The Trending Trouser Shape That Will Make Your Legs Look Twice as Long

If you're on the hunt for a pair of trousers that will slot into both your working and weekend wardrobes while lengthening your legs at the same time, let us recommend wide-leg trousers. While the wide-leg style is certainly nothing new, this XXL silhouette has been particularly popular this year, and has been worn by the likes of Maria Bernad and Camille Charrière.

Now more than ever, wide strides have become increasingly flattering. Thanks to a higher waistband, your legs look twice as long and the volume is more evenly balanced out. For a modern office look, follow Tamu's lead in her tailored trousers and opt for a smart pair in a neutral, but interesting, hue.

Keep scrolling to see how your favourite influencers are wearing wide-leg trousers, and then shop our edit of the best pairs.

Style Notes: Sylvie's white wide-leg trousers make a real impact when worn with a white T-shirt and black leather belt. 

Style Notes: When it comes to colour, Ganni's ultra-wide, bold jeans are at the top of our wish list. Camille styles her sunny yellow pair with an equally punchy top, pointed pumps and a woven tote.

Style Notes: Tamu McPherson's green tailored pair adds plenty of length to her look, which she achieves with a stacked platform and a shirt neatly tucked into the high waistband.

Style Notes: Add a bit of colour into your work wardrobe with multi stripes. Trine proves a statement suit will go a long way. 

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Style Notes: For work, try swapping your sensible grey suit for a bold blazer and matching wide-leg trousers. To dress down your tailored two-piece, just add a striped top, a neck scarf and sunnies.

Style Notes: Checked trews are an easy way to look smart at any time. Opt for a wider leg and it gives them a whole new look that you'll love for even longer. Team with basics juts like Tine. 

Style Notes: We're so sure that buckles and belted pieces are a key detail this season, we wrote a whole story on them. Opt for a high waist belted pair in cool khaki and you can't fail no matter what you team them with.

Style Notes: If standout hues are not your thing, look to Anne Johannsen for inspiration and opt for classic jeans with a crew neck knit, New Balance trainers and cat-eye sunnies.

Style Notes: This trend isn't all about exaggerated shapes. Subtle styles like this pleat front option spotted on María Bernad will look every bit as chic when paired with tailored separates for easy off-duty dressing.

Style Notes: If you’re petite or concerned about feeling drowned in your new super-sized trousers, why not consider something cropped? Look for shapes that skim the waist and hips for a flattering silhouette.

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