Christina Hendricks won’t wear sweatpants at home: ‘I can’t do that to my husband’

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks covers the June issue of Lucky magazine, and she looks absolutely lovely. Unfortunately for some of you, the magazine has covered up most of her famous assets, so there goes the famous booby appeal. She is showing just a hint of cleavage in one of the shots, but it just isn’t the same, right? I’d bother getting up and arms about such a stereotype, but Christina is the one who’s usually going for boob spillage dresses on the red carpet. It’s her thing, I get it. She’s gorgeous, and here are some interview excerpts about fame, “Mad Men,” and the nefarious nature of sweatpants:

Christina Hendricks

On her original acting plan: “I just thought I would work in a hair salon and do community theater. There were so many actors, why do we need one more?”

On the struggle: “I was crying before I went in [to the 'Mad Men' audition] I was just so desperate. I was like, ‘I’m not going to get this,’ and my friend said, ‘It’s your role.’”

Fame is weird: “Just walk down the hall and try to imagine that you know everyone is looking at you.”

She likes dresses that don’t require bras: “Christian Siriano makes his dresses that way. It makes me feel so taken care of.”

Sweatpants at home are a no-no: “I can’t do that to my husband, not after three years of marriage. At home, I put on a low-cut caftan, and he’s like, ‘Babe, you look great.’”

On her Joan character: “Joan used to be Peggy. She just wants the next girl to not get trampled on like she did.. Joan is fascinating. I would play Joan forever.”

[From Lucky magazine]

What does Christina mean when she says she doesn’t slob around at home — “not after three years of marriage“? I can’t tell if she’s referring to a certain “honeymoon period” that dictates when sweatpants are appropriate or not. I do understand the sentiment that it’s always nice to fix oneself up for one’s partner or spouse, but there is a difference between, say, lounging around in form-fitting yoga pants (rowrr) without makeup and wearing hole-filled sweatpants while neglecting personal grooming. I guess Christina and her husband see a caftan as a bit dressier than sweatpants. To each his own. Chris Evans loves sweatpants.

Christina Hendricks

Photos courtesy of Lucky magazine

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  1. Apples says:

    My God that title quote…
    Is Mad Men in ratings trouble or something?

  2. honey says:

    she looks amazing in these!

    • bns says:

      Agreed. She’s gorgeous.

      • liza says:

        I met Christina once.

        It was years before she got Madmen. I’m an actress and we were both auditioning for a one episode role on a show I don’t think lasted a season. It was one of those awful auditions on the Warner Brothers lot where they are running way behind and there must have been 20+ of us all gussied up for the same part hanging around waiting in a hallway with about 5 chairs. Every few minutes a suited executive would breeze through and look you up and down like a piece of meat. One of those days when it’s really hard to silence the voices in your head that say “You’re an idiot for dreaming this dream, for trying. Give up. Quit.” Most every actress there was giving you side-eye, trying to psych you out. And everyone looked like they hadn’t eaten in years.

        Out of nowhere this striking redhead says to me ‘I really like your dress!’ so sincerely. She looked exactly as she does now. ‘I really like yours!’ I said. Because I did. She looked dynamite.

        ‘You should get this’ I said, because you really are right for it’ (she was–way more than any of us there in the way they described it in the script). She said something sweet like ‘oh no you should’… we talked for a bit more and then went back to studying our lines. She struck me as a very genuine person. Eventually we both got our turn in the room and got out of that purgatory waiting room. Neither of us got the part.

        Years later when Madmen debuted to such amazing reviews and her fantastic performance gained so much attention, I had a momentary flash and remembered that day.

        She is, I think, a rare and truly lovely Lady. It makes me happy to see her enjoying recognition and success. She deserves it. And those are not things you can say about many–most–people in Hollywood.

      • Ally8 says:

        @Liza, lovely story of struggling to make it & grace under pressure!

  3. virginia5 says:

    If I was married and my husband had a problem with me with wearing sweatpants, I doubt that we would last much longer, if he expects me to be made up 24/7

    • Lia says:


      • nofkksgiven says:

        I think a lot of women like to stay “made up” for themselves….but now as “uncool” as it sounds I don’t think men want to come home to a woman in sweats 80% of the time…

    • BW says:

      I used to wear sweatpants, and my husband told me he didn’t like them. They were not sexy. He doesn’t want me “done up” at home, just not looking like a slob. I took a photo of myself in sweatpants (because I can see myself more easily as others see me, than when I look in a mirror) and I had to agree with him. They were not flattering. Now if I wear jeans with a thin tank top, I’m equally comfortable, and he thinks that I look incredibly sexy, and I’m not “done up.”

      • Ann says:

        Huh. Know what? Your husband doesn’t sound that great.

