The Stretchy Pants That InStyle's Editors Can't Stop Wearing
There's nothing like a pair of pants with some good stretch. You know the ones that feel like you aren't wearing anything, but they somehow manage to make your butt look better than ever? You're not limited to black leggings: InStyle's editors have found stretchy pants in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They can take you way beyond that yoga class, and no, you won't lose any fashion points for wearing them outside the gym.
We put our favorite stretchy pants in one place to make things easier for you. Keep reading to find out about the stretchy pants that we just can't get enough of.
Studio stripe-panel joggers
"These joggers are the perfect addition to your athleisure wardrobe. They’re so comfortable that I wear them just about everywhere."—Kelly Chiello, Associate Photo Editor
Control Top Leggings
"When I'm wearing these, there's no need to worry about showing too much because they are extra thick and completely opaque. Plus I don't have to do that wiggle dance to keep them up on my hips because they never slide down and the smoothing waistband makes them perfect for layering under my dresses in the winter."—Alexis Bennett, E-Commerce Editor
"Every label these days seems to have its own version of silky, black, elastic waistband trousers — and, let’s be real here, they all look exactly the same online. But when you take the comparison shopping IRL, it’s easy to see the meticulous consideration that goes into setting this luxe Zero + Maria Cornejo pair apart. Where other styles I’ve tried often feel like glorified sweatpants (sometimes in a good way, but STILL), these have an elegant drape and subtle sheen that belies the pajama-like cut. They’re basically the you-gotta-get-dressed-up equivalent of my favorite jeans and lately, I’ve been wearing them nearly as often."—Alison Syrett, Fashion Writer
Runway Chic Perfect Ponte 360º Slimming Legging
"The fabric on Iman's leggings are thick and never see-through. The wide waistband smooths my midsection, while the zippers near the ankles make it easier to pull the pants over boots or shoes. Plus they come in plenty of colors and now also in velvet."—DeLora Jones Blake, Chief of Reporters
Cork stretch-jersey leggings
"Totême makes the best fashion basics, and their leggings are no exception. I like that these have a little invisible zipper on the leg, making them easier to put on. They look totally cute with an oversize knit and a mule for an easy-yet-comfortable outfit."—Kristina Rutkowski, Market Editor
Banded Fleece Sweatpant
"Target rarely fails me, and their stretchy skinny sweatpants are no exception. They're super lightweight and come in a bunch of different colors, plus they have side pockets, so they're basically perfection in pant form."—Alexandra Whittaker, Associate Digital News Editor
PLAY HIGH WAISTED POCKET LEGGING
"These are the softest, warmest leggings I've ever owned. They're not too tight, not too loose (like the kind you have to keep yanking up all day long). They just hug your body in all the right places. And the upside of pockets cannot be overlooked."— Shalayne Pulia, Editorial Assistant