15 Comfy Pants Chic Enough to Rival Your Jeans

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When it comes to comfortable pants, you shouldn't have to sacrifice comfort for style. We're making it a goal to invest less in jeans and more in more pants and trousers that are not only bearable to wear all day long but also look good. We love the look of a cool suit and also want to step up our game from spending the majority of the last couple of years in leggings and sweatpants. But putting looks together can feel overwhelming at times, so if you're not quite sure where to start, we'd recommend any of these 15 pairs.

Thankfully, a lot of our favorite selections are also marked down — leading you to affordable must haves that will become mainstays and wardrobe essentials in your closet. Whether you're looking for something you can rock around the house, an option to wear on date night, or even comfortable pants to comprise an outfit for work, we've got you covered on all fronts. The best part: prices start at $30, so you can get something in your budget, too. We're especially loving all the wide-leg trousers, some lightweight styles that are great for traveling, and cool flare pants that give us a '60s and '70s vibe we can't wait to wear all season. Keep reading to find your favorite picks.

Best Overall
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Best Overall

Heipeiwa Women's Satin Pants ($30)

Who it's best for:

  • If you need a pair of elevated skinny pants that will showcase your shoes, this slightly cropped option is a great choice. Their silky, stretchy, and lightweight material is ideal for people who value comfort but still want an elegant pant.

What reviewers say:

  • With over 1,000 reviews and an average rating of four and a half stars, these are a popular choice. "They are perfect for any look, but the satin look makes them shine for special occasions," writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • These are thin and soft, which gives them an almost pajama-like feel but they look elegant enough for the dressiest occasions.

What's worth noting:

  • There are different styles you can choose from, including straight-leg and wide-leg versions.

Additional details:

  • These pants are available in 41 colors and styles.
  • The ankle-length-style inseam is about 26 inches, and the full ankle-length-style inseam is about 29 inches.
Best Affordable
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Best Affordable

Tronjori High Waist Wide Leg Pants ($34)

Who it's best for:

  • Between the well-defined darts, high waist, and wide legs, these pants are ideal for someone who wants to try out the trousers trend without splurging on an expensive pair. These pants look much more expensive than they actually are.

What reviewers say:

  • An Amazon bestseller, these pants have over 14,000 reviews and an average rating of four stars. "They are flattering from the front; makes you look like you have a small waist and long legs. The material is light and breathable. There is elastic on the back side so there's a bit of stretch there if you need it. They are so comfortable it's like wearing PJs. They wash easily and air dry fast, within a day indoors," one reviewer writes.

Why we love them:

  • The thin material makes them especially great for the spring and summer. You can throw them into a suitcase without taking up much room and can even hand wash and dry them in your hotel room.

What's worth noting:

  • Reviewers who loved them admitted that the biggest setback to these pants is finding the right size. Pay close attention to their size chart and take measurements to get an accurate size.

Additional details:

  • You can wash these on a normal cycle with like colors but should line dry.
  • They are made from 100 percent polyester.
  • They come in 15 different colors.
Best Joggers
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Best Joggers

Libin Women's Cargo Joggers ($35)

Who it's best for:

  • These joggers are ideal for hikes and workouts but are comfortable enough to also wear casually. If you're looking for lightweight and quick-drying pants with extra pockets to hold everything from keys to AirPods, these are them.

What reviewers say:

  • These joggers have over 11,000 reviews with an average rating of four and a half stars. "I love the light weight fabric, ease of washing and fast drying. I bought another pair because I like the first pair so much," writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • The zippered pockets allow you to keep valuables close without having to carry a bag or worry about them falling out when you're active. Aside from being water-resistant and fast-drying, they also offer protection from the sun.

What's worth noting:

  • While there are plenty of pockets, the lightweight material of the pants makes it hard to carry large or heavy things without them weighing down and pulling the pants. One reviewer mentioned that this was their biggest gripe about the pants. "The only downside to this type of the fabric on cargo pants is that you can't comfortably carry anything heavy without it pulling on them. I have an iPhone 14 and was hoping to put it in the large thigh pocket, but it was just too heavy so that was disappointing," they write.

