We're Swapping Our Jeans for These Comfortable Trousers


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Whoever said style and comfort don't mix hasn't yet found elasticated trousers. If you prefer trousers over skirts, then trust us when we say this style is about to become your new go-to. Whether in the office or running errands, ease is key when it comes to summer styling, and elasticated trousers are super simple to style but still manage to look put together.

Our favourite brands have embraced this design detail in styles that work for all occasions. Linen trousers will see you through hot balmy days, especially in neutral tones that easily mix and match. A tailored pair is my work staple for an elevated look that I can comfortably sit in all day long. Style with a shirt and mules for a smarter look, or pair with a T-shirt and trainers if your office is more relaxed. Wide-leg styles are key for summer and look perfect sweeping over flat summer sandals. With full elastic waistbands, or just elastic details, there are so many ways to wear this comfortable style.


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Keep reading for elasticated trousers in wide-leg styles, tapered cuts and an array of bold colours. 

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.