The ultimate staple for your work wardrobe, stylish black trousers will create a multitude of fashion looks.
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Everyone has a pair of classic black pants in their wardrobe. But when it comes to black pants for women, there are always new styles to consider — and existing pairs to replace, if you’re wearing them dead. A great workwear essential and an everyday must-have, great black trousers can be worn in countless ways.
But which one to choose? Currently, black wide-leg pants are a huge trend and can even work for weekend fashion with a pair of classic white sneakers and a tank top. They also look great with heels for the office.
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Below you’ll find our favorite fashion buys for black pants, from black shorts for the office to loose black wide-leg pants for casual weekend wear.
BEST OVERALL BLACK PANTS FOR WOMEN
Dickies Women’s Flat Front Stretch Twill Pant, Amazon Australia, from $32.20
With over 6,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, these flat-front twill trousers from trusted brand Dickies are our top pick for the best work trousers for women. Satisfied customers have described them as “great pants, stretchy soft material” and “super comfortable, just enough stretch to be able to bend over often”.
They’re made from a 97 percent cotton and 3 percent spandex blend, so we know they’re comfortable enough to wear all day. They are generally a slim fit, but they come in many different sizes and colours, so finding the perfect pair for you should not be a problem.
We also like the addition of the contoured waistband as it minimizes the gap in the back of your pants.
Dazie Rozalia Wide Leg Pants, The Iconic, $79.99
At less than $80 and the perfect, slightly flared length, these black pants are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. These are made from lightweight, non-stretch twill and maintain a masculine silhouette of work trousers.
Annalee Pants, Forcast, 49.99
Forcast has long made excellent, affordable workwear – these Annalee pants are a great price, have a beautiful, flattering fit of cigarette pants, and come in a variety of colors beyond black.
BEST BLACK WIDE OUTER PANTS FOR WOMEN
Cue Buckle Wide Leg Pants, The Iconic, $245
The Australian leader in women’s workwear, Cue makes excellent capsule pieces for your wardrobe that last and go with everything. With a buckle detail and a 7/8 leg length, these wide-leg pants are flattering and comfortable.
’90s Muse Pants, Peppermayo, $79.95
The 90s are back in full swing, and these pleated party pants are a great way to keep up with the trend without feeling self-conscious. They’re the easiest outfit ever with their matching shirt, or with a plain tee or tank top (or for the laid-back-chic look, omit an oversized shirt). More versatile than you think!
Aere Linen High Waisted Pants, The Iconic, $120
Crafted from mid-weight linen with natural stretch, these pants are stylish, but also feature an elasticated waistband for comfort. The full length also looks great with flats or with heels.
Faithfull The Brand Ottavio Pants, The Undone, $239
These pants are relaxed through the leg, but sit around the waist and give a slightly flared pant look when worn. They’re made from lightweight linen and have a zipper at the back for a clean, minimalist look.
BEST WORKWEAR BLACK PANTS FOR WOMEN
Taking Shape Editorial Slim Pants, Myer, $109.95
Another great pair of slim work trousers, we love that these Editorial trousers are made primarily of cotton and have plenty of stretch to keep you comfortable all day long. With an elasticated waistband for comfort and a mid-rise waist, these will quickly become a staple.
Basque Straight Leg Pants, Myer, $79.95
Straight leg work trousers are a great option for anyone in a corporate office. They look fantastic with a matching blazer for a pure powersuit feel, and go with both flats and heels depending on how comfortable you need to be in the office.
Cotton Satin Pants, Country Road, $119
These modest work trousers have garnered nearly 500 five-star reviews on the Country Road website, so they’re sure to be a popular choice. They offer a full length with a slim fit to elongate your legs. Stretch has also been added to make it comfortable enough to wear all day at the office.
One satisfied customer called them “the perfect pants for a meeting or a dinner & more … Lovely fabric with that satin finish.”
BEST BLACK CROPPED PANTS FOR WOMEN
Aere Casual Linen Pants, The Iconic, $120
Perfect for work or play, these linen shorts sit relaxed through the seat for comfort, but have a modern tapered leg. They look great with chunky sandals as pictured, a relaxed fit t-shirt and loose waves for the weekend.
Textured Culotte, Country Road, $179
These gorgeous wide leg culottes have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 on the Country Road website. You get the benefits of a comfortable wide leg, combined with a shorter length so you can show off your beautiful shoes.
They’re made from a recycled polyester blend and we love the addition of the waistband and elasticated back for much-needed comfort.
HOW DO I WEAR BLACK TROUSERS AT WORK?
Are you going for a business style, team-fitting black pants with a blazer and a white T-shirt (or a white shirt if you really need to be business). Look for cropped-only pants and pair with pumps to elongate the leg.
If you’re wearing wide-leg pants to the office, wear a short-sleeved blouse or white t-shirt and put your hair in a low bun for added professionalism. An oversized blazer also looks great and fashionable with wide-leg pants.
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