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Tis the Season for Sweatpants

17 glorious pairs to stuff all your stuffing into.

cozy urban outfitters sweatpants Photo: Urban Outfitters

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When I fly home to San Francisco this afternoon I will stop brushing my hair, putting on makeup, and wearing real pants until the following Monday. Because really, nothing says “out of office” like sweatpants.

To wholly embrace the impending 48 hours of vacation, I’ve splurged on Everlane’s cashmere sweatpants. I can wear them to the office tomorrow morning, on the plane tomorrow night, and at the dinner table Thursday afternoon. I can wear them to the movies on Friday and the Santa Rosa mall on Saturday and wherever I do whatever on Sunday.

When worn with an oversized long-sleeved T-shirt, an extra large Uniqlo sweater, and thick wool socks, they are perfect for sitting in front of the TV and arguing with my dad over Fox News (he likes to watch all the networks, so he know what’s really going on). They will pass for real pants if you squint and I wear real shoes (and a proper shirt and jean jacket), and I swear that should the day come, I could even pair them with some elaborate and distracting top, ridiculous earrings, and stilettos and wear them to a real party.

I didn’t just buy them though — I did the kind of research one has to do before spending $140 on sweatpants. Below, the fruits of my research (and then some) to help you find the non-pants pants of your dreams, whether you want the real thing (Adidas) or a Fashion thing (shoutout to Rick Owens for making lounge pants looks so luxe) or a statement thing (and yes, I did seriously consider Juicy Couture’s), we’ve got you covered.

Adidas track pants Adidas Neo 3-Stripe Track Pants, $40
Carl Banks Women's Playoff Jogger Pants, $29.99

Base Range Sweatpants, $120

Aviator Nation Sweatpants in Heather Green, $114

pink H&M Sweatpants H&M Skinny Fit Sweatpants, $13

J.crew cozy sweatpants J.Crew Dreamy Pant, $55

black and white and grey boucle sweatpants John Elliott Boucle Sweatpants, $385

juicy couture velour pink sweats Juicy Couture Logo Velvet Paisley Flourish Original Pant, $79

White Polar Fleece Sweats Ken Polar Fleece Sweatpants, $130

red land's end sweatpants Land’s End Women’s Sweatpants, $20

red white and blue cotton sweats Michael Lauren Colorblock Sweatpants, $88

grey patagonia sweatpants Patagonia Women's Ahnya Pants, $79

black under armour sweats Under Armour Women's Favorite Fleece Solid Jogger Pants, $27

rick owens dropcrotch sweats Rick Owens Lilies Drawstring Lounge Pants, $1,735

cozy grey urban outfitters jogger pants
Out From Under Cozy Fleece Jogger Pant, $49

target flare sweatpants grey Target Women’s Flare Lounge Pant, $19.99

velvet sweatpants from gap
Gap Comfy Velvet Joggers, $70