How to Look Great in Sweatpants

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Look Great in Sweatpants. Whether you're running errands on a busy Saturday or working out at the gym, sweatpants are a comfortable and practical option. But, worn the wrong way, these soft pants can strip you of style. Since staying comfortable is no reason to sacrifice your fashion sense, follow these tips for looking great in sweatpants.

Step 1

Choose a flattering cut. Gone are the days of tight elastic ankles and high waists. Instead, today's sweatpant styles feature low rises, boot-cut or flared legs and trimmer silhouettes.

Step 2

Buy the right size. Bulky, baggy sweatpants that are several sizes too large won't hug your curves. Instead, they will create a droopy area around your rear end and make you look larger. There's nothing flattering about that.

Step 3

Keep it clean. Although you may use your sweatpants for working around the house, make sure that the sweatpants you choose to don in public are free of rips, holes or stains. Nothing is less fashion-forward than an old, ratty pair of sweatpants.

Step 4

Stick to solid colors. Sweatpants with words written across the rear end are a style no-no. Besides drawing attention to your backside, they are a trend that's doesn't have a great deal of staying power.

Step 5

Accessorize. Who says sweatpants have to be worn with warm-up jackets and running shoes? Show your style by adding some cute chandelier earrings, a fitted white tank and sheepskin boots for a contemporary look.

Tips

  • If you're not a fan of fleece, consider yoga pants. These fitted pants are typically made of cotton and spandex, and can be a great, flattering alternative to traditional sweatpants.