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Buying work pants can be tough. Unless you work in a creative, casual environment, you can’t necessarily get away with the awkward style that’s been popular all summer. Even that closet staple, the cigarette trouser, can be tricky — what looks good on someone who’s five-ten might not work on a woman who is five-two. But one style of pants really does look great on everyone: the wide-leg trouser.
With a high waist and flowy fabric, wide-leg pants offer the best of both worlds. The tighter top portion highlights your lower back and upper butt area, while the flared bottom skims your legs. They feel as breezy as your favorite caftan without swallowing your shape. Just make sure to take them to the tailor and have them hemmed so that they skim the tops of your feet, revealing just the tips of your shoes — whether those are flats, heels, or open-toe sandals.
Scroll ahead for our nine current favorites, from a $40 pair to the nice black ones that’ll be your job-interview secret weapon.
For When You’re Sick of Black Pants
The Eco-Friendly Option
For When You Feel Schlumpy
A Nice Printed Pair
The Ones That Make Carrying a Tide Pen Worth It
The Ones That Feel Like Pajamas
The Smart Investment
The Fashion-Girl Option
The Ones That Are Bright But Still Wearable
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