Going to the Met Gala this year? No? Neither are we. But don't feel too bad about it. While we're sitting on our couches, drinking wine, eating macarons and live-tweeting the event in our pjs, the "lucky" ladies in attendance will be wearing dresses that are being compared to weighted vests.
But fear not, fashionistas! Vogue has come up with the perfect solution for you. And that solution comes in the form of extreme exercise -- pretty much every single day from now until the gala on May 5.
That's right, the glossy has gone ahead and shared their strategies on how to prepare your body for the seemingly emotionally and physically draining event. As they put it, the elaborate gowns "require a toned arm (slender but not too muscular, or it will throw off the whole look), a beautiful back (imperative for strapless or sweetheart necklines) and proper posture (slumping in a dress that took months to make just feels wrong)."
So how do they suggest you achieve this dress greatness? Tips include (but are not limited to) doing cardio every single day, engaging your abs at all times, and even beating the crap out of your floor using heavy, weighted ropes. “Attack the floor with them like the floor’s your worst enemy. You can vent your frustrations while combating upper arm jiggle and cinching and tightening your waist,” said celebrity trainer David Kirsch.
Look, we're the first to admit that beauty is pain, and we're all about a healthy workout routine. But we have a few questions, like:
How heavy could the dresses actually be?
Is there really an exact correct ratio of arm to dress?
Can Vogue replace our hardwood floors after we ruin them?
By engaging our abs at all times, do you mean sleeping too? That seems difficult.
We'll have to wait until the gala to see if the ladies have taken this advice to heart, but something tells us they're going to look pretty great no matter what.