As the weather begins to cool down, it’s time to ditch the skirts and pretty summer dresses and bring out the pants. This season, pants are big and a smartly tailored pair of trousers will keep you looking good for many winters to come.

If you need more convincing, remember that in these financially volatile times, it makes sense to invest in classic pieces and the tailored trouser is one item that will never go out of style.


There are two main styles to look out for this season. The classic wide-leg is great for creating an illusion of length, whilst the peg-leg (straight leg narrowing to a slim ankle) is ideal for taking you from the office to the bar.

Black, tan or beige will always be in style, but also look out for plaids, herringbones and tweeds for something a little more interesting. The best fabrics are polished cottons and cool wools.

Body shape

Tailored pants should always flatter your frame, so proper fit is essential.

A wide-leg is great for hiding big thighs and bottoms. Hems should graze the ground and a high, thick waistband will create a feminine silhouette.

A peg-leg pant is usually flat at the front and therefore great for concealing a rounded belly; a chunky top or floaty blouse will help to balance out your figure.


Killer corporate: Team a pair of wide-leg pants (in herringbone) with a crisp white shirt and a pair of killer heels for a polished and feminine look.

Studied casual

Look effortlessly chic by teaming a tailored pant with a striped shirt, a navy light-knit vest and a pair of ballerina flats.


Team black peg-leg trousers (best in polished cotton), with a cute top (look for something with a little embellishment). Add a lightweight, black blazer and a pair of this season’s cute little ankle boots for instant cool.