The 16 Best Sweatpants for Women, Because Comfy Is *Still* Our Uniform

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Ah, sweatpants: the reigning queen of loungewear, a total street-style staple and the shining star of our WFH uniforms. The best sweatpants for women can be worn 24/7, from slumber to shopping and for everything in between. They also go with almost all of the other key players in your capsule closet. Chunky sneakers and an oversized tee? Puffer coat and boots? Bodysuit and heels? Yes, yes and yes.

So it’s safe to say our sweatpants collection is…expansive, with everything from an Oprah-approved wide-leg style to bright pink pants 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 16 of the best sweatpants for women that are every bit as comfy as they are stylish.

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1. Spanx AirEssentials Leg Pants

Best Overall

  • Size range: XS to XXXL

ICYMI: These machine-washable wide-leg sweats made it onto Oprah's "favorite things" list in 2022 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."

2. lululemon Scuba Joggers

Best High-Waisted Sweatspants

  • Size range: 0 to 20

The kind of sweatpants you've been dreaming of, 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.)

3. Nike Sportswear Phoenix Sweatpants

Best Every Day Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to 2XL

You'll wear these soft cotton and polyester fleece sweats on repeat for several reasons. For one, they have extra legroom, so you'll swoon over their relaxed fit. On top of that, they have a taller ribbed waistline that fits snugly and stays in place, per reviewers that also say they would wear them every day if they could. We're not judging if that ends up happening.

4. Alo Yoga Accolade Sweatpants

Best Straight Leg Sweatpants

  • Size range: XXS to 2XL

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 allowing you to mix and match them with your other fave basics.

5. Richer Or Poorer Classic Sweatpants

Best Eco-Friendly Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to XL

Yes, the pretty array of colors 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.

6. Girlfriend Collective Reset Joggers

Best Size Range

  • Size range: XXS to L

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.

7. Outdoor Voices Rectrek Zip-Off Pants

Best Zip-Off Sweatpants

  • Size range: XXS to XXXL

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."

8. Skims Cozy Knit Joggers

Best Sherpa Sweatpants

  • Size range: 2X/3X to 4X/5X

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 to pullovers) for a head-to-toe teddy bear look and feel.

9. Champion Boyfriend Sweatpants

Best Boyfriend Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to 2XL

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.

10. Vuori Pocket Performance Joggers

Best Performance Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to XL

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. One reviewer shares, "[They're] super comfy, almost feels like silk, and perfect for elevating your loungewear, but I personally love [wearing them] out [the house]."

11. Zella Peaceful Slim Joggers

Best Sweatpants with Pockets

  • Size range: XXS to XXL

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 chilly 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.

12. Cinq À Sept Giles Cargo Joggers

Best Cargo Sweatpants

  • Size range: XXS to XL

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.

13. Bobi Black Sleek Textured Pants

Best Satin Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to L

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

14. Pangaia 365 Signature Track Pants

Best Sustainably Sourced Sweatpants

  • Size range: XXS to XXL

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.

15. Donni Sweater Sweatpants

Best Cropped Flared Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to XXXL

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?

16. Loft Lou & Grey Signature Sweatpants

Best Celeb-Loved Sweatpants

  • Size range: XS to XXL

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

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