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Can Sweatpants Be Chic? Shop Stylish Pairs for Lounging Around in by Nicole Kliest
The last two-and-a-half years have served as great PR for sweatpants. Once considered a signal of ‘giving up’ on your personal style (unjustly so), this loungewear staple has experienced a renaissance of sorts thanks to pandemic-induced WFH wardrobes and a flurry of key designers interpreting the silhouette. And now, with the holiday season kicking into high gear, you’ll be needing a go-to pair for travel, post-meal lounging, and general situations that call for slipping into a cozy outfit.
Though the best sweatpants all share a few key characteristics (namely, an elasticized waistband) there’s a surprisingly diverse offering in the category. You can go classic with a cotton heather gray pair with a drawstring waist, or reach for an elevated style that’s crafted from cashmere and designed with straight legs. Wear with a classic white tee and denim jacket for the airport, or double up the texture and style with a chunky knit, however you put your spin on this sporty staple, the 24 sweatpants ahead will effortlessly carry you through the colder months ahead.