The Under-£40 M&S Trousers Our Editors Plan on Wearing All Spring

Last year was all about the trouser, and 2024 is following that trajectory. Tailored, slouchy, cargo, denim, low-rise… You name it; people want to wear it. But one shape, in particular, is pulling ahead as the most popular trouser trend, and it’s unsurprising, really. Wide-leg trousers are the wardrobe staple everyone from celebrities to our favourite influencers is wearing right now, and when you consider they’re comfy, chic and a really easy way to make an outfit look polished all year round, it totally makes sense. 


(Image credit: @emilyjdawes)

I'm wearing last years M&S Linen Blend Striped Wide-Leg Trousers here. 

They’ve quickly become one of our most-wanted categories on Who What Wear, probably because of how versatile they are. Trainers, heels, sandals, loafers—they all go with wide-legs. And since they’re inherently smart, you can pair them with any of the above and they work for the office, running errands, fancy dinners, casual drinks and even weddings if you can find a matching jacket. It’s no wonder, then, that all our friends—fashion or not—are asking us where to find the best ones. 

The whole WWWUK team has been converted too, and we’re constantly on the lookout for amazing pairs worth sharing with you. It may have all started with The Row’s Phoebe trousers, but the latest pairs we’ve become obsessed with are a little bit more humble, and you’ll find them at good old Marks and Spencer. By now, you probably know we love turning to M&S for our elevated capsule basics—mainly for the guaranteed quality and great value—and its impressive wide-leg trouser selection is no exception to that rule. 


(Image credit: @poppynash)

There’s the popular crepe drawstring pair (worn by managing editor, Poppy, above) which have been reissued season after season for their comfortable yet stylish appeal. Then there’s the linen wide-leