We've come a long way from sweatpants being acceptable to wear in very few public places — the airport, college campuses — to becoming a wardrobe staple for everyday activities and special occasions alike. These days, we've seen the comfy garment pretty much everywhere: among street style crowds during fashion month, throughout casual-focused collections on the runway and on almost every errand-running celebrity (mostly Calabasas-based or Kardashian-West-Jenner-affiliated). Plus, thanks to a few major fashion trends in recent years — athleisure, followed by streetwear and the overall casualization of how we dress — the humble sweatpant is getting its long-overdue welcome for being both stylish and comfortable.
Now, mainstream and high-end designers are taking advantage of this cozy moment. From Gucci and Balenciaga to Champion and American Eagle, there’s a comfy pair at every price point. Check out the gallery below for our picks of fashion-approved sweatpants.
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