      • xoxokaligrl says:


      • db says:

        As I sit here in sweatpants (something my fiancee is not a huge fan of) I agree with you 100%. Someone is not a bad catch b/c they want someone not to look sloppy. I don’t like it when he wears ripped pants (he likes to build / fix things on his free time)and I tell him. When he’s done tinkering he changes. end of story.

        He’s usually away on the weekdays so when he returns home, I don’t vamp it up, but I do put on a pair of capris and wear some lipstick – why shouldn’t you want to look nice for someone you care about?

        Being honest is the sign of a good relationship – DEMANDING a certain dress style is not. Big difference.

        If you notice in the article, she’s not dressing up to the 9s, just wearing a loose item that shows her “assets.” :)

    • GirlyGirl says:

      also, have you seen her husband? not exactly a looker…

      he’s the luckiest husband in America.

      • Jenny says:

        I’m sorry, but I would say 80 or 90% of the time my jeans/pants/whatever come off the moment I cross my front door and I am in sweats or yoga pants. I was this way before I was married and my husband had no problem with it when we were dating, so I’m pretty sure he doesn’t now.

    • Nina W says:

      I wear yoga pants, pajama pants and sometimes sweatpants at home all the time and my husband has never complained. I doubt he really notices to be honest, he only notices when I’m not wearing pants, haha.

    • amy says:

      My husband loves me in sweatpants . . . easy access, he says. :D

  4. goodquestion says:

    That sweatpants statement is pretty sad, and doesn’t bode well for the marriage, if true.

    • Liv says:

      “At home, I put on a low-cut caftan.”

      This is my quote of the day. So ridiculous! :-D She doesn’t have kids or a dog or something that doesn’t circle around her, does she? Besides I don’t get why people always claim sweatpants were sloppy. Sweatpants can be so sexy! ;-) I find it more sloppy to have greasy hair or to smell bad.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        It sounds like a PippaTip. “If you want to keep your partner excited at home, opt for a caftan over sweatpants.”
        *Eye roll*

      • Melissa says:

        I know, right?! Who wears caftans? What is this, 1966?

    • aims says:

      Sweatpants are the first things I grab for when I get home from work. I don’t believe it’s spousal abuse, and I could be wearing a burlap bag and my husband would still find me sexy.

      • sputnik says:

        right? and i think the fact my husband fancies me when i’m in my pyjamas is much more of an ego boost than any hard on over a nylon nightie.

    • erin says:

      for real. sorry but until my man starts caring about his choice of loungewear i’m not going to care about mine, and why should any woman? this kind of attitude just holds us back in that 50s mindset.

    • heatheradair says:

      ehhhhh, different couples, different relationship dynamics. I don’t think the fact that she places a premium on being attractive for him is any sign of imminent doom. She’s not saying HE has a huge objection to ‘em, she’s saying SHE doesn’t want to do that to him. Difference between a guy saying, “babe, don’t wear that” and a woman saying, “hey — I feel good in this and he thinks it looks great!”

      that said: on our first “overnight date” my husband specifically said, “bring your sweats!” so, I guess I’m off the hook there. Cuz where the hell does a girl find a “low-cut caftan” these days?????????

    • mograph says:

      It’s only sad if he asked her to do it. Or maybe not.

      Hey, I rarely wear sweats around the house because I look like a bum when I do. I couldn’t do that to my wife. ;)

  5. Anna says:

    I’m totally the ‘no sweatpants’ kind of girl – even when totally single. I would walk around (and sleep in) my tiny NYC apartment in silk & lace lingerie, pretending I lived a very different kind of life. It just made me feel so pretty and glam every time I passed by the mirror on the way to heating up 2nd day left-over Chinese. So I totally get CH’s mindset here. ESPECIALLY when vanity and romance are involved.

    • Micki says:

      Thank you! I was debating with myself whether to write how attached I am to my silk pajamas…
      If my husband don’t like sweatpants I won’t wear them all the time and try to offer him some eye candy at home. He doesn’t expect me to be completely groomed 24/7 but he hates it too when I’m walking around with mask on my face or hair or in the middle of some grooming procedure.

    • loveisthecoal says:

      I do this too. It just makes me feel a little more glamorous than my life really is. :)

      And I don’t even have anyone to impress since I’m single, so I definitely get where Christina’s coming from.

    • V4Real says:

      @Anna Awwwwwww! :)

      I don’t see anything wrong with her not wearing sweats. It’s not like she’s saying she walks around the house in 5 inch heels, mini dresses and full make-up.

    • Organic says:

      I dont get the sweat pants crowd either. Save them for the evening jogging ladies.

    • Itsjustblanche. says:

      I like looking decent too and would do it even of I left alone. I work at home but get “dressed” to take the kids to school or shop.

