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The 18 Best Sweatpants for Women, Because Comfy Is *Still* Our Uniform

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Ah, sweatpants: reigning queen of loungewearstreet-style staple and shining star of our WFH uniforms. The best sweatpants for women can be worn 24/7, from slumber to shopping and everything else in between, all while helping us look amazingly stylish while doing it. Not only that, but they go with almost all of the other key players in your closet. Chunky sneakers and an oversized tee? Puffer coat and boots? Bodysuit and heels? Yes, yes and—wait for it—yes.

So it’s safe to say our sweatpants collection is…expansive, with everything from fuzzy sherpa joggers to neutral-toned sweats in the mix. And thankfully, with fan-favorite activewear brands (think: lululemonAlo YogaZella and Vuori) offering a myriad of styles and materials to choose from, we’ve had no shortage of options to add to our rotation.

Since it is our firm belief that you can never have too many pairs, we dug up 18 of the best sweatpants for women that are every bit as comfy as they are stylish. (P.S. They make wonderful gifts for your friends.)

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Best Sweatpants for Women in 2022 at a Glance:

1. Spanx AirEssentials Wide Leg Pant

Best Overall

ICYMI: These machine-washable wide leg sweats made it onto Oprah's "favorite things" list this year because they feel as smooth and light as butter (shoutout to the modal, polyester and elastane fabric). Buyers can't stop talking about how versatile they are. "These pants are amazing! The fit is right on," one reviewer on Spanx raves. "It was a pleasure to wear them alone or with the matching half-zip top. The fabric is wonderfully soft and drapes very well. [They also] made me look taller and thinner."

Size range: XS to XXXL (in small, petite and tall)

2. lululemon Scuba Jogger

Best High-Waisted Sweatspants

The kind of sweatpants you'll find yourself reaching for every day, these joggers are made from a soft, breathable, cotton blend fabric and feature a high-rise waist and relaxed, roomy legs for even less restriction. (You know, for when you decide to throw an impromptu dance party for one.)

Size range: 0 to 20

3. Alo Yoga Accolade Sweatpant

Best Straight Leg Sweatpants

Made from a super soft-brushed French terry material that's seriously cozy to snuggle up in, you're never going to want to take these bad boys off. The straight-leg silhouette offers more than enough wiggle room so you can lounge in peak comfort, and they come in several neutral hues—in addition to the vibrant Kelly green—allowing you to mix and match them with your other fave basics.

Size range: XXS to 2XL

4. Richer Or Poorer Classic Sweatpant

Best Eco-Friendly Sweatpants

Yes, the pretty array of hues makes these classic sweats easy on the eyes, but most importantly they're constructed from a recycled fleece that saves approximately 40 plastic bottles from landfills. Lounging in style and reducing our plastic waste? Sounds like a win to us.

Size range: XS to XL

5. Girlfriend Collective Reset Jogger

Best Size Range

Crafted with a heavyweight fabric that is fantastic at keeping frostbite at bay during those early morning jogs, we'll be wearing these toasty joggers on long road trips, to brisk hikes and everything else in between in the coming months.

Size range: XXS to 6XL

6. Outdoor Voices Rectrek Zip-Off Pant

Best Zip-Off Sweatpants

Ideal for those mornings that start off brisk and cool, but slowly climb to warmer temps as the day progresses, these zip-off pants from Outdoor Voices are versatile (featuring a zip-off section that allows you to transform them from pants to capris and shorts), colorful and comfortable as heck, according to buyers. "I love these for backpacking and climbing. They are so cute, breathable and durable," one reviewer on Outdoor Voices explains. "The shorts by themselves are so nice too. I love being able to quickly switch to shorts or capris if I get too warm or need to cross a stream."

Size range: XXS to XXXL

7. Skims Cozy Knit Joggers

Best Sherpa Sweatpants

These are basically like wearing a pillowy cloud on your legs thanks to the ultra-snuggly sherpa they're made with—perfect for Zoom meetings, lazy Sunday Netflix binges and quick runs to the bodega to stock up on snacks. And if you really want to max out the cozy factor, snag any of Skims' matching pieces (they have everything from crop tops and tanks to robes and pullovers) for a head-to-toe teddy bear look and feel.

