TRAVELING PANTS

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Traveling pants are pants that ‘magically’ fit four different teenage girls with completely different body types. This is from the novel Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, which was later made into a movie. The pants that I am referring to as my own traveling pants is a pair of black pants from Wet Seal, given to me by a friend because she did not like the color of the pants (it was brand new and just purchased). She had a bad habit of bulk buying things without trying them on and then if she decided she didn’t like something she would just throw it in her closet and forget about it. I thought it is always good to have a pair of black pants, they pretty much go with anything. Little did I know that these pants had a special quality, it fits my mother and sister just as well as it fits myself. The three of us are pretty much the same height, but our shapes are completely different. My mother and I are similarly shaped but she happens to be a little more ‘hippier’ than me and usually wears two or three sizes larger than me. My sister has been blessed with a lot more curves than me and does not wear the same size pants as me, not including sweatpants. When my mother was looking for pants to match a beautiful top she was wearing and couldn’t find anything in her closet to match right, I simply stated that it sucks we aren’t the same size or I’d let her borrow my pants. Too tired of having to keep trying to find the right pants to match her top, she jokingly mentioned that I should let her try the pants. Well that is exactly what I did and to both of our surprise they fit, and well too. My sister saw and decided to try them on as well. Of course I told her that the pants wouldn’t fit, but for the second time that day I was wrong. The pants fit my sister and we were all talking about how these pants are amazing and that my friend had no idea of what she gave up.