    • truthful says:

      I do too, I had on a silk pj set opened low and my man asked where was I going, LOL..

      but I do love to wear fitted leggings and my shirt off the shoulder (flashdance style) and my hair big and curly around the house or in a messy bun.

      my guy loves those leggings

      I also LOVE those feathery slippers w/the kitten heel (don’t judge me)

      • Hakura says:

        Lol! The feathery kitten heel… Always makes me think of Delta Burke as Suzanne in Designing Women.

    • Sabrine says:

      Grey sweatpants are particularly hideous. Black ones don’t look as bad unless they’re faded and full of pills, which yeah I guess most of them are. I prefer yoga pants at home. They look pretty good and have a bit of shape to them. Sweat pants are shlumpy and say that you don’t care about appearance. You want what’s easiest and to hell with the rest.

    • j.eyre says:

      I don’t own sweatpants. And I will never give up my lingerie.

  6. Rhea says:

    She won’t do sweatpants at home because of her husband? Hmmmm….now I want to know what her husband won’t do at home because of her???

  7. ALG says:

    I’ll bet money she’s divorced within 5 years.

  8. Devon says:

    I don’t wear sweatpants but I live in leggings and half the time, I don’t wear make up. My poor husband. :/

    • Erinn says:

      God Lawd, how does he survive!

      The fiancee honestly loves when I just wear sweatpants, or yoga pants, or leggings, or whatever. It’s different. I’m comfy, I still look cute. I’m not rolling around in the mud and giving up showering, I’m just dressing in comfy clothes. Still dress up when we go out, or just every once in a while for no reason.

      Quite frankly, I’d have a problem if he started griping about my clothes. To be fair though, he’s a plumber and half of his wardrobe is work clothes. So in comparison, I look quite glamorous in leggings.

      • Devon says:

        Well that’s it. If I wasn’t showering and my personal hygiene wasn’t being looked after then I would say there’d be a problem but because I don’t want to wear real clothes all the time? When I leave the house, I get all made up but not when I’m just bumming around the house.

        I’m a stay at home wife, my husband works from home and we’ve got 2 cats. Most of the time I’m either doing dishes, laundry or cleaning the flat so of course I don’t want to wear things that could get stained! Plus, if I can’t be myself around him, what’s the point?

    • Liv says:

      It’s your fault if he cheats on you then! ;-)

    • JustaGirl says:

      Same. My husband doesn’t stop me from wearing makeup, but he hates it when I do. He kisses me all the time without makeup on, but he refuses to do so if I’m wearing any! lol Works for me. :)

      My usual outfit at home is leggings/shorts, t-shirt, and either bare feet or flip flops. His is the same (well, minus the leggings). Home is a comfort zone for us. That just happens to be what’s comfortable to us. :)

      • Devon says:

        Leggings and a tank top with a sweater is my usual MO. And they’re nice ones, leggings and sweaters are normally my Artizia ones so it’s not like I’m slumming it. My husband gets properly dressed every morning but his “properly dressed” is jeans and a t-shirt. You’ve got to be able to get comfortable in your own home! :)

    • Little darling says:

      Devon…you’re gorgeous! Your hubby probably thanks his lucky stars to come home to you!

      • Isa says:

        My husband has to see me without make up and my face is covered in acne. I feel bad for him.

  9. Shelley says:

    that’s sad…if you can’t be sexy to your partner in sweatpants at home.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Thank you. I mean, it’s not often but I do wear sweatpants (at home only) on occassion when I just want to be comfortable. My husband has no problem loving up on me when I’m wearing them, or taking them off if the mood strikes :)

      I mean, I’m still showering and brushing my teeth for Pete’s sake.

    • annaloo. says:

      I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to look nice. Sweatpants can be a sloppy look and project laziness which is never attractive trait. I love my husband of 13 years, but can’t stand when he is in sweatpants — for the 5th day in a row. It’s like those pants encourage him to push the threshold of letting himself go and I can’t stand it!

      • sputnik says:

        it’s not unreasonable if you want to look or feel nice. but it is if your husband is making you feel that you have to.

      • sputnik says:

        i didn’t specifically mean YOUR husband. i meant the general your. just in case that sounded like a stranger trying to tell you what to think of your husband there! sorry.

    • erin says:

      +1,000,000. if your partner requires you to be dolled up in order to feel attracted to you, what on earth is your relationship built on and how could you expect to feel in the relationship when you’re 80?

  10. Jenna says:

    Eh…the only time I wear sweatpants is to go to the gym, so I’m not going to make a fuss or anything over her statement there.

    Also, I FLOVE that last picture of her! So pretty! I want that outfit! :)

  11. Dawn says:

    She is beautiful! Really I love this woman because she loves being a woman. But this not wearing comfortable clothes at home is kind of a retro thought. But as long as he isn’t looking like a bum I say that’s their thing.

