Stand tall in the office with our pick of the most stylish and comfy wide-legged pants
Flair for flare
Some days, we just want to turn heads for our dressing in the office – but for all the right reasons, of course. For that, look to these wide-legged pants, which ruffle gloriously at the smallest movement and provide that slimming boost in height we so love and crave. #HappyShopping!
Wrap over trousers, $126.90, from Lavish Alice via Zalora
There’s something very aesthetically pleasing about this pair of trousers – the asymmetric front is reminiscent of a skirt,while the tie detail lends it a clean and vaguely origami vibe. We’re also loving the sweet and subtle sandy pink shade, which would pair perfectly with other neutrals – try a beige striped shirt and silver heels for a classy work-to-bar getup.
Racquel satin wide-leg pants, $455, from Alice + Olivia via Net-a-Porter
We simply can’t take our eyes off this lustrous satin number with its striking claret hue. Amp up the luxe factor by matching this piece with a white frilled shirt, and top it all off with some gold drop earrings. There you have it: Your shortcut to feeling like royalty and garnering glances of envy from your colleagues.
Two-tone crepe wide-leg pants, $815, from Max Mara via Net-a-Porter
This pair of fluid ivory crepe pants may be minimalist, but that’s just what we need for a polished work ensemble. We definitely have to mention the midnight-blue cuffs that pool softly at the feet – this nifty detail emphasises the wide-leg shape and draws attention to your shoes. Go with a pair of pointy white heels to complement the nautical colour scheme and visually lengthen your legs even more.
These knit trousers ensure you stay comfy while out and about, and thanks to the decorative buckle, you won’t have to worry about veering into loungewear territory. Pair with a white cold-shoulder top to show a hint of skin and throw on nude pumps to keep things nice and neutral.
Let your day bloom with this piece if your office dress code has some wriggle room to push the sartorial boundaries. On top of the flared design, this pair of trousers provides extra definition with an ultra-flattering floral print on the sides. Opt for a grey tank top and white blazer to look effortlessly coordinated.
You don’t always need pattern when you’ve got show-stopping details. This pair of unassuming trousers features a flared hem, which makes the legs look incredibly slender and creates a dramatic silhouette with volume from the knees down. Way to feel #likeaboss the moment you enter the office.
This could just be the trick to wearing ‘jeans’ in the office. These trousers in a soft blue wash boasts turn-up hems, a super-high waist and a nifty waist tie – chic details that balance out the casual feel for a work-ready piece. Complete your #OOTD with a white tank top and dainty tweed jacket.
Flowing printed trousers with darts, $69.90, from Zara
We know, this can be a tricky one to pull off in the office, but why not embrace a challenge once in awhile? Let the mix of vibrant blooms (we spot ixora and poppies) do all the talking, and play up the oriental vibe with a simple black wrap blouse. Throw on a pair of navy blue strappy heels to pull the look together.
Kickstart the day by slipping into this striking pair of flowy striped trousers that’s not too in-your-face or vulgar. The slits add a flirty element of femininity; thanks to the cut, the piece will sway gracefully like a skirt. We’d go with a blue shirt for an interesting contrast, and seal the deal with statement earrings for a touch of glamour.