The phrase “work pants” implies the existence of other, more fun nonwork pants. But the best work pants are the ones that you’d want to wear even on the days when you’re not at the office. They should make you feel like your best self — a person with good judgment, both pants-wise and, you know, professionally. And they should be comfortable, so that you’re not distracted and can get things done. With that in mind, we found 16 pairs of work pants that may just transcend the genre’s bad reputation.
A Classic Pair of Work Pants for Women
Everlane The Side-Zip Work Pant
Gray, high-waisted, slightly cropped: These are the platonic ideal of work pants. Available in sizes 00-16.
If you want the pants you wear three times a week to be made of something better for the planet, try these slouchy trousers. They’re made with Tencel, a more sustainable viscose. Available in sizes 1X-3X.