  12. Samigirl says:

    If my husband (of 2 years) caught me walking around the house in something other than sweats or pjs, he’d think I was cheating, lol! I’m all about being socially unacceptable after getting up at 5 to go to the gym, getting everyone ready for work and school, then a long day of work!

  13. Pies says:

    Right, she’s not wearing sweatpants because they’d look terrible on her. Don’t get me wrong, anyone would be insane to call her fat but it’s seems like any kind of pants for that matter would ruin the “real woman” slash bombshell look she is constructing so thoroughly (even to her husband, geez).

    • Katia says:

      That’s what I was thinking. In contrast I’m more pear shaped and yoga pants and something cotton on top is most comfy and flattering for me. If I lived somewhere warmer sure a low cut dress without pants but I need socks so…

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      Agreed. She probably doesn’t look her best in jeans either. She looks better in dresses and skirts.
      No one likes to wear clothes that make them feel unattractive–even if it is just for lounging around the house.

  14. Ellie66 says:

    Love the striped top and orange skirt. Love Joan I would watch her forever she is the best thing on Mad Men. To each there own on the sweatpants.

  15. becky says:

    I love her but I’m sorry, anyone who doesn’t love me in sweatpants doesn’t love me. Total dealbreaker. I also happen to think sweatpants are super sexy. For men and women.

    ETA: CH is amazing in motion. It took me a while to start watching Mad Men and only then did I finally get it. Pictures just don’t do her justice. Her mannerisms, her voice… oh and when she sings! My god.

  16. lori says:

    Gawd………….she’s so beautiful. And one of the few who answers honestly when reports ask her about kids. She doesn’t want to have any.

    • Sparrot says:

      As someone who is childless by choice, I am always excited to hear about others in my boat…especially when they are Christina Hendricks! Is this “new” news or has it been out there for awhile?

      • lori says:

        I read it in an interview with her probably more than a year ago. The interviewer asked when her and her husband would be having kids. And she said “we’re not. I like kids, but I don’t want to be a mother”. It was so awesome. And nobody noticed because they are too busy calling her plus sized or something.

  17. HolaGatito says:

    Well I have a different type of hubby.. I’m dressed up all the time so when I get in from work he’s like “babe change your clothes and get comfy so we can chill and cuddle.” I love my sweatpants!

    OAN she looks amazing in these pics!

  18. sarah says:

    I’m usually not a fan of how she looks. It just comes off to me as too “HEY LOOK AT ME, I HAVE BOOBS” But in these pictures she really looks amazing.

  19. sauvage says:

    I must have had most of the sex in my life after someone pulled down my sweatpants…

  20. judyjudy says:

    This is the best I’ve seen her look in modern style.

    I prefer a comfy style at home but to each their own. I think there are little things we do for our partners that might sound silly to others but it’s just part of the dance of making things work.

  21. yeahright says:

    I used to be the same way but then I had babies. Sweat pants are way sexier than nursing bras and disposable padded underwear. Not to mention I might embarrass my 5 year old if caught walking around in a caftan or lingerie. BUT I totally would if I could.

  22. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    She is gorgeous, and I’d kill to have a voice like hers, too.

    I had a friend who always made sure to look nice around the house for her live-in man, who she started dating while he was still married to his 3rd wife. She is now his 4th wife…and she doesn’t want his eye wandering AGAIN, I guess. I just see the whole “no sweatpants” thing as insecurity. As someone posted upthread, she has created a persona for herself in front of her husband and must maintain it. Seems exhausting to me, but if they’re both happy, more power to her and her caftan. If my husband saw me running around in a low-cut caftan, he’d think I’d gone off the deep end.

  23. rachel says:

    And this is why I am single.

    I feel bad for her. Having to focus on being an object of desire at work, on press events, and at home sounds exhausting.

    I know some women love it- and good on them- but I love being comfortable and for me that often involves looking pretty schleppy.

    My dog doesn’t mind at all. :-)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      +1,000,000 to everything you say.

      After a long work day, I’m practically ripping off my pencil skirt and blouse as I walk in the door of my apt.

      I love throwing on pajama pants and a tank top or if it’s summer, a gross muumuu-type garment. Then I wash off my makeup and eat cold beans out of a can. Sometimes I grab a beer and just eat pickles for dinner.

      I could never deal with a guy who expected me to look perfect all the time or who was judgmental about my occasionally repulsive eating habits.

    • Kelly says:


  24. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    Lycra isn’t healthy to wear anyway – and most sweatpants are made w/ lycra these days, even the loose ones. A house dress or caftan is healthier anyway.

    What’s she’s saying isn’t so bad – All she’s saying is that you can be comfortable AND still looks good! I’m sure a lot of women look hot in sweatpants – her body type wouldn’t.

