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07/15/2013 03:33 pm ET

It's OK To Wear Sweatpants... Sometimes (GIFS)

Let's face it: Sometimes, despite our best intentions, sweatpants are the only solution. Whether or not you're feeling camera-ready, there is a time and a place for the so-called sloppy garment.

If you find yourself in sweatpants, we forgive you... but only in these cases:

When you're sleeping.

Or you got dumped.

When you're working out.

elle macpherson

Elle Macpherson knows what's up.

Or for maximum movement.

When you need to do laundry.

Bonus points for a butt billboard.

When you're hungover.

When it's Halloween and you're dressed up as Sporty Spice.

sporty spice

Note: This may be the best reason to dress up as Sporty Spice for Halloween.

When you have your period.

When you're on an airplane.

jessica alba

Jessica Alba knows it's the only way to get through airport security quickly.

When you're going to court...

amanda bynes

...if you're Amanda Bynes.

When they're designer.

alex wang

These are T by Alexander Wang and retail for $195.

Or match your outfit.

juicy couture

Haven't you heard? Juicy Couture's on the upswing.

When you've gained weight.

If you're going for the harem/drop-crotch look.

jennifer lopez

Just try not to look like a genie.

When you're just running out to get milk or something and you hope no one sees you.

pink

Somehow, we always run into our exes when we do this.

Try these off-duty styles instead:

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