Stretching Into Roomier Pants

Ah, summer: the time for sangria, suntans, and sundresses. And realizing the shorts that fit you last summer are now a teensy bit too tight. I don't know who invented bottoms with buttons and zippers, but if I had to wager a guess, I'd say it was Satan.

This past weekend I experienced the terror of realizing my flowy dresses weren't appropriate for chasing around a bunch of kids at my daughters 6th birthday party. After a few minutes of crying, tossing out expletives, and threatening to lock myself in the bathroom, I succumbed to the last resort of squeezing into some ill-fitting shorts. Now, all of us ladies have a few tricks for getting into our pants (don't tell the men - HIYO!)...and after wiggling into mine, I realized I was actually flowing through a vinyasa sequence. If it's good enough to open my hips, why wouldn't it give me a little more wiggle room in my pants?!