Step one for managing the extended food fest of the holidays comfortably: elastic-waistband pants. There are actually some examples that aren’t sweats and also don’t resemble the polyester wonders favored by early bird diners at Denny’s. Even if you aren’t overeating, they are an elegant alternative to yoga pants for comfortable airplane wear when you’re heading back from the holidays. Above left, a flared trouser pant brings some boho glamor. Mick trouser pants, $84 (on sale from $138) at ellamoss.com.

More comfy but still cool pants after the jump.