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    31 Ultra-Comfortable Bottoms For Those Who've Sworn Off Jeans Forever

    Can we all agree to leave nonstretch denim in 2020? K thx.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A pair of pull-on Levi's skinny jeans with just a touch of elastane which allows them to stretch while still holding their shape. No baggy crotches or saggy bottoms here.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are absolutely amazing!!! The reviews were great, but I was still skeptical because I have a very hard time finding jeans that fit well and are comfortable. These are amazing!!! I carry the majority of my weight in my stomach so I tend to order bigger sizes rather than smaller. The result is usually pants that won’t stay up and I am constantly pulling them up all day. These are perfect! They are pull on, so no buttons or zippers. And they somehow stay up, yet are not too tight in the waist. No muffin top, and no falling down. The legs are snug but very comfy. A miracle! I am going back to buy the darker color right now!" —Martin Z.

    Get them from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in sizes 2–28, three inseams, and eight colors).

    2. Rib-knit pants that make me wonder why we didn't embrace matching loungewear sets way, way earlier. Chic and comfortable? Say no more.

    HM

    Promising review: "Soft fabric and very comfortable. The rise on the pants is pretty high - comes way up over my waist, but I rolled it down and there's no issue. Very comfy, stylish pants." –Anonymous

    Get them from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors).

    3. Vegan leather trousers that fit more like PJ pants and less like a wet suit. No matter how big your lunch is, you won't have to worry about splitting a seam or finding scissors so you can cut your way to freedom.

    Aritzia

    Promising review: "These are great pants; so comfortable they feel like you’re wearing sweatpants, but so stylish! They fit a bit bigger, but I still got my normal size and love them anyway." –Kristin T.

    Get them from Aritzia for $138 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and in nine colors).

    4. High-waist pleated pants with bow detailing at the waist and ankles and functional pockets. Good news is if you really fall in love with them, they're available in 37 (!) colors.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was somewhat skeptical about ordering these pants but I am SO GLAD that I did! They are SUPER COMFY! I turned everyone’s heads when I wore these pants, they are SO FIERCE! I also purchased other colors because it can be difficult finding dress pants that fit this well in such an array of colors. They are vibrant, breathable, and the material is of great quality because it stretches quite a bit. It would be good to know your measurements when ordering. Honestly, I would wear these 24/7 but they are a little too nice for that. You will not be disappointed!" —Rhus ovata

    Get them from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, 37 colors, and in bundles).

    5. Two-tone cropped pants for days when you can't decide what color you want to wear. The important thing is you're set on an elastic waist and these babies deliver.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "To be honest, pants are a drag for me to buy. I'm 5'9, thick thighs, thicker booty, and it's rare that things fit me the way I want (getting them on doesn't always equate to the style I'm going for, if that makes sense). But these pants are awesome. I got an XL in the black and white checkered pattern and they're just baggy enough to have The Look, but not so baggy that they fall off. They're incredibly comfortable (so much so that my mom wants to buy a pair to sleep in!). I've also washed them a couple times since I bought them and haven't seen any degradation of the material or the color. I'm totally obsessed, I'll definitely be buying another pair in a different style soon!" —Nima

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and 28 colors).

    6. Velvet Free People flares that'll have you feeling yourself whether you're (responsibly) heading out on the town or walking in an at-home fashion for an audience of Squishmallows.

    Free People

    Promising review: "Comfortable, stylish, and on-trend. I normally wear size 8/10/12, depending on the brand. I bought these in a medium short in the black. The elastic makes them forgiving and comfy. I've only worn them a few times and have already gotten compliments! Please, PLEASE offer more selections in short sizes!! I wanted more colors but only two were offered in short — boo!!!" —tickled_tangerin

    Get them from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS–XL, two lengths, and in 10 colors).

    7. Cargo joggers complete with an elastic waist and ankles, drawstring, and four pockets (side and front) to give you the feel of your favorite loungewear but the look of a super cool action star.

    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "Pants look great with a casual dress with heels, dress shirt, or with workout wardrobe. Can be worn as streetwear-sporty, with fun short-heeled boots. Fit is high waist, giving a longer leaner look to the legs. Fun pants that can transition to any look." –Anonymous

    Get them from Banana Republic for $41.99 (originally $69.99; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in six colors).

