22 Joggers for Women That Look Great and Feel Even Better
See ya, sweatpants! These joggers for women are just as cozy but so much more stylish.
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Joggers for women who want comfort and style
There’s no denying it: The pandemic has changed the way we dress. Between limited social engagements and days spent working from home, comfortable attire has become a way of life. Many of us have spent quite a bit of time over the past few years alternating between loungewear sets, the best leggings and pajamas—heck, some of us have even enjoyed the roomier fit of men’s pajamas. And now that we’re all used to this relaxed way of life, there’s no giving it up. But you may be craving a slightly more dressed look. That’s where joggers for women come in.
Think of joggers as an elevated pair of sweatpants that are just as comfy. They’re a bit dressier than athleisure wear (though we do appreciate a good pair of butt-lifting leggings) and are totally versatile. You can work out in them, wear them to lounge around the house, and even go out on the town in them. Where you can wear them has a lot to do with fabrication. For exercise, a thin, stretchy, sweat-wicking material is the way to go. For hanging out at home, you may want something soft and buttery. Going out? Try vegan leather!
It’s crucial to get the right fit. “You want a slim yet relaxed fit,” says Vanessa Powell, a stylist who splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City. “And they should really cinch at the ankle, which brings dimension to the leg.” As for fabric, Powell says cotton, twill, or lightweight, stretchy materials will be more flattering than bulkier knits and fleeces. Ready to meld comfort and style in the perfect wear-anywhere piece? Shop our picks for the very best joggers for women.
Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant
Best for comfort
For the ultimate in comfort, turn to Oprah-approved Cozy Earth. These joggers for women are made of extra-soft bamboo fabric that wicks moisture and keeps you cool. They come in five neutral colors and sizes XS to 3XL. For the ultimate in comfort, add warm socks and one of the brand’s super-soft shirts.
INC International Concepts High-Rise Terry Joggers
Best high-rise joggers
No one likes having to tug up their pants or pull down their shirt every time they bend over just so they don’t expose their rear end to the world. That’s what makes these high-waisted joggers so clutch. They sit at the top of your waist, so you can bend over all you want and still be covered. Bonus: They come in fun color options like cherry red and moss green. Made of cotton, they’re warm enough for running errands but lightweight enough for snuggling beneath a warm throw blanket.
BB Dakota by Steve Madden Break the Ice Jogger Pants
Best joggers for work
Classic black makes these pants great for work. Some styling advice: Skip a baggy, untucked top—it will just make you look too casual, says Powell. Instead, try a fitted sweater and a pair of booties.
Skims Velour High-Waist Joggers
Best velour joggers
You won’t believe how luxe these feel against your skin. The flattering cut keeps legs looking shapely, and the dreamy, soft velour keeps you warm. Fans of this brand—from celeb Kim Kardashian—love the range of neutral shades, including caramel, beige, blush, and a rich caramel that will have you craving autumn. Consider them the self-care gift you deserve.
Time & Tru Women’s Core Fleece Cinch Pants with Pockets
Best budget joggers
Pinching pennies? That doesn’t mean you can’t grab a pair of cozy joggers. These will cost you under $10, but they don’t sacrifice style. And while Powell does warn that fleece can get bulky, this pair stays flattering, thanks to a wide waistband and gently tapered leg. Pocket that extra cash and save it for something truly indulgent, like a cozy and comforting weighted blanket.
Style & Co Tie-Dye Jogger Sweatpants
Best tie-dye joggers
Yes, the tie-dye trend is still going strong. But blotchy spots all over your thighs? Not so flattering. On these, the tie-dye runs vertically down the side, which elongates your lower half. There are a variety of color options, but the pink is by far our favorite. There are a lot of ways to make bedtime cozier, and wearing these to sleep is one of our favorites.
Lululemon Align High-Rise Jogger
Best for yogis
Get your om on in this pair of lightweight, buttery joggers that were created with yoga in mind. The breathable fabric wicks away sweat, so you can even rock them in a hot yoga class. The four-way stretch means they’re comfortable during downward dog—and any other time you wear them. Six color options make it easy to find a pair to fit your style, and the wide range of sizes (from 0 to 20) makes them ideal for any body type. Looking for more cold-weather yoga clothing? Try these fleece-lined leggings. They’ll inspire you to strike Warrior Pose in the crisp, fresh air.
Athleta Nighttime Bliss Sleep Jogger
Best jogger pajamas
Swap your baggy pajama pants for these cute joggers for women. They’re built for better sleep: The lightweight fabric helps you stay cool, and there’s no drawstring to get in your way. Reviewers are obsessed with how airy they feel. Now you just need a great bathrobe to throw over you on chilly mornings.
Gap High-Rise Denim Joggers
Best denim joggers
Made with stretchy denim, these joggers are ideal for running errands or meeting pals for brunch. A casual way to style joggers like these is with a T-shirt and moto jacket, then add a crisp white sneaker, says Powell.
