Swants had a moment a couple of years ago, didn’t they? And why wouldn’t they? Sweaters make the best shirts, so it’s only natural they’d make good pants. Although it’s a hard look to pull off if you’re a professional.
Unless you’re a professional toddler, that is.
I found these swants at a Janie and Jack outlet in Oregon last winter. I love them. My husband loves them. They’re comfortable enough for playtime and naptime, warm enough to wear out of the house, and the same color as the dog hair she rolls around in all day. Basically the perfect garment. I’m going to weep giant bitter tears of sadness when she outgrows them.
Yes, I bought up sizes from that collection. I also bought multiples of the Brown Bear raglan and the Very Hungry Caterpillar pajamas. No regrets.
I don’t see our swants on the Janie and Jack website (although they do have these AMAZING tartan dress pants for the tiny golfer in your life), but here are some options in the same vein:
- Fair Isle Fleece Sweatpant, Ralph Lauren, $45
- Baby Toddler Christmas Harem Pants in a Festive Fair Isle Reindeer Print, Etsy seller shopmaisiejayne, $28
- Rib-Knit Leggings, H&M, $12.99
If you’re feeling crafty, some tutorials for custom tiny swants:
- Upcycle Old Sweaters Into Pants For The Kids
- Baby Pants From Sweater or Sweatshirt Sleeves!
- Sweater Sleeve Kid Pants Tutorial
And if you’re looking for parent-sized sweater pants, I recommend perusing some of the options listed on Etsy. Just make sure you’ve budgeted enough time to explore the rabbit hole down which you’re about to embark.