Sweatpants used to be the unofficial shorthand for giving up. The pithy reply when any starlet or fashion maven was asked about the one thing she would never wear. The signifier to the world that you’re opting out, maybe for the evening, maybe for longer. A uniform reserved for Netflix and chill, and hiding from the world, though comfortably.
Maybe it’s the birth of a new wave of feminism, or maybe athleisure has finally taken over, but sweatpants aren’t just accepted now, they’re welcomed, celebrated even—featured alongside your best Bottega and Prada on Insta. See who’s making sweatpants look like the best idea since, well, sweatpants.
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Pair with a Blazer
This is the perfect meeting of business and casual—just add wine and a great pair of New Balance.
A Different Shade
We love the idea of an all-cream set. The only question left is whether or not to get out of bed in it.
The higher the waist, the shorter the cropped top.
Mommy and Me
There’s nothing cuter than matching baby-and-mom sweats—especially when paired with teddy bear coats and trenches.
Borrowed from Your BF
Oversized sweats, a great chain, and a simple ribbed tank is our idea of a Saturday night look.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.