One of the nice side effects of the ongoing slouchy-suit trend is that high-waisted wide-leg pants are having a moment, too. Never over-designed and often actually comfortable (if you can find a more sweatpant-y soft version), they’ll make you look put-together and elegant without feeling too fussy. And there’s something about the way they take up space that feels powerful — these are boss pants.
Below, we’ve rounded up 18 of our favorite pairs. Dress them up to a Katharine Hepburn effect, or wear them with a plain white tank top like fashion editor Christine Centenera for a more streetwear-cool look.
The Streetwear Option
N12H Women's Chelsea Wide Leg Pants
The snap details on the side make these look like warm-up workout pants, but the color (and trouser-like waistband) makes them office-appropriate. Available in sizes XS–XL.
Tronjori Women High Waist Casual Wide Leg Long Palazzo Pants Trousers
More casual than some of the more structured items in this list, these would work best for a not-too-formal office. Pair with a thin sweater for an easy, wear-anywhere outfit. Available in sizes XS–XXL.