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Whether you call them puddle pants, culottes or palazzo pants, baggier bottoms are shaping up to be one of the most popular pandemic-influenced fashion trends. Roomy sweatpants and loungewear have left us wanting to stay comfy beyond working from home, which is why wide-leg pants are likely to be mainstays on the red carpet, in offices and on the stylish streets for some time.
Winona Ryder wore an oversized three-piece suit that included wide-leg black trousers at the premiere for Stranger Things season four, while Jennifer Lawrence recently stepped out in New York’s West Village wearing baggy denim by The Row. Bridgerton star Charithra Chandran (in Ralph Lauren) paired white cuffed pants with a stylish paisley blue scarf as a belt at Wimbledon, and Katie Holmes sported a head-to-toe Everlane ensemble that included the brand’s ’80s Blazer and Way-High Drape Pant in a gingham print with a black organic cotton crewneck tee.
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Ahead, we’ve rounded up 25 of the best wide-leg pants for women to wear this summer and beyond, from office-ready designer trousers and denim silhouettes to an under-$20 Amazon pair loved by Cher and more.
1. Madewell The Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean
Worn by everyone from Kim Kardashian and Gal Gadot to Mandy Moore and Billie Eilish, Madewell is a go-to for versatile denim. The brand’s Perfect Vintage jeans have a high fitted waist and slouchy wide legs, and they feature comfy stretch denim that’s made in partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative (which works to make cotton farming more sustainable). They now come in a garment-dyed option for a retro aesthetic.
2. Fear of God Essentials Relaxed Trousers
Fear of God’s Essentials line includes these relaxed trousers that fuse streetwear-cool with office-ready attire. They’re made of an ultrasoft and comfy cotton blend.
3. BlankNYC Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Jeans
These paperbag waist wide-leg denim pants from BlankNYC add a playful upgrade to your basic jeans-and-tee look.
4. Anine Bing Women’s Carrie Khaki Pants
Seen on Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Brie Larson and other stars, Los Angeles-based designer Anine Bing is known for her effortless off-duty aesthetic. These lightweight kakhi trousers can be dressed up or down, whether you pair it with a cropped top and sneakers or a dressy button-down and sandals.
5. Frame Le Baggy Palazzo Jeans
Made of sustainable and soft denim, Frame’s best-selling Le Palazzo jeans (available in other colors) feature a baggy, oversized fit for comfort. The brand recommends sizing down if you prefer a more fitted look.
6. Veronica Beard Taylor Wide-Leg Jeans
Veronica Beard’s wide-leg Taylor jeans are made of non-stretch denim and feature a high-waisted cut. Whether you wear them with a tee or a button-down blouse, the raw-edge hems offer a casual look.
7. Arolina Women’s Stretch Wide Leg Palazzo Lounge Pants
Cher tweeted her devotion to these $19 palazzo pants from Amazon and added that the garment “lasts forever … doesn’t have to break [your] bank [and] there’s a million patterns/colors.” They’re made of a polyester and spandex blend, so they’re great for casual occasions and the beach.
8. Storets Sabrina Pintucked Wide Pants
Olivia Culpo, Whitney Port and Jamie Chung are among the stars who have worn South Korean label Storets. Made of lightweight fabric, these effortless pintucked trousers come in vibrant green and pink. Pair them with the matching oversized cropped blazer to pull off this season’s co-ord trend.
9. Everlane Way-High Drape Pant
Recently spotted on Katie Holmes (who wore the gingham print while out in New York), Everlane’s Way-High Drape Pant also comes in four neutral colors and has a high-rise cut with a relaxed fit through the hip and thigh.
10. H&M Wide-Leg Pants
These dressy wide-leg pants from H&M are made of a blend of recycled polyester, rayon and spandex and feature a concealed elastic waist for comfort. They’re finished with diagonal side pockets and mock welt back pockets.
10. Universal Standard Stephanie Wide Leg Stripe Pants
Available in sizes 00 to 40, Universal Standard’s chic wide-leg pants boast a sporty two-tone stripe down the sides and a comfy waistband that makes them easy to pull on and off.
