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Vogue Staffers Debate the Best Pair of “Eating Pants”

As comfy as the best sweatpants but far chicer: This wide-leg cashmere pair that I’ll be wearing to Friendsgiving with chunky black boots to make up for the ultra-long length. And for when at home, in lieu of never changing out of my pajamas, I’m thinking of getting this stripe lounge pant from Comme Si. It’s made from a lightweight cotton poplin that’ll (hopefully) offset all the heat emanating from the ovens and stoves!

Naked Cashmere

Anastasia wide leg pants

Christian Allaire, senior fashion and style writer

My go-to comfy pants are my Wales Bonner x Adidas track pants, which have just the right amount of 1970s sporty flair. They’re pretty ideal as eating pants, too—who doesn’t love a stretchy waistband?

Adidas x Wales Bonner


Madeleine Schulz, reporter, Vogue Business

Baggy jeans (so, my usual uniform). Either EB Denim’s low-rise baggy or mum’s old Sass & Bide denim which are nice and stretchy. As a non-American, I don’t usually do Thanksgiving, but both pairs have seen me through many a too-large meal.

EB Denim

low rise baggy jeans

Sass & Bide

Rat Pack jeans

Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator, Vogue Runway

I always change into pajama pants at some point during my Thanksgiving dinner, so this year, I might as well wear pajama pants from the get-go. I love all the loungewear pieces from Comme Si (everyone is wearing it, including NewJeans, my favorite style icons). The green striped pair with a knit and some Uggs sounds extra cozy for Thanksgiving… although my parents might yell at me for dressing too comfortably.

Jessie Heyman, executive editor,

Whenever the occasion calls for unbridled eating and socializing, I reach for a trusty pair of tights. (Sheertex happens to make a nice pair, with a sturdy-yet-comfortable control top that feels like a hug for your lower abdomen.)  I tend to wear  them with an oxford and a short skirt, giving it a bit of an Elaine Stritch vibe—top hat optional!


control top super sheer tights

Emma Specter, culture writer

UNIVERSAL STANDARD LEGGINGS. I’ve had mine for six years and they’re flawless and can accommodate a full Thanksgiving meal.

Margaux Anbouba, senior beauty editor

I was quick to hop on the low-rise jean trend so I could live out my middle school cool girl fantasies. Another plus is a pair of super low rise True Religion jeans are fantastic for eating a big meal—the waist hits way below your belly button so you’ll never feel the need to unzip your pants after eating too much (mostly because the inch-long zipper is essentially a vanity design) and the jean material is just stretchy enough that there’s more than enough give for that second piece of pecan pie.



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