Identifying the staple pieces in your wardrobe is only half the challenge: Actually finding them is often the hardest part. Building up a roster of foundational items takes time and patience, and we can all take a little help where we can get it. That's why at Who What Wear we've made it our mission to seek out the best of the best when it comes to fashion necessities — from the most expensive-looking basics on the high street, and the best biker boots to the trend-proof bags that are seriously timeless. This time around, we're focusing on black trousers, which for me at least, are as essential in your wardrobe as great underwear.
While there are so many pairs of trousers out there (seriously, I've sifted through hundreds), everyone's criteria is different. What flatters one body might hang awkwardly on another, and our tastes in fabrications and cuts vary wildly.
So, instead of presenting you with my #1 pair of black trousers, or those of the Who What Wear editors, I thought I would give you options. Taking into consideration quality, price, timelessness and the odd nod to trends, I've rounded up the 30 styles that really stood out. Hopefully this way, there's at least one pair you gravitate towards.
Scroll down to the shop the ultimate list of the best black trousers for women, split by price to make it just that bit easier to find your perfect pair. Enjoy!
SHOP THE BEST BLACK TROUSERS FOR WOMEN:
1. UNDER £60
2. UNDER £100
3. OVER £100
Opening Image: @francescasaffari
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.