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Fashion Edit: How to get the baggy trousers trend

Think comfort, coolness and chic styles

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 06.08.2021

By Rachael Nichol

One good thing that’s come out of lockdown is our newfound appreciation of comfort.

Loungewear all day, every day, has been one of our favourites looks over the past year but good news, this slouchy style is here to stay – and we’re obsessed!

Skinny pants are out and baggy pants are in. Extra-wide and flowy silhouette pants have been strutted down all the Spring/Summer 2021 runways in collections by Chanel, Victoria Beckham, and Balenciaga.

From slouchy, distressed denim to loose, extra-long trousers, here’s how to get this catwalk style on the high street taking you from living room lounging to a cheeky night out.

And of course, we’ll be wearing these whilst singing Madness’s anthem Baggy Trousers… Oh, just us?


Baggy Jeans

Channel your inner ‘90s teen angst with this baggy street style. Gone are the days of uncomfortable skinny jeans, now baggy jeans are having their moment. Style with a crop top or blouse with a pair of trainers or stilettos to get a modern-chic look whilst we fulfil all our comfort needs.

Zara, Mom Jeans, £27.99

DLSB, Straight Faced Blue Distressed Jeans, £27.99 (was £37.99)

Lucy & Yak, Dana Mom Jeans: ORGANIC DENIM - Light Wash, £42.00

New Look, Blue Vintage Wash High Rise Sinead Baggy Fit Jeans, £11.00 (was £25.99)

Mimi’s Edit, Faded Blue Mom Jeans, £44.00

Breezy and bold

Summer gives us a perfect excuse to bring some colour into our wardrobes and what better way to do this than with these beautiful bold wide-legged trousers? Embrace this trend with bold colours and prints that’ll stand out. Pair with a simple contrasting cami top or blouse in that’ll be sure to make the vibrant colours pop.


Nasty Gal, High Waisted Tailored Wide Leg Pants, £12.00

Anthropologie, Maeve Sunshine Wide-Leg Trousers, £49.00 (was £98.00)

ASOS, COLLUSION 90s Fit Baggy Trousers in Neon Orange, £25.00

River Island, Red Wide Leg Side Stripe Trousers, £42.00

Mimi’s Edit, Geo Print Trousers, £22.00

Go monochromatic

You can’t go wrong with monochrome. This classic palette never goes out of fashion and suits any skin tone. These simplistic black and white trousers will literally go with everything. Pair up with a white shirt for work, style with a graphic tee for daywear and dress up with accessories and a pair of heels for cocktails with the girls.

Oxygen London, Alessandra Trousers, £20.00 (was £30.00)

Hush, Gingham Wide Leg Trousers, £50.00 (was £79.00)

The Purple Shop, Solid Baggy Pants, £22.99 (was £26.99)

River Island, Black Strip Split Front Wide Leg Trousers, £40.00

Pretty pastels

Seen on the runways in their pretty pastel glory these wide-leg trousers are high on the fashion menu. These lovely lilac, perfect pink and youthful yellow pale shades will add some subtle colour into your Summer wardrobe.

River Island, Blue Wide Leg Pleated Trousers, £40.00

DLSB, Eyes Wide Open Pink Denim Jeans, £27.99 (was £37.99)

Very, Mango, Wave Culotte Trousers, £36.00

Wolf & Badger, Wide Leg Wrap Trousers In Light Blue & White, £70.00 (was £100)

Saint Belle, Lily Trouser, £110.00

The beige chino

In case you’ve missed the memo, beige is all the rage this season, with big and baggy beige trousers taking centre stage. There’s no going wrong with these timeless trousers that’ll take you from work to bar crawls. Pair with a white or black top and gold accessories to give you a minimalistic but chic look.

Bershka, Baggy Trousers, £25.99

Weekday, Tenley Chinos, £18.00 (was £45.00)

Urban Outfitters, Santa Cruz Nolan Beige Workwear Trousers, £45.00

H&M, Cotton Twill Chinos, £24.99

GAP, High Rise Straight Khakis With Washwell, £44.95

Long loungewear

Of course, we had to include one of our favourite sections of our wardrobes – our lovely comfy lounge wear collection. Why not be trendy even when you’re in the comfort of your home? Look good, feel good! (Added bonus these are perfect for nursing your hangover away)

Karen Millen, Lounge Rid Wide Leg Jersey Trousers, £15.00 (was £49.00)

Pretty Little Thing, Stone Crinkle Crepe Mix And Match Tie Detail Wide Leg Lounge Trousers, £13.00 (was £15.00)

Lielle Womenswear, Est.17 Sweatpants – Black, £48.00

House of Zana, HOZ X REJOY Luxury Stay At Home Sets, £85.00

White linen trousers

When we think of the white wide-leg linen trousers beach wear comes straight to our mind. But as seen on the catwalks these cool trousers look gorgeous paired with graphic t-shirts giving us those vacay vibes everyday – what’s not to love? Embrace this 00s trend in style.

NA–KD, Linen Long Suitpants, £44.95

Oysho, Linen flare trousers, £29.99

Abercrombie & Fitch, Linen Tailored Wide Leg Pants, £38.99 (was £59.00)

Next, Linen Blend Wide Leg Trousers, £22.00

Mango, Cotton Linen Culotte Trousers, £19.99 (was £35.99)

Comfy culottes  

Want to level up your casual style but don’t know how to? Culottes are a staple piece perfect for your Summer that’ll still give you that jogger-like feel. Whether you’re having a paddle on the beach or jetting off on a plane, these super comfy culottes will have you covered. And best of all prints, colours are endless for you find the perfect pair for you.

River Island, Red Spot Print Belted Culottes, £38.00

Reserved, Culotte Trousers, £9.99 (was £19.99)

Oysho, Comfort Culottes £12.99 (was £49.99)

John Lewis, Mango Asymmetric Stripe Culottes, £35.99

Silk Fred, Wide Leg Culottes In Black, £35.00

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