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I wore pants to church today. I’ve decided to just add them into my usual rotation (as opposed to wearing pants every week) because I’m not trying to make a big deal out of it—I am simply trying to make a woman wearing nice pants to church non-controversial.
And today, it went swimmingly. I admit I was terrified that someone would say something and I would completely botch my response. But no one said anything. I didn’t even notice many looks, just one or two eye-flicks. I obviously can’t tell what anyone was thinking, but I don’t expect to have any issues with it in future. I acted as if nothing was out of the ordinary, and everyone else seemed to follow suit.
I will note, though, that I did a couple of other things to make it less noticeable and/or more palatable, just in case. (Because again, I was a little anxious, and my aim is to make the pants not worth noticing.) The other parts of the outfit I chose because I knew they would draw attention to themselves and away from the pants. The biggest one was the necklace; I wore it to stake conference a month ago, which was the first time I wore pants to church (well, ok, technically it wasn’t the first time, but that’s another story). This particular necklace, which I love and which belonged to my grandmother, is one I know draws attention to itself because it did that job nicely at stake conference, and I think that in at least one instance, it gave the person I was talking to something to focus on besides my legwear.
I even wore lipstick today (a relatively rare occurrence).
So, wearing pants to church today: success.