25 Sweatpants If You’re Not A Fan of Hard Pants

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After two years and several months, I’m happy to report that sweatpants are still the star of the pant show. I might not be lounging at home 24/7, but as soon as I step inside my apartment, they are the main characters of any show I am watching. If you can relate and love a good elastic waistband, I’ve rounded up the best sweatpants below.

The Classics

Hanes EcoSmart Non-Pocket Sweatpant
From $12
From $12

It’s hard to beat this price. Just think of how good it’ll feel when people mistake these for a much more expensive designer pair. Plus the cinched cuffs and waist give it a tailored look.
Available in sizes S–3X.

Your new go-to black bell-bottom sweats. The drawstring makes all the difference.
Available in sizes 1X–3X.

Champion Boyfriend Sweatpants
From $50
From $50

It doesn’t get any more classic than Champion. The roomy fit allows you to dress them up or down.
Available in sizes XS–XXL.

This classic pair is showing up on runways like Balenciaga’s. So why not buy the $70 version?

The New Classics

Everlane knew what it was doing when it designed these joggers. While the pants are a bit pricier than the Hanes and Champion ones, they are just as comfortable and reliable. Plus the drawstring and cinched cuffs make it look tailored.

Available in sizes XXS–XXXL.

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

Pangaia’s tiny branding makes these sweats instantly recognizable.
Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

I adore my pair of Levi’s Red Tab Sweatpants. If you love Levi’s denim, you have to try its loungewear.

Available in sizes XS–XXL.

A pair of cotton-fleece sweatpants that are roomy enough to throw on over leggings in the colder months.

Available in sizes XS–L.

The Super, Supersoft Sweats

Best worn while lounging around the house all weekend. The colors are what stand out here.
Available in sizes XXS–XL.

Cashmere sweats aren’t cheap, but these might be within the “treat yourself” range. They’d also make a great gift.
Available in sizes XXS–3X.

Who said extremely soft sweatpants needed to be expensive? The fabric is thin and comfy.

Available in sizes 1X–4X.

Bleusalt has mastered the chic but comfortable sweatpant. Bianca Nieves, our shopping editor, always wears hers when traveling. It provides the comfort of a legging without the restriction.

Available in sizes XXS–2X.

The Instagram Favorites

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.

Not sure which I love more: Kotn’s sweatpants or Kotn’s socks? All I know is that when worn together, you’ve reached peak cozy.

Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Are we really shocked that Lululemon’s joggers are as good as its leggings? The thick waistband makes you feel supported even though you are wearing sweatpants.

Available in sizes 0–20.

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.

These sweatpants are handcrafted in Los Angeles and are available in an array of fun colors, like these tie-dyed ones.

Available in sizes XS–L.

I feel like Harry Styles would approve of these track pants, especially if worn with a pair of Adidas Sambas.

Available in sizes XS–L.

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.

Joggers? Jeans? No, jeggings.

Available in sizes XXS–XL.

The Designer Splurges

Who doesn’t love a good Row sale? These are the most luxurious sweats you will own.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

These designer pants aren’t made for lounging, but we had to include them because, well, look at them.

Available in sizes S–L.

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25 Sweatpants If You’re Not A Fan of Hard Pants