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Trust Us—These Trousers Are Worth the Investment

Like shopping for new jeans, trouser shopping can have the same stress-inducing effect. The main issue we all battle with is of course the size differing from shop to shop, and even style to style. Then there’s knowing which shoe to team with each trouser style. While flared styles look best with leg-lengthening pointed-toe heels or boots, wide-leg iterations tend to work with anything from trainers and loafers to heeled sandals (depending on the length of the pair.) So yes, a tricky task is at hand, but fear not as we’re here to help. Knowing where to shop can be the first step to trouser success, and while high street brands tick off every style, when it comes to quality, fit and fabric, it’s the designer pairs that tend to impress us the most.

It’s the premium brands that know how to create tailoring to perfection. Victoria Beckham has mastered flares, Totême has got silky iterations in the bag and The Row and Bottega Veneta knos how to deliver dream tailored wide-leg pairs season after season. And once you own a certain designer trouser, you can rest assured knowing you’ll wear them on heavy rotation. So, here’s the 5 trouser styles to rely on, and the luxury brands to buy them from.

1. Belted

Ellie wearing belted trousers

Photo:

@slipintostyle

Style Notes: Ellie knows when it comes to belted trousers, the higher the waist, the better. Giving everyone legs for days, a matchy-matchy fabric belt looks effortless. 

Ralph Lauren Oversize Belted Cotton Trouser
Ralph Lauren
Oversize Belted Cotton Trouser
£179
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So chic with heeled mules. 

Bouguessa Celia Belted Cotton-Twill Straight-Leg Pants
Bouguessa
Celia Belted Cotton-Twill Straight-Leg Pants
£390
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Try with a red top. 

Jonathan Simkhai Nikita belted twill tapered pants
Jonathan Simkhai
Nikita belted twill tapered pants
£350
£158
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A round-the-clock pair. 

Brunello Cucinelli High-Rise Cotton and Ramie Pants
Brunello Cucinelli
High-Rise Cotton and Ramie Pants
£1520
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Ticking off the utility trend. 

Sacai Belted Tapered Mid-Rise Shell Trousers
Sacai
Belted Tapered Mid-Rise Shell Trousers
£370
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An alternative to jersey joggers. 

2. Silky Printed

Linne wearing silky printed trousers

Photo:

@linneklund

Style Notes: Silky trousers are the equivalent of wearing your pyjamas outside. In fact, you can also do this to tick off the trend just like Linne in printed iterations. 

Totême Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Wide-Leg Trousers
Totême
Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Wide-Leg Trousers
£430
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You’ve most likely already spotted these on Instagram. 

Etro Ikat Silk Wide-Leg Trousers
Etro
Ikat Silk Wide-Leg Trousers
£800
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Imagine in the summer with flip flops and a straw bag. 

Khaite Phoebe Striped Silk-Charmeuse Trousers
Khaite
Phoebe Striped Silk-Charmeuse Trousers
£650
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Just add a thick white T-shirt and trainers. 

Max Mara Printed Silk Trousers
Max Mara
Printed Silk Trousers
£425
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Still embracing that elesticated waist. 

Lee Mathews Bella Brown Printed Silk-Satin Trousers
Lee Mathews
Bella Brown Printed Silk-Satin Trousers
£370
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A spring/summer hero. 

3. Tailored Wide-Leg

Abisola wearing wide-leg trousers

Photo:

@abimarvel

Style Notes: Proving wide-leg strides can be casual, Abi keeps the structured trousers relaxed with a racer vest and cardigan. The Row and Bottega Veneta are a go-to for this style. 

The Row Igor Pleated Silk and Cashmere-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
The Row
Igor Pleated Silk and Cashmere-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
£2010
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So sleek. 

Roksanda Ines wide-leg pants
Roksanda
Ines wide-leg pants
£895
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Try pistachio with tan.

Stella McCartney Yellow Wide-Leg Wool Trousers
Stella McCartney
Yellow Wide-Leg Wool Trousers
£625
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The wider the better according to Stella McCartney.

Victoria Beckham Utility Detail Relaxed Trouser in Tobacco
Victoria Beckham
Utility Detail Relaxed Trouser in Tobacco
£390
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Well done, VB. 

Bottega Veneta High-Rise Wide-Leg Cotton Pants
Bottega Veneta
High-Rise Wide-Leg Cotton Pants
£620
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Add a second-skin top and chunky loafers. 

4. Flared

Grece Ghanem wearing flared trousers

Photo:

@greceghanem

Style Notes: Whether you opt for knitted, tailored, cut-out or split-hem details, flared trousers are everywhere for spring. Colour clashing hero Grece shows how to liven up any day of the week. 

Remain by Birger Christensen Solaima Lilac Ribbed-Knit Trousers
Remain by Birger Christensen
Solaima Lilac Ribbed-Knit Trousers
£130
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Wear with the matching knit top. 

Joseph Bi-Stretch Toile Tafira Trousers
Joseph
Bi-Stretch Toile Tafira Trousers
£295
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We can always rely on Joseph. 

Galvan White Flared Satin-Jersey Trousers
Galvan
White Flared Satin-Jersey Trousers
£495
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Your new going out trousers. 

Palmer//Harding Olive Woven Flared Trousers
Palmer//Harding
Olive Woven Flared Trousers
£320
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All about that super flare. 

Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili Lace-Up Tailored Trousers
Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili
Lace-Up Tailored Trousers
£325
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Ticking off multiple trends in one.

5. Fancy Cropped

Tamu McPherson wearing Sleeper trousers

Photo:

@tamumcpherson

Style Notes: When it comes to trousers to wear with any type of shoe, cropped always wins. This season, it’s all about attention to detail with fringing, feathers and turn-up hems making sure all eyes are on your footwear. For this reason, take note from Tamum and make sure your shoes are extra special. 

Huishan Zhang Beverly Cropped Fringed Tweed Flared Pants
Huishan Zhang
Beverly Cropped Fringed Tweed Flared Pants
£795
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There’s a jacket to turn into a co-ord, too. 

Ann Demeulemeester Cropped Straight-Leg Pants
Ann Demeulemeester
Cropped Straight-Leg Pants
£610
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For the minimalists. 

Nadine Merabi Margot White Trousers
Nadine Merabi
Margot White Trousers
£220
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So special. 

Re/Done 70s Cropped Embroidered Cotton-Corduroy Wide-Leg Pants
Re/Done
70s Cropped Embroidered Cotton-Corduroy Wide-Leg Pants
£450
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Embroidered details are always a winner. 

Lisa Marie Fernandez Cropped Scalloped Gingham Bouclé Wide-Leg Pants
Lisa Marie Fernandez
Cropped Scalloped Gingham Bouclé Wide-Leg Pants
£700
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Spring perfection. 

Next up, 6 rules French women always follow when styling wide-leg trousers

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