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13 Pairs of Sweatpants Women Over 50 Will Want to Wear All Day


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Come this time of year, getting dressed can seem like a lot more trouble than it’s worth: Who wants to change out of their snug and toasty pj’s for a pair of stiff, tight-fitting jeans when it’s 10 below? Then again … who says you have to? With the best sweatpants for women over 50, you’ll be so cozy, it’ll feel like you never got out of your jammies.

Is it OK to wear sweatpants in public?

While you may have misgivings about throwing on a pair of sweats on for anything other than lounging around the house, these soft, warm trousers, once largely worn for athletic purposes, have become totally acceptable public attire in recent years — something we have the can’t-be-stopped athleisure trend to thank for.

“The casualization of fashion set a tone in which men and women could acceptably be dressed in this way,” cultural and fashion historian Shaun Cole explained to Mel magazine in 2018.

Most fashion experts agree that there are some caveats for doing so, however. Namely, you’ll want to choose a pair of sweatpants that are “a little more elevated” than the ones you might wear for bed.

For some, that will mean finding a pair with an über-flattering fit that shows off your physique, while others feature dressy details, such as bows or lace inserts, that give them a more formal feel.

How to Style Sweatpants

If you want to wear sweatpants for your day-to-day errands, there are a few general styling rules you’ll want to follow. Read our tips three below.

1) Go with a more fitted pair: The baggier the sweatpants, the sloppier they’ll look, so opt for bottoms that are a bit more form-fitting.

2) Choose a flattering color: A bold pair of pink or green sweats, for instance, will look far more fashion-forward than a weathered pair of gray or black threads.

3) Take care with the rest of your outfit: Adding in a pair of nice shoes or a sleek overcoat will go a long way toward making your sweats look more polished. You can even pair cropped or ankle cuts with heels!

The Best Sweatpants for Women Over 50

Whether you plan to wear them on your couch or in the streets, we’ve rounded up a slew of sweatpants that will suit your lifestyle, from styles with adaptive properties ($35.97, Silvert’s) to a pair that will keep you cool, hot flashes be darned (From $90.58, Amazon). Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best sweatpants for women over 50.

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