10 Old Navy Work Pants That Look Like Trousers and Feel Like Sweats
"Work pants" means something different to everyone, especially in the WFH era. To you, that might mean a classy pair of trousers, but to the next person, elevated sweatpants might suffice. No matter what comes to mind, we can all get behind this: your work pants should be comfortable. Like, you should actually look forward to slipping them on in the morning, especially with how many comfy options are on the market. (After all, if they're not comfortable enough to last long days and what seems like even longer commutes, what's the point?)
One of our favorite places to shop for work pants is Old Navy. The retailer is bursting with budget-friendly, versatile, and stylish options. There's everything from tailored styles like pixies and trousers for traditional dressers to more trendy options like wide-leg pants and linen designs for more casual workspaces. In other words, there's something for everyone, whether you trek to an office daily or take Zoom meetings from your living room. Ahead, shop 10 of our Old Navy favorites and finally get a pair of work pants you won't hate.
Best Suit Trousers
These trousers boast a loose fit that's trendy yet timeless. We love that they come in colorful shades for spring and summer, like mint (pictured here) and pink, along with black for those who prefer neutrals.
Best Pixie Work Pants
These work pants are a brand bestseller with over 6,000 (!) five-star ratings, loved for their comfortable stretch and wrinkle-proof design. Keep it classic with a black pair, or change it up with the navy blue style called "In the Navy." They're available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.
Best Flared Work Pants
The flared pants trend is having a major moment right now, which means it's the perfect time to covet these chic flared pants, available in six colors. For more, read our editor's comprehensive review of the Old Navy High-Waisted Pixie Full-Length Flare Pants.
Editor Quote: " The fit was perfect, and they hugged my body in all of the right places. The color was exactly what I had been looking for— perfect for styling with everything from button-downs to t-shirts. What impressed me the most was definitely how comfortable they were. It almost felt like I was wearing a pair of yoga pants, except I looked a hundred times more put together. " — Renee Rodriguez, staff writer and social producer
Best Stretchy Work Pants
These skinny pants are a reliable option for dutiful skinny jeans fans. They feature built-in belt loops, a button fastening, and a darted-back waist to enhance the fit. They come in two classic colors: the beige color pictured here called "Rolled Oats," black (aka "Black Jack"), and navy blue ("ink blue").
Best Chino Pants
Old Navy High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants ($35-$40)
Countless shoppers (over 1,000, FYI) attest to the comfortable fit of the brand's beloved Old Navy High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants ($35-$40), which are the definition of versatile. They're subtly slouchy, with an easy elasticized waistband that won't make you dread slipping into them. The best part? They come in 10 colors. One of our editors loves them, too; read her review of the Old Navy High-Waisted OGC Chino Pants.
Editor Quote: "These pants are an absolute dream for anyone who needs a denim alternative for the office without having to turn to dresses, skirts, or trousers to fit the dress code. If you really value comfort but still want to look pulled together, these definitely deliver." — Angela Elias, contributor, Commerce
Best Straight-Leg Work Pants
So many Old Navy shoppers have snapped selfies in these straight-leg pants which goes to show how much of a confidence booster they are. They feature a contoured waistband, a double hook-and-bar closure, and an interior button to ensure a perfect fit. Plus, they're made of the brand's never-fade fabric, which retains its color even after multiple washes.
Best Skinny Work Pants
These pixie pants promise to keep their original color wash after wash, which means you can wear them on repeat without worry. They even come in fun hues, like this earthy shade of green called "Alpine Tundra."
Best Cargo Work Pants
Who says you can't wear cargo pants to work? This style elevates the laid-back silhouette for office wear and has one of our editor's seal of approval. Read her review of the High-Waisted Tie-Belt Cargo Straight Workwear Ankle Pants.
Editor Quote: "I like that this style has the look and feel of classic cargo pants, but with a more elevated, polished fit. The style offers ample coverage on the leg, but unlike jeans or classic denim pants, is made from a much more lightweight and breathable material that's comfortable to wear through warm and cold temperatures alike. " — Kyley Warren, assistant editor, Commerce
Best Work Pants For Travel
If you're looking for work pants that prioritize comfort, this wide-leg style needs to be on your radar. Available in a total of nine prints and colors, they can suit any and every occasion, from meetings to happy hour. One reviewer who gave them a five-star rating wrote: "They feel like pajamas but look professional enough for work."
Best Spit-Hem Work Pants
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Stevie Split-Front Skinny Pants ($20, originally $40)
One of our editors tried and fell in love with this modern style, crafted from a soft and stretchy blend of rayon, nylon, and spandex. They have seams down the front and a split hem at the leg opening. Read our complete review of the Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Stevie Split-Front Skinny Pants.
Editor Quote: "These pants are best for those looking to try a modern take on a classic style. Since they're so versatile, there's no real risk in adding them to your wardrobe, especially if you've been meaning to upgrade your closet with a few new pairs of elevated bottoms." — Marisa Petrarca, contributor, Commerce