The hellscape that is 2020 *does* have some silver linings. When you WFH, you can say “WTF”...and not shower today. Or maybe, just maybe, shower, do your hair gorgeously, and look absolutely stunning up top...but party down below in your sweatpants. Ah, Zoom life: you’re not allllll bad!
SwearBy’s discriminating editors have applied their eagle eyes to the world of sweatpants; these cozy bottoms will have you ready for long-haul days of virtual meetings...and even longer-haul nights of de-stressing with your binged show of choice on the couch. (I personally can’t recommend Ted Lasso more, BTW. And I think he’s very pro-sweatpants.)
Richer Poorer Women's Terry Wide Leg Pant
This brand’s name makes me think you’ll love their wares in sickness and in health, for the rest of your life. Which is how Christie Calucchia feels about these French Terry pants. “When I saw my favorite loungewear brand, Richer Poorer, released cropped, flowing sweatpants in the same silhouette as my favorite dress pants, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pair,” she says. “Now, the loose-fitting sweats with a drawstring waist are my go-to for wearing around the house. They’re super cozy, and they stand out from classic joggers or leggings.” I think they’d look fabulous on a trip to Paris… or, curled up watching Emily in Paris on Netflix.
Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Sweatpants
“It’s a product that lives up to its name: Outdoor Voices’ CloudKnit sweatpants really are as soft as a cloud,” says Nina Huang. “Not only are they the comfiest joggers I’ve ever owned, but they’re also moisture wicking so that I have no issues wearing them on those awkwardly warm days between summer and fall.” They’re also a fave of Stacey Stewart. “These are the softest sweatpants ever! I love lounging in them, but they’re also great as a layer on top of leggings.” Winter 2020: you’re going to be a slog, but we’re ready for you.
Monrow Supersoft Vintage Sweats
If I could ever find the perfectly preserved, 1970s sweats of my dreams, they might look something like these. “I love the Monrow brand,” says Laura Dowling. “I live in sweats at my house and am really picky when it comes to the look and feel. Monrow is great quality crossed with style.”
Adidas Womens Essentials 3-Stripes Pants
True classics never die. So it’s no wonder Adidas’ 3-Stripes Pants keep circling the block, looking as young and preppy as ever. “No other pair of sweatpants have earned a rightful place in my wardrobe other than these ultra-soft sweatpants from Adidas,” says Maya Gandara. “I am always reaching for them, whether for lounging around my apartment, or wearing out on a cool fall night. I can’t recommend them enough!” We love that the stripes subtly elongate the leg—always a plus.
Aerie Fleece Jogger
If Princess Diana were reincarnated in sweatpant form, I think she’d look something like these beauties: classically beautiful in a powder pink. They are also, raves longtime fan Liz Deadrick, “So! Damn! Soft!” She says. “I’ve been living in these for over a year now and will never consider another pair of sweatpants again. Aerie always gets it right—on quality, comfort, style, everything.” Did I mention they’re just $40? *Adds to shopping cart*
Hi! [Insert waving blonde emoji here] I'm a Colorado-based freelance writer, and I'm Niles Crane-level picky about everyyyyything.