    8. Knit Amazon Essentials jeggings with thousands of 5-star reviews that almost unanimously state they feel like leggings but look like jeans.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love, love, love these pants. I have them in the black and the dark blue wash. They go with everything and are so comfortable that I want to wear them everyday! I usually wear premium denim but I am reaching for these now. The price is definitely right at $20. They look good with boots, flip-flops, or tennis shoes. If you’re on the fence, get these." —DM Lover

    Get them from Amazon for $20.90+ (available in sizes XS–XXL in short, regular, and long and 15 colors).

    9. A pair of straight-leg corduroy trousers to make me want to slam my laptop shut, find the nearest independent book shop, and peruse the shelves for hours. With such a relaxed fit, there's no doubt I'd be sitting criss-cross applesauce right on the floor once I found a title I wanted dive into.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Warm, soft corduroy in a great color. Great to curl up in. I wear them with legs cuffed or un-cuffed, with black patent loafers or comfy Clarks. Looks great with a white blouse or a cropped grey or black sweater. I will be sorry when weather gets too warm to wear these." –Victoria 

    Get them from Amazon for $27+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in five colors). 

    10. A pair of beloved Athleta pants constructed from wrinkle-resistant, quick-drying fabric just like your favorite athleisure. If you burn even just *thinking* about the sun, you'll also be happy to hear they're rated UPF 50+.

    Athleta

    Promising review: "These pants are magic. I own them in four different colors and wear them to work just about every day. I receive compliments on them ALL. THE. TIME. They feel like you are wearing pajamas, wash incredibly, and look like stylish workwear. I'm a pediatric NP so comfort and washability are important to me (kneeling on dirty exam floors to examine toddlers or the occasional pee/puke mishap are part of the job.) I haven't been able to find another pant that is so functional yet so stylish. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE IN MORE COLORS." —Amanda

    Get them from Athleta for $23.97 (originally $89; available in sizes 00–26, two lengths, and three colors).

    11. A pair of pleated palazzo pants with an adjustable drawstring waist and wide legs that allow for ample airflow. It's basically like wearing a dress, but you don't have to worry about accidentally flashing anyone if a gust of wind catches you by surprise.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these pants! The fabric is so silky it's like wearing water. I love the way it brushes against my legs as I walk. The wine color is awesome! I feel so glamorous strutting around town in these pants. The only thing I'd warn you on is that they are a little long so I definitely have to wear high heels with them. Don't let that sway you, though, because you should also know I'm short (just under 5'1)." —Tricia Goodsell

    Get them from Amazon for $16.75+ (available in sizes S/M—L/XL and 26 colors/prints).

    12. A pair of baggy cotton overalls with two mega pockets and a relaxed silhouette that says: "adult onesie, but make it fashion."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are great! They are so comfortable and cute. I'm a potter, and they are great for working in! The clay washes right out, I do have to air dry them and it seems like they've shrunk a little even with the air drying, but they still fit great as they came a little oversized. I just ordered another pair because I love them so much! I roll the pants up just above my ankles for a super cute look. :)" —melissa

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in eight colors).

    13. A pair of printed jeggings with real pockets, buttons, and zippers that give the illusion that you, too, are super uncomfy in your non-stretch denim. Little does everyone know, though, that your pants feature an elastic waistband and mesh panels that don't pinch or squeeze.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the look, comfort, and style of these. I have never purchased this brand before but now they are my favorite brand. They are as comfortable as leggings but do not look like leggings." —susan gauthier

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and in 10 colors/prints).

    14. Drawstring linen pants which are the star of my favorite spring/summer look: "mom at a farmer's market." Just add a T-shirt, Birkenstocks, and a light wash denim jacket and you'll nail the vibe, too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite warm-weather slacks. They look great if I’m dressing up and they look great if I’m being casual. I will be able to wear these out quite a ways into fall, as well. I’m really happy with the purchase of the material is so soft you just can’t even believe it but it’s sturdy." –Rory McNeil

    Get them from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in sizes S–5XL and in 20 colors).

    15. Wide-leg palazzo pants to let you comfortably relish in compliments because everyone will be telling you how chic you look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 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 $16.82+ (available in sizes XS–2X and in 24 colors and patterns).

