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18 Pairs of Wide Leg Pants That Will Make You Feel Like a Boss

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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.

Burgundy Wide-Leg Pants

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.

Under-$100 Wide-Leg Pants

Halogen High Waist Wide Leg Stretch Twill Pants

These would look so cool with a plain white T-shirt.
Available in sizes 0–10.

More Casual Wide-Leg Pants

Madewell Emmett Wide Leg Pants

These are closer to wide-leg jeans than wide-leg suit pants, if you want something a bit more relaxed.
Available in sizes 23–31.

Dressy Wide-Leg Pants

Universal Standard Tresa Wide Leg Pants

These caramel-colored satin pants would look great at a holiday party or with a white turtleneck.
Available in sizes S–2XL.

The Power Pants

Cedric Charlier Women's Wide Leg Trousers

If you want a power suit without the blazer weighing you down.
Available in sizes 38–44.

The Dressed-Up PJ Pants

Eloquii Printed Wide Leg Pajama Pant

The flowy shape, subtly autumnal print, and elastic waistband are a perfect combination for Thanksgiving dinner or any other holiday feast.
Available in sizes 14–28.

A Truly Simple Pair of Wide-Leg Pants

Lark & Ro Women's Wide Leg Ponte Pant

The leg on these pants is wide, but not too wide. Nothing crazy, just a simple, affordable pair of work pants.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

The Ones That Move

Stelen Amelina Palazzo Pant

If you like pants that have a little volume and movement of their own, these pleated palazzos are for you.
Available in sizes S–L.

A Statement Pair of Wide-Leg Pants

Eloquii Faux Leather Wide Leg Pant

You can dress up these faux-leather pants for work with a crisp button-down or a going-out top.
Available in sizes 14–28.

The Glamorous Wide-Leg Pants

Stand Studio Alaina Belted Faux Leather Wide-Leg Pants

These cream-colored wide-leg leather pants look so luxurious they’ll almost bump you up a tax bracket.
Available in sizes 32–44.

The Anglophile’s Choice

Baum Und Pferdgarten Nyo Trouser in Camel Flannel Check

Depending on how you style these tartan pants, they could go professorial or punk — it just depends on what kind of Britannia you’re into.
Available in sizes 36–40.

The Best Wide-Leg Pants for Work

Vince Women's Wide Leg Trousers

These are the kind of pants you can wear three days a week without comment. Say hello to the new staple in your closet.
Available in sizes 4–14.

Real Leather Wide-Leg Pants

Remain Birger Christensen Manu Cropped Leather Wide Leg Pants

Trust us, leather pants are more versatile than you think.
Available in sizes 34–42.

Slouchy-Cool Wide-Leg Pants

Theory Twill Wide Leg Pants

For aspiring Olsen twins.
Available in sizes 00–12.

Minimalist Wide-Leg Pants

Theory Women's Clean Wide Leg Pants

No bells, whistles, or color here.
Available in sizes 00–12.

Wide-Leg Pants in Blush Pink

Anna Quan Max Belted Twill Wide Leg Pants

Balance out the menswear shape with a feminine shade of pink.
Available in sizes 4–14.

Black-Tie Wide-Leg Pants

Marina Rinaldi Reggia Pants

Inspired by a tuxedo, they have a satin stripe up the side.
Available in sizes 16–24.

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18 Wide-Leg Pants That Will Make You Feel Like a Boss