5 Crazy Comfy Jeans and Pants

While I’m sure most of us would love to live in joggers or leggings everyday, unfortunately not all of us can.  Thankfully I’ve found some extremely comfortable jeans and business casual slacks that I want to share with you!  These range in comfort level, with some having not only super stretchy legs but also super stretchy waistbands.  Make sure you read up on each piece!

(A couple of months ago I posted 3 Comfy but CHIC Tops and followed up with a post on how to dress each of them up and down.    This post is a bit delayed, but I thought it’d be helpful to share a few super comfy jeans and pants as well!)

Soft, Stretchy, Comfortable Jeans and Pants

 

1. THE BOOTCUT JEANS THAT FEEL LIKE YOGA PANTS

Not only are these jeans pretty darn flattering, they are possibly the most comfortable pair of jeans I own.  I’ve had them for 2 years, and through out those years I’ve said multiple times that they feel like yoga pants.  Several handfuls of PMT readers have told me they were skeptical that jeans could feel like yoga pants and bought them to try and challenge this claim.  They discovered the truth: these really do feel that good.

The legs are really soft and suuuuper stretchy, which is where the yoga part comes in.  You can do all sorts of stretches in them.  But oh, wait, there’s more.  While the waistband has a standard button and zip fly closure, it also has elastic panels on the side for lots of extra give.  That’s what makes these jeans uniquely comfortable and why I say they feel like yoga pants.  All around, legs and waistband, there’s comfortable stretchy. Honestly, they feel like side-panel maternity jeans without any stigma of wearing maternity jeans.  (Not that I think maternity jeans should have a stigma, but we all know they do.)  And they are flattering as heck if you wear them with heels!  These are FANTASTIC for stuffing your face and belly during Thanksgiving, btw.  😀

See the jeans HERE.  They come in regular and petite lengths.  I’m 5’6″ and typically wear 6/8 or S/M (medium on bottom, never small).  I wear these in size 8.  Size 6 fit me everywhere since there is so much stretch.  BUT due to them needing to stretch and spread out more over my thighs and hips, the size 6’s were much shorter in length and less flattering.  If you can, I would purchase two sizes to try and send the other back.  Nordstrom always has free shipping AND free return shipping on all orders, so you can just send back whatever doesn’t work by slapping the pre-paid shipping label on the box it came in and handing it to your mailman.

Below are two outfits I’ve worn recently with these jeans.  You can see all my other outfits with the jeans HERE.

bootcut jeans + maroon top + cognac
bootcut jeans + maroon top + cognac accessories Bootcut jeans + maroon top + cognac bag + cognac shoes
 Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)

bootcut jeans + black blouse + leopard pumps bootcut jeans + black blouse + leopard pumps bootcut jeans + black blouse + leopard print pumpsShop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (almost exactalmost exact but long version)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8)
Shoes: Sole Society (similar, similar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (exact)

 

2. BLACK SKINNY JEANS WITH ELASTIC PANELS IN THE WAISTBAND

I got these at the latest Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July because they are the same brand and line of the jeans above.  Obviously I’m a fan of this line, so when I saw a skinny jean version I HAD TO try it!
The legs are also soft and stretchy, though because they’re skinny jeans versus bootcut jeans they naturally hug your legs a little more.  The same way leggings might hug your legs.  And the elastic panel in the waistband?  Also fantastic.  I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant with my second kid and these have been LIFESAVERS until I can find some true maternity jeans.  The pic below is from a while back when I was 12 weeks pregnant.  These jeans are so comfy.
I have the ankle version which you can find HERE in regular and petite lengths.  I’m wearing size 6.  There’s a full length version HERE, though I have not tried them firsthand and cannot speak to how soft or stretchy the legs are.  However, they should have an elastic waistband since they are part of the Ab-solution line, and elastic in the waistband is what defines that line.  While we’re talking about it, you should see ALL the jeans in the Ab-solution line HERE.  They’ve added a lot of colors and washes since I last looked, so it appears that I’ll need to do some shopping!


Holiday Office Outfit: green navy plaid + black pants
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: H&M (similar)

Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact)
Clutch: c/o Sole Society (similar)

black jeans + printed top + black cardigan + red shoes black jeans + printed top + pop of red
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom (very similar)


3.  WIT & WISDOM JEGGINGS

These are the same brand as the two pairs above, however they are NOT part of the Ab-solution line, meaning they unfortunately do not have elastic in the waistband.  The legs are quite soft, stretchy, and comfy though, which is why they made this list.  I was still wearing these jeans up to 16 weeks pregnant with an elastic hair tie looped through the button hole because I just loooove how the legs on these jeans feel.

