Guys always get pissed when you take a while to respond to that late “Netflix and chill?” text, but they really have no clue how much time and effort goes into the preparation on our end. All they have to do is throw on that “I’m about to hookup with a girl” groutfit. You know exactly which one I’m talking about. It always has a pack of gum and a Dasani in one pocket. Like, as if walking in with a water bottle in a sweatpants pocket is normal. And who even buys Dasani?
Of course, you don’t want to get too dressed up and look like a total hardo. It’s kind of like deciding whether you should wash your hair before going to the salon. Like, Renee, your bitchy hair stylist will probably judge you for showing up with greasy hair that vaguely smells like a bar, but why should you have to go to any trouble to do something she’s just going to undo? It’s the same goal with dressing for Netflix & Chill. Dress comfortably, but not “bingeing Say Yes to the Dress for four days” comfortably, because like, you probably won’t be wearing your clothes for that long. Here are a few tips.
1. Choose The Right Bra
Netflix & Chill is not the right time to whip out your fave lingerie set. Even if your lingerie was purposely chosen to make it seem like you’re not trying too hard, lingerie on a Netflix night is a waste of everyone’s time. Do you honestly want someone fumbling with your bra strap during 10 Things I Hate About You? (Is that a normal Netflix and Chill movie? I honestly don’t fucking know. I don’t Netflix and Chill frequently, I’m just writing this because I like to tell people what to do.) Go for something that’s a little nicer than what you’d normally wear while you’re chilling in your sweats, but that’s still pretty simple, like a basic lace bralette.
2. Be Smart About Your Leggings Selection
Obviously, you’re going to wear leggings or sweatpants because that’s pretty much all you wear anyway. Give your skintight Lululemons a day off and go for something with a bit more wiggle room that’s a soft, comfortable fabric instead of a material meant for working out. These leggings still have a flattering waistband without bordering on being Spanx.
3. Stay Basic With The Top
Don’t wear a fleece-lined hoodie or any kind of sweatshirt unless you live in literal Antarctica. Even the most G-rated Netflix & Chill sessions include a lot of body heat, and while I’m not trying to tap into the details of your sex life, I’m guessing that being sweaty and uncomfortable isn’t what you’re into. If it is, then I’m sure there is a place for you to explore that on Craigslist. Anyway, a loose fitting v-neck or literally any other shirt you want to wear will work.
4. Find Flattering Sweatpants
Flattering sweatpants do exist, I swear. Take it from someone who has like a pretty chronically flat ass: If you play your cards right, sweatpants can work like a VS Bombshell bra for your butt. Slim jogger pants are like a cross between your coziest baggy joggers and your favorite leggings, except they’ll make your butt look awesome.
5. Don’t Be Weird About Your Socks
I know socks are at the bottom of your priority list, especially when you’re Netflix & Chilling and probably not leaving the house or putting on shoes, but if you’re the kind of person who always has to wear socks (aka weird), it’s something you need to think about. You can’t just be hanging out in your aloe-lined fuzzy socks from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I don’t care if you think that the slipper sock things you’re obsessed with make you look adorable, you’ve got to skip them for this one night. There’s nothing creepier than having to pause what you’re doing to take your socks off. This is just a bigger deal during Netflix & Chill because you obviously got dressed like 10 minutes before he came over. Just get a pedicure, or like keep a pedicure kit on deck for these kinds of times.