Slipping into a favorite pair of lounge pants used to be the first sign that it was time to unwind after a grueling day — or that you planned on unwinding all day, but now lounge pants have a new calling: the daily uniform. Yet not all lounge pants are up to the task of delivering comfort and style. The best lounge pants combine comforting softness with a cut you can actually live in without feeling like you're throwing in the towel.
For instance, leggings are an athleisure staple you can wear to do just about anything, but they're especially nice to wear for when the yoga mat beckons. If you frequently unfurl your mat at home (or aspire to), you might favor owning a few pairs. Lightweight joggers can be worn on the couch or styled up with a bomber and wedge sneakers for a cute errands look, or even layered over leggings on chilly days. If you entertain at home a lot, maybe you’d prefer some high-waisted knit flares in a soft legging material that can actually be dressed up with a cute (but no less comfy) top for an effortlessly cool ensemble.
Or maybe you want some true lounge pants for days when you’re dialed down to your lowest key. In that case, there are molten-soft, wide-leg pants that don’t feel the least bit flimsy. You might also decide to invest in some silk pajama pants — the luxurious fabric also happens to be naturally hypoallergenic, and it's a worthy investment relative to the price point given its durable nature.
Whatever type of loungewear you’re in the market for, these seven pairs of pants will suit any mood. Grab a couple bestsellers now so you’re totally covered and totally comfortable for the year ahead.
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