your friendly neighborhood BuzzFeed Shopping team swear by this mesh scrub. Here's what editor Heather Braga has to say about it:

    "I personally love using it in the tub to exfoliate my legs. The best part about it? It lasts for up to 18 months! No more loofahs for you."

    Get it from Luv Scrub for $18.

    18. A cute nightgown in case you don't even wanna wear shorts to bed. I 1,000% do not blame you.

    reviewer wearing a T-shirt style nightgown that says "let me sleep" on it

    Promising review: "During this time of quarantine, i have found myself requiring more sleep shirts than usual for a busy day of lounging around on the couch, lounging around on the bed, lounging at my desk, and the occasional (frequent) trips to the kitchen fridge. Through this tough time, I've found comfort in my sleep shirts — cute and compatible for wear to all my favorite spots around the house. Comfy, perfect length, slightly fitted, and super cute. I wish there were more sassy colors and patterns for me to buy, since i already own multiples of everything. I did not expect to love these shirts so much, but they help keep my frame feminine even though i am surely getting bigger by the day." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 29 patterns).

    19. Anti-chafing balm to help guard your bare inner thighs when you don't sport tights., Amazon

    I own this and yes, can vouch that it's QUITE effective for inner-thigh chafing (the bane of my existence).

    Promising review: "OMG this stuff is the best! I am a chubby girl and I recently went to Thailand where it was 90 degrees with a 70% humidity every single day I was there. This stuff got me through! I was able to wear dresses and shorts with no chafing! And I only ever had to apply in the morning and once in the middle of the day! My life is forever changed I’ve already ordered two more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99. (Also available in a cream, "for her," and for your feet.)

    20. Or some slip shorts to wear underneath dresses to prevent chafing because you and your sensitive inner-thigh skin deserve it.

    reader wearing the bike shorts-like shorts

    Promising review: "I think I may have to buy another pack of these. They are super soft and super stretchy. It’s not like shapewear, it doesn’t hold anything in, but it does smooth. But the best thing about these is they save this mommy’s thick thighs from rubbing raw. I love that! I’m trying to wear more dresses and after a particularly warm day, I was hurting from the thighs rubbing. So if you are like me and are blessed with thick thigh, get you a pack of these." —Readin' Mamma

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    21. A snazzy tunic dress with the party on the sleeves, which could be just the fix for anyone who's *sheerly* into fancy looks without dealing with a weird bra situation.,

    Promising review: "This was in a BuzzFeed article and I thought I’d give it try. OMG, I’m so glad I did! I wear a pant size 10 and the medium fits perfectly. I got the blue and it’s definitely more of a navy. It’s beautiful." —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 styles).

    22. A faux-fur blanket for a luxurious touch if you get a bit chilly poking around the house like pants-less icon Winnie the Pooh.

    brown faux fur throw blanket on a bed with crisp white bedding

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    23. A fawn-cy ruffled option that I won't tell you to wear to every holiday activity with tons of food, but I *will* highly suggest it because it has quite the impact without sacrificing comfort. It'll work with boots now, then sandals once it warms up some more. (Soon hopefully!)

    reviewer wearing the polka dot dress with ruffles on the hem and around the waist

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!

    Promising review: "So. Dang. Cute!!! Love this loose, flowy dress for any occasion. Fits TTS and the color is great! If you’re looking for a form-fitting dress, this is NOT it. It’s flowy and causal!" —Robin R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    24. A faux-leather bodycon number that'll look super hot from far away, and up close. But when you're up close and personal you can see those ~luxe~ stitching deets., Amazon

    Reviewers rec going a size down.

    Promising review: "Ordered this to wear with a tee for a concert and was pleasantly surprised. I ended up having to roll the waist band down because it was too big on my waist but otherwise fit great. I'm 5'6" and it was a nice length on me even without it rolled. Nice thick material with sturdy stitching and zipper. Does not look cheap at all!" —Kelsey S.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and six styles/color).

    25. Super cozy socks to help keep your feet warm but your legs freeeeeeeeeee.

    model's feet with the pink socks that go up about 4 inches past ankles

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 10 variety packs).

    26. Or over-the-knee socks that'll pair well with your PJ shorts that've become your go-to bottoms.

    three models from the thigh down wearing cable-knit over the knee socks

    Promising review: "I am almost 6' tall and these actually go right above my knee :) I was worried that these would be way too short and come to mid-calf. I am happy to say they actually cover my knee and are super comfy. I wish I could find an actual pair that could go up to my thigh, but these are still awesome!" —Jasmine

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $16.99 (available in a variety of style combos).

    27. A maxi dress with a high slit for allll the movement you could ever desire.

    plus size model in strapless max dress with a slit on one side

    Noctex apparel was founded by Negin Izad and is based in Canada. The company specializes in androgynous and shape-shifting layers you can get lots and lots of wear out of in a move away from fast fashion. Its values embody simplicity, functionality, utility, and ethical manufacturing.

    Get it from Noctex for $60 (available in sixes 1XL–3XL).

    28. A showstopping mesh dress you can use as a base for basically any special event's ensemble. Or just when you wanna jazz up your day., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my birthday party this month (July). The dress came on time, fit me perfectly in every area and the material was fantastic for the price. I found no downsides to this dress other than the mesh is hotter than it looks. Having been born in the summer I’m used to it but it’s definitely toasty! I thought it was a beautiful addition to my closet. Dark but not tacky is my fashion goal lol. I found it to be a bit itchy, but I have the most sensitive skin of all time. Overall I’d buy this dress again, I loved it and so did everyone else!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 2/4–22/24 and 12 styles/colors).

    29. A denim tunic shirtdress for a socially acceptable way to leave the house in just a shirt.

    A model wearing the long-sleeved mini dress with frayed cuffs in light wash denim

    Promising review: "It’s darling, practical, and comfy. I love the light wash color I chose. The fringed ends are cute too. It’s a soft, light, semi-stretchy denim fabric, perfect for a dress. The buttons extend the length of it so it doesn’t have to live its life only as a dress — it can be worn a cardigan too, or a tunic. It’s versatile! Made with nice quality and detail. Love it!" —Leah

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and six styles).

    30. A cute cami and shorts set to help you welcome spring with a very small amount of fabric touching your body...and that's a good thing.,

    Promising review: "The material was more than I expected! It was super comfortable and soft. It was the perfect size and perfect for bedtime." —shasme

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 27 styles).

    31. Or a two-piece tie-dyed set with long sleeves if you get a lil' cold.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these jammies! The material is perfect for either winter or summer time. I already had so many people ask me where I got them and have even worn them out to the store and people have no idea they are PJs. I already ordered the tie-dye and the leopard print. I plan to get them in every pattern! Highly highly recommend!" —Pamela Machuca

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 31 styles).

    32. A slinky slip dress that'll look SUPER hot but move with you whether you wear it with tights and a thin turtleneck underneath or tights-less and with a light jacket. I should know — I own it and adore this dress.

    model wearing black slip dress with plaid blazer and white boots

    Seriously, when I wear this I feel the FANCIEST but also like I'm getting away with wearing PJs in public.

    Get it from Aritzia for $118 (available in sizes 2XS–1X and 13 colors).

    Here's to a pants-less king:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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