11. Sofia Jeans by Sofía Vergara Women’s Wide Leg Sweater Pants
They may be made of sweater material, but these cozy wide-leg bottoms (from Sofía Vergara’s Walmart fashion line) don’t have to stay at home. This pair comes in three versatile colors and offers some stretch, and the elastic high waist makes them look great with a cropped top. And at $4 (reg. $19), you can’t beat the price.
12. Marimekko Mjaldis Noppa Cupro Trousers
Marimekko’s drapey Njaldis trousers are made of eco-friendly cupro that uses less water, fertilizers and pesticides compared to cotton. They feature the Finnish brand’s classic vintage Noppa print, which fits right in at the office.
13. Wildfable Wide Leg Track Pants
These affordable wide-leg track pants from Target’s Wildfable label are a wallet-friendly way to add a sportswear-inspired finish to your summer looks. Other colors available.
14. Good American Women’s Leather Wide Leg Pants
Made of faux leather, Good American’s wide leg pants (also available on Amazon) offer an edgy look that’s comfy and chic. The brand was co-founded by Khloé Kardashian and has been worn by Ashley Graham, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, and of course, the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan.
15. Athleta Keys Seasoft Wide Leg Pant
Alicia Keys’ colorful collaboration with Athleta includes these Seasoft Wide Leg Pants (reg. $139), which are on sale for $70. Available in chic almond brown and bright raspberry colors, these pants are made with comfortable modal fabric that feels cool to the touch and offers support with its high-rise waistband.
16. Leset Lori Stretch-Jersey Wide-Leg Pants
One of the best black work pants that can be dressed up or down comes in the form of Leset’s stretch-jersey wide-leg pants. The casual fabric has a lightweight and loose fit, and you can wear the pair with a going-out top or a hoodie and look chic either way.
17. NonChalant Label Page Pants
Channel Annie Hall with NonChalant Label’s Page pants, which feature a flowy, pleated silhouette that fits right in with both professional office wardrobes and night-out looks. Available in other colors, these chic trousers has a high-rise waist, front pleats and side pockets.
18. Standards & Practices Zahra Belted Denim Pants
Step it up with these high-waisted jeans that boast a D-ring belt for a more elevated take on classic wide-leg denim.
19. BDG Urban Outfitters Y2K Cargo Pants
The name of these bright green nylon cargo pants says it all. Urban Outfitters label BDG delivers on the Y2K trend that’s still going strong, thanks to the wide-leg silhouette, lightweight cotton fabric and the thigh pocket. Sport them with platform sandals or sneakers to play up the ’90s factor.
20. Farm Rio Pleated Printed Satin Wide-Leg Pants
These fruit print pants by Farm Rio scream summer optimism. We love the side-slit silhouette and high waist, making them equally great at work or the beach.
21. Pleats Please Issey Miyake May Plissé Cropped Trousers
Made of luxurious plissé fabric that’s naturally wrinkle-resistant, these mint cropped culottes (from Issey Miyake’s drapey Pleats Please line) have an easy-to-wear aesthetic, as seen in the lightweight material and breezy style.
22. Cult Gaia Tessa Wide-Leg Pant
Those who aren’t afraid to show some skin will love the strappy silhouette of Cult Gaia’s Tasha wide-leg pants. This fall-ready brown pair has a waist cut-out
23. Paire Diana Wide Leg Pants
These black wide-leg pants from Los Angeles-based label Paire boast a smocked waistband that feels comfortable regardless of how you wear it. The pull-on design can be worn as a mid- or high-rise style, and the super-wide legs certainly bring the drama.
24. The Row Gala Crepe Wide-Leg Pants
For the best designer wide-leg pants that are worth the investment, look no further than The Row’s Gala crepe pants. The Olsen twins-founded luxury label’s drapey bottoms have a comfy elastic high-rise waist, and they look chic with a sweater and sandals or a blazer and heels alike.
25. Adidas x Gucci Wide Pants
These pleated wide-leg red pants from Adidas x Gucci’s collaboration are finished with the athleticwear brand’s iconic three-stipe motif. Wear it with the matching cotton polo and dress it up or down with comfy heels or retro sneakers.
Correction: A previous version of this story linked to a Getty photo that misidentified Charithra Chandran at Wimbledon.
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