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    31 Comfy Pairs Of Pants That Are Still Appropriate For Work

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    1. A number-one best-selling high-waisted work pant so cute you'll be doing a double take in the mirror every time you pass one.,

    Promising review: "These are the BEST PANTS I have ever bought online or in store! So good I am writing my first ever Amazon review. The fit is perfect, stretchy in all the right places for a curvy tall girl. The length is a couple of inches above the ankle and the ties at the waist and ankles are so cute. It’s like yoga dress pants. I can see why there are so many five-star reviews. I will be ordering in other colors as well. These pants far exceeded my expectations." —Cara Filler

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 37 colors and multipacks).

    2. Some ankle dress pants you'll feel like a total boss in, crushing anything that's thrown your way. You got this!

    model wearing the ankle dress pants in black and white blouse, standing in an office

    Promising review: "What can I say? These are the most comfortable pair of work pants I’ve had! I love how soft and delicate the fabric is. For the price, these are totally the best pants ever!" —Nhi Hoang

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 0–22 and in 14 colors).

    3. A belted straight-leg trouser you can dress up with a pair of heels or down with some sneakers for a cool day look.

    Old Navy

    Promising review: "Love how these fit!!! Comfortable and nice for work!" –anonymous

    Get them from Old Navy for $35+ (available in sizes XS–4X, three lengths, and in four colors).

    4. A pair of high rise faux leather pants so sleek, they'll make you a showstopper in the office. Don't worry, you'll feel super comfy as you strut past everyone's desks.

    Model wearing faux leather pants with a green blouse and black heels

    Promising review: "These faux leather trousers are sensational. They feel great on, and they look great, too!" –Patti G.

    Get them from Eloquii for $39.99 (originally $$99.95; available in sizes 14–28).

    You can check out our shoutout to Eloquii, along with some other great brands, in our roundup of the best places to shop for plus-size clothing online.

    5. Some stretchy slim pants people will *think* are super nice pants, while you feel like you're wearing leggings all day – isn't that the dream?

    reviewer collage of photos wearing the pants in black

    Promising review: "These are fantastic!! They look good enough to wear to the office but are as comfortable as wearing sweat pants!! The only down side is they do not have any pockets, but that's not really a problem when at the office, but I wish there were pockets anyway. I am 5 '0" and ordered the camel color in 12 regular (they are a little long) and the grey in 12 short (they are perfect). They stretch just enough to be super comfortable but not enough feel loose." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes 2–18, in tall and short sizes and 28 colors).

    6. A boho-inspired wide leg floral pant so perfect, you'll grab these in the morning when you're just not feeling a dress.,

    Promising review: "These pants are so perfect! I am 5'5", 160lbs & the 8/10 fits perfectly. I wore these as professional wear when visiting a client, and I received so many compliments. They are comfy, chic, and adorable. Plus, they can be dressed up for work or dressed down for casual. LOVE!!!" —Courtney D.

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 0–10 and five prints).

    7. Some soft linen-blend track pants with an elastic waist for a relaxed fit and breathable comfort that you might confuse with your favorite pair of PJ pants.


    Promising review: "These pants are the BEST! I have large thighs/butt so linen pants are always a struggle for me. These are the best material and they design them to cater to all body types. I am a 28 curvy in their jeans and a large was perfect for a loose linen pant. The waist is super stretchy, too, and the high waist is super flattering. There is a little bit of bunching in between the hips but that's the design of the pant. Can't recommend these enough!" –ASIA2

    Get them from Madewell for $68 (available in sizes XXS–4X, three lengths, and in three colors).

    8. A pair of elastic-waist, drawstring pants in an array of neutral colors and fun patterns, so you can always sport something that fits your mood (and won't cramp it by making your feel uncomfy at any point during the workday).

    model wearing dark olive elastic pants
    reviewer photo of them wearing the black and white leopard print pants

    Promising review: "Don’t hesitate. I wanted some work pants that weren’t traditional and boring. I bought the snow leopard looking ones. They are comfortable, great material, tight at the ankle for short people like me, and drawstring." –Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–4XL and in 24 colors and patterns).