    • Miffy says:

      Agree, I don’t think she’s attacking sweatpants as much as she is suggesting that there are ways to be comfortable without looking homeless.

  25. Mel says:

    No sweatpants here. I feel like such a slob. I like to look nice… For myself and my husband. He certainly appreciates it.

    • Ella says:

      + 1

      I can’t believe people here are so sensitive!

      I can totally hear her saying this with a laugh. It’s not like she’s suggesting “my husband will leave me if he ever sees me in sweatpants!”

      I never wear sweatpants at home, just because I think they’re ugly and make me feel sloppy, apathetic and depressed. I wear nice clothes at home for myself, but obviously I don’t mind at all if my boyfriend likes it too. Nothing wrong with wanting to look good for your guy – doesn’t mean he demands it and would leave me if I didn’t.

  26. Tiffany27 says:

    I feel like a caftan is way sloppier because it’s not highlighting the shape of my a** like my yoga pants do. Oh well. To each his own. I don’t even wear pajamas to bed. It’s a t-shirt and my underwear and good night moon.

  27. Lex says:

    I am contemplating going red (haired) in a few months… I am also quite pale and have blue eyes but I am just not sure…. :S

    • Hakura says:

      Go for it! I’ve always gone red (naturally dark brown, but very fair/blue eyes). It’s all about finding the right shade for your skin tone :)

    • mel says:

      I think that’s a great combination…I’ve done red and I am fair and have blue eyes…I did more auburn…it was really pretty…so I was told.

      • Evelyn says:

        Do it! I’m naturally a dark brunette (fair skin/blue eyes) and just did a few weeks ago. I started out with highlights and just got a copper toner so I knew if I’d like it before I REALLY commit. Just talk to your hairdresser and they should be able to pick out the right red

    • Miffy says:

      Get it done professionally!!!!

      I have dark brown hair, after a break up I dyed it a light natural red. I’m naturally very pale and have blue eyes, no brainer, right? WRONG!!! It was the totally wrong colour for my pale skin which I didn’t realise til after I dyed it back and looked at photos. I looked like a ginger corpse.

      So go for it but make sure you get the right tone!

  28. Helvetica says:

    Love the last outfit up there.
    I imagine her breasts must hurt her back. :(

    • Hakura says:

      I agree. I can’t speak from experience, but my mom had a reduction. She was huge, & although the reduction helped, she still has problems with her neck & shoulders from dealing with the extra weight since she was 12. >.<

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    What is the difference between yoga pants and leggings?

    • Hakura says:

      I guess leggings cling to you like a second skin *everywhere*, from your hips to your ankles… Where yoga pants are very form fitting, but don’t ‘cling’ the same way from your knee down. But that’s just my personal definition.

    • Nina W says:

      Leggings are form fitting like stockings and yoga pants are looser. Many yoga pants are made from softer fabrics, and are loose and stretchy for yoga.

  30. bns says:

    I knew people would have a problem with what she’s saying. If dressing up for her husband makes her happy, then good for her. She’s not projecting that onto all married women, so I don’t see the problem.

  31. truthful says:

    I’m thinking she is talking about the jogging pants w/the elastic at the ankle, the big/heavy ones…

    However I dress I’ve always done it for myself, single or not.

    I’ve always loved lounge wear BUT leggings come in close for around the house cleaning and looking cute.

    I love her and her man knows just what to say to her…unlike mine, asking me “where am I going?”

  32. RobN says:

    This may sound weird, but my husband came from a very formal home, mom wore the Mrs. Cleaver dress and pearls around the house and the kids were expected to wear slacks and a dress shirt to dinner. He loves me in sweats or cute pajama pants because, to him, it feels homey and comfortable and makes him feel like he’s part of a warm, happy family. Turns out he finds feeling secure is pretty sexy to him.

  33. Layale says:

    The first thing my hubby does when he gets home from work is put on his sweats; so you can bet I do, too.

  34. strah says:

    I think it’s ok that not everyone is a sweatpants wearing kind of person. I’m not. She’s not. Lots of commenters above aren’t. It’s ok. Not everyone feels sweatpants are an essential item of self expression or comfort.

  35. Pam says:

    Yikes, has she looked at her feet? Sweatpants are nothing compared to those hideous feet.

  36. moon says:

    I wish I could swan around my home in lovely dresses. I do that sometimes if I’m alone, but I feel stupid dressing up just to sit around the house.

  37. Zelle says:

    I don’t wear sweatpants but I do have an addiction to loungewear. I think it can look pretty and cute and still be comfortable. Unfortunately, I have a 2 year old so at the moment most things that I own are inevitably covered in food, snot or whatever. I agree thats not sexy but that’s life.

