The 25 Best Sweatpants for Women

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Back in March, it became clear that there are two types of pants in this world: hard pants and soft pants — and some people vowed never to wear the former again. Sales for sweatpants surged at the start of the pandemic. In the first full workweek under quarantine, site traffic and sales conversions rates reportedly doubled for the small direct-to-consumer brand Entireworld, which was later featured in a Times magazine cover story titled “Sweatpants Forever.” Now, all these months later, consumers have likely gotten used to being comfortable and are looking for a fresh new pair to keep things interesting. Brands have had enough time to meet this new demand, and there are styles out there for every type of person and occasion. Fashion designer Norma Kamali even plans to get married in a pair. Below, 23 of the best options to wear on your couch, or down the aisle.

The Classics

It’s pretty hard to beat this price. Just think of how good it’ll feel when people mistake these for a much more expensive designer pair.
Available in sizes S–XXL.

It doesn’t get any more classic than Champion.
Available in sizes XS–XXL.

Not only are these pants comfortable, they’re also made of sustainable materials: a lightweight blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester.
Available in sizes 1X–3X.

Possibly the only pants more comfortable than Eileen Fisher’s new sleepwear.
Available in sizes 1X–3X.

The New Classics

Everlane’s new sweats are made of a lightweight French terry jogger and come in a seasonal apple cider color.
Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

The Outdoor Voices CloudKnit material really does live up to its name.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

The thick waistband on these Universal Standard pants is simultaneously flattering and super comfortable.
Available in sizes 4XS–4XL.

The Super, Super Soft Sweats

Cashmere sweats aren’t cheap, but these might be within “treat yourself” range. They’d also make a great gift.
Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

If you don’t want to splurge on cashmere, these Lou & Grey pants are just as soft — and you can throw them in the dryer.
Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Hurry, J.W. Anderson’s Uniqlo collaborations go fast.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

The Instagram Favorites

Was 2020 the year Entireworld took over the entire world? Because it feels like it — on Instagram, at least.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

Girlfriend Collective makes activewear in super fun colors out of recycled materials. A win-win!
Available in sizes XXS–XL.

Leset is a celebrity favorite, beloved by everyone from Selena Gomez to Emily Ratajkowski.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

The irony of Pangaia’s tiny branding is that it makes these sweats instantly recognizable.
Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

If you want something that feels a little different, try Mate’s comfy thermal material.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

The Statement Sweats

If you really want to have an advanced pandemic wardrobe, pair your cloud sweatsuit with a matching Phlemuns face mask.
Available for pre-order in sizes XS-XXL.

Juicy Couture style but for cool Manhattan-Amagansett moms (and everyone else). You could wear these to a (solo) holiday party.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

This brand was started by two people quarantining in North Carolina during the pandemic, so they get it.
Available in sizes S–XXXL.

These pants from the Spanish brand Paloma Wool are selling out super fast, but you might be able to find more sizes in different colors.
Available in sizes S–M.

A classic look, but cut up and pieced back together again. Kendall Jenner is a fan.
Available in size 4X.

The Non-Sweats Sweats

The fashion-person’s sweat pant.
Available in sizes 2-5.

These light down Montbell pants are ideal for outdoor dining in the winter months. And they’ll match your Montbell fanny pack!
Available in sizes S–XL.

The Designer Splurges

Choose your fighter. Lucy is a “mood,” as they say.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

Sweatpants stylish enough to get married in!
Available in sizes XS–M.

Look, we’re going to be here for a while. If you want to splurge on some really nice cashmere sweatpants, no one’s going to stop you!
Available in sizes IT34–IT50.

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The 25 Best Sweatpants for Women