Sweatpants were the sartorial heroes of 2020, as many Hollywood insiders opted to pair their Zoom meeting-ready button-downs and blouses with cozier off-camera pieces. A favorite errand-running staple among celebrities, joggers are the decidedly more elevated version of the classic loungewear silhouette, making them a versatile fashion piece.
If you’re ready to upgrade your worn-out joggers in favor of spring-ready pieces that transition well to post-vaccine life, we’ve rounded up some of the best joggers for women below. Check out our top picks from brands beloved by Meghan Markle, Demi Moore, Dakota Johnson, LeBron James, Kendall Jenner and other stylish stars.
Our top choices include sustainable options that are made from materials such as 100% recycled nylon ripstop, Tencel lyocell and recycled cashmere, plus looks from Los Angeles-based brands such as Cotton Citizen, Staud and Anine Bing.
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1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Woven Pants
Stella McCartney has long known for her eco-friendly approach, which includes sneakers made from recycled polyester and cruelty-free non-leather materials. For her latest sustainable activewear collection with Adidas, the designer has used 100% recycled nylon ripstop fabric to create these wind-resistant, water-repellent pants. These luxe pants have zippered leg and back pockets, elastic cuffs with back-leg zips, and an elastic drawcord waist.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Woven Pants
2. Staud Cropped Wide-Leg Joggers
L.A.-based label Staud (loved by Meghan Markle, Dakota Johnson, Emily Ratajkowski, and others) puts its cool-girl spin on the classic sweatpant silhouette with these cropped wide-leg joggers. Made from comfortable cotton, these high-waisted pants come in a spring-ready lavender hue and feature side-slit pockets and playful drawstring ties.
Staud Cropped Wide-Leg Joggers
3. Anine Bing Saylor Jogger
Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner, and Lucy Hale are fans of model-turned-designer Anine Bing’s effortlessly cool pieces. Bing’s super-soft Saylor joggers boast a tapered, slim silhouette that gives a tailored yet sporty look. These cozy sweatpants are made from a mid-weight fabric that keeps you comfy and chic on chillier days, and they feature patch hip pockets, an elastic drawstring waist, and ribbed hems.
Anine Bing Saylor Jogger
4. John Elliott Belted Summit Pant
Luxury streetwear designer John Elliott’s acid-washed joggers are a modern take on ’80s style. Made in Japan, these relaxed fit pants are crafted from lightweight cotton twill and feature a belted nylon waistband with a magnetic closure. Justin Bieber, Whoopi Goldberg, and frequent collaborator LeBron James are among Elliott’s loyal clients.
5. Bella Dahl Pocket Joggers
Eco-conscious comfort seekers will love Bella Dahl’s slim joggers, which are made from a blend of sustainable Tencel lyocell, cotton, and spandex. The roomy front pockets and back patch pockets offer plenty of space for a hands-free coffee run, and the elastic waist with a rope-like drawstring adds a casual-cool touch. Available in other neutral colors.
6. Champion Women’s French Terry Capris
For the warmer days ahead, show off a little leg with these lightweight joggers by Champion. These capri-length pants are made of French terry and feature a tapered design, and the cropped ribbed cuffs allow you to comfortably pull up the legs to suit your style.
7. Lululemon Warpstreme High-Rise 7/8 Jogger
For a sleek, high-performance option, these high-rise trouser-inspired joggers from Lululemon are ideal for those with active lifestyles. They’re made from the brand’s breathable, wrinkle-resistant Warpstreme fabric, which allows the pants to retain their shape while wicking away moisture. We like that the material feels smooth on the skin and dries quickly, so they’re comfortable to wear while working from home or zipping around town. More colors available.
8. Vuori Daily Jogger
Yogis and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate Vuori’s everyday joggers, which are comfortable enough to wear during workouts. These pants are made with the California-based company’s Breathe Interlock fabric, which has a smoothing, airbrush-like finish. More colors available.
9. Cotton Citizen Milan Sweatpants
Cotton Citizen is known for its elevated basics, which is why the luxe label has become an off-duty style staple for Selena Gomez, Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, and many other stars. The L.A. brand’s Milan sweatpants feature a slim design made of heavyweight cotton terry with a sleek drawstring cord at the waist, offering the ultimate comfortable and effortless aesthetic.
10. NakedCashmere Robin Jogger
NakedCashmere’s luxurious joggers are made from 12-gauge recycled cashmere, so they’ll fit right into any eco-conscious closet. (A few fans include Demi Moore, Hilary Duff, and Selena Gomez.) Inspired by ’90s silhouettes, these slouchy pants have a tapered leg, a relaxed fit, and an elastic waist and ankle. They’re finished with discrete slit pockets.