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18 best sweat shorts for women to try in summer 2021

Sweatpants got a warm weather glow up.
Illustration of The Bar Zi Short from Revolve, the Nike Sportswear Shorts and the Inner Glow Short
TODAY Illustration / Lululemon / Revolve / Nike

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The comfiest article of clothing isn't up for debate: it's sweat shorts. They're versatile. They're trendy. They're breathable. Throw a pair of sweat shorts on for bed, for a quick workout or pair it with a casual top for the perfect work-from-home look. You'll never feel constricted or uncomfortable in a pair of sweat shorts. The best part? They're also affordable — sweat shorts from our favorite retailers start at just $9!

Here are Shop TODAY's favorite sweat shorts and sweat short sets for women. Your journey to ultimate comfort and style has officially begun.

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Best sweat shorts for women

H&M Terry Shorts

These high-waisted terry shorts from H&M come in two of our go-to colors: light green khaki and cream. You can grab the matching terry top for just $12.99, too.

Hanes Jersey Short

Call it what it is: a classic. You can't go wrong with these comfy jersey shorts from Hanes. This short comes in four different colors that are all equally fashionable.

Inner Glow Short 3"Modal

Designed for someone always on the move, these shorts from Lululemon feature 3" length and four-way stretch. A review called these sweat shorts "my new go-to shorts." Need we say more?

MWL Airyterry Stitched-Pocket Sweat Shorts

These bestselling shorts from Madewell have a ribbed waistband and sizable stitched pockets. You can also shop guilt-free knowing they were made from certified organic cotton that was grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Listenwind Sweatpant Shorts

Get everything you love about sweatpants without the sweat. These sweat shorts mock your classic elastic waist sweatpants but won't leave you too hot during the summer months. They come in grey, green and purple.

Tie-Dye Wash Shorts

These tie-dye shorts have a relaxed fit and can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the look you're going for. Right now they're on sale for under $11.

The Bar Zi Short

If you're looking to splurge on a long-lasting pair of sweat shorts, we recommend these terry cloth ones from The Bar. Complete this sporty chic look with the matching top.

Ribbed Knit Drawstring Shorts

Sage green is all the rage this year, which isn't the only reason we're obsessed with these ribbed knit shorts. These shorts — and their matching top — also come in black and blush.

Gender-Neutral Jogger Sweat Shorts

These gender-neutral shorts are made from tri-blend fleece and come in a range of sizes from XS to XXXL.

High-Rise Double Layered Run Shorts

Athleisure just got cuter! These double-layered running shorts are lightweight and stretchy. With a fitted layer underneath a flowy layer, you won't have to worry about wardrobe mishaps, either.

The Nike Sportswear Shorts

Acid wash is always a good idea. These sporty shorts from Nike are made from fabric that's heavier than your typical T-shirt but lighter than fleece, making it ideal for those hot summer days.

Champion Life Gym Shorts

100% cotton and 100% comfortable. These shorts are perfect for working out or working from home, and everything in between.

Sweat short sets for women

Knit's Bound to Happen Sweater and Shorts Set

This cute and comfy set from Nasty Gal is perfect all year round. Get it for 50% off before it's gone!

BZB Two-Piece Short-Sleeve Sweatsuit

This set features a V-neck button-adorned top and drawstring shorts. For just under $20 and a little effort, you have a super cute outfit.

Ruffle Hem Lounge Shorts Set

Sporty and cute? This lounge set from Venus has it all. This ruffled sweatshirt and matching shorts can be worn together or mixed and matched with other tops and bottoms in your closet.

Tie-Dye Printed Sleepwear Lounge Set

Who says you can't wear your pajamas all day long? With a matching set like this, now you can! This loose-fit crewneck shirt and elastic waistband shorts is made from soft and light material.

Heart Sweater And Shorts Lounge Set

It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day for you to enjoy this adorable heart-covered lounge set.

Rib Knit Crop Tank Top & Shorts Lounge Set

This set comes in eight different colors, all perfect for spring and summer. At only $9, this set is affordable and perfect for a lazy day.

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