A wide-leg trew can be a thing of elegance at one end of the spectrum and slouchy, cosy comfort at the other. We round up AW’s best pairs.

Walking the versatile sartorial line between relaxed and tailored, slouchy and structured, a wide-legged trouser is a great wardrobe staple to wear on repeat this season. Flattering for all heights, so long as you play with different lengths to find a flattering fit. A few extra inches, worn with a heel underneath can have magic leg-lengthening effects, whilst a ‘pool’ of fabric over trainers, paired with a blazer makes for a modern take on a traditional tailored suit (just remember to dodge the puddles).

They’re great for teaming with this season’s penny loafer, or the Western boot too - and flexible enough that they work with anything from a crisp shirt to a cosy knit or a slogan sweat. We’ve rounded up 12 pairs from this season to try this winter – from 70s inspired wide-leg jeans to 80s-influenced tailored numbers.


Wide Leg Wool Trouser, £89

This wool twill pair from COS are a workwear staple. With flattering central seam and high-waist, wear with a silk blouse or skinny knit if you’re back in the office this winter. Buy them.

Me + Em

Sporty Pointe Track Pant, £165

In emerald green – one of this season’s hottest hues – these luxe track pants with side stripe from Me + Em are perfect with trainers and a chunky knit for a cosy weekend look. Buy them.


Cecilly Satin Wide Leg Pants, £79

If you want to swerve the dress and go for some sharp tailoring this party season, this satin pair of wide-legged pants from Hush have a Parisienne feel. Team with sequins, a block heel and a swipe of seasonal red lipstick to be party-ready. Buy them.


Cargo Trousers, £59

Y2K style cargo pants are firmly back on the rails this season and in a range of volumes from wide-leg to parachute. This pair from Zara strikes the balance somewhere in the middle, in a versatile wool-blend khaki. Buy them.

Mint Velvet

Grey Velvet Wide Leg Trouser, £69

Another great trouser option to see you through the party season, this crushed velvet pair in pewter are perfect with a simple black shirt or knit. All the comfort, with just a hint of sparkle. Buy them.


Crepe Drawstring Wide Leg Trousers, £30

Available in five shades, these colour-block wide-leg trousers from M&S in a lightweight crepe are a useful alternative to jeans when you want to inject a shot of colour into a grey winter day. Buy them.


The Baggy Jean, £123

Balance out these wide-leg jeans from Everlane with a cropped knit or tuck in a shirt, cinch with a belt and pop on a tailored blazer for a 90s feel. Buy them.

& Other Stories

Wool Blend Pleated Trousers, £95

These pleated camel trousers from & Other Stories have a straight wide leg, making them perfect for wearing over heeled boots. Team with winter whites and tonal neutrals for a luxe seasonal look. Buy them.


Knitted Wool Trousers, £89

This monochrome, wool-blend pair from Arket are a cosy knit design – an upgrade from loungewear this winter. Buy them.

Wrap London

Wide Leg Jeans, £119

In a timeless dark indigo wash with bronze stitching detail and flattering diagonal seam, this high-waisted pair from Wrap London will segue instantly into your wash, wear, repeat wardrobe. Buy them.

By Lydia Mansi
November 2022

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.