What’s the #1 criteria for soft pants? It’s a high waist. And not a high cinched in waist à la Bridgerton style but a waist that gently holds you.

I first heard about the held waist from one of my favourite podcasts, CYG (Call Your Girlfriend) with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. Through the pandemic, they’ve lightheartedly joked about living in soft pants and never going back…to hard pants.

Aminatou’s #1 criteria for soft pants is a held waist. She says before Covid, sweats used to be sweats and now, there are different types of sweats. Ann says she’s crossed the line between loungewear and workwear when it comes to her soft pants.

What is your #1 criteria? Do you think you’ll ever go back to wearing hard pants? Or zippered pants?

I have been wearing my Lynne bamboo leggings almost every day since this pandemic started, and even more so now during the cold winter months. I have 3 pair so I rotate between them. They are machine wash in cold water and hang to dry. Bamboo does take longer to dry so I need a good 24 hours before I can wear them again.

The highest compliment for me as a designer is when customers buy multiples. Many of you have done just that. Typically, the first pair are purchased and then you love how comfy and cozy they are and never want to take them off. Yet, they look nice enough to wear to work even if it’s from home. Not your typical sweatpants. And, the held waist keeps the bits & bobs tucked in but not in an uncomfortable way. It’s a smooth and slimming look.

Heidi in the High-waisted Joan Trousers, Photos by Anna Epp Photography

Heidi in the high-waisted Joan trousers, Photos by Anna Epp Photography

One customer, Mariette, bought a 2nd pair right on the spot after giving the 1st pair a try during a front porch delivery. Another customer, Eleanor, recently purchased her 4th pair of Lynne pants. That’s a record! Plus, she has 2 pair of Joan trousers. These are her words, “I really like the look of the Lynne pant on. It’s very difficult for me to find pants that come up high on the waist (over my tummy). I’ve had compliments and I think they make me look slimmer. The 4 pairs are all for me. Might as well stock up while I can.”

I’m almost out of the Lynne and Joan pants for this Winter 2021 season. I have Size 1(XS-S) and Size 4 (XL) left in the Lynne. In the Joan, I have one Size 1(S), one Size 4(XL-1X) and Size 5(2X-3X). FYI, the Joan is a much looser fit than the Lynne. Customers often go down a size in the Joan. If I have your size, take advantage of the 50% off price. You’ll be comfy and cozy until Spring, and you’ll be all set for Winter 2022.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it might be a great way to treat yourself.

I could use some self-love

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, Happy Valentine’s Day this weekend! Fill your day up with self-love and care.

Until next time,

~ Colleen

Colleen Kanna, Photo by Anna Epp Photography

I’m a recovering Chartered Accountant and Breast Cancer Champion turned Fashion Designer. My COKANNA Canadian-made bamboo clothing is all about comfort and style. Giving back to the community is important to me so I support Rethink Breast Cancer‘s metastatic breast cancer education, support, and advocacy work.