Athleta Apres Ski Jogger
Best cold-weather joggers
Finding the perfect joggers for women who love to hit the slopes just got a whole lot easier. With its quilted fabric, this pair was made to be worn after skiing. But you can also hike or climb in them on chilly days—just pair them with warm winter boots. Choose the black shade for an edgier look, or go with purple for a feminine vibe. Need more convincing? Even though they just came out, they’ve already racked up more than 150 five-star reviews. “These joggers are ridiculously comfortable and warm,” says reviewer Nancy T. “They are my favorite pants right now.”
Anne Klein Plus-Size Jogger Pants
Best for plus-size women
For women who are on the curvier side, a tailored jogger is the way to go, says Powell. “A more streamlined fit can make a huge difference,” she says. This pair has no pleats (which can add bulk) but features a subtle drawstring and gentle cinch around the ankle, which keep it sleek and flattering on curves. We love the bright blue color for added fun.
Amazon Essentials Women’s Studio Terry Relaxed-Fit Jogger
Best color options
Gray, black, aqua, red, navy—these Amazon best sellers come in just about any shade you could want. And they’re inexpensive enough that you can add more than one to your cart. Go with the dark burgundy and treat it as you would any other neutral. Or pick sage green and embrace a softer look. The more than 5,600 five-star reviews prove shoppers have fallen in love with these joggers for women.
Universal Thread Women’s Utility Jogger Pants
Best sweatpant-style joggers
Made with the same material as your favorite sweats, these are just a smidgen more flattering, with a slim leg and cinched ankle. A drawstring around the waist lets you customize the fit, while utility pockets add fun and functionality. It comes in regular and plus-size fits in a range of flattering colors.
Liverpool Los Angeles Cargo Jogger Pants
Best camo joggers
Treat camo like a neutral. This pair would look great with a black sweater or white T-shirt. Up top, they look like any pair of pants—complete with belt loops and a zip fly. But the elastic ankle opening gives them that jogger flare. Adding a bootie is a great way to elevate the look, says Powell. When you’re outfitting yourself in cozy winter wear, don’t forget the guys in the house. These slippers for men are a masculine indulgence.
Lululemon Ready to Rulu High-Rise Jogger Crop
Best cropped joggers
This new style is great if you want to show a bit more leg—or if you’re on the shorter side. It’s crafted from sweat-wicking fabric that has four-way stretch, making it a great option for a light workout. Oh, and it’s available in sizes 0 to 20, so it’s fair game for all body types.
Spanx Faux Leather Jogger Pants
Best date-night joggers
These pants may have the slick, edgy look of real leather, but they’re actually made of an incredibly stretchy and soft faux material. They’re so sleek, they’d be ideal for a sexy date night. Go all out with footwear. “Joggers are made to show off your shoes, so they will look great with a great high heel,” says Powell.
Zella Plush Corduroy Joggers
Best textured joggers
Talk about unexpected! Corduroy gives these pants a cool twist. They’re interesting enough that they can be worn out of the house, but the texture feels so soft on your skin that you may be lulled into staying home with a bottle of wine, some fuzzy slippers, and a good movie.
Adidas Tiro 19 Pants
Best sporty joggers
Joggers are inherently sporty, and the classic stripes down the side of these reinforce that idea. This athletic pair from Adidas has racked up more than 9,000 five-star reviews, with many reviewers lauding the zippered pockets (perfect for storing keys or cash if you’re out). The brand makes a similar pair for joggers for men, so you and your guy can both be casual cool.
Puma x Liberty Allover Print Sweatpants
Best patterned joggers
Lightweight cotton makes these joggers for women—a collaboration between fashion house Liberty London and athletic apparel company Puma—ideal for most times of the year. The bold floral pattern lends tons of character, so keep your shirt stylish but understated. Powell suggests wearing a button-down shirt with joggers and doing a half tuck (just tuck in one side). It’s a way to instantly look fashion forward.
All in Motion Women’s Stretch Woven Cargo Pants
Best cargo pants
Cargo pockets are quite trendy right now, but be careful when shopping for a pair. If the pocket is too large, it will add bulk in the exact place you don’t want it: your outer thighs. This pair has slim pockets to keep your silhouette streamlined. With nearly 500 positive reviews, you really can’t go wrong with these. Reviewers also praise how the lightweight, stretchy material lets them move freely.
Barefoot Dreams Eco Chic Jogger Pant
Best eco-friendly option
If you want to stay warm and look stylish without the waste that can come with fast fashion, try Barefoot Dreams’ cozy joggers. They’re knit from sustainable yarn made of recycled material. There’s even more to love, like the pockets, cinched leg openings, and earthy color options. You can wear them with a chunky knit sweater, winter scarf, and warm boots when running around town, or stay in and snuggle up with a good book. Trust us when we say these are the best joggers for lounging around all day.
Ugg Gable Brushed Drawstring Pullover and Joggers
Best jogger set
Yes, you can still look cute while lounging around at home. The proof? Ugg’s jogger set. This monochromatic set from the company that made cozy boots a must-have is made from a soft knit material and is relatively fitted. Translation: It still looks chic. The top hits right at the waist, which Powell says helps keep the joggers from overwhelming your lower half.
- Vanessa Powell, fashion stylist
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