If you are looking for comfy pants that are dressy enough to wear to the office, there are many outstanding options that will keep you looking great and that will be suitable for most workplaces.
Everyone has different body types and preferences about fit and styles, but we have gathered together a list of some of the most popular and classic styles that are often considered the most comfortable women’s dress pants that will work well for all body types and most offices.
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Betabrand Dress Yoga Pants
If you are serious about comfort, you will want to check out Betabrand Dress Yoga Pants. Everyone knows that yoga pants are one of the most comfortable clothing items going, mainly due to the type of fabric that they are made from. So Betabrand has taken the traditional yoga pant fabric (68% rayon, 27% nylon, 5% spandex) and created a dress pant.
This pant looks dressy, but its main selling point is that it is comfortable. It is also machine washable and is made from a good quality yet durable fabric, so it should last for quite a while, even with machine washing.
The pant comes in quite a lot of different fits, fabrics, lengths, and colors, so most women should be able to find a style that is right for them. The Betabrand pants also have details on them like belt loops, faux zippers, and pockets to make them pass as office wear while still feeling like you are wearing yoga pants.
Express Columnist Ankle Pants
Another really popular staple for many women, especially younger women, is the Express Columnist Ankle Pants. I’m not overly familiar with this pant myself, but when talking with a friend about her favorite work pants, she couldn’t stop gushing about how great it is. Not only is it comfortable, but it wears well. It has the right amount of stretch and comes in lots of different fits, lengths, colors, and patterns.
They also aren’t overly expensive if you get them on sale. If you aren’t sure where to start with this line, check out the Mid Rise Columnist Pant, it is quite a flattering fit and versatile pant that can go quickly from day to night.
Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants
The Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants are a lovely design that can work for most workplaces. Since it is ankle-length and has a lighter feel, it can make a great option for that in-between weather that is neither too hot nor too cold.
The fabric is a stretch-crepe constructed from 70% viscose, 24% nylon, 6% spandex that most women find very comfortable. These are a pull-on style with no pockets, which gives these slacks a more causal legging-like feel. They’re an excellent go-to for the workplace since they are flattering and can be machine washed.
Spanx The Perfect Black Pant
The Spanx Perfect Black Pant in Hi-Rise Flare is a fantastic upgrade to your nine-to-five bottoms for the office or when working from home. This Oprah-approved pant features a flare design in a tight-knit Ponte fabric that gives it a polished professional look, in an insanely comfortable pull-on design.
This flare is part of Spanx’s Perfect Pant collection that features several designs, including skinnies, slim straight, and ankle skinny fits in a range of sizes from XS-3X in petite and tall lengths. If you are looking for clothing that feels like leggings but looks like trousers that you can wear anywhere you should check out the Spanx Perfect Black pant line.
Talbots Refined Bi-Stretch Straight-Leg
Talbots has a reputation for being a store for kind of an older crowd, but they actually make excellent quality, figure-flattering business casual pants for women of all ages. Talbots pants come in a bunch of different cuts, colors, and lengths. They go on sale often, and if you get the pants on sale, you can get a pretty good deal for the quality you are getting. Many of their styles are machine washable, which is an excellent thing if you are wearing pants daily.
Talbots pants also have a reputation for being extremely comfortable while still looking suitable for whatever you are wearing them for. One of Talbot’s most popular styles is the Refined Bi-Stretch Straight-Leg, this is a very slimming style that looks great for work or a night out.
Rekucci Women’s “Ease In To Comfort Fit” Pants
You know that a pant that is called ‘Ease into Comfort Pants’ has got to be comfortable. Rekucci has a couple of different fits in this line, with one of their most popular styles being the Barely Bootcut Stretch Pant.
Despite having no pockets, buttons, or zippers, they still manage to look appropriate for the office. They’re stretchy, so you just pull them up, and they have elastic inside the wide contour waist that can give you support and smooth out the look of the pant. The pants are machine washable but should be air-dried. The best thing about this pant is the price; they run between $15 -$40, depending on sizing and colors.
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Banana Republic Sloan Fit Pant
The Banana Republic Sloan Fit Pant comes up again and again as one of the most popular and comfortable dress pants for work. They are offered every season in different patterns, colors, and fits, with the basic design remaining the same- fitted through the hip, thigh, and leg and made from sculpting, stretchy fabric. This is a very flattering and slimming pant; the key is the fabric that is stretchy in all the right places while still being super comfy.
The Sloan can be a little pricey, so watch for sales or check the outlets for deals on this style. While this style is comfortable for most women, they can be a little tight in the leg, almost like a legging, but they still manage to look professional. If you like a looser leg, this isn’t the style for you. Most BR pants are dry clean only, so if you want machine-washable pants, there are better options.
Ann Taylor Trousers
Ann Taylor is one of the best places to get high-quality, black dress pants for work if you want to look professional. Their styles are changing all the time, but most of their styles and cuts are incredibly flattering for many body types, and they feel like a dream to wear.
The Ann Taylor Kate or the Ann fit trousers are lovely if you are looking for something a little dressier, especially if you plan on wearing the pants with heels. They are a bit pricey compared to other styles on this list, but they will last for years, and you should be able to get a lot of wear out of them.
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Everlane The Dream Pant
Everlane has a lot of very comfortable clothes, and these Dream Pants are one of their latest offerings. They are cotton, modal, and elastane blend, which makes for a soft and stretch fabrication. These are work or dress pants that has been made to feel like sweatpants. They are a relaxed fit, and they come with an elastic waistband, which is usually a sign of a style that is going to be comfortable. The style is very professional-looking and easy to wear.
Briggs New York Women’s All Around Comfort Pant
A favorite comfort pant available on Amazon is this straight-leg pant with a hidden-elastic (elastic!) waistband from Briggs New York. It is a loose-fitting style that is very flattering for larger sizes or those who just like a looser fitting pant. It has side slant pockets, and the material is a polyester rayon and spandex mix. It comes in 4 colors that work well for the office.
This is a decent, dressy slack that is comfortable and doesn’t cost very much if you are on a tight budget. They are also machine washable and okay to put in the dryer.
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Loft Curvy Fit Pants
Another bestselling fit from a popular brand is the Curvy Fit (formerly the Julie) from Loft. The Curvy fit comes in many different styles and colors, but the essential design feature is that it is designed for an hourglass shape, which can sometimes be a difficult figure to get nice fitting pants, especially with all of the skinny leg options available.
The Gap Bi-Stretch Skinny Ankle
These are one of my favorite work pants, mostly because they are pretty flattering and not wildly expensive. The fabric on the pairs that I own isn’t the softest that you will find, but I don’t find them uncomfortable at all. This is one of Gap’s most popular styles, so the material, colors, and designs are changing season to season and year to year.
This style looks very classy and dressy, so it works well for the office. The material seems to be pretty good quality and thick, so it should last for years. I don’t usually like skinny pants, but the Bi-Stretch is pretty comfy and fairly flattering for most body types.
Available from Gap
White House Black Market Comfort Stretch Slim Ankle Pants
White House Black Market’s Comfort Stretch Slim Ankle Pants are a new favorite, mainly due to the comfort of the fabric and the fit of the pants. They are made from a very soft and smooth material, but they still feel durable and like they would last a long time.
Available from WhiteHouseBlackMarket
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