Three Things to Consider Before Buying Women’s Lounging Pants

Tips to help you choose what to wear when comfort matters most.

Woman holding a cup of tea on the couch
Lounging pants are the perfect attire for, well, lounging around the house.Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio

Some women categorize lounging pants as what you’d wear in bed even if you aren’t. Binge-watching Downton Abbey, binge-reading Love Belvin romance novels, binge-surfing the internet—you need comfortable lounge pants to get it just right. The best lounge pants all have three things in common—great fabric, great fit and function for a number of casual activities.

Safort 28" 30" 32" 34" Inseam Regular Tall Bootcut Yoga Pants, 4 Pockets

Fabric

These pants are a polyester/spandex blend that is soft and breathable.Safort

Pants for lounging have to be comfy and soft, light, a little bit stretchy, and breathable. They need to keep you cozy and warm. Fabrics that fit the bill can be stretch-knit cotton or cotton flannel, thin polyester fleece, or a polyester/spandex blend.

Champion Women's Jogger

Fit

These mid-rise joggers are extremely soft and feature a wide waistband with drawstring.Champion

While some prefer a tighter fit pant for their lounging, no one likes pants that bind or ride up. Draping to your body is critical, and the loungers should be flattering as well. A wide waste band is nice.

Hanes Women's Jogger with Pockets

Function

These lounger/joggers work great for running errands.Hanes

Pants for lounging can also double for workouts or quick trips to the store. Pockets are essential. While you might wear them to bed, they’re not quite pajamas.