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Top Wide-Leg Trousers for Women in 2024: A Shopping Guide featuring M&S, Zara, and More

By MrSmith Mar12,2024
Top Wide-Leg Trousers for Women in 2024: A Shopping Guide featuring M&S, Zara, and More

Wide-leg trousers have been a staple in women’s fashion for years, and they continue to remain a popular choice for those looking for a chic and comfortable look. In 2024, there are a plethora of options available, from high street retailers to designer brands. Here, we take a look at some of the best wide-leg trousers for women to consider adding to their wardrobe.

Starting off with Marks & Spencer, the British retailer offers a range of wide-leg trousers in different colors and fabrics. Their high-waisted wide-leg trousers are perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to any outfit, while their linen wide-leg trousers are ideal for more casual looks.

Next up, Zara is another popular destination for stylish wide-leg trousers. From tailored wide-leg pants to flowy palazzo pants, Zara offers a variety of options to suit different tastes and occasions. Their wide-leg trousers come in a range of on-trend patterns and colors, making them a versatile choice for any wardrobe.

For those looking for a more high-end option, designer brands like Stella McCartney and Chloe offer luxurious wide-leg trousers in premium fabrics. These designer wide-leg trousers are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your wardrobe and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

If you’re on a budget, fast fashion brands like H&M and ASOS also offer a great selection of wide-leg trousers at affordable prices. From classic black wide-leg pants to statement printed styles, these brands have something for everyone.

In conclusion, wide-leg trousers are a versatile and timeless piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Whether you prefer a tailored look or something more relaxed and flowy, there are plenty of options to choose from in 2024. From high street retailers like M&S and Zara to designer brands like Stella McCartney and Chloe, there is a wide-leg trouser out there for every style and budget.

From breezy linen styles to luxe crepe pieces and sophisticated wool-blend pairs, wide-leg trousers are the most stylish of silhouettes. 

Skinny and slimmer fit styles have taken a back seat, while wide-leg trousers have made a serious comeback, dominating the runways (and our Instagram feeds) for several years now. Universally flattering and seriously comfortable, it’s a trend I’m definitely on board with.

Also called wide-leg pants or palazzo pants in the US, everyone from Victoria Beckham to Frankie Bridge, Trinny Woodall and even Princess Kate has been seen wearing style. The versatile trousers looks great with stiletto or platform heels, but dressing them down is simple too – just throw on a cool pair of trainers.

Celebrities and royals wearing wide-leg trousers

Celebrities wearing wide-leg trousers
(L-R Trinny Woodall, Frankie Bridge, Victoria Beckham, Princess Kate)

Trinny loves her wide-leg trousers and was way ahead of the curve, frequently stepping out in them as far back as 2017. The Trinny London founder most often styles hers dressed down with a pair of trainers, but we’ve also seen her wear them with platform heels. She often adds a sequin blazer or dresses in all one colour for a chic tonal outfit. 

Also a favourite of Frankie Bridge, from cargo styles to tailored black wide-leg trousers, she usually goes for a high street piece, pictured above in a bargain pair by Stradivarius.

Fashion royalty Victoria Beckham demonstrates her love for wide-leg trousers in both her street style and eponymous fashion collections, while actual royalty Princess Kate wears hers for public engagements. We’ve seen her multiple times in the same (sadly now sold out) navy pair from Jigsaw, which she’s styled with a contrasting white blazer and stiletto heels. When the Princess of Wales is seen in a trending piece, we know it has longevity and is likely here to stay. 

How we chose the best wide-leg trousers

  • Fabric: Wide-leg trousers have become a timeless capsule wardrobe piece, so it’s worth investing in a pair made from a high-quality fabric that you can wear year after year. Now spring is approaching, you might want to choose something cooler like a linen-blend for the new season, and we’ve taken this into account in this edit.
  • Versatility: We know some people like to wear theirs with trainers while others prefer heels, so we’ve found styles suited to both.
  • Price: Our edit includes pieces at a wide range of price points, from luxe £178 pairs from Reformation to wide-leg trousers at £24.99 from H&M. 
  • M&S wide-leg linen trousers

    M&S Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 6-24, Petite-Long

    Colours available: Beige, Black, White, Conker, Navy, Onyx

    Shipping: £3.99 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £60

    Returns: Free within 35 days

    Marks & Spencer just dropped this pair of pure linen wide-leg trousers for spring. Available in six colours and an inclusive range of sizes, they feature a high-rise waist and fasten securely with a hook and bar. The linen material is lightweight and will keep you cool through the warmer months, while the pressed creases offer a chic, tailored look.

  • Stories wide-leg trousers

    & Other Stories Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: EUR 32-44

    Colours available: Black, Beige

    Shipping: £4 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £80

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    & Other Stories’ tailored wide-leg trousers are cut with a high waist and press creases. They feature duo slanted pockets and a zip fly with hook and bar closure. Style them with a shirt and oversized blazer or dressed down with a white tee and bomber jacket this spring.