Additional details:

  • These come in 18 different colors.
  • They have a UPF 50+ treatment that provides UV protection.
  • They are made with 92 percent polyester and eight percent spandex.
  • They have five functional pockets.
Best Flared
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Best Flared

High-Waisted Pixie Flare Pants ($35, originally $50)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're already a fan of Old Navy's soft and stretchy Pixie pants but want even more support without sacrificing comfort, you'll love these pants. Whether you need a denim alternative for the office or want to try the trousers trend, this is a great pair to get.

What reviewers say:

  • Our editor put these to the test and couldn't believe how comfortable yet polished they are. "What most impressed me was how comfortable they were — it was almost like wearing yoga pants, except I looked a hundred times more put together. They've become my new go-to pants for every occasion, and I've also ordered them in black," she writes. Get more details in this High-Waisted Pixie Flare Pants review.

Why we love them:

  • These pants have Secret-Smooth front pockets to hold you in. They also have a never-fade technology, so even the darker pairs stay that way wash after wash.

What's worth noting:

  • You'll want to wash these on a cold, gentle cycle and line dry.

Additional details:

  • These come in five different colors
  • The regular inseam is 32 inches; petite inseam is 30 inches; tall inseam is 36 inches.
Best Wide-Leg
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Best Wide-Leg

Old Navy High-Waisted Pull-On Pixie Wide-Leg Pants ($35, originally $50)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're looking for an easy and minimal trouser, this pull-on pair is worth considering.

What reviewers say:

  • These pants have over 600 reviews with an average rating of four and a half stars. "They are comfortable and can be dressed up or down. The fit is flattering, wish they came in more colors!!!" writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • These pants are an Old Navy bestseller. The easy pull-on style is comfortable while the darts in the front and back add a tailored touch. They also don't wrinkle, so they're great for traveling.

What's worth noting:

  • You'll want to machine wash these in cold water on a gentle cycle and line dry.

Additional details:

  • These come in six different colors.
  • These have a 30-inch inseam in the regular fit, a 28-inch inseam in the petite fit, and a 34-inch inseam in the tall fit.
Best Dress
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Best Dress

Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants ($35, originally $50)

Who it's best for:

  • These pants are perfect if you're looking for an option that can easily be dressed up or down. You can pair them with a blazer and sneakers for a laidback power suit or throw on heels and a cami for a night out.

What reviewers say:

  • These pants are a POPSUGAR favorite. Our editor put them to the test and said they were so comfortable, she never wanted to take them off. "The extra-high waist and pleated details scream sophistication, but the partially elasticized waist means I can easily pull them on and actually sit down comfortably without having them dig into my stomach," she writes. Get more details in this Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants review.

Why we love them:

  • Tailored details like the pleats make them look dressy but they're lightweight and stretchy, so they feel incredible.

What's worth noting:

  • The thin material is great for milder temperatures but won't provide the warmth of heavier trousers. These can be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle but need to stay out of the dryer.

Additional details:

  • These trousers are made with 79 percent polyester, 17 percent rayon, and four percent spandex.
  • They also come in 12 colors.
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Best Patterned
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Best Patterned

SySea Womens High Waisted Leopard Print Palazzo Pants ($36)

Who it's best for:

  • These pants are perfect for anyone who's in the market for a style that they can easily dress up or down. You can team these pants with a casual T-shirt and open-toed sandals for a relaxed daytime look, and also pair them with a corset top and heels for a cute nighttime outfit.

What reviewers say:

  • According to reviewers, the pants are lightweight without being too see-through or flimsy, making them a great style to wear during the warmer seasons.

Why we love them:

  • The pants feature a paperbag waist with a belt and work just as well for the office as they do for a night out.

What's worth noting:

  • Some reviewers have noted that the pants are on the longer side, so it's important to reference the size chart before ordering a style.