    9. Or a pair of bag waist pants that'll look just as cute on the weekends when you're running errands as they will in the office on Monday morning.,

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable pants I’ve ever owned. I wear them to work, and people constantly ask where I got them from. The belt is a super cute touch. I bought several pairs in different colors, and they also have shorts that are just as cute! You won’t regret this buy!" —desaraehoffman

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 30 colors and multipacks).

    10. A pair of cropped trousers perfect for the hottest days of summer when you'd rather be at the pool, but it's okay because you've got bigger goals to achieve.

    model wearing the bright yellow cropped pants

    Promising review: "I’m not normally one to buy pants for dressy occasions I normally lean towards dresses but I am obsessed with these pants you can dress them up or down!! They’re so comfortable and stretchy and non-restricting and they are high-waisted I’m going to pair them with a white wedge!! I got the strawberry." –Gabby G

    Get them from Anthropologie for $120 (available in sizes 24–32, 16W–26w, and in three lengths).

    11. A straight twill pant that'll basically match with all the tops you have in your closet, so you won't have trouble putting together an outfit.

    Model in black pants

    Promising review: "Very comfortable and great quality. These pants are great for working indoors and out. I ordered these pants a while ago, and I just ordered more for work. Pockets are deep enough to hold all my equipment for work. I usually carry two phones and two different walkies, keys, and whatever else can fit in them. Great pants!" —sj808

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 6–24 and in two lengths and colors).

    12. A pair of tailored tie-waist pants you'll be ~smoking~ in every time you wear them (all while staying cool).

    model wearing the tailored tie pants in black with black strappy sandals

    Promising review: "I've recently given up on jeans, and these are now my go-to trousers! The shape/size and petite length are absolutely perfect for me— not too tight round the waist or thighs, and the trousers hit the ankle at just the right spot, no need to roll up! They are so versatile, they go with any style and colour, dressed up or down. I have two pairs now :D" —ASOS Customer

    Get them from ASOS for $36 (available in petite sizes 00–12).

    13. A wide-leg pair that might make you feel like you're wearing pajamas all day. And isn't that a great way to live your life?

    collage of three images of model wearing the pants in black pinstripe, and mustard yellow, wearing different white blouses

    Promising review: "These are so pretty and comfortable! The fabric is very nice and soft and great quality. I love these and will be ordering more! They're super flattering! I’m 5’7” 150lbs, and I ordered a large, which fit wonderfully." —Linda Ricci

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 17 varieties).

    14. Some trousers that have ties on the ankle because you will not be ~tied down~ by anything, especially uncomfortable pants.,

    Promising review: "This pants are so chic and fly. They're sexy and comfortable at the same time. Paired with a little off the shoulder top, and I’m ready to rule the world J/K ...ruler of tonight though fo sho!! 😊😋👌" —Valerie Brandt

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 20 colors).

    15. Wide-leg trousers you can wear on a windy day without worrying about having a Marilyn Monroe moment...because you're in chic pants!

    reviewer mirror selfie wearing the pants in red

    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style—and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work, and they can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it. :)" —Nash

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 24 varieties).

    16. A pair of pastel pants to add a fresh pop of color to your array of neutral work clothes. They're made with two-stretch material, so you'll be free to do a happy dance in these happy pants.

    Model wearing light purple pants

    Promising review: "These pants are super comfy to teach in all day long. Stretchy in all the right places and snug in all the right places too!" –Anonymous

    Get them from Uniqlo for $39.90 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in four colors).

    17. Simple trousers made with 3% spandex to give them the perfect amount of stretch., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these pants! I bought them for work, and they are extremely comfortable. They have just enough stretch in them to make them classy while still being comfortable. I'm usually between a size 4 and 6, so I went with 6, and they fit perfectly. As the other reviewers said, they tends to run a bit smaller, so 4 would have been too small for me." —Austin, Quinn and Marry June

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 0–18 and in 18 colors).

