The Best Wide-Leg Pants for the Office and Beyond

The bigger, the better.

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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 we'll never tire of. Offered in a variety of shape, length, and fabric options, a well-crafted, wide-leg style can be worn for just about any occasion, including, yes, a big meeting, but also date night and a trip to the farmer's market. Whether you're tall or petite, this cut—with its high-waist, pin tuck pleats, and varying hem lengths—can flatter your frame.

Taylor Ayers

Taylor Ayers is a fashion editor at Marie Claire, covering the new editorial fashion trends, looks, and contemporary styles.