By Alison Fox
August 22, 2019
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A red-eye flight is often a necessary evil, something you have to suffer through in a too-narrow seat with limited legroom in order to make the most out of your vacation time.

And when you finally arrive and step off the plane, ready to shake off jet lag and hit the ground running, the last thing you want is to have to change your clothes. But in today’s world of comfort above all else, people often travel in clothing like leggings or sweatpants — but nobody wants photos in front of the Eiffel Tower looking schlubby.

That’s where Eileen Fisher’s System collection comes in, full of super comfy pants that are perfect for wearing on the flight, yet put together enough to wear right on through the day. And this weekend, they’re on sale.

From Aug. 22–25, if you spend $300 or more on anything from the System collection, you get a $50 gift card to use toward your next purchase. The deal is valid both in stores as well as online with the code SYSTEM19.

The collection is full of pants that don’t wrinkle easily, are as stretchy and breathable as those dreaded sweatpants and, paired with a simple pointy flat, make you look ready for anything from a fancy dinner to strolling around Paris without having to change.

And one of the best things: They’re available in regular, petite, and plus sizes (because as a short person, there’s nothing more annoying than buying a great pair of pants only to have to run to the tailor before you can even wear them).

Here are some of our favorites from the System collection.

System Washable Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pant

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These tapered pants are super stretchy and yet not skin-tight and come in classic colors like black, midnight blue, and white.

To find:, $168

System Viscose Jersey Slim Ankle Easy Pant

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These slouchy ankle pants with pockets make storing your flight essentials easy while remaining comfortable at 30,000 feet. They’re available in black and midnight blue.

To find:, $138

System Viscose Jersey Tank Dress

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This midi-length dress is like having a blanket built in for hours spent on a chilly plane. The stretchy viscose material makes it perfect for curling up on the seat. It’s available in black and midnight blue.

To find:, $198

System Washable Stretch Crepe Straight Pant

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These pants have a slightly wider leg, making them even more breathable and comfy for ultra-longhaul flights. And their classic black color means they’re easy to match with any outfit.

To find:, $168

System Stretch Ponte Slim Pant

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These double knit pants conform to your silhouette for a classic, tailored look while the thickness means you won’t be cold when the airplane’s air conditioning gets the best of you.

To find:, $208

System Silk Georgette Crepe Cropped Pant

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These lightweight pants have a wider, straight cut, ensuring you won’t have any problems moving around in a tight airplane seat. They’re available in black, bone, and midnight blue.

To find:, $179