If You're in Need of Black Trousers, Here Are 30 Chic Pairs for Every Budget

Identifying the staple pieces your wardrobe would benefit from is only half the challenge: Actually finding them is often the hardest part. Building up a roster of foundational items takes time and patience, and we can all use a little help where we can get it. That's why at Who What Wear we've made it our mission to seek out the best of the best when it comes to fashion necessities—from the most expensive-looking basics on the high street to the investment buys that are genuinely worth your money. This time around, we're focusing on black trousers, which, for me, are as essential as comfy underwear.


(Image credit: @emmarosestyle)

While there are so many pairs of trousers out there (seriously, I've sifted through hundreds), everyone's criteria is different. What flatters one body might hang awkwardly on another, and our tastes in fabrications and cuts vary wildly.

So, instead of presenting you with my #1 pair of black trousers, I thought I would give you options. Taking into consideration quality, price, timelessness and the odd nod to trends, I've rounded up the 30 styles that really stood out. Hopefully this way, there's at least one pair you gravitate towards.

Scroll down to shop my list of the best black trousers for women, split by price to make it just that bit easier to find your perfect pair.


1. UNDER £60

2. UNDER £150

3. OVER £150

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

Opening Image: @francescasaffari

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.