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16 Pairs of Work Pants You’ll Actually Want to Wear

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The term 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.

The Work Pants Made for Creatives

Whether you work in a gallery or just want to pretend, these flare pants will spice up your wardrobe without violating dress codes.
Available in sizes XS to XL.

The Menswear-Inspired Work Pants

High-waisted with subtle pleats and plaid, these trousers look like a coveted vintage find.
Available in sizes XS to XL.

The Classic Plaid

A classic pattern in a trendier, cropped silhouette that you can also wear on your off-hours.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.

The New Neutral Work Pant

Before you add another pair of black pants to your wardrobe consider a khaki shade that’s just as versatile.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.

If You’re Not Afraid of Color

Red matches your work basics just as well as neutral tones.
Available in sizes 0 to 18.

If You’re Really Not Afraid of Color

Consider this very-bright-blue pair, there’s even a matching blazer. Available in sizes 2 to 12.

The Sweatpants of Work Pants

If you’re not ready to give up your WFH sweats, these work pants with an elastic waistband are the next best thing.
Available in sizes 0 to 18.

The Relaxed Fit Work Pants

A boxy but cool pair of work pants you can wear with an oversize blazer or relaxed tees.
Available in sizes XS to L.

The Height Inclusive Work Pant

These stretchy pants are available in tall and petite, so they’re always the perfect length.
Available in sizes 00 to 24 and petite and tall and select sizes.

The French Girl Work Pants

Isabel Marant is the patron saint of French girls who aren’t afraid to experiment a little bit. These pants have some of that cool quality without being a risk.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.

The Eye-Catching Work Pants

Why wear one bold color when you can wear two?
Available in sizes 14 to 28.

The Everyday Work Pant

Draped, high-waisted pants that come in every work-ready color possible and are available in short and tall.
Available in sizes 00 to 16.

The Cropped Work Pant

Cropped with a fun flare, you can pair these with your favorite boots or sneakers.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.

If You Need Work Pants to Go With Your Blazer

A classic pant at a reasonable price that will match most black (or not black!) blazers in your closet.
Available in sizes 14 to 28.

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If You Want to Sneak in an Elastic Waistband

At first glance (and second, and third) these are standard-issue camel-colored tapered pants. You’ll be the only one who can tell they have a comfy elastic waistband up top.
Available in sizes XS-XL.

The High-Waisted Work Pant

If you like sustainability and super-high-waisted pants look no further. Balance out the way-high waist with the draped wide-leg silhouette that looks just as good with heels as it does with pants.
Available in sizes 00 to 16.

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16 Pairs of Work Pants You’ll Actually Want to Wear