I Promise Sweatpants Can Be Stylish—22 Cozy Pairs That Will Prove It to You

While I've been eagerly taking notes on the latest trends coming down both the fall and current spring runways, there's one "non-fashion" item I'll always have space in my wardrobe for: sweatpants. And yes, I've heard all the fashion quotes about them being a sign of giving up or sartorial defeat, but that doesn't concern me. Every fall, they'll always be an integral part of my everyday wardrobe. Since comfort has been a priority on many brands' minds since 2020, there are a lot more stylish options on the market than in years prior. Miu Miu even put zip-up sweatshirts on the runway this year, so I don't think fashion sweatpants are a far reach. 

With that in mind, I took it upon myself to share in the cozy wealth and find the best sweatpants that meet Who What Wear's comfort and style standards. Whether you're in the market for travel sweats, sleep sweats, or just a pair to run errands in, the picks below will offer a loungewear refresh. Keep scrolling to shop all the chic variations of fleece, cotton, and cashmere to fill your wardrobe with this season.

Based on Net-a-Porter's styling, these aren't reserved for lounging. They're cropped and have a slight wide-leg fit, so they differ from traditional sweatpants in the sense that they can be worn similarly to jeans or trousers. Made from 100% cotton, they're also comfortable enough to wear year-round.

Gap's CashSoft products are meant to mimic the comfort of cashmere at a more affordable price point. And according to reviewers, it's a worthy purchase. Many wrote that these pants are a "must-have," and "crazy comfortable."

An easy way to make sweatpants look more fashionable? Buy them in a trending color, like this fiery red. The many five-star reviews are filled with appreciation for its comfort and perfect oversize fit. Many buyers also returned to get a few more colors, so you might want to take a look at the other options available too.

Comfy enough to sleep in but stylish enough to throw on with a blazer and slingbacks like above. As a fashion editor, this is exactly how I'll be wearing sweatpants. (I can't say the same for how I'll wear them indoors, though.)

Brands like Tibi and Citizens of Humanity have got the fashion set falling for barrel-fit jeans, and I think that these barrel-leg sweats deserve some attention too. Made from soft organic cotton and recycled cotton-blend jersey, they offer both immense comfort and a trend-forward touch.

Agolde's dedication to making the highest-quality clothing isn't just for denim and thankfully extends to sweatpants, too.

Adidas will always be a reliable choice for sportswear.

If cozy is what you're looking for, you should consider buying these knit joggers and maybe the matching top, too. It can easily be worn out with a maxi coat and chunky boots.

Made from faux leather, these aren't exactly the joggers you'll be lounging in, but they will help you easily incorporate an edgier touch an outfit without the usual tightness of leggings or pants.

Sweatpants with a coat and loafers? Seems like the perfect comfy yet cool outfit for the colder weather to me. The cargo pockets make all the difference.

Made from 100% cotton and French terry, these extra-soft and lightweight sweatpants are reliable year after year.

Reformation may be known for its formal dresses, but its loungewear selection is just as good. The floor-length wide-leg silhouette makes it easier to style with more elevated wardrobe items. 

I think this product styling is exactly how you should wear these sweatpants. Also, you can't beat this price.

Around the same time loungewear was all we were wearing while WFH, Aritzia was and continues to dominate that market. From its knit sets to its fleece jackets, the brand is a reliable place to find quality and comfortable pieces. 

While the above pair from Aritzia is more suitable for lounging, this heavyweight pair can be worn out for a numerous of occasions.

While this pair might be pricier than some others in this roundup, its pure-cotton fabrication, deep-brown colorway, and wide-leg fit offer a more stylish and comfortable touch. 

I always spot fashion folk wearing Sporty & Rich's sweatshirts and tees, but to pull in the extra comfort, why not get the whole matching set?

Not only do these extra-wide-leg sweatpants stand out from the rest, but they come in stunning and unique colorways like cherry red and lime green.

Although The Frankie Shop's standout items are blazers and poplin shirts, I can easily see these sweatpants worn with both.

If Skims can make bras comfortable, just imagine how the brand's loungewear must feel. Add a matching robe, and you've got the perfect gift for someone. 

Don't sleep on Abercrombie's quality—I recently tried out a few of its new arrivals and was impressed with the feel and weight of the fabric. Everything was up to par on quality and felt soft on the skin. I completely get the newfound hype now.

If the Agolde wide-leg sweatpants are a little out of your price range, this BP pair is a good compromise.