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Wide-legged trousers have proven to be more of a fashion staple than a fad. Having stuck around for countless seasons on end, it’s clear to see that the ‘90s power trouser, with its uber-flattering high-rise and flared bottom, just refuses to quit. This is of course attributed to its versatility and staying power - which can’t be said the same for most styles (looking at you, cut-out jeans).

Why do we love these pants so much? Other than giving you a leg-lengthening effect, the high-waisted silhouette also helps with holding the tummy in - perfect for concealing that post-brunch bloat. And here’s another thing to note: They also manage to look perfectly tailored every single time, no matter how it's styled. They can be worn with pretty much any top - a crop top, a button-up shirt, a sweater - and you’ll still look boardroom-ready.

So, if you’ve yet to introduce a pair to your closet, we've rounded up 8 stylish pairs for you to pick from. Click through for culottes that will finally convince you to give this trend a try.

 

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