Pause for a qualification on what I consider "pants"
Pants: anything that squeezes too tight, loosens up considerably throughout the day, causes you to constantly check to make sure your underwear/butt aren't hanging out for the world to see, or generally causes you discomfort throughout the day.
note* yoga pants do not fall into this category.
return for argument on why pants are stupid
(written like a 3rd grade essay)
I do not like to wear pants and I am going to tell you three reasons why. They are uncomfortable, skirts are cooler, and yoga pants give you confidence.
First, pants are uncomfortable. Many pairs of jeans equate to adjusting and tugging and pulling alllllll day long. All anyone wants to do at the end of the day is change out of their pants, anyway.
Secondly, skirts are much more awesome-er. They instantly dress up a day without even trying and you don't have to worry about that pesky belly pooch. win/win.
Finally, yoga pants are fantastic enough to give you that "curve hugging" look everyone struggles to find (without the attached love handles of course) but also allow you to bend down and hug small children (or steal their candy) when occasion demands it.
In conclusion, I think the world should stop requiring pants. There are plenty of other options out there that should be a good enough substitute.