Because who wants anything complicated?

By Eva Thomas
April 16, 2020 09:00 PM
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If you’ve never put on a pair of wide-leg pants, let us be the first to say: You’re really missing out. Wide-leg pants are on an entirely different level of loungewear heaven — and while they typically land behind leggings and oversized sweatpants as the most popular comfortable pants, data reveal that they’ve been gaining a foothold in recent weeks.

With stay-at-home orders in place in many regions for the time being, Internet searches have certainly skewed more toward snug and home-y staples like slippers, oversized hoodies, and, you guessed it, wide-leg pants. According to Lyst, the latter is becoming quite a hot commodity, with searches for the category up by 20 percent over the past week.

This in-demand and ultra-comfortable pants style is one you really need to try out if you haven’t yet. Yes, leggings are excellent — and Spanx has a slew of chic yet comfy styles available right now — but there’s something about these flowy, culotte-inspired pants that’s enamored the Internet.

Maybe it’s the fact that they’re easy to wear and offer an unrestricted fit during a time when nothing seems easy and so much is restricted. Or maybe it’s because they feel a bit more refined than your average sweatpants, though they’re just as pleasant to wear. Regardless of the reason, the demand for wide-leg pants is growing, and if you want in, you might want to do so soon.

Below, shop our favorite wide-leg pants from brands like Halogen, Adidas, and Eberjey.

Buy It! Zella Getaway Crop Wide Leg Pants, $35.40–$59 (orig. $59);

Buy It! Socialite Waffle Knit Wide Leg Lounge Pants, $50;

Buy It! Adidas Tie Dye Satin Pants, $42 (orig. $70);

Buy It! Eberjey Darby Crop Wide Leg Pants, $86;

Buy It! All In Favor Textured Pull On Crop Pants, $19.60 (orig. $49);

Buy It! Halogen Wide Leg Crop Pant, $69;

Buy It! Vero Moda Helen Milo Culotte Pants, $49;

Buy It! BP. Button Front Linen Pants, $19.60 (orig. $49);

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