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The Best Wide-Leg Pants for the Office and Beyond

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

The wide-leg pant is a classic silhouette that will never go out of style. This trouser is an essential in every women's wardrobe because it sits high on your waist with an exaggerated leg that frames your figure, making it flattering on every body type. Don't shy away from wearing these pants outside of an office setting: Wide-leg trousers come in many shapes, lengths and fabrics, and when styled correctly they can be worn for any occasion. Scroll on to see our favorite wide-leg trousers and tips on how to wear each pair.

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Wide-Leg Pants with Belted Hem
Stella Pleat Pants
Tibi shopbop.com

The adjustable strap at the cuff of these trousers gives them not just the effortlessly cool vibe that Tibi is known for, but also a variety of styling options for the wearer.  For a head-to-toe look, pair these pants with their double-breasted blazer for a chic and stylish look. 

Ultra-Pleated Wide-Leg Pant
Pleated-Front Wide-Leg Cotton-Blend Trousers
RAEY matchesfashion.com

The exaggerated inverted pleats on these RAEY trousers give the pants their oversized silhouette. Try these with a form fitting top that clings to your shape to play with proportion.

Wide-Leg Trouser
High Waisted Trousers
Sundarbay sundarbay.com

Less is more with Sundarbay's minimal design. The ivory trousers sit high on your waist with a tailored, wide-leg silhouette that gives your look a touch of elegance. Style yours with lightweight knits and a heeled sandal for extra length.  

Wide-Leg Denim
+ NET SUSTAIN pleated high-rise wide-leg jeans
GOLDSIGN net-a-porter.com
$118.00 (20% off)

Wide-leg denim has been a huge trend in 2020. Try these GOLDSIGN jeans with minimal front pleats. This tiny detail enhances the shape and volume of these jeans, giving them a roomy silhouette. Tuck in a crisp t-shirt for a simple yet put-together look.   

Wide-Leg Checkered Pant
Plaid Jules Pants

Bring a graphic element to your look with these slouchy green and white checkered pants. Dress down these trousers for an easy weekend look by pairing them with a sweatshirt and sneakers. 

Momo Leather Wide-Leg Pants
Dodo Bar Or net-a-porter.com

These leather pants add drama, edge, and sophistication to your look all at once. Lean into to some Talking Heads Stop Making Sense vibes by styling the trousers with an oversized leather blazer for a '80s rocker feel. 

Corduroy Wide-Leg Pant
Large Leg Fit Trousers
AMI Paris farfetch.com

Instead of relying on your go-to blue jeans, why not give these fun-loving pink corduroy pants a try?  Not only will they add an element of texture to your look, but the rose color will undoubtedly put some pep in your step. 

Wide-Leg Culotte Pant
Eco-Leather Wide-Leg Trousers
Semicouture farfetch.com

Try something out of your comfort zone with these vegan leather trousers. This pant will instantly make any outfit sleek and polished with its wide-leg cut, flattering high waist, and a hem that hits just below the knee. Style them with a sharp leather boot or a statement shoe. 

Wide-Leg Tapered Pant
Cotton-Twill Tapered Pants
Dion Lee net-a-porter.com

These baggy wide-leg pants are accentuated by their adjustable tapered cuff, giving them a cool off-duty vibe. Wear these khaki-colored pants with other brown earth tones for a monochromatic look. 

Wide-Leg Cropped Pant
The Wide-Leg Crop Pant
Everlane everlane.com

These cropped wide-leg pants are both comfortable and chic. Pair with a slingback heel for an easy work-day to date-night look. 

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