From The Runway

Lanvin, Givenchy Resort 2013: The 10 Most Expensive Sweatpants (PHOTOS)

The resort collections introduced a surprisingly comfortable new trend. Misty White Sidell surveys the priciest sweats on the runway.

Courtesy of Richard Chai

Richard Chai

Price of Sweatpants: $255

Richard Chai is known for his love of relaxed looks, so it’s no wonder that he included these metallic-finish track pants in his resort collection.  Accessorized with running sneakers and an eggshell blazer, the pants bring a sophisticated edge to modern loungewear.

Akira Yamada / Courtesy of Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders

Price of Sweatpants: $350

Designer Scott Sternberg showed this look as part of his resort collection.  His billowing sweatpants are paired with a nautical-inspired sweater and strappy heels.

Courtesy of Suno


Price of sweatpants: $395

SUNO designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty are well loved for their mixture of textures and prints.  These chambray sweats for resort season are offset by a flirty camisole and ankle-strap heels.

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Tess Giberson

Price of sweatpants: $525

A favorite of downtown fashion chicks, designer Tess Giberson is often lauded for her ability to create irresistible high-low looks.  Here, she’s paired coral silk sweats with a blush satin top and vibrant green heels.

Courtesy of Chloe


Price of Sweatpants: $750

Chloe designer Clare Waight Keller created a resort collection filled with must-have pants, including this heather grey pair.  The style breaks trouser boundaries by appearing both polished and relaxed.

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Price of Sweatpants: $830

One of the resort season’s first showings, Bottega Veneta’s Thomas Maier designed this viscose jersey tracksuit—matching handbag not included.

Courtesy of Lanvin


Price of sweatpants: $1,120

Alber Elbaz designed a series of relaxed, bound-at-the-ankle pants for his resort collection.  This red pair includes cargo pockets at the hips.

Courtesy of Preen


Price of sweatpants: $1,140 

Preen’s cult following is sure to lap up this look, which pairs tailored track pants with a matching blazer.  When paired with heels it is both sharp and athletic.

Courtesy of A Wang

T by Alexander Wang

Price of sweatpants: $1,250

Alexander Wang is known to be a huge proponent of the sweatpant trend.  He’s updated the look for resort by fabricating the style in suede.

Courtesy of Givenchy


Price of Sweatpants: $1,425

Clocking in at a whopping $1425, Givenchy’s casual pants for resort season embody the sporty-chic trend that has recently been gaining ground.