  • Reformation wide-leg trousers

    Reformation Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Colours available: Oyster, Black, Olive, Khaki, Black & White Stripe, Chianti, Charcoal, Slate, Woodland Brown

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free over £100

    Returns: £6 within 30 days

    Reformation’s Mason pants are fitted at waist with a relaxed fit through the hips and thigh. They’re made from a lightweight woven fabric that’s comfortable all year round. We love this cream pair worn as a tonal outfit, but they’re available in eight other colours, from black to khaki.

  • Abercrombie wide-leg trousers

    Abercombie & Fitch Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: Waist size 23-37, Extra Short-Long

    Colours available: Black, Brown, Navy, Taupe, Grey, Green, Light Brown, Cream, Tan

    Shipping: £3.95 Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 60 days

    If you’re looking for wide-leg trousers with just the right fit, Abercrombie’s tailored pair come in the most inclusive size range we’ve found, with four different lengths and waist sizes 23-37 inches. I love them for their flattering fit and high quality fabric.

  • Arket wide-leg trousers

    Arket Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: EUR 32-44

    Colours available: Beige

    Shipping: £5 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £125 

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    Arket’s wide-leg trousers are made from a lightweight linen-blend to keep you cool this spring. The high-rise full-length style feature a thick waistband and pleating at the front for a smart finish.

  • Mango wide-leg trousers

    Mango Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 4-16

    Colours available: Khaki

    Shipping: £3.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £30

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    I’m loving khaki shades for spring and these wide-leg trousers from Mango are like a chic take on cargo trousers. Made from a cotton-blend material, they feature a mid-rise waist, side pockets and a waist belt.

  • H&M wide-leg trousers

    H&M Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 4-22

    Colours available: Light Beige, Beige, Black, Navy

    Shipping: £3.99 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £30

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    At just £24.99, H&M’s wide-leg trousers are some of the most affordable I’ve found. With their soft woven fabric and high waist, they have a classic cut and comfortable fit.

  • Reiss Abigail trousers

    Reiss Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 4-18, Regular-Long

    Colours available: Navy, Black, Neutral

    Shipping: £5.95 Next Day Delivery

    Returns: £1.95 within 28 days

    The sell-out Abigail wide-leg trousers from Reiss have dropped back in stock and they’re available in black, navy or netural. Featuring a comfy striped elasticated waistband, the sports luxe style can be worn everywhere from the office to running errands.

  • M&S side-stripe wide leg trousers

    M&S Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 6-24, Short-Long

    Colours available: Black, Buff, Midnight Navy

    Shipping: £3.99 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £60

    Returns: Free within 35 days

    Marks & Spencer’s side stripe pair are so popular thanks to the soft and comfortable jersey fabric, and practical touches like zipped pockets and the adjustable drawstring waist. Available in three different colours, we love the cream shade styled with a leather jacket.

  • River Island wide leg trousers

    River Island Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 6-18

    Colours available: Cream, Beige, Brown, Grey, Green

    Shipping: £4 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £50

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    River Island’s pleated wide-leg trousers are smart and tailored but have a comfy high-rise elasticated waist. Made from a lightweight crepe fabric, they feature side slip pockets and a zip fastening. 

  • ME+EM wide-leg trousers

    ME+EM Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 6-16, Short-Regular

    Colours available: Navy, Black

    Shipping: £4.95 Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Royal-favourite ME+EM is known for its luxurious collections. Made from smart, heavyweight ponte-jersey tailoring, the fabric of these wide-leg trousers retains its shape despite its stretch and soft feel. The cut is high-rise with a dramatic silhouette and they come with invisible zip pockets.

  • New Look wide-leg trousers

    New Look Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 6-22

    Colours available: Black, Grey, Stone, Olive, Khaki, Navy

    Shipping: £2.99 for Standard Delivery or free on orders over £50

    Returns: £1.99 within 28 days

    New Look just dropped these wide-leg trousers in six chic colours, and I predict they’re going to sell out fast. They’re just £32.99 and you’ll be reaching for them on repeat.

  • Zara wide-leg trousers

    Zara Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: XS-XL

    Colours available: Navy, Beige, Black

    Shipping: £3.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £50

    Returns: £1.95 within 30 days

    I love the fit of Zara’s wide-leg trousers, and they’ve just dropped this sports luxe pair with an elasticated contrast waistband and adjustable drawstring. Ultra comfy, they also feature flattering darts at the front. 

  • ASOS wide-leg trousers

    ASOS Wide-Leg Trousers

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Colours available: Grey, Black, Navy

    Shipping: Free Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    These affordable wide-leg trousers have a high-rise, adjustable waistband and functional pockets. Made for easy styling, we’d wear them with a white tee and trainers. They also come in black or navy.

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