Size range: XXS/XS to 4X/5X

8. Good American Thermal Boyfriend Sweatpants

Best Adjustable Waist Sweatpants

These feature a high waist, but you don't have to wear them that way. In fact, Good American's Thermal Boyfriend sweatpants offer a baggy fit so that you can wear them at any rise you prefer. One buyer also shares, "Pants are very cute and comfy," to boot.

Size range: XS to 5XL

9. Champion Reverse Weave Boyfriend Sweatpant

Best Boyfriend Sweatpants

Super soft reverse weave cotton and reverse weave fabric make these perfect for walking the dog and sitting on the couch. And if your partner is begging you to stop stealing his sweats, these offer a slouchy boyfriend fit throughout the leg that'll (almost) feel just like his.

Size range: XS to 2XL

10. Vuori Pocket Performance Jogger

Best Performance Sweatpants

This pair of sweats made of recycled polyester and elastane are perf for staying comfy all day while you WFH—but their slimmer fit is also ideal for your pre-or post-work gym sesh or daily walks around the block. But don't just take our word for it: "[They're] super comfy, almost feels like silk, and perfect for elevating your loungewear, but I personally love [wearing them] out [the house]."

Size range: XS to XXL

11. Zella Peaceful Slim Joggers

Best Sweatpants with Pockets

The deep front pockets offer plenty of room to hold your keys, phone, extra cash or to keep your hands nice and warm during those brisk morning walks. Plus, these minimalist sweats will go with practically everything in your closet, and they're machine washable, thanks to their Tencel lyocell, polyester and spandex blend.

Size range: XXS to XXL

12. Cinq À Sept Giles Cargo Jogger

Best Cargo Sweatpants

If you have dinner plans but really don't want to take your loungewear off, these make the perfect transitional piece. Their subtle satin twill fabric sheen gives them a more sophisticated vibe that pairs well with anything, and the elastic waist which offers a slim fit takes them to the next level.

Size range: XXS to XL

13. Bobi Black Sleek Textured Pant

Best Satin Sweatpants

The textured satin legs and the extra wide waistband make these cute and cozy for running errands or grabbing coffee with your friends.

Size range: XS to XL

14. Varley Alice 2.0 Sweatpant

Best Ribbed Sweatpants

Who says ribbed material should only be reserved for leggings and sports bras? These jogger-style pants are making the case for wearing the fabric from head to toe. More impressively, they have an elastic waistband with a drawstring closure, so you can get the fit right.

Size range: XS to L

15. Out From Under Kya Fleece Jogger Pant

Best Cotton-Blend Sweatpants

Made of a gloriously soft fleece cotton-blend material, these have all of the laid-back comforts of your snuggliest pair of pajamas except no one will look at you strangely if you wear them out of the house. The elastic cuffs will also keep your ankles warm.

Size range: XS to XXXL

16. Pangaia 365 Signature Track Pants Core

Best Sustainably Sourced Sweatpants

Not only are these sweats environmentally-friendly, but they're also made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled materials (a fact you can read on the upper right thigh of each gender-neutral pair). Plus, they're more heavyweight than some of the other picks on this list, so you can enjoy wearing them through the winter.

Size range: XXS to XXL

17. Donni Sweater Flare Sweatpant

Best Cropped Flared Sweatpants

The rayon, polyester and spandex material feels like a sweater and lets your ankles breathe. Oh, and did we mention the drawstring has pearl details and is still machine-washable? What more could you ask for?

Size range: XS to XXXL

18. Loft Lou & Grey Signature Soft Sweatpants

Best Celeb-Loved Sweatpants

Look, even Selena Gomez is a fan of these super-soft sweats and we can see why. They're soft as a baby's bum with a straight-leg fit that provides *just* the right amount of wiggle room, comes in a rainbow of colors. That's one way to make your Netflix binge feel a little cooler, right?

Size range: XXS to XXL


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