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Sorry, sweatpants! Eva Mendes is a skirt enthusiast

Since she isn't wearing sweatpants, Eva Mendes says skirts are her typical uniform

Eva Mendes' at-home uniform isn't sweatpants, it's something much more traditionally feminine.

Sorry, guys, it isn't lingerie either.

The "Hitch" alum, who made digital tidal waves last week when she joked with Extra that sweatpants are the "number one cause of divorce in America," revealed that when she's at home with her man, Ryan Gosling, and their new daughter, Esmeralda, you can probably find her in a skirt. Or maybe some soft pants.

But let's go back to sweatpants-gate for a sec. The actress' comments quickly went viral when she shut down the loungewear for ladies across the country who are trying to keep their men. Then Mendes acknowledged the debate on Instagram, and Gosling defended his lady love on Twitter.

"Dear favorite pair of sweatpants," she wrote, posting a snapshot of some comfy joggers on Instagram. "I was just kidding when I said you're the #1 cause of divorce. Everyone knows that orange crocs are the #1 cause of divorce. Either way it was a bad joke and feel terrible if you or anyone thought I was serious. Thanks for understanding sweatpants. Sorry orange crocs."

"Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter," Gosling tweeted, adding, "Word to the wise. Don't joke about sweatpants or North Korea. Real hot button issues. Trust me."

The 41-year-old has rocked the oh-so-comfy bottoms in the past, but she revealed in a Who What Wear story published on Monday that her go-to wardrobe staples are skirts, soft pants and easy floral-print dresses.

"It's not unrealistic to see me in an outfit like this at home," Mendes said the launch of her latest New York & Company collection, pointing to her skirt. "Just without the belt and the shoes. I'd wear this with a loose tee or a tank top."

"I love a soft pant, so I make sure they're included in every collection," she added. "But if you see me in jeans it's probably because all my skirts are at the dry cleaners or just dirty. I mean, I think jeans are really uncomfortable actually — aren't they? They're so restrictive! I always prefer a boyfriend jean, but I find those to be restrictive, too!"

The "super feminine" dresser also said that she is "the girl who gets ready really, really quickly."

"It's not something I'm incredibly proud of! I wish I was really calm and poised and — for lack of a better word — Zen, but I'm not!"

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