20 Stretchy Pants That We're Grateful for This Thanksgiving
Every year, one part of Thanksgiving remains the same: Somewhere between that first plate of sweet potato casserole and that second serving of mac and cheese, we notice that our pants are feeling uncomfortably tight. At a Southern Thanksgiving, the turkey isn’t the only thing that’s stuffed—so are we, after eating more cornbread dressing in one sitting than we should consume all a year. Because lasting from Thanksgiving breakfast to Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon, not a sprint, you need to come to the table in the proper attire. You cannot let a tight button on your skinny blue jeans to get in the way of you and that slice of pecan pie. Fitting with the theme of giving, your pants should be generous, too. We’ve combed our favorite stores for fashionable stretchy pants that will surely give as much as you do this holiday season. From casual workout pants and yoga pants, to dressed-up wide-leg trousers and leather leggings, these stretchy pants are definitely something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Stretch Cotton Moto Leggings
These super-stretchy cotton leggings (with an elastic waistband) get an edgy upgrade with moto-stitching. Plus, they come in three fun fall colors.
Shop: BP, $39; nordstrom.com
Featuring an elastic waistband and fabric with added pull, these pants are stretchy and sophisticated. So go ahead, have another slice.
Shop: $19.94; oldnavy.com
Tie Waist Woven Pants
Slouchy and lightweight, featuring the ever-important elastic waistband plus a drawstring for added adjustability. The cropped length looks great with booties, too!
Shop: Lush, $26.98; nordstrom.com
Geo Fluid Wide-Leg Pant
These flowing, silky patterned pants are about as close to pajamas as you can get away with—but nobody will ever know.
Shop: $69.50; loft.com
Lace-Up Faux Suede Leggings
A soft and smooth faux suede fabric with edgy crisscrossed lace detail hides the truth: These are just comfy, cozy leggings at their core.
Shop: Sun & Shadow, $49; nordstrom.com
Pixie Pant with Faux Leather
These pants fit like leggings with a little more structure, and their hold-you-in fabric looks good on everyone (regardless of how many pralines we sneak before Thanksgiving dinner).
Shop: $88; jcrew.com
Oakland Textured Wide-Legs
These loose, pretty pants come in this occasion-worthy shade of burnt, autumn orange. Plus, they have spacious pockets and that oh-so-essential drawstring.
Shop: Hei Hei, $118; anthropologie.com
High-Rise Skinny Sateen Jeans
Don’t let the word “jeans” throw you off. These supersoft, stretchy jeans fit more like yoga pants.
Shop: $128; madewell.com
Cam Cam Bells Stretch Corduroy Chai
High-rise with a snug stretch, these khaki cords won’t constrain you during your feasting time.
Shop: $136; showmeyourmumu.com
These wide-leg trousers are effortless, elegant, and elastic. Sold.
Shop: $39.99 hm.com
24/7 Stretch Straight Leg Pants
Little do all those family members fawning over your pants know that these stretchy pants are as functional as they are fashionable. Pull-on, super stretchy, and pockets make these vibrant stretchy pants a winner in our book.
Shop: Isaac Mizrahi, $49.86; qvc.com
These customer-favorite leggings are stretchy (that’s a given). But they’re also made from an intensely sleek and smooth scuba spandex material, making them the perfect pair of stretchy pants that you’ll want to wear to all of your holiday events.
Shop: $49.90; express.com
Printed Gilla Leggings
The subtle print on these leggings makes them look like printed pants. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that these are basically the adorable equivalent of stretchy yoga pants.
Shop: Sanctuary, $88; anthropologie.com
For the coziest layering around, start with these stretchy fleece-lined leggings. Perfect for lounging, layering, and loading up on casserole.
Shop: $39.50; jcrew.com
Ribbon Drawstring Plissé Trousers
If your Thanksgiving gathering is a formal affair, these elegant day-to-night wide-leg pants work well dressed up with sleek black accessories.
Shop: Topshop, $75; nordstrom.com
Jeggings? We know, we know, but don't knock 'em til you've tried 'em. This pair from H&M even has functional back pockets.
Shop: $14.99; hm.com
Narah Velvet-Trimmed Wide-Legs
We love the velvet strip running up these wide-legged and elastic-waisted culottes.
Shop: Saturday/Sunday, $88; anthropologie.com
Made from a super-stretchy blend of cotton and spandex, these comfortable leggings will keep you feeling fine. Pair with a loose, flowing sweater and tall boots to complete your fall look.
Shop: Saturday/Sunday, $48; anthropologie.com
Du Jour Textured Joggers
Sweat pants, meet your fashionable match. These wine-colored “joggers” are luxurious and loose. Bonus: No one will be able to tell if/when you spill wine on your lap.
Shop: Harlyn, $98; anthropologie.com
Cropped Velvet Wide-Legs
It wouldn’t be a holiday without at least one option from our favorite wintertime fabric, velvet. These crushed velvet culottes are perfect for warmer climate Thanksgiving celebrations, and the billowing fabric of these loose pants leaves plenty of room for extra sweet potato casserole.
Shop: Hei Hei, $118; anthropologie.com