It’s time to break away from the safety of a skinny straight-leg silhouette and embrace the swoosh.
They require more space in the wardrobe, may need hems taking up and are no friend to muddy puddles but wide leg trousers set your legs free – and look damned good.
Equally stylish teamed with a pair of trainers as a killer ankle boot, they work with oversize jumpers, tucked-in tops and crisp white shirts, and unlike skinnies, there is no squeezing, bunching or peeling off.
Here’s our pick of the best styles to buy now...
Designers Remix Fundy Culotte Check in Black & Cream
Firmly on the wishlist are these wool and nylon check culottes from the cool girl’s shopping destination, Goodhood (£175, Goodhood).
Embroidered Velvet Culottes
Tap into the boho trend with these subtly embroidered long culottes (£69.99, Zara).
Iona Tiger-Print Wide High-Rise Stretch-Silk Trousers
Roar! (£270, Ganni at Selfridges).
Cream Print Palazzo Trousers
There’s a touch of Gucci about these and they’ll definitely inject a dose of joy into getting dressed (£40, River Island).
Light Before Dark Black Leather Culottes
High-rise, cropped, flare leg – these leather trousers have everything bar a high-profile Tory spat...(£129, Urban Outfitters).
Relaxed Tailored Trouser In Pinstripe
One of our favourite fashion collaborations of the year has to be Wah London x Asos – the jewel in the crown being these high-waist pinstripe trousers (£55, Asos).
Velvet Metal Trousers
Make like the ‘90s and get your velvet crush on with these pastel grey pants (£49.99, Mango).
Paisley Culotte Trousers
These 100% cotton cropped wide-leg culotte trousers are a year-round winner. Pair with knee high boots and a chunky knit.
Rushbrook Turn Up Peg Trouser
Stand out from the winter grey in these scarlet flat-fronted crops from the fabulous Finery (£65, Finery).
Navy and white stripe Osaka trousers
Weekend Max Mara offers luxe, timeless wardrobe basics that include these chic cotton and linen-blend cropped loose leg trousers. Wear with a crisp white shirt or soft oversize jumper (£178, Matches).
Metallic Jacqaurd Culottes
Revel in the luxe vibe of these high-waist winter floral culottes (£65, & Other Stories).
Viscose Cady New Ika Trouser
These midnight blue tailored trousers give an instant Katharine Hepburn hit (£180, Joseph).
Vegan Suede Maxiimum Pants
House of Sunny is something of a Stylist favourite. We’re all about the slouch on these loose fitting vegan crop trousers (£49, House of Sunny).
Velvet Pleated Trousers
An understated velvet statement, these wine colour wide leg trousers work best with a smart, simple top and evening heels (£36, Topshop).
Wide Pleated Trousers
An office staple courtesy of H&M (£29.99, H&M).
Woodland Wide-Leg Trouser
Make a bold statement in these luxury jacquard trousers (£65, Warehouse).
Cropped, tailored, sharp (£148, All Saints).
White Denim Floral Swing Culottes
We adore the delicate blue floral print (£295, Victoria Beckham).
Side Stripe Wide Leg Trousers
Cheap Monday’s trousers offer a smart nod to athleisure (£60, ASOS).
Blue Royal Palazzo Pants
Swing into 2017 with Hebe’s delicious front-pleated pants by Italian label Hebe (£178, Wolf & Badger).