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We all love wearing sweatpants — period. What’s not to love? The soft coziness is seriously heaven-sent for lounging, especially in the fall and winter weather. The only issue is their wearability in the real world. You can totally wear sweats to run a quick errand or walk the dog, but when you’re hanging out with people or heading downtown, you’re probably going to change to something else.
The good news, however, is that sweats are starting to seriously show themselves as fashion staples too, thanks to new trends like athleisure that embrace coziness for its chic potential. That’s how joggers were born. There are so many sweatpants and joggers on the market now that not only feel soft like a cloud but look like a million bucks. From designer brands, to tie-dye, to athletic, to maternity, there’s a pair of sweats out there for everyone — and we’re ready to help you find it!
Best comfortable joggers: Athleta Balance Joggers
These joggers are made with Athleta’s softest fabric, which is called Plush Nirvana. The name basically says it all. Adding to the comfort factor are the adjustable drawstring waistband and the semi-fitted construction, the material made to “skim easily over the body.” Reviewers say these are the “softest, plushest joggers ever”!See it!
Best sweatpants on Amazon: PUMA Women’s Sweatpants
We doubt anyone would be surprised to find a brand like PUMA on this list, but you might be surprised to find these sweats are on Amazon — and on sale! These jersey sweats are soft and smooth, and instead of looking baggy or unkempt, they actually have a super flattering fit!See it!
Best Lululemon joggers: Align Joggers 28″
Lululemon’s Align collection is famous — it’s just that good. These joggers prove exactly why. Their sweat-wicking fabric is “buttery-soft and weightless,” not to mention breathable and super stretchy. The high-rise fit helps them look ready for the real world, and features like the hidden waistband pocket will keep you smiling every time you put these joggers on!See it!
Best tie-dye joggers: Zella Tie-Dye Joggers
New from Nordstrom-exclusive brand Zella, these tie-dye joggers are here to “energize your everyday look.” They come in black, blue and pink, each pair featuring white dye accents that look like light reflecting on water. Zella has never let us down in the athletic and loungewear departments before, and it looks like the brand isn’t looking to start now!See it!
Best workout joggers: The Gym People Joggers
These slick joggers are made of a skin-friendly fabric with four-way stretch, making them perfect for anything from morning runs to midnight yoga. The pockets are deep enough to hold your essential belongings while you’re out, and the tapered legs won’t hold you back when you’re slaying your workout!See it!
Best maternity joggers: Hatch Indoor Outdoor Jogger
These lightweight French terry joggers are perfect for anyone currently pregnant or recovering after giving birth. They’re especially lovely for anyone who’s had a C-section, since there’s minimal rubbing. They have a loose, easy fit, but they still taper just enough at the ankle to make them wearable both indoors and outdoors — as the name implies!See it!
Best designer sweatpants: Moschino Casual Pants
These Moschino pants are made of the softest sweatshirt fleece with a French terry lining. They feature logo embroidery at the hip, immediately elevating them, and have a tapered leg. When you’re wearing sweats like these, we don’t think anyone can deny their wearability. Plus, they’re on sale!See it!
Best dressy joggers: Avec Les Filles Faisa Faux Leather Joggers
Not every pair of joggers has to be made of fleece or terry. This faux-leather pair is made for a night out. Try these pants with booties or mules, tuck in a tank or turtleneck tee and you’re set. You could also try them with heels and a blazer. They’re going to open your wardrobe up to so many outfit possibilities!See it!
Best wide leg sweatpants: Icyzone Culottes
The tapered look of joggers is great, but wide leg silhouettes are also very in right now, especially in a culotte cut. These bottoms keep it easy with a raw hem, drawstring waist and loose fit, but they also keep things cute with a 3/4-length and pockets. These are amazing transitional pants for between seasons!See it!
Best slim sweatpants: Free People Sunny Skinny Sweatpants
Yes, skinny sweatpants are a thing, and yes, they’re as amazing as they sound. This Free People pair is made from a soft, washed-down knit, and over 250 reviewers have left their love for them on Nordstrom. They come in so many colors too!See it!
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