    16. A pair of wide-leg Universal Standard ponte pants with an elastic waist and a two-tone side stripe that elevates them to boardroom-ready bottoms.

    Universal Standard

    Promising review: "I love these pants. They are comfortable, hang nicely, and fit great... and the stripes are a super unique colored detail. The fabric is thick so they're going to be a great transitional piece and nice option in the cooler weather for chilling instead of sweats! If only they had pockets they'd be perfect!" —Amy B.

    Get them from Universal Standard for $145 (available in sizes 4XS–4XL and in three colors).

    17. Everlane's "Dream Pant," aptly named to describe the soft, durable, stretchy, wrinkle-resistant, and oh-so classic style of these pants. Talk about dreamy.

    Everlane

    Promising review: "Fits true to size - and has an adjustable waistband which is a bonus. These are the perfect pants to dress up or down. They feel like wearing a pair of comfy sweatpants or pajamas, so you never need to sacrifice comfort for a killer outfit again!! Also - I love the depth of the pockets." –bronwyw

    Get them from Everlane for $78 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in five colors). 

    18. Wide-leg cotton palazzo pants with so much extra room, you could use them to sneak snacks into a movie theater. That is assuming you take the time to set up some sort of harness situation.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE these pants. I ordered them in black after Eva Chen posted about them on Instagram and as soon as they arrived I ordered another pair in green. The green doesn’t fit quite as well as the black — but the black is perfect. The linen-y material is soft and flows well. I wore them through a heatwave in NYC and they were a godsend. I imagine some of the colors may be hit or miss based on the odd sizing between black and green, but definitely worth trying. I’ve gotten compliments and everyone is shocked when I tell them they’re $20 Amazon pants." —barbara pearl bugner

    Get them from Amazon for $25.90+ (available in sizes S–5XL and eight colors).

    19. High-rise plaid pants with tapered legs and a stretchy waistband made to stay up even with a smartphone weighing down one pocket.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "They feel like having PJ pants on at work; very soft, stretchy, and stylish. I honestly get a lot of compliments on these and I feel good when I have them on. My only thing is I wish I could order a half size up. They are just a smidge small, but after owning them and regularly putting them on the stretch out a bit and fit nicely." —Noe

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 24 colors/prints).

    20. Buttery-soft palazzo-style flared leggings with over 60 pattern options so you can have tons of comfy and ~groovy~ fits to rock.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are great pants! They are very flattering and the material is thicker than I expected. It has a bit more shaping power than just typical thin leggings (at least for me, compared to other polyester/spandex bell bottoms I've purchased recently). I also love the white grid pattern. The pants are comfortable enough to lounge around in, while also being a good enough pattern to dress up and wear to work. Will be buying in a lot more colors!" –Nutmeg

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 64 patterns).

    21. Flannel track trousers with an elastic waist and a relaxed fit that reviewers say make them feel like a "sassy grandpa" and a "stylish, British old man." New aesthetic: unlocked.

    Madewell

    Promising review: "I felt like a sassy grandpa in these pants. Stretchy in the waist and a good cropped length for us shorties. 10/10 would recommend." –Ayana

    "Comfort of sweatpants with the elegance of a dress pant. These trousers have become my new favorite. Highly recommend." –ZL2021

    Get them from Madewell for $98 (available in sizes XXS–XXL).

    22. A pair of patterned kick flares made with a viscose, nylon, and elastane blend designed to glide over curves just like your favorite pair of yoga pants.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I LOVE these funky pants! They fit great and mold to your body in every good way. They are stretchy and colors are exactly as pictured. Like wearing 'fancy' yoga pants heehee!" –Styleshark

    Get them from Anthropologie for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL, three lengths, and in two patterns).

    23. Satin Lacausa pants that are SO silky, you'll consider shaving your legs before you wear them. Is there any better feeling??? I think not.

    Lacausa

    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.

    Get them from Lacausa for $77 (origianally $110; available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).

    24. High-rise tapered pants with a gathered paperbag waist to give you an excellent range of motion. You never know when you're gonna want to bust a serious move, after all.

    Target

    Note: reviewers recommend sizing down for these pants.

