I've Given Up Zippers and Buttons But Found 29 Pants That Are Still Chic


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I don't know about you, but drawstrings and elastics have completely replaced zippers and buttons in my closet right now. I can't be bothered to wear anything remotely stiff or fussy, but there's a whole world of cute pull-on pants that don't include sweats or leggings. Wide-leg linen pants, long silky trousers, cotton cargos, high-waisted culottes, velvet flares—the options are practically endless. And there's nary a zipper or button in sight.

Below, I've rounded up my favorite pull-on pants from our readers' favorite retailers, including Nordstrom, H&M, Free People, & Other Stories, and Shopbop. Of course, there are plenty of super casual options to wear at home, but others look incredibly polished and put-together. In fact, some of these look exactly like office-ready trousers minus the stiffness of buttons and zippers. Scroll down to shop my favorite pull-on pants right now. 


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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.