    18. A billowy palazzo pant that gives you the movable and breathable freedom of a skirt without any chaffing.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the skirt/slacks! They are so comfortable to wear to work. The way they sway when you walk makes you feel wonderful! Extremely flattering! I am 5’0” and have to roll up or hem everything I own but this is the perfect length for me. You can adjust the pants to wear high above hips or at hips to vary the length. I wore them for the first time today for an eight hour office job and I’ve already ordered it in other colors!!! Can’t wait to get them. I did order up a size like they suggested. I did machine wash on gentle and dry in dryer on delicate then hung up. No iron needed. Definitely suggest buying this! You won’t regret it." –Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon for $22.94+ (available in sizes 4–10 and in 15 prints).

    19. A pair of stretchy, wide-leg capris because the future is now and that means capris can be polished and professional, too.

    reviewer photo of them wearing the cream colored capris
    reviewer photo of them posing in the black capris

    Promising review: "The fabric is substantial and doesn't feel flimsy. There's a nice amount of stretch to the fabric so that it's very comfortable. They wash up well (easy wash/wear, no ironing). Super purchase. I'm going to get a lot of wear out of these -- dressing them up for work and down for weekend." –JC

    Get them from Amazon for $36.89+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and in five colors).

    20. Some stripped palazzo pants designed to be paired with a crisp white button down for ultimate sophistication.

    reviewer photo wearing the blue and white striped pants

    It works with other shirts, too (like the t-shirt pictured above)!

    Promising review: "When ordered, I was afraid they'd would be too long, but they was the perfect length!! They fell just right below my heels and don't drag on the floor. It’s nice to not have to get alterations. I love these pants, and the waist tie! They are so flowy and comfortable to wear. Best fit ever for an item ordered online. :)" —Catherine Bui

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in three styles).

    21. Pull-on jeggings that you can rock on casual Fridays (and feel even more casual than people will suspect)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I hate jeans. Like really really hate jeans but the weather is getting cooler so I need something on my legs. After reading some raving reviews, I purchased a pair of these and haven't taken them off since receiving them. They are soft, stay up, look like real jeans, and are so flattering. And I feel great in them! I'm a homeschooling mom of four kids, 7- and under, so I spend a lot of time sitting on the floor, running around, and climbing into the back of my car. These jeans can handle it all. As for the length, I'm 5'8 plus a smidge, and the longs fit me with a bit to peg (I prefer my jeans to be ankle length)." –Emileo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.86+ (available in sizes 2–28, three lengths, and 10 colors).

    22. Wide-leg crop pants you'll find yourself wearing again and again, until they're a go-to staple in your closet.

    Model wearing the black pull-on pants
    Model wearing the brown pull-on pants

    Promising review: "I'm 6'2", 160 lbs-ish. Ordered the brown in medium. Love them. A tad short on me but still ok for work. Ordered them in black when they came back in stock. The black seem slightly longer. Extremely comfortable and professional enough with a blouse. I did order the grey but it seemed that they were made of a different material, at least in the tall." –Em K

    Get them from Gap for $44.49+ (available in sizes XS–XXL, two lengths, and three colors).

    23. Paperbag pants that basically require you to take a bathroom selfie and show off your #OOTD to all your friends and followers.

    reviewer mirror selfie wearing the pants in yellow

    Promising review: "I love these pants! I've ordered two colors. They're great for the summer with a crop top, but also dressed up with a blouse for work!" —Jillian Thomas

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and in eight colors).

    24. Stretchy palazzo pants you'll love so much, you might go home and get rid of all the other pants you own and replace them with more of these., Amazon

    Promising review: "These pants are perfect for work. They are so comfortable I feel like I’m wearing leggings. I looked at the reviews before buying, and the pictures and reviews are right, these pants are comfortable yet professional looking. I’ve already bought 5 pairs in different patterns and colors. I would definitely recommend." —Questa

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 34 colors and styles).