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with these pants! I wanted to try something new because all I have are skinny jeans (yes I’m a zillenial lol) but every time I try to buy a new style of pants they look so bad on me and my body type. These are exactly the style I was looking for and are SO COMFY. They run huge though. I am normally a size 14 but a size 10 fits me best in these. I ended up ordering 4 more pairs in different colors!" –Michelle

    Get them from Target for $25.99 (originally $29.99; available in sizes 00–18 and 14W–26W in six colors and patterns). 

    25. Pull-on wide-leg chinos that are roomy and breathable so you have the freedom to do just about anything. Namely, feel free to enjoy a big meal without fear emergency unbuttoning or unbelting.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about these pants. They are comfortable and I feel instantly chic without trying too hard! They can be dressed up or down. I bought pecan and then came back for more colors - I now own four! This summer, I have worn them traveling and they are great; they'll move into fall and workwear seamlessly. I have always been a sucker for wide-leg pants but some are not flattering. Not the case here! Buy these pants!" –Lkunk

    Get them from J. Crew for $69.50 (originally $98; available in sizes XXS–XXL, three lengths, and in six colors). 

    26. Fuss-free linen pants made to order according to your dimensions. If you're often between sizes, this seller has you covered.

    Etsy

    Chantel, of Louisville, Kentucky-based Lou Embrace, hand sews every order and when given your height, weight, bust, waist, and hip measurements, she can make sure you get just the fit you're after.

    Promising review: "These pants are so comfortable. I bought two pairs and they wash perfectly. Really good quality and can be dressed up or down." —Kerry Holt

    Get them from Lou Embrace on Etsy for $89 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 25 colors).

    27. Wide-leg dress pants that eliminate the possibility of thigh chafing at your next fancy event so you can comfortably shake it on all corners of the dance floor and look good doing it!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered these dress pants for a Christmas Ball. I have other palazzo pants that I love but I ordered these because of the chiffon overlay. I wasn't disappointed. Except for being a tad bit long they fit beautifully everywhere else. A short heel was able to compensate for the length. I wasn't in love with the sash since I wore a jacket over it. Even though it draped nicely it still created a slight bulge. I understand the reason for the sash because there's not a dedicated waistband." –Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $30+ (available in sizes S–3X, two lengths, and in 17 styles).

    28. Straight-leg harem pants you can pair with sneakers, flip-flops, or your finest sherpa-lined slipper socks if you have no plans to leave the house.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these pants. They kind of have a textured linen look to them but not a traditional linen feel; they have a really nice stretch which is perfect because I plan to wear them while gardening. The waist feels nice and can be worn above the hips or on the hips. The pockets are also a really decent depth; you can get your whole hand in the pocket and my iPhone 11 Pro Max sits in there well enough while I’m doing regular around the house stuff with out dragging the waist down. I’m absolutely buying more colors as the stitching looks pretty dang good for the cost, too." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XL regular and petite and in eight colors).

    29. Classic pixie flares that are so versatile you'll want to snatch one up in every color. Hello, everyday comfort.

    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I bought these for work (business casual environment). They fit beautifully - super comfortable. The length is perfect for both small heels and flats. The material is very durable and holds up well in the wash- no fading. Love these." –Shanna M.

    Get them from Old Navy for $39.99 (available in sizes 0–30, three lengths, and in three colors).

    30. A pair of patterned pull-on flares made from polyester and viscose so they’re comfy, funky, and an all-around great time to wear.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: “I have bigger thighs and pants like this NEVER fit me. I took a chance on these and they are absolutely the best pants hands down. Super flattering and SO comfortable. Have worn them out and worn them to bed!! Best purchase I’ve ever made. I would recommend for any size!” –Ali i

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXXL and in nine patterns).

    31. High-rise sailor pants with an elastic waist, adorable button detailing, and a polyester-spandex fabric blend because you deserve to achieve the look of vintage elegance with the feel of your favorite lounge-around-the-house gear.

    Torrid

    Promising review: “If I could give these pants 10 stars, I would!! Super cute and super comfy! The fit is perfect and true-to-size. The legs fit perfectly, as I’m a short gal. They are so flattering - I just love them! Good job Torrid! Xoxo” –Sofi So

    Get them from Torrid for $45.17 (originally $69.50; available in sizes 10–30 in short, regular, and tall inseams).

    Me when I spend every penny of my next paycheck on elastic waist pants:

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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