Sweat pants have been headline news as of late, and as much as I would love to think it’s because the world is in such a great place that our journo’s can’t possibly think of another thing to report on, it’s actually because a notable celebrity hottie blamed them for the state of the worlds marital problems.

In an interview last week the Hitch actress, Eva Mendes, was quoted saying “You can’t do sweatpants… ladies, number one cause of divorce in America – sweatpants”. Along with her April cover shoot for Womans Health magazine hot on the heels of the birth of first child Esmerelda (with Hollywoods leading heartthrob Ryan Gosling), this sentence may have sent Eva shooting to the tippy-top of every womans ‘most hated’ list. And by “most hated” I of course mean “most google image stalked, whilst wallowing in a vat of self pity and confusion as to why-o-why Ryan never met us (because if he had, he would obv have been smitten – sweat pants and all).

The thing is, unlike a seemingly large number of people, I’m pretty confident that Eva’s reference to the worlds fave comfort clothing of choice as the leading cause of matrimonial mayhem was not, in actual fact, her belief. Can anyone truly believe that a tracksuit (no matter how valour) can cause the demise of a relationship? The point our dear 2 Fast 2 Furious star was making, was that getting too comfortable in your marriage/long term relationship, can perhaps lead to a lack of ‘spark’ and therefore some issues.

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Whether I agree or not, the problem here is that the poor old track pant got in the cross fire of Eva’s metaphor. Here at the sweat pant could be the universal most important item of clothing. It’s a mish-mash of all that we love.

Heading to the gym? What do you grab – trackies.

Mastering the street style cool yet casual look? What do you pair with you blazer and heels – trackies.

Got to eat all the foods (when do we not)? What is the best way to allow maximum stomach stretch with minimal noticeability – trackies.

So we’re invested in giving this little wonder item the boost of confidence it needs to recover from the high profile put-me-down it has suffered this week. And with that, here are our favourites, sure to propel any marriage into relationship bliss.*


*Not actually, unless along with the tracksuit trousers you’re also putting in the hard graft of love, compromise, compassion, kindness, passion, and mastering the art of making the BEST roast dinner. (That last one is key).

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