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I'm a shopping expert and these are the best elastic waist jeans at Target

Three pairs of jeans
Stretchy, comfortable, and stylish? You want these jeans in your wardrobe! (Photo: Target)

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of pants that are as comfortable as leggings but look polished enough to wear to just about anywhere, head on over to Target. The mega-retailer has tons of figure-flattering elastic waist jeans that are soft and stretchy and pull on like your favorite yoga pants.

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To help you find the best styles out there, we rounded up the seven best options to shop now. Whether you're looking for a pair of skinny jeggings or a sleek bootcut silhouette, there's something on this list for just about everyone. Perhaps best of all, every pair of elastic waist jeans on our list is under $50 and prices start at just $20! Keep reading to shop them all.

Made from a blend of cotton, polyester and spandex, the bottoms are so soft and stretchy that one customer said it feels like she is “wearing pajamas.” Along with a figure-flattering mid-rise silhouette, the straight-leg bottoms also feature faux front pockets, two back patch pockets and a smoothing waistband.
$42 at Target
Along with a wide elastic waistband that doesn’t slip or slide down as you move, these cute skinny-leg jeggings will look good with everything from a casual sweater to a flowy blouse. They have side and back pockets to hold all your essentials and they come in six versatile washes. “These are my favorite pants. I have four colors and they all look and feel great! I really like the high waist and they have just enough stretch, so they fit snug while still being super comfortable,” raved one shopper.
$20 at Target
These flattering bottoms have a soft and stretchy material, a built-in smoothing panel across the hips, a faux fly, and two faux front pockets. Unlike many other pull-on jeans, they have real back pockets and a functional coin pocket so no one would ever know they’re jeggings.
$35 at Target
We love this pair because the black color is super flattering and slimming and the decoy belt loops make them look like regular jeans. They also feature five pockets, a faux fly and a hidden tummy panel that smooths your midsection without feeling uncomfortable. “These are my go-to jeans when I want to appear like a put effort into getting ready yet still want to feel cozy like I'm in leggings or sweatpants,” raved one shopper.
$30 at Target
Thousands of shoppers gave this pair of elastic waist jeans their seal of approval because of how soft and comfortable they are. The cozy bottoms sit naturally at the waist and have two handy side pockets. Even better, they come in a variety of colors and petite, regular, tall and plus sizes! “I love these slacks,” said one owner. “The elasticized waist is very comfortable and allows for freedom of movement. The slacks fit perfectly and have both a casual feel and a tailored look.”
$40 at Target
How cute are these tapered jeans? While they have a zipper and button fly closure like normal jeans, they still have a stretchy elastic waistband that makes them super comfortable and easy to move around in. Even better, they are size-inclusive, ranging in size from 00 to 30! “I like the elastic waistband and the stylish buttons. These pants remind me a little bit of a paper bag pant style. The pockets are great too! Really love the two back pockets that are big enough for a cell phone,” said one reviewer.
$32 at Target
Part of Target’s Adaptive line, these pants are made in collaboration with guests of all abilities. They’re made from a power stretch fabric that moves with you without restrictions, these bootcut jeans are designed with flat seams that won’t dig in or cause chafing. The smooth, wide waistband keeps them in place and they even have back belt loops for a comfy fit and extra support if needed. The pants come in short, regular, tall and plus sizes and come in three versatile washes.
$30 at Target

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