Please note these *are* jeggings, which I think means the legs are softer and/or thinner than regular denim.  However, functionally I don’t feel the difference between them or other jeans except that these are way more comfortable.  They hold their shape through multiple wears before washing, which is a requirement for ALL of my jeans.  (The same is true of the jeans above as well.)

See them HERE.  I wear size 4!  I tried them in size 6 a year ago and thought, “Geez, these are terrible.  They stretch sooo badly and they’re loose everywhere.”  Never had I thought to size all the way down to a size 4, but I finally did this year and they fit perfectly.  If you are unsure, I’d again advise to order multiple sizes and return what doesn’t work.  These are also from Nordstrom so you’ll get a free return shipping label for a pain free return.

Another note: Some people have ordered them recently and reported a strange whiskering on them that sticks out a lot.  They showed me pictures of them wearing the jeans and I was surprised how noticeable the whiskering was on compared to mine (see below).  Not sure what to make of that, but just wanted to warn you.

Other brands of jeans that are thicker and extremely soft and stretchy are Kut from the Kloth.  The Diana line is thicker than the Donna line, at least last time I checked.  Those jeans are fantastic, and the only reason I don’t own any is because the rise tends to be too high for me.  I usually wear them in size 6 or 4 as they run large and/or stretch out.  (See my tips on Tests to Do With Your Jeans to Ensure You’ll Love Them to combat jeans stretching out.)

maroon tunic + skinny jeans + leopard scarf + tan booties
maroon tunic + skinny jeans + leopard scarf
jeans + maroon top + tan booties + l leopard scarf
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS, S works too)

Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4, runs large)
Scarf: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: c/o Sole Society (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Dark Wash Jeans with Blazer and Graphic Tee Outfit blazer + dark wash jeans + heels + graphic teeShop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing S)
Blazer: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size 4)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Shoes: H&M (similar)
Bag: Amazon (similar, similar)

4.  BLACK OFFICE SLACKS THAT FEEL LIKE YOGA PANTS

Maybe there are tons of black pants out there now that feel like yoga pants, but since I shop business casual so infrequently, I don’t have a good grasp on what’s out there.  That said, I did find these black slacks a couple of years ago and the same way the yoga-like bootcut jeans I spoke of earlier revolutionized the way I look at jeans, these black slacks did the same for office attire.
The legs are extremely stretchy and decently thick, and these have an entirely elastic waistband with no button closure, just a zipper on the side.
Aside from being extremely comfortable, the other reason I love them is because they actually work with my larger hips!  Whenever I’d tried black slacks in the past, the pockets would always stick out as they hugged my hips, and that’s never cute.  One downside about these pants is that they don’t have pockets, but the upside is that they lay flat against my hips.  One other note is that the waist is a tad high for my liking, but because the waistband is fully elastic, I am able to roll the waistband down once.
See my pants HERE.  I wear size 8.
Another brand I’ve tried that is also thick and stretchy is Vince Camuto.  A few Halogen pants have also been very stretchy.  I haven’t tried enough of each brand to know if all their pants are stretchy or just a select few, but the couple pairs from each brand that I have tried have been great.  Vince Camuto pants felt especially luxurious.
black slacks + maroon bell sleeve + leopard print pumpsblack slacks + maroon bell sleeve + leopard pumpsblack slacks + maroon bell sleeve + leopard print pumps
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8) 
Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (similar) 
Shoes: Sole Society (similar

Watch: c/o JORD (exact)

 

5.  PONTE PANTS IN 3 COLORS

Lastly are these ponte pants.  They unfortunately not have elastic in the waistband but the legs are thick and very stretchy.  At least that part is comfortable!  The waist is on the higher side which could be annoying to some or favorable to others.  I have them in maroon and grey, and they come in black as well.  They maintain their shape and do not stretch out through out the day–something I found was untrue of similar Old Navy slacks.  (Though, I need to give them another shot soon as I know they have been improving their lines over the last couple of years.)  These are a nice option to have in multiple colors that is fairly comfortable!  They are currently 25% off HERE!  I wear size M.

Below are two outfits I’ve shown with these pants.

Business Casual Outfit with Grey Slacks and Maroon TopBusiness Casual Outfit with Grey Slacks and Maroon TopBusiness Casual Outfit with Grey Slacks and Maroon Top
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Pants: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Shoes: c/o Sole Society (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact


Business Casual Outfit: grey slacks + navy printed polka dot sweaterBusiness Casual Outfit: grey slacks + navy printed polka dot sweater
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Pants: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Necklace: c/o ModCloth (exact)
Shoes: c/o Sole Society (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Have you tried any of these, or do you have any extremely comfortable jeans or pants to recommend?  The requirements are that the legs must be soft and stretchy, and even better if they have elastic waistbands.  The closer they feel to being yoga pants while still being jeans or business casual appropriate, the better!
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