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18 Cozy Sweatpants Cut Editors Swear By

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I’m currently hunkered down in my apartment bracing myself for a winter storm, so it brings me great joy to be writing about my favorite cozy sweatpants (yes, I’m wearing a pair right now). If you can relate and love a good elastic waistband, read on to shop the best sweatpants for women that are also editor-approved from brands like Alo Yoga and Reformation. Plus top-rated options from Amazon and Girlfriend Collective, and several stylish options from Good American and Everlane.

Our Top Picks

Photo: Hanna Flanagan

Available in sizes XXS-XXL.

The Alo Accolades might just be my new favorite sweatpants. The baggy fit makes comfortable enough for all-day lounging, but the cinched elastic waistband makes them flattering enough to wear out and about. I’m five-foot-eight and have long legs, so it’s rare that size small sweatpants are the right length on me, but these pass the test (and don’t ride up throughout the day). I can even roll down the waistband for a more relaxed look without them being too short! The classic heather grey is perfect, but the Accolades are also available in several other neutral colors and a limited-edition bright green. I suggest wearing these in the fall and winter months, as they’re supersoft to the touch and a bit too cozy for summer.

Photo: Hanna Flanagan

Available in sizes XS-XL.

If you’re looking for a more elevated pair of sweats that can be worn to brunch with sneakers and a tank, you’ll love this wide-leg pair from Reformation. Since they’re not cinched at the ankles, these sweatpants go beyond the bounds of traditional loungewear and can be styled more like jeans or trousers if necessary. The medium-weight fleece fabric (made from 100 percent organic cotton) is super-versatile and ideal for year-round wear.

Photo: Hanna Flanagan

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Sustainably made from recycled materials, these sweatpants are warm and supremely soft. They feature a straight, slim fit that people who aren’t into the bulky-sweatpants look will appreciate. I’ve gotten so much wear out of mine over the years even though they’re a little bit short — size up if you’re tall or prefer a more oversize fit. The army-green pair I have are no longer available, but you can still shop these turquoise ones, as well as navy blue, heather grey, dusty rose, and brown colorways.

Photo: Hanna Flanagan

Available in sizes XS-XL.

The softest of the supersoft sweats, these jogger-style sweatpants are the newest addition to my Sunday-morning uniform. They feature a thin elastic waistband that never feels too snug, plus they’re made from breathable and ultralightweight cotton that feels so cozy but not too hot. If the gold-heart detail isn’t your style, SPRWMN also makes plain straight-leg sweatpants and a fleece pair that’s embroidered with their brand logo.

Photo: Hanna Flanagan

Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Pangaia’s tiny branding makes these sweats instantly recognizable, and the vibrant purple color makes them stand out in my loungewear drawer. They’re made from a heavy-weight blend of organic and recycled cotton that feels durable and built to last — I’ve had mine for almost two years and they’ve still never lost their shape. I also own the matching hoodie and would definitely recommend it.

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Good American is known for denim that is decently priced and flattering on a wide range of body types, but did you know the Khloé Kardashian–founded brand also makes really good athleisure? Cut editors love this wide-leg pair because it has the fit of a trouser with the comfort of a sweatpant.

Available in XXS-4XL.

We are just as surprised as you that there are not one but two Kar-Jenner brands on this list. But trust us when we say that Kylie Jenner’s new venture Khy also makes sweatpants that feature a flattering, trouser-like fit. If you prefer a more tailored look, opt for these straight-leg ones over the Good American wide-leg pair. Senior social editor Sasha Mutchnik convinced a bunch of skeptics (a.k.a. the whole Cut Style team) that they are indeed worth the investment.

More Options:

The Best Sporty Sweatpants

Available in sizes XS–XXL.

It doesn’t get any more classic than Champion. The roomy fit allows you to dress them up or down.

Available in sizes XXS–XXL.

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

Available in sizes S–3X.

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.

The Best Stylish Sweatpants

Available in sizes XXL-XL.

Made from a blend of cozy, responsibly sourced wool and stretchy nylon, these Everlane sweatpants are comfortable and durable. Plus the slouchy straight-leg silhouette makes them easy to dress up with ballet flats or down with sneakers.

Available in sizes XS–L.

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

The Supersoft Sweatpants

Available in sizes 1X–4X.

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

Available in sizes XXS–2X.

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.

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Available in sizes XXS–XL.

Girlfriend Collective makes activewear in super fun colors out of recycled materials. A win-win!

Available in sizes XS-XL.

If you love Levi’s denim, you have to try its loungewear.

The Best Statement Sweatpants

Available in sizes XS–L.

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

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.

18 Cozy Sweatpants Cut Editors Swear By