Additional details:

  • These pants are available in 24 color options.
  • Shoppers can get the style in sizes ranging from small to XX-large.
Best Knit
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Best Knit

Tanming Sweater Set ($40)

Who it's best for:

  • This two-piece sweater set is ideal for anyone who dreams of living in a sweatsuit. It's a more elevated take on the sweatshirt and sweatpants combo that ensures you look put-together while feeling comfy.

What reviewers say:

  • Reviewers appreciate this set's versatility. Many who have rated it five stars touch on how it's easy to dress up or down, and say that it's a bonafide compliment magnet.

Why we love it:

  • Not only do Amazon shoppers love this set, but so does one of our editors, who said: "It looks a hell of a lot more polished than my go-to combination of a mismatched sweatshirt and sweatpants or activewear leggings and an oversize crewneck — while feeling just as comfortable on." For more, check out her Tanming Sweater Set review.

What's worth noting:

  • One thing worth noting about this set is that the brand recommends handwashing it instead of throwing it in the washing machine. While some shoppers have gone against the brand's request, it's something to consider if you want it to last a long time.

Additional details:

  • Both pieces are made of 70 percent viscose and 30 percent nylon.
  • It comes in eight colors.
  • It's available for free two-day shipping via Amazon Prime.
Best Trousers
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Best Trousers

Everlane The Way-High Drape Pants ($41, originally $138)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're ready to invest in well-made, classic trousers, these look great with a matching blazer or a cute top for a night out.

What reviewers say:

  • These pants have 2,318 reviews and an average rating just over four stars. "Love these trousers, have them in black also. Really comfortable, very flattering and great quality. I'm only 5'4" and I got the short, fit great with both trainers and a pointed boot underneath. Easy to dress up or down," writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • The breathable, lightweight fabric feels incredibly soft and drapes like a dream. Depending on the look you're going for, you can opt for a classic solid color or go bold with stripes.

What's worth noting:

  • Reviewers mention that these run large and advise to size down. These are also steeply discounted at 60 percent off, so they're final sale.

Additional details:

  • These come in five different colors and patterns.
  • You can choose between a 30-inch inseam and a 32-inch inseam.
  • If you're 5'6" or shorter, Everlane recommends taking a short inseam (30 inches) for a floor-length slouchy look. If 5'7" or taller, they recommend taking a regular inseam (32 inches) for a floor-length slouchy look.
  • These are made with 60 percent TENCEL™ Lyocell and 40 percent cotton.
Best Ponte
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Best Ponte

Gap High Rise Ponte Split Flare Pants ($65, originally $90)

Who it's best for:

  • With a soft, stretchy fabric, these pants deliver the sophistication of formal attire without sacrificing comfort.

What reviewers say:

  • Shoppers are obsessed with the flattering fit and style of these pants, praising the trendy split hem and flared leg. One person mentioned that they love traveling with them, writing, "If you want the most wearable pair of pants to pack in your suitcase, these are hard to beat!"

Why we love them:

  • They have no shortage of high-quality details, from their pintuck seaming and split-hem flare to the convenience of a zip fly combined with a snap-button closure.

What's worth noting:

  • They only come in one color: black.

Additional details:

  • Comes in "regular" and "tall" sizing.
  • Available in sizes 00-20.
  • They're made of 67 percent rayon, 3 percent spandex, and 30 percent nylon.
Best Parachute
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Best Parachute

Free People To the Sky Parachute Pants ($78)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're looking for a pair of on-trend pants with a fun silhouette that will give your outfits a bit of edge, these low-rise parachute pants are worth a try.

What reviewers say:

  • These pants have over 107 reviews and a 4.2 rating. "Best parachute pants ever. They're flattering, hide a multitude of sins, and are so comfy. Size down. I'm a true S and I'm (happily) swimming in the XS," writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • These pants add instant drama to an outfit without any discomfort. You can cozy them up with boots and a sweater for chillier months or pair them with sandals and a tank for summer.

