The best sweatpants are the ones you want to wear over and over again. This workout basic, in fact, has been popular since the 1920s—sweatpants were first invented in France for athletes to run and stretch in. Now, they are synonymous with all-day comfort, and for good reason: You can throw on a pair for any number of activities, whether it’s relaxing on the couch, running errands, traveling on a plane or doing actual workouts. Sweatpants—in all their comfortable glory—are a wardrobe hero.

Lately, both fashion and sportswear brands have been turning out fresh, elevated spins on the classic: Lululemon’s French Terry joggers keep you cool for workouts and zipping around on the weekend. Tory Burch’s track pants are cut from velour and look chic with sneakers for a night out. Quince’s cashmere sweats are cozy enough to sleep in. Bold colors—neons and pastels—have turned sweats into a fashion statement, too.

Ahead, our list of the best sweatpants for women, to fit every style aesthetic and price point. And to finish off your look, here are the best sneakers and best sports bras to pair them with.

Best Sweatpants For Women Overall

Soft, Fluid And Versatile

Lululemon has built its reputation on all things athleisure; as you’d imagine, the selection of joggers is impressive and varied in style, from cropped to full length, lean to roomy. Their top-rated Scuba High-Rise is cut from breathable French terry and is a versatile pick whether you wear them for a workout or just running errands.

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Best Joggers For Women

High-Waisted And Flattering

Athleta specializes in fitness essentials made to fit women’s bodies specifically. When it comes to joggers—which often have lean cut—this is especially important. Their highly-rated selection extends to size 3X and includes fabrics beyond cotton, such as technical nylon and even linen. The cinched-ankle Venice Joggers have a semi-fitted, relaxed feel with a mid-rise waistband that lightly supports and holds you in.

Best Affordable Sweatpants For Women

Lightweight Fleece Priced Right


American sportswear classic Hanes has been doing quality, affordable sweatpants for decades, so it’s a good brand to shop for your basics. The Luxe Sweatpants are especially popular, cut from lightweight fleece with a tapered leg for a sleek fit (that’s more of-the-moment than your mom’s Hanes).

Best Warm Sweatpants For Women

Cozy Cashmere At A Great Price

San-Francisco-based Quince doesn’t believe that nice things should cost a lot. Instead, their goal is to create luxury-like basics at a much lower price. You can’t beat the price or quality of the cashmere sweats, which are made from ethically-sourced, 100{362bf5cdc35eddfb2532d3c23e83b41deb229c4410d15cb1127c60150cbd4488} Mongolian thick cashmere with a long-length fiber (which prevents pilling and thinning). This pair is hand washable, too, so you won’t rack up dry cleaning bills.

Best Comfortable Sweatpants For Women

Oversized And On-Trend

Free People’s on-trend sweatpants capture a stylishly sporty vibe, with many excellent wide-leg options. The fitted, ruched waistband on this pair provides the perfect contrast to the volume of the upper leg, which creates a flattering effect. The roomy silhouette also make them great for layering over leggings, pre- or post-workout.

Best Grey Sweatpants For Women

Affordable Classic

If you want a grey pair of sweats that feels vintage, like you’ve worn it for years, but with a modern fit, Gap is a reliable source. Their well-priced joggers are washed to achieve the perfect amount of softness. This style is cut from French-terry knit and has elasticized cuffs so you can scrunch up the legs.

Best Track Pants For Women

Stylish Designer Pick

Tory Burch’s sport line specializes in retro-inspired athletic-wear you can wear for actual workouts but mostly for refined lounging. These plush velour track pants have a ‘70s feel with contrast piping down the sides for an elongating silhouette. Pair them with white sneakers for a preppy-cool travel or weekend look.

Best Softest Sweatpants For Women

Fleece-Lined With Organic Cotton

Mate is made sustainably in Los Angeles with super soft organic cotton and sustainable practices. The fashionable and Instagram-friendly sweatpants range from XS to 3X and you get waist and inseam measurements for every size, which makes it easy to find a perfect fit.

Best Petite Joggers For Women

Cropped With A Shorter Inseam

Alo Yoga has built a steady following with its stylish athletic-wear, expanding beyond cult-favorite leggings into other sporty basics. These 7/8 cropped joggers are a good fit for petites, and strike the right balance between loose and tailored. Pair with a sweatshirt and chunky sneakers for an easy everyday look.

Best Plus-Size Sweatpants

Inclusive And Sustainably Made

Girlfriend Collective makes sweats you can feel good about wearing for many reasons, including that they’re made from recycled, discarded fabric scraps and 50{362bf5cdc35eddfb2532d3c23e83b41deb229c4410d15cb1127c60150cbd4488} organic cotton, grown without chemical pesticides or insecticides. The Seattle-based brand has a great plus-size unisex selection in on-trend colors, including this calming lagoon blue pair.

Best Flattering Sweatpants For Women

Velour With A Hint Of Stretch

To say Skims loungewear is popular is a bit of an understatement—the styles constantly sell out and command waitlists. The velour collection is among the brand’s most beloved—the track pants have a hint of stretch, an elasticized waist and side pockets and come in nine colors from gunmetal gray to dusty rose to rich mocha.

Best Of The Rest

Soft Pair For All-Day Wear

Women-founded Summersalt is all about well-fitting essentials—from bathing suits to bodysuits, available in a range of fabrics. The cashmere collection of sweatpants is made from a blend of 10{362bf5cdc35eddfb2532d3c23e83b41deb229c4410d15cb1127c60150cbd4488} cashmere and 90{362bf5cdc35eddfb2532d3c23e83b41deb229c4410d15cb1127c60150cbd4488} merino wool, sourced with cruelty-free methods, and comes in six different colors, including this chic black.

Amazon Bestseller That’s A Steal

Amazon Essentials Women’s Relaxed Fit Fleece Jogger Sweatpant

Leave it to Amazon to engineer some seriously comfortable sweatpants. Their Essentials collection includes a number of flattering fits and versatile styles. The Relaxed Fit Fleece Jogger in particular has amassed more than 20,000 reviews for being soft and cozy but, importantly, not frumpy.

Super Soft Pima Cotton

Universal Standard makes sweatpants that, the brand says, are so cozy you’ll be “running home to get them on.” It’s an appealing thought. The New-York-based company emphasizes fit inclusivity and this pair of jersey joggers comes in sizes up to 4XL and is cut from soft Pima cotton, with a high waist and deep pockets.

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