Paperbag trousers will be a key silhouette in 2019 because they're comfortable, chic and seriously flattering. The super-high-waisted pants sit just above your belly button and usually come with an attached belt that pulls in the waist. The leg and hip are a more relaxed, wider shape, which makes them up there on the comfort scale. There are so many different styles and fabrics to suit any budget, from Rodarte's wool checked paperbag trousers to Arket's wool linen version. The key to getting the styling right is to ensure you wear a top you can tuck in, whether it's a simple white T-shirt that's loosely tucked or a fine cashmere knit. Keep scrolling for more styling ideas, and 16 of the best trousers we've seen.
Style Notes: Doina tucks her blazer into the paperbag waist for a polished, sophisticated look.
Style Notes: Megan shows off her waist with a retro polo top tucked tightly into her paperbag trousers.
Style Notes: Earth coloured paperbag trousers are perfect for doing a gorgeous tonal look.
Style Notes: Jeanette goes for the slouchy grandad look with these corduroy paperbag trousers. Pairing with clashing colours makes these feel fresh and bright.
Style Notes: A full monochrome look is super chic when it comes to paperbag trousers.
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We're so into the chunky belt detail on this pair.
The structure of these linen trousers make them look and feel super chic.
With the sales in full swing, these are now a total bargain.
Pair with a white shirt and gold jewellery.
Corduroy and paperbag trousers go hand in hand.
These leather pants need to go to the top of everyone's wish list.
These wool trousers are tailored to perfection and fit like a glove on any size.
The ultimate comfy pair of paperbag pants.
Tailored to perfection, these Anna October trousers are a real head-turning pair.
Checked paperbag trousers are the easiest way for a considered on-trend look.
The heavy texture of these trousers make them feel super luxe at a bargain price.
These trousers really do define the paperbag style with a super-high cinched-in waist and wider leg.
The topstitching detail makes these feel super–high end.
These off-duty utility pants are perfect for everyday with teamed with simple black slides.
These are perfect for a tonal look teamed with either a beige cashmere knit or plain white tee.
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