    25. Laid-back tapered pants that radiate effortlessly cool and stylish vibes. Plus, they come in six gorgeous colors, so you'll have one for every day of the work week (with an extra pair for a comfy-cute weekend look).


    Promising review: "The most comfortable pants! Can be dressed up or dressed down, I want to buy them in every color because I reach for them multiple days a week!" –mldpp77

    Get them from Target for $22.49+ (originally $29.99; available in sizes 00–18, 14W–26W, and in four colors and patterns).

    26. A linen pant seemingly perfect for going to work, and then going to a summer patio party right after.

    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "I love these pants. The fabric is easy breezy and flattering without hugging. I've received several compliments already and only worn twice. Great for a summer look." —CandaceS

    Get them from Banana Republic for $32.97+ (originally $89.50; available in sizes 0–20, in regular and petite sizes, and two colors).

    27. A mineral wash culotte pant that's the perfect combination of flowy and breezy, but still imply that you mean business.

    model wearing the culottes with black ankle strap heels, standing in the middle of a residential street

    Promising review: "I bought these this month and am not disappointed. They are comfortable and the color is wonderful! The size 2 is perfect as I usually wear 18/20." –SERENITYPLEASE

    Get them from Torrid for $32.49 (originally $59.50; available in sizes 10–30).

    28. Some faux leather leggings so cool, they'll have everyone in your office asking: "where'd you get those pants?",

    Promising review: "I’m 53, 5’6” and wear a size14. I originally ordered a large but, although they fit, they were a bit too tight for my comfort. I ordered the XL and they are perfect! I’m impressed with the fabric quality and that they are truly opaque, even when bent over, so you won’t be that person that ends up on a social media shaming meme (ha). Bonus is they arrived quickly with very nice packaging." –Kelly G

    Get them from Amazon for $59.31 (available in sizes XS–4XL and in four colors).

    You can find even more faux leather legging recommendations here.

    29. A Brooklyn ankle pant by Athleta made with recycled, stretchy, and silky material you'll want to rock on and off the go (and then on and off the go again the next day, and the day after that).

    model wearing black ankle pants
    model wearing white ankle pants

    Promising review: "Bought these in black and I love them! I wish I had bought another pair when they were on sale. My mom also bought these in the lighter tan color and she loves them too! I can wear these to work, as well (teacher). I will definitely be buying more of these!" –Kathleen A

    Get them from Athleta for $89 (available in sizes 00–26, three lengths, and six colors). 

    30. Some high-waisted and cropped paperbag pants with cute button detailing and an airy blend of cotton and spandex to have you lookin' sharp and feelin' equally on-point. 

    reviewer photo of them wearing the burnt orange pants
    model wearing the black paperbag pants

    Promising review: "These are one of the best pants I’ve bought on Amazon. I’m 5’2, 175lb, 36’ waist and 42’ hips. I could’ve gotten away with an XL size, but I preferred the style of these pants to hang more loosely. The hem of the pants stop right above my heel, barely grazing the ground without shoes, which is perfect for me as a petite woman. The material is very breathable and comfortable; I love that I actually have work pants WITH FUNCTIONING POCKETS! I’m so happy with these pants and would definitely recommend them." –Malisa Ratthasing

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

    31. A pair of buttery-soft satin pants from Lacausa that'll feel like a seamless transition from your PJs in the morning (just don't fall asleep at your desk, please).

    Model wearing creme satin pants and a matching blouse

    Lacausa (Spanish for "the cause") is a woman-owned, California-inspired clothing brand committed to ethical design. Their small, LA-based team focuses on low-waste production and they donate a percentage of proceeds to different human and environmental rights charitable partners including Black Lives Matter, Lunch on Me, and Cool Earth. And if you're interested in the full set pictured above, you can find the matching top here.

    Get them from Lacausa for $96 (originally $120; available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors).

    Your boss admiring your style in these pants:

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