The 16 Best Joggers For Dressing Up or Down

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Once categorized as activewear, joggers have become one of our go-to wardrobe essentials, thanks to their comfort and versatility. While their popularity boomed during the pandemic, fashionable details like ribbing, pin-tuck seams, zippered pockets, and ankle cuffs have elevated them from low-key loungewear to something you want to be seen in outside of the house. Some of our favorite ways to style joggers include a high-low mashup, juxtaposing baggier sweats with blazers and stilettos or crop tops and kitten heels.

For an ultra-cozy look to wear outside of the gym, we love seeking out luxurious loungewear materials like cashmere. Whether you splurge on a high-end fabric or opt for other soft knits, it's easy to create a cuddle-worthy but polished look. Pair your knitted joggers with a matching cardigan or zippered hoodie for an elevated outfit that's ideal for snuggling up on long flights or working from home.

If true activewear is what you're after, we found everything from UV-protected to sweat-wicking and water-resistant materials. Depending on what you're looking for — a pair of joggers to brave a yoga class or the elements on a hike — we've rounded up options that vary in thickness, length, and convenience factors, like zippered and hidden pockets. With a selection this wide ranging, you might want to grab two or three. Check out our favorite joggers for traveling, working out, dressing up, and everything in between.

Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak

Best Affordable Joggers
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Best Affordable Joggers

Fullsoft Joggers ($17, originally $24)

Looking for something light and loose that still tapers at the ankles? These joggers check the activewear and loungewear boxes. They're offered in 15 different styles that vary in color and length, so you're sure to find the right pair for you.

Best Cropped Joggers
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Best Cropped Joggers

Specialmagic Capri Sweatpants ($23, originally $30)

If you are petite or just need a pair of warm-weather joggers, you can't go wrong with these sweats. With more than 6,500 reviews averaging an almost five-star rating, they're popular for good reason. If you prefer a loose, baggy fit, it's recommended to go up one size.

Most Versatile Joggers
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Most Versatile Joggers

Roskiki Women's Sports Lounge Pants ($31)

These joggers can easily be dressed up or down. Pair them with sandals and a jean jacket for brunch or sneakers and a T-shirt for running errands. With 33 (!) color combinations to choose from, you'll be tempted to add more than one pair to your cart.

Best Cargo Joggers
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Best Cargo Joggers

Libin Women's Cargo Joggers ($35)

These quick-dry cargo joggers are ideal for hikes. The fabric's UPF 50+ treatment will protect you on sunny days, and its water-resistant capability will keep you dry through rain.

Best Joggers on Amazon
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Best Joggers on Amazon

Core 10 Jogger Sweatpants ($37)

For a medium-weight option, these joggers will keep you warm without looking too bulky. They are snug through the hips and thighs but have more breathing room in the bottom half of the legs. We're also partial to this pretty olive color.

Best Overall Joggers
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Best Overall Joggers

Old Navy Mid-Rise Vintage Street Jogger Pants ($35)

Even fleece joggers can look pulled together with details like a contrast drawstring and sophisticated neutral tones. These joggers from Old Navy have those details and more. The lightweight and breathable fabric doesn't skimp on softness. With more than 9,000 ratings that rack up a near-perfect five-star average, we aren't the only ones in love.

Best Joggers For Working From Home
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Best Joggers For Working From Home

Zara Straight Leg Jogger Pants ($30)

The wide cut of these Zara jogger pants is for days when you don't want to feel any restriction. The high-waisted, adjustable elastic drawstring lets you achieve a perfect fit where it counts. Pair them with a cropped sweatshirt in a matching shade, and your work attire is set.

Best Joggers to Wear With Heels
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Best Joggers to Wear With Heels

Zara Satin Effect Jogging Pants ($60)

We love a good sweats-and-heels combo, and these satin-effect cargo joggers are built for it. Offered in a gorgeous khaki, it's easy to experiment with swapping them with your go-to trousers. The metallic sheen and buttons on the pocket add just a touch of metallic bling.

Best Printed Joggers
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Best Printed Joggers

Bebe Bandana Print Jogger ($65, originally $89)

These fun bandana-print joggers come in three neutral shades, and the print teams easily with a classic white T-shirt and your favorite sneakers. Wear them to brunch when you're trying to keep it casual or for grocery shopping and running errands. The compliments are sure to pour in.

Best Joggers With Pockets
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Best Joggers With Pockets

Lululemon Dance Studio Mid-Rise Jogger ($98)

For something sweat-wicking and lightweight, try these Lululemon dance studio joggers. Crafted from the brand's Luxtreme fabric, they're stretchy without being clingy. Perfect for people who rely on pockets, this pair comes with front hand pockets with a hidden zipper pocket and card sleeve.

Best Joggers For Travel
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Best Joggers For Travel

Splendid Jeanne Sweater Joggers ($98)

These joggers deliver polished comfort at its best. Soft and just loose enough so you don't feel constricted, they're the next best thing to pajamas for early-morning flights. Pair them with the matching crewneck sweater, and you're all set.

Best Cashmere Joggers
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Best Cashmere Joggers

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Sweatpants ($100, originally $188)

If you have yet to treat yourself to a pair of cashmere pants, these joggers couldn't be a better place to start. The direct-to-consumer brand offers competitive pricing that's hard to beat. Invest in these (and a matching zip-up hoodie) if you're ready for the next level of luxurious loungewear.

Best Stylish Joggers
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Best Stylish Joggers

Commando Faux Leather Joggers ($101, originally $168)

For a dressier vibe, try these Commando faux-leather joggers. They look just as chic with a pair of heels and a bodysuit or sneakers and a crop top. The best part? They're machine washable.

Best Beach Vacation Joggers
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Best Beach Vacation Joggers

Mikoh Kahuku Pants ($118)

Everyone needs a pair of lightweight pants for carrying to the pool and beach, and these Mikoh joggers are a great option. Use them as a cover-up for bikini bottoms, or wear them to dinner with cute sandals. The smocked elastic waist and cuffs and non-stretch fabric give them just enough drape to look polished.

Best Joggers For Working Out
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Best Joggers For Working Out

Lululemon Align High-Rise Jogger ($118)

Need a great yoga pant? The Lululemon jogger is made with the brand's Nulu fabric, giving it a buttery-soft, second-skin feel. The front pocket even includes an interior card sleeve to keep essentials close.

Best Lightweight Joggers
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Best Lightweight Joggers

Aviator Nation 5 Stripe Sweatpants ($156)

The colorful stripes on the sides of these sweatpants are giving '70s California, and we can't get enough. All you'll need are a pair of retro roller skates to get your weekend started.