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If you’ve spent the better part of the past year working from home in your favorite pair of lounge pants on repeat—paired with a more professional blouse or cardigan for Zoom meetings, of course—we’re right there with you. Comfort is key these days, especially if your new office looks a lot like your living room couch.
To help upgrade your WFH attire, we’ve turned to some of our favorite retailers for the latest and greatest in sweats, leggings, joggers, and bottoms that look stylish but feel like pajamas.
Here, the best WFH pants.
The Align leggings from Lululemon are a best-selling cult favorite—and for good reason. Made from Lululemon’s signature Nulu fabric, these leggings are designed to make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. Plus, the fabric is blended with a bit of Lycra so they stretch and move with you without stretching out and losing their shape over time.
These leggings were originally designed for the yoga studio, but the top notch quality and serious comfort make for an excellent work from home staple. Featuring a hidden waistband pocket that's ideal for stashing keys when you break for a midday stroll, they’re available in a wide range of solid colors and prints, as well as four different inseam lengths.
Sweatpants all day, everyday is a whole vibe. But if your favorite pair of sweats are oversized, pilling, or wearing thin from so much wear, it’s time to upgrade to an equally soft and flattering pair. The All Day Sweatpant from Outdoor Voices is made from the brand’s signature CloudKnit fabric—an insanely soft polyester knit with a touch of spandex for stretch.
The fit is similar to a loosely fitted jogger style pant, with a high-rise drawstring waist that won't dig in while you’re seated at your desk. And if you like head-to-toe matching athleisure, check out OV's collection of hoodies and long sleeve shirts to complete the look.
If you miss dressing to impress for work but still want your pants to feel as comfy as a blanket, check out the Wide-Leg Sweater Pant from Banana Republic. They wear like a comfy, cozy sweater but they fit like a chic wide legged trouser—slim through the waist and hip with an extra wide leg and an elastic waistband.
The fabric is a heavyweight, stretchy yarn that will keep you warm and toasty through the winter months. The pants are available in gray, black, and camel, and are easy to dress up with a professional blouse or wear casually with a tee or oversized cardigan. Several reviews mention the pants tend to run big, so consider sizing down.
These pants are the perfect cross between sporty joggers and your favorite pair of high-waisted yoga pants. Designed for movement, the nylon lycra blend is breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying, making them a great choice if you like to squeeze in a workout during your workday without having to change clothes.
The high-rise, extra-wide waistband lays smooth and stays in place, flattering all body types while helping to provide a little extra support. The legs are loosely fitted with traditional jogger cuffed ankles so there won’t be excess fabric bunching up if you pair them with sneakers. They're available in black, olive, navy, gray, and brown, so they'll fit right in with your existing collection of leggings and yoga wear.
Get ready to meet your new favorite pair of pants. While the fit and feel of these pants is closer to that of leggings, they’re designed to mimic the look of a pair of trousers, right down to the faux button, belt loops, and pockets. They're not as fitted as a true pair of leggings, but they’re slim from the hip through the ankle and are totally comfortable.
They’re made from a super stretchy cotton and polyester blend with spandex so they’ll fit like a glove and not stretch out over time. You can purchase in several different colors and easily dress them up or down, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of them even after returning to the office.
If high-waisted leggings are your WFH go-to style, check out this best-selling pair from Everlane. The fabric is a lightweight blend of recycled nylon and elastane, providing light compression without being too tight. The high-waist is ultra flattering and comfortable, and there’s minimal seams so the pants lay smooth.
While these leggings won’t provide much warmth since they’re on the thinner side, they’re a great choice if you’re getting in as much activity as you can between work hours since the fabric is designed for performance and wicks away sweat.
The Kassia pant looks good enough to wear in person to the office, but feels as good as wearing pajama bottoms all day. The fit is slim and curve-hugging through the waist and hips with a straight leg, with a high-rise waist and a drapey belt for a bit of style.
True to Reformation's sustainable ethos, these stretchy ribbed knit pants are made from TENCEL lyocell, a breathable fabric that comes from eucalyptus trees and is a more eco-friendly alternative to cotton.
If you like your sweatpants to fit a little more loosely, these Richer Poorer sweats are for you. They’re slightly oversized without being too baggy and have a classic elastic drawstring waist and elastic leg openings. The front pockets are extra roomy and built into the outer seams of the pants, so they won’t stick out or bulge across the hips.
These sweats are made from a cotton and recycled polyester blend, with a cozy fleece lining that will make cold days more comfortable. And for head to toe comfort on days you’re not jumping on video conferences, there are sweatshirts and hoodies to match.
You may know Brooklinen for their top notch bedding and towels. but trust us—you don't want to miss their loungewear. Start with the Bergen Jogger, a loose-fitting pant with a fitted ankle cuff and elastic drawstring waistband. They’re made from a blend of cotton, modal, and spandex, and reviewers love how lightweight and stretchy the pants feel.
The joggers are available in black or gray and can easily be mixed and matched with the other pieces in the Brooklinen loungewear collection. Each piece is designed to last without shrinking, stretching out, or pilling, so you can enjoy them for as long as you enjoy your Brooklinen sheets.
Tie-dye apparel is the unofficial at-home uniform, and this pair of colorful sweats deserves a spot in your collection. Designed with a burgundy pattern, the unisex MAPLE sweats are available in a variety of sizes and have a drawstring pull so you can adjust as you see fit. They're available in a set with a matching sweatshirt, too, so you can be decked out in comfort from head-to-toe.