This Jennifer Garner-Approved Brand Makes the Comfiest Work Pants I've Ever Worn

The office-ready trousers are soft and stretchy — and they make my butt look amazing.

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Woman wearing hi rise spanx flare pants on a blue background with 2022 editor's pick seal
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Like so many people, I'm finally returning to the office after years of working from home, and while I'm ready for the change, my wardrobe is not. Leggings won't do and the skinny trousers I bought for my college internship in 2019 are looking very, well, 2019. In desperate need of an update, I asked my most stylish friend for advice, and her rec was, at first, a bit surprising: from Spanx.

If you're like me and still associate Spanx with shapewear, think again. The brand is also the mastermind behind Jennifer Garner's favorite leggings, Jennifer Lopez's sexy leather pants, and even Oprah-approved trousers that are more than work-friendly. Scrolling through the site, I saw pair after pair of office-ready bottoms that I loved, and couldn't make up my mind until I spied the Perfect Pant Hi-Rise Flares (Buy It, $148,

Made from Spanx's signature ponte fabric, these wrinkle-proof slacks feature a compressive waistband that smooths the front and even lifts your booty. The flared design is so on-trend, yet the simple silhouette pairs perfectly with a blazer or blouse for an instantly put together look. Plus, the four-way stretch fabric allows for easy, constriction-free movement, a must for anyone who uses public transportation on a daily basis. (Pssst: People Say Amazon's Best-Selling Work Pants Feel Like "Fancy Sweatpants")

Spanx The Perfect Pant Hi-Rise Flare

Buy It: The Perfect Pant Hi-Rise Flare, $148,

The first time I tried them on, I was instantly in love. I have long legs, and the bit of extra length was much appreciated. On one of my work-from-home days I wore them to my favorite coffee shop, and used every reflective surface in my path as an opportunity to stare at my butt, which looked more toned and perky than ever. But the best part? These pants feel like soft, stretchy leggings. Even after eight hours of working from a hard bench, I didn't want to run home to rip them off. For any occasion I can't wear sweatpants, these magical trousers are my go-tos. Shop them on to claim office hot girl status while staying comfy all day.

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