  38. diva says:

    This made me think about that Drake lyric “Sweatpants hair tied chillin with no makeup on that’s when you’re the prettiest” if I can’t sometimes wear comfy pants around a guy then I don’t need to be with him. I like dressing up but you can still be cute and comfortable.

    • gg says:

      ^ THIS.

    • Emily says:

      This, so much.

      Men like women who are comfortable around them. Because men are human. A woman with who likes to be comfortable and just be herself = the type of woman men go for. A woman who’s always worried what she looks like, including around her husband of three years (!!!) = high maintenance and probably has problems with emotional intimacy.

  39. JessSaysNo says:

    She has always annoyed me and this is no exception. Wait until she has a kid. I’ve been married two years and have a 1 year old. Pre-baby, I wouldnt wear grungy sweats. Now, its yoga pants on the regs and after 9pm, its ALL SWEATS! But I have no idea what a caftan is, perhaps I need to get one.

  40. Elle Kaye says:

    If my husband came home and found me in a caftan, in a low cut one, he would wonder why I was wearing a tent! I just find them so cavernous! Yes, I know they have some that are more form-fitting, but they just remind me of the 60′s women with their cigarettes on a stick and long fingernails.

    But…if she is comfy, then good for her. As long as she is doing it for herself and not because she is afraid she will lose him if she doesn’t behave and look a certain way. If that is the case, then it is just sad.

  41. Hakura says:

    Every relationship is different. *shrugs* Everyone finds different styles/types of clothing comfortable &/or attractive.

    I do believe the way it was worded can come across as giving ‘any’ sweatpants (or the like) a negative connotation. (To say “I can’t do that *too* my husband.” implies it’s always a negative thing, & is something wrong/negative being done ‘to’ (forced upon) her husband.)

    But I, with my bubble butt chillin’ in some yoga pants, feel just fine about myself. If she, in her clothing, feels that way, then great.

  42. gg says:

    OH PLEASE. If you can’t be comfortable in front of your husband you are stifled. And men should never tell women what to wear; that’s abusive.

    • mel says:

      I don’t think anyone on here mentioning their husband “told” them anything..most comments I read were more about wanting to look cute for themselves…everyone has a different comfort level…wearing sweatpants is not indicative of being secure.

      • gg says:

        You’re right, they are two different things. That’s just an aside from me because I know men who DO tell their women what to wear and it’s repugnant.

      • mel says:

        I do too…and it drives me nuts. :) That is not to say my husband is not the voice of reason many times because he is…:)

      • Hakura says:

        @Mel – Don’t we all hope for a gentle ‘push’ from a ‘voice of reason’? You’re lucky to have your husband :) Right now, I’m stuck being the voice of reason for my fashion-UN-conscious mom xD

  43. Teeny says:

    I agree with Hakura. All relationships are different. I enjoy lazy days with my love when we both rock a tshirt and pj pants. I find men in perfectly fitted (a little big baggy but not dragging on the floor) to be incredibly sexy. But… we both know how to present ourselves in public so there is a shift between home attire and everywhere else. I find that I’m most comfortable when I’m not dressed to impress or trying to prove something to other people – women can be so critical.

    • Hakura says:

      @Teeny – I agree, Women, (myself included), can be incredibly critical. Not that I think having (& voicing) a negative opinion about someone else’s fashion choices is wrong. I think it’s more about the words we choose, & the ‘tone’ behind it.

  44. Lisa says:

    Mad Men has made her think she lives in the 60s.

  45. Dat Ass says:

    She doesn’t quite do it for me personally, but I really do admire that she wants to look sexy for her husband, and doesn’t just slack off simply because she no longer needs to go out and capture males’ attention. That’s an awesome woman.

  46. paranormalgirl says:

    I wear yoga pants and a tank top or t-shirt when I get home from the office. I get out of the Dr. Gallagher attire and into the Brenna comfy clothing and scrub off the makeup. I don’t like the sweats that are elastic around the ankle, I think they look frumpy. But yoga pants and leggings and stuff – yeah, my go to clothing. And Jason thinks it’s sexy, so it’s a bonus.

    • gg says:

      Hardly anybody wears actual sweat pants anymore when there are sexy yoga pants available everywhere. I took it to mean she wouldn’t wear those either. Hope I’m wrong because – damn, how stifling.

  47. Ginger says:

    Christina could wear a burlap sack and look gorgeous! she shouldnt fret but i understand wanting to keep things good for your partner. I personally wear a mix of sweats, yoga pants or cute pj’s at home. My hubby and I have been together 5 years now. I do make sure all of my clothing is in great shape…never hole filled or dirty or stained. I will NOT wear sweats, etc. out of the house. My hubby teases me about it.

