Wide-leg trousers

Fit and flare: The best wide-leg trousers for easy weekday style

05 Dec 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Get comfortable in breezy, languid styles this season

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Given fashion’s inherently fickle nature, when a particular trend manages to persist over a few seasons, it proves itself to be a wardrobe staple. When it comes to trousers, wide-leg silhouettes have been elevated to that status once again. Initially popular in the 1970s, the easy sartorial style has surpassed its skinny counterparts as a favourite among designers and celebrities alike of late.

Flattering and versatile, wide-leg trousers are simultaneously trendy and timeless. The combination of larger proportions, a draped and slouchy fit, and swathes of fabric keeping you warm mean you’ll look chic and put-together while being comfortable. Pair them with jumpers and oversized coats for a fresh-off-the-runway winter look or a bodysuit and blazer for an easy polished office outfit. An oversized button-down pairing makes for a great casual outfit while wide-leg trousers with a waistcoat or sparkly going-out top will make for elevated evening attire.

For AW23, designers have modified the classic silhouette for every occasion and style. The Row and Chloé offer classic pleated styles that’ll be a hit in the office while Alex Perry and 16 Arlington have put a flirty spin on the silhouette perfect for the party season. Read on for the best wide-leg trousers to add to your wardrobe now.

Dries Van Noten pleated wide-leg trousers

Dries Van Noten’s exquisite focus on tailoring shines through in these wool-blend twill trousers. Cut for a loose fit with precise pleats to add volume, the trousers are rendered in a versatile camel hue and make for an ideal workwear option.

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The Row Roan pleated trousers

Fresh off The Row’s Spring ‘24 runway, the Roan trousers derive their timeless silhouette from the brand’s affinity for minimalistic tailoring. Crafted from wool-twill with pleats for volume, wear with a black top and boots for a sleek monochrome look.

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Gucci wool-twill wide-leg trousers

We’re still not over Barbie-core and these comfortable Gucci trousers are a great way to bring summer’s biggest trend into winter. Rendered in a bright bubblegum pink, the wool-twill trousers feature a silver GG button for a subtle touch of logomania. Pair with a white shirt and loafers.

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Chloé high-rise wide-leg trousers

Channel your inner French It-girl in Chloé’s wide-leg trousers. Exquisitely tailored from a navy wool-blend with classic pressed creases, the elegant trousers work equally as well with a jumper as they do with an Oxford shirt.

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Alex Perry pleated metallic pinstripe wide-leg trousers

Toeing the line between formal and dress-up, Alex Perry’s navy twill trousers are detailed with silver pinstripes and pleats at the waist. Pair the high-waisted trousers with the matching blazer for a suit that’ll look great at Christmas parties.

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Loewe cropped cashmere wide-leg trousers

Indulge in cashmere for winter with Loewe’s wide-leg trousers. Tailored from soft grey cashmere, they’re tailored for a loose and cropped fit. Pair with the matching cardigan for a cosy brunch look or with a bodysuit and blazer for the office.

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16 Arlington Brisbane feather-trimmed wide-leg trousers

16 Arlington’s signature flirty feather trims add a playful touch to the Brisbane trousers. Crafted from an ivory crepe for a cropped fit, the trousers make for a great alternative bridal outfit with the matching shirt.

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Miguelina Pamela sequinned wide-leg trousers

Ditch the shimmery dresses for Miguelina’s Pamela trousers this party season. Made from sheer black tulle embroidered with sequinned florals, these wide-leg high-waisted trousers will shine bright paired with the matching kaftan or a black bodysuit.

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Lovebirds crochet-trim wide-leg trousers

These dark red trousers embody Delhi-based label Lovebirds’ signature blend of local craftsmanship and minimal design language. Crafted from 100 per cent wool for a cropped fit, the trousers feature exaggerated pleats trimmed with crocheted seams that give the illusion of a skirt. Pair with the matching shirt and Mary Janes for a comfortably chic look.

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Toteme cable-knit wide-leg trousers

Trust us when we say you’ll want to live in Toteme’s trousers all winter. Cable-knit from a soft black wool and cashmere blend with an elasticated waist, this elevated take on loungewear works just as well for relaxing at home as it does for a stroll around the city.

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Miu Miu high-rise wide-leg jeans

Miu Miu’s youthful design language translates into jeans that’ll form the core of any cool-girl uniform. Made from pure navy denim, the high-waisted jeans flare out to a wide-leg silhouette for ultimate comfort. Adorned with a gold-tone logo plaque on the back pocket, wear these jeans with everything from a casual T-shirt to a chic jumper.

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Birkenstock x Tekla oversized striped pyjama trousers

Birkenstock and Tekla figured out the one way to make wide-leg trousers more comfortable – make them with soft organic cotton for a pyjama fit. These striped purple trousers come with an elasticated drawstring waist and are perfect for cosy winter lounging.

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