I Will Be Living In These Stretchy Pants This Year (Because Standing Pants Are *SO* 2023)

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If you ask me, the only 2024 resolution worth making is this: Fill my closet with stretchy pants that are actually cute. In other words? If the waistband digs into my sides after lunch, those pants are out the door. And luckily, there are a ton of comfortable pants that are work-appropriate, s you can take those elastic waist trousers from the weekend to workweek.

For those of us who have sworn off tight, restrictive trousers, elastic waist pants are absolutely the vibe. Today’s market is full of options that are as chic as they are comfy. Ahead, I’m going to dive into the world of cute pants that aren’t jeans that swear off that nerve-wracking tightness. Whether you’re in an office, lounging at home, or out on the town, these pants will keep you looking sharp and feeling relaxed. Say goodbye to the days of adjusting your waistband after every meal.

Best Elastic Waist Pants 2023

These cozy corduroys that go from couch to cocktails

Minibee Women's Cropped Corduroy Pants

A pair of chic joggers that are *actually* office-appropriate

Avec Les Filles Faux Leather Joggers

Drawstring pants, but make them ~shiny~

Reformation Olina Silk Pant

These chic leather pants that are stretchy (and pull-on!)

Marcella New York Vinci Pants

These viral joggers that look just like jeans

rag & bone Miramar Denim-Print Joggers

Or, the wide-leg version

Miramar Wide-Leg Trompe L'oeil Cotton Pant

The stretchiest cargo pants

Light Utilitech Cargo Pocket High-Rise Pant

An easy pant that lives up to its name

Everlane The Easy Pant

Flared trousers that you can move freely in

Everlane The Dream Kick Flare Pant

Some stretchy pants for spring and summer

Enza Costa Everywhere Pant

Work pants with a trendy slit

English Factory Front Slit Pants

Silky cargos…yep, you read that right

Superdown Rita Cargo Pant

And, of course, a plisse option

Plush Plisse Wide Leg Pants


Andrea Marie
Andrea Marie
Maria Del Russo
Maria Del Russo
Maria Del Russo is the Branded & Affiliate Content Director for Betches. When she isn't at the office, you can usually find her in the kitchen, yelling "That tastes SO freakin' good!" at nobody in particular.