What's worth noting:

  • Being parachute pants, they naturally have a lot of volume, but several reviewers advise to size down.

Additional details:

  • These pants come in seven colors.
  • These pants are made from 63 percent cotton and 37 percent rayon.
  • They should be machine washed in cold water.
Best Linen
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Best Linen

Gap High Rise Linen-Cotton Pull-On Pants ($80)

Who it's best for:

  • These pull-on pants are best for those who prioritize versatility because they're perfect for dressing up or down all spring and summer long.

What reviewers say:

  • Multiple reviewers call them the "perfect summer pants." As one shopper who rated them five stars put it: "The light feel of the linen makes a perfect piece for work but can be styled for a night out."

Why we love them:

  • There are endless ways to style these pants, whether you pair them with a cropped tee, a bikini top, or style them with the matching Linen Boyfriend Shirt ($80).

What's worth noting:

  • Some reviewers noted that they wish they were longer. (They land at the ankle.)

Additional details:

  • They come in four colors.
  • They're made from 55 percent linen and 45 percent cotton.
  • They have an elasticized waist with a hidden hook and bar closure and a zip fly.
Best Crinkle
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Best Crinkle

Gap Mid Rise Crinkle Gauze Wide-Leg Pants ($80)

Who it's best for:

  • These pants are best for those looking for casual yet chic pants that look and feel summer-appropriate.

What reviewers say:

  • Reviewers say they're a must have for embodying casual, beachy elegance that can take you from day to night with a switch of accessories. Multiple people note that they also purchased the matching Crinkle Gauze Big Shirt ($70).

Why we love them:

  • The crinkle texture is both trendy and classic and the best part is the fabric is low-maintenance, requiring minimal (or no) ironing.

What's worth noting:

  • Reviewers note that these pants are lightweight, which is ideal for spring and summer. If you're looking for a thicker, warmer pair of pants, these aren't them.

Additional details:

  • They're made of 100 percent cotton.
  • They're machine-washable.
  • They have an elasticized waist.
Best Everyday
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Best Everyday

Everlane The Easy Pant ($88)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're looking for a quality pair of basic pants with a stretchy pull-on waist, you'll love these.

What reviewers say:

  • These have over 382 reviews with an average rating just over four stars. "I have three pairs of this pant - it's such an easy call for office days when it looks great dressed up with a blazer or French-tuck button down. It's also a super comfy jeans alternative worn with a tee or slouchy sweatshirt at the weekend," writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • It's hard to find a good pair of knit pants that look sharp but can easily sub for denim or even sweatpants. The easy elasticized waist makes them feel like work-ready PJs.

What's worth noting:

  • Reviewers note that these pants are lightweight, which is ideal for spring and summer. If you're looking for a thicker, warmer pair of pants, these aren't them.

Additional details:

  • These pants come in three solid colors and one print.
  • These pants are made from 98 percent organic cotton and two percent elastane.
  • The inseam is 28.5 inches.
Best Leather
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Best Leather

Good American Good Icon Faux Leather Pants ($185)

Who it's best for:

  • If you're looking for a pair of straight-leg leather pants that are actually comfortable, these are for you.

What reviewers say:

  • These have 53 reviews and a nearly-perfect rating, which is rare. "The price is a little high for faux leather pants but they are totally worth it! You don't get sweaty, they are super comfortable and they look amazing!" writes one reviewer.

Why we love them:

  • This pair isn't overly clingy and actually moves with your body since it has a bit of stretch. The straight-leg style makes them easy to pair with all sorts of shoe styles and tops, so you can dress them up or down.

What's worth noting:

  • Several reviewers mention that they are long and also advised to size down.

Additional details:

  • These pants come in six different colors.
  • They are made with 100 percent polyurethane.
  • They are dry clean only.
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India Yaffe was an associate editor on the Shopping team at PS for five years. She focused on curating the best fitness, fashion, beauty, and home products on the market for the PS audience.