  48. MsT_Shady says:

    She’s so pretty….can’t believe no one has commented on her awful wig though.

    Her real-life wigs are never as good as the ones she wears for MM.

  49. Lisa says:

    That striped top/orange skirt outfit: WOW. I want that outfit!! She looks so great in it.

  50. Lexi says:

    I hate how men control women sooo much, ill wear whatever i want whenever i want

    • gg says:

      Yeah, me too. I had a bf when I was young that would get all pouty and in a bad mood if I wore ANYTHING at all comfortable, made mean comments about how I wasn’t sexy enough for him that day – it was full on abuse. I learned quickly and shun anybody remotely like that now. My husband and I have our own PJ “uniforms” at home (mine are yoga pants) and we revel in the fact.

      • Hakura says:

        @gg – Ugh, I can really understand the feelings behind your comments on this post, after reading this one. What an ass. As a teenager/young 20-something, that would’ve made me feel terrible (about myself). Now, past 25, it just gets an immediate middle finger followed by letting him watch the fine behind he just lost out on as I walk away ;)

  51. Hollz says:

    I guess it depends on the relationship and the sweatpants.
    Like, right now I am wearing a pair of mens sweats made from T-shirt thin cotton, that are from 2006, are ripped, torn, cut off at the knee, stained, and the most comfortable piece of clothing I’ve ever owned.
    They are not something I would wear around a guy until I was living with him FOR three years. After that, well, if he doesn’t like them, he is welcome to buy me pretty things from Lulu Lemon or Victoria’s Secret. Or a new pair of these. I think I paid 5 bucks for them at Old Navy :D

  52. Feebee says:

    If you can’t wear sweatpants at home after 3 years of marriage, when can you?

    • mograph says:

      It’s not that she can’t; she doesn’t want to!

      Look, if the husband made the same statement about his own sweats for his wife’s sake, he’d be “husband of the year.”

  53. Emily says:

    *eyeroll* Straight men don’t care about this stuff. I mean, I guess maybe Hollywood men care, but they’re extremely strange. But whatever you’re wearing, what men you’re in a relationship with want is to get you out of it. Most husbands would be by far the happiest if their wives would be naked all the time.

    • Hakura says:

      Lol, that is certainly a good/valid point. xD I think a lot of us over-complicate everything.

  54. Kelly says:

    Like a previous post stated, it sounds exhausting to always care what you look like. No thanks. If he doesn’t like it, too bad.

  55. Baskingshark says:

    Maybe she just doesn’t like sweatpants? She doesn’t say her husband was all “Woman thou art my chattel and I wilst beat thou soundly if thou wearest sweatpants in mine presence!!!”

    Still, if she does divorce him, so much the better because then she can marry me! And I don’t care what she wears because she’s awesome. And she’s also just about the only actress I’ve only ever heard nice things about.

  56. Mel says:

    I can totally understand her. I live alone (by choice), and I hope I always will, but I don’t wear at home anything that I wouldn’t wear in public. (Except when I am naked, which is often in the summer. :) ) I don’t even own sweatpants; or flip-flops, for that matter.

    As others have said, it is perfectly possible to wear very comfortable clothes (and footwear) that are also attractive.

  57. Madriani's Girl says:

    I’m surprised she agreed to have her rack covered up. Remember when she said she doesn’t want to be known for her chest yet in nearly every pic you see of her, her breasts are jacked to monstrous proportions? Yuck.

  58. Kristine says:

    I am a busty redhead so I have a deep affection and admiration for Hendricks. I love that she wears her ginger badge out high for everyone to see.

    I don’t see what the problem is with not wanting to be sloppy around the house for your man. Sweats are pretty meh. Yoga pants are a lot better. My SO prefers short shorts and a tanktop or just a silk robe so thats what I wear when lounging.

  59. JL says:

    When my beloved wears his khaki’s, polos, nice shoes and stays buff and brushed all day and half the night – THEN we will talk about the sweats and leggings.

    As long as I am clean and in unstained, un-ripped and decent clothes my husband is fine with it. I think it’s the old, faded, stretched out and stained look that says I don’t care, and that’s any clothes not just sweats. Also you can get sweats that are fitted….

  60. Lisa says:

    Wow, everyone’s experience is so different than mine. Even when I was young and thin, I always had an unfortunate body and I never got one compliment on it from anyone I dated. They would never ask me to wear lingerie because they knew it wouldn’t look good. Then I gained weight due to medications I have to take, so I just stopped dating.

    I can’t imagine a guy WANTING to see you in something tight or sexy. Weird!!

    • Elle Kaye says:

      That just makes me sad. You are with the wrong men, I can tell you that right now. I know, I had a penchant for seeking out and dating the wrong guy. You will find him, but only when you are ready. I think we tend to self-sabotage because we are afraid to get hurt, so we set ourselves up knowing a relationship won’t work. Get yourself out there and get a good man. They are out there. I found one. You can as well. You deserve it. And flaunt what you have. Extra weight and all! It’s all in the attitude, baby.

  61. crumbcake says:

    Believe me, I am far from being a fashion queen, but I personally detest sweat pants (at least the loose baggy kind). They just look so dumpy. . . at least on me. Yoga pants are a fine alternative.
    I’m built similar to Christina (larger boobs and some hips), and putting on things that don’t fit well just make me look (and feel) bigger in the wrong places, so I can understand where she’s coming from. Although a lot of women say they would like to be this shape, I think they have no idea what a pain in the butt it is to find things that fit in a flattering way, especially if your boobs are bigger than the rest of your body.

  62. Yeppie says:

    I don’t own sweatpants have yoga pants but hardly wear them, I’m half naked at home, or wrapped in a men’s sweater. I have leggings but dress them up. Am I the only one that’s half naked at home?
    Outside I wear lots of dresses and sometimes jeans in summer is minis and shorts. I grew up in a environment that no one wore sweats it’s just so ugly to. As a child never ever wore anything remotely like sweat pants except for gym because it was the school uniform.

  63. Patrice says:

    I love love love Christina! Sigh. Her wedding pictures with that gorgeous off white gown and all of her non-matching, vintage bedecked bridesmaids is still the stuff of dreams for me :D

    I have wondered what’s been going on with her hair for the past few years though-ever since she started wearing wigs out of character as well as in…These pics are more really obvious proof of that. I hope it’s just a sign of the fact that she doesn’t feel like constantly styling/coloring her natural hair (that’s why Cher has said she does it) and not something more serious. She’s gorgeous either way!

  64. Ally8 says:

    I’m yoga pants all the way. Sweatpants do not flatter a curvy figure.

    I’m sure she wouldn’t wear the caftan if she wasn’t comfortable in it. (I guess the air conditioning isn’t turned up very high in their house!)

    This reminds me of Adele’s hilarious story of the hula-hooping poncho that she told on The Graham Norton Show (starkers in the street in broad daylight), so always remember to wear undies if you go outside in your schmatta!

  65. gina says:

    I think she means really ugly sweatpants…I dont even own them, I very rarely even wear yoga pants. Its not that difficult to look put together & still be comfortable. Then again I dont even really ever take my shoes off until its time to get into bed most of the time. She must want to die if she sees people out & about wearing pajama bottoms, that totally makes me cringe.

  66. lisa says:

    did she say somewhere that she lived in sweats (awful name) before she met him and now wont? otherwise, i dont see how this has any bearing on the state of her relationship

    i live alone, i dont own any sweat pants, never will.

  67. Hakura says:

    I just don’t see why this whole thing is any different than any other fashion/clothing choice. Everyone does their own thing. Something dressy someone thinks looks amazing, I may find hideous. This isn’t any different.

    Same goes for all of us, about any kind of clothing. *shrug*

  68. phlyfiremama says:

    I guess I am the only person that feels like…she does absolutely nothing for me. I don’t dislike her; I could just care less about her, her “low cut caftan” (????), and her cleavage. Meh, at best.

    • B says:

      It’s interesting how you felt the need to post about just how little you supposedly care

  69. Prim says:

    I just asked my husband about this and he said “Why would you wear a pair of pants to sweat in them? Sounds revolting” He is English though.

  70. Tessa says:

    I hate when my BF wears those mesh basketball shorts. I’ve never asked him not to wear them, but if he were to catch on and stop, I wouldn’t mind. I think Christina just caught on that her husband doesn’t like sweats and found something he liked. Easy.

  71. HoustonGrl says:

    It’s what’s under the sweatpants that counts! I love sweatpants, but then again, I’m single :D

  72. Team Six says:

    She’s a lovely full figured girl (who apparently was offended being referred to as such which is kinda sad as that is exactly what she is!!!).

  73. Onyx XV says:

    Oh well, too bad for you & your level of comfort, little girl. Little do you know that you rule and he drools.

  74. Chris says:

    If she’d said she didn’t like wearing sweatpants and preferred being in a caftan – for the reasons many of you above say – that would be totally cool cos it’s all about comfort! Some ppl feel comfortable when they don’t have to worry how they look, some ppl feel comfortable having made an effort – it’s all good if it’s what you want! :)

    But her choice of words “I couldn’t do that to my husband” as if she feels it’s a duty to do this so it’s not an affront to his eyes … it’s a bit retrograde! Bad hygiene is one thing, but being comfortable in your own skin wearing whatever YOU want is another – your significant other should want you to be happy & relaxed in your leisure time, that’s all – in whatever way you prefer. And that goes both ways!