14 best wide-leg pants you need to refresh your work wardrobe
Make a fashion statement in comfort with these chic palazzo or wide-leg pants
Don’t get us wrong: We love a good pair of tailored trousers. Sleek and slimming, a fitting pair of cigarette pants can even help you look taller.
But wearing them five days a week for 52 consecutive weeks a year can be a pain sometimes. Why? Because tailored pants can be well, suffocating to say the least, especially when compared to the ease and breeze of a pair of wide-legged trousers. So why not swop them out for one of these jaunty, relaxed pieces that are oh-so-chic?
And no, these palazzo creations are not just meant for the beach. Scroll down as we curated 14 variants that you can easily pull off for work as well. Now go forth and conquer the corporate world.
Add prints into your work outfit with this plaid number from H&M. The neutral colours of this pant means that it will match well with most colours, but we suggest going with a maroon t-shirt and gold hoops to add some colour.
3. Pomelo Fashion velvet wide leg pants – yellow, S$49
Add colour and texture to your ensemble in one fell swoop with this vivid mustard yellow velvet creation from Pomelo Fashion. Celebrate spring by slipping into a living coral blouse and finish the look with a pair of wedge sandals.
Like a white shirt or little black dress, a pair of simple palazzo pants is a wardrobe staple that you need to own. Versatile and comfortable, this Zara pair can be dressed up in many ways from camis to shirts and bodysuits. No fuss in the mornings? Sold.
Your boss still hasn’t approved your annual leave for your Bali vacation? Give them a subtle reminder by wearing this pair of beach-ready pants to work and finish with the matching top for a breezy co-ord look.
Featuring a unique wrap-across style, this pair of cotton-linen blend culottes from Mango comes in a playful yet neutral rusty orange colour. Pair this simply with a white top, throw on block heels and gold studs. Stylish work look – sorted.
7. Cos wide-leg seersucker trousers, US$125 (S$169.27)
If heavy trousers are making you sweat too much during your coffee or lunch runs, swap for this pair of lightweight Cos trousers made of cotton seersucker. The crinkly texture of the fabric gives a unique touch to the outfit. Best paired with a linen shirt and flats.
8. Marika Vera Angela crepe wide-leg pants, US$225.54 (S$305.42) from Net-a-Porter
Looks like another pair of black palazzo pants right? Wrong. Marika Vera’s iteration features a thigh-high slit which gives a sexy peekaboo look as you walk. Play up the sensual and mysterious vibe with a crop top and pair with strappy heels.
9. Temperley London platinum silk satin-trimmed sequin-embellished chiffon wide-leg pants, US$779.73 (S$1,055.89) from Net-a-Porter
If you fancy adding a lil bling to your wardrobe, pick up this shimmering statement-making sequin trousers and finish with the matching top for a show-stopping look. Else, throw on a simple black blouse and slip into a pair of black mules to balance this eye-catching piece.
10. Stella McCartney wide-leg pants, US$970 (S$1,313.54) from Net-a-Porter
Wide-leg trousers do not always have to look slouchy and casual. Here, British designer Stella McCartney found the perfect middle ground by creating a pair that still looks tailored and polished. Pair this with a silk slip blouse and you’re ready for work or for a resort holiday.
11. Balenciaga striped stretch-crepe track pants, US$1,830 (S$2,478.13) from Net-a-Porter
With blue side stripes, this pair of sporty Balenciaga track pants will lengthen your stature even if you decide to pair it with a chunky dad sneakers. Else, match this trousers with a cold shoulder blouse and strap on a sick pair of heels.
12. Loro Piana Kilian trousers, US$1,425 (S$1,929.69)
Always wearing black to work? Why not change things up a little with this vibrant sunset orange number from Loro Piana? Made with lightweight linen, this cheery pair of ankle-length pants remains breathable even when it gets unbearably warm in Singapore. Finish with a comfy pair of ballet flats.
13. Brandon Maxwell wool-blend wide-leg pants, US$1,533.62 (S$2,076.78) from Net-a-Porter
Known for unique silhouettes that have garnered a following including singer-actress Lady Gaga, this Brandon Maxwell wide-leg pants have been given pleats for that extra volume and drama. Wear this with a body-hugging bodysuit or a French tucked white shirt.
14. Etro paisley jacquard wide-leg trousers, price available in store
Channel your inner boho with this luxurious cotton-silk blend paisley trousers from Italian house Etro, and go bold with clashing prints by pairing this with a floral top. We suggest going with similar colour tones (think: red, orange, pink, browns) to harmonise the patterns.