16 Pairs of Comfy Stretch Pants to Wear While Traveling
Since traveling in general is annoying enough as it is, you can at least make it a little better by dressing up in a comfortable outfit that doesn’t add to the excruciating experience that long and overbooked flights can be.
We, of course, are not suggesting you wear your favorite pair of sweatpants to the airport. Instead, opt for a more stylish option and go for chic stretchy pants. Trust us, a little spandex can go a long way when it comes to functional travel attire.
And there are options to match every preference and personal style. The wide-leg silhouette is definitely having a moment and brands like Topshop and Anthropologie are offering no-fuss slip-on styles.
There are also plenty of classic cuts, from straight-leg capri pants, skinny stretch trousers, and leggings. With detailing such as elasticized waistbands and front pleats, some of these pants will definitely provide you with more comfort than your regular pair of jeans.
Here, we've rounded up 16 pairs that any traveler will want in their closet this holiday season.
Anthropologie Vegan Leather & Ponte Leggings
These cool leather pants ooze a rock vibe and feature a stretchy back part that makes them ideal for travel and going out on the town.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $118
Lou & Grey Sueded Joggers
The soft sueded twill fabric make these ankle pants ideal for your next trip. They also feature a boyfriend cut for a relaxed fit.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $70
Everlane Stretch Ponte Skinny Pant
According to the description, this high-waisted stretch pant from Everlane “feels like a legging, but looks like you tried.” We couldn’t possibly be more on board with that.
To buy: everlane.com, $78
Leith Pleat Front Trousers
The subtle front pleats elevate these classic pull-on black trousers so you look chic both on board a plane and in a restaurant.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $55
Sanctuary Velour Track Pants
These glammed up sporty pants come in silky and stretchy velour, and feature two front pockets and a drawstring waist.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $60 (originally $99)
Topshop Stripe Wide Leg Crop Trousers
Who said fashion and comfort can’t walk hand in hand? This striped wide-leg number is the epitome of trendy and is so easy to wear thanks to its slip-on styling and loose fit.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $34 (originally $68)
Halogen Wide Leg Crop Pants
These flattering pants have elegant front pleats and a sleek cropped cut.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $45 (originally $89)
Anthropologie Tie-front Sweater Pants
You will want to live in these pull-on wide-leg pants in soft wool blend fabric, so consider buying a couple of pairs.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $128
Hue Faux Leather Leggings
Whether you wear these with a simple t-shirt and slip-on kicks or dress them up with a silk top and heels, one thing is certain: The stretchy and shaping fabric of these leggings will always keep you comfortable and looking your best.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $48
Anthropologie Allyson Ankle-tied Joggers
Headed to a warmer destination? These pants will make sure you look vacation-ready the moment you get off the plane.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $40 (originally $118)
Joan Vass Velvet Wide-leg Pants
The elastic waist and wide-leg silhouette of these trousers together with its deep cranberry hue and silky velvet fabric will up the ante on the chic factor of your next travel attire.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $135 (originally $180)
Staud 'Maui' Striped Stretch-cotton Poplin Wide-leg Pants
This stretch-cotton pant will definitely get you noticed in a sea of dark-hued clothing.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $185
Banana Republic Sloan Skinny-fit Brushed Bi-Stretch Ankle Pant
Made from fabric with excellent stretch and recovery properties that flatter any shape, this ankle-crop pant has a zip fly with hook-and-bra closure and back and front pockets.
To buy: bananarepublic.com, $98
Style & Co Stretch Wide-leg Pants
This elegant straight-leg pant will have you looking chic and professional while the polyester/rayon/spandex fabric blend will make sure you stay comfortable during long flights and business meetings. Plus, it's wrinkle-resistant.
To buy: macys.com, $30
J.Crew Any Day Pant in Charcoal
As its name suggests, this best-selling pant is truly an any-day and any-occasion piece of clothing. The sleek style is made from thick, stretchy jersey-like fabric that’s flattering and durable.
To buy: jcrew.com, $40 (originally $75)
Beta Brand Bootcut Pants
This classic silhouette comes in ten colors and is an absolutely must-have for business travelers who need to look professional at all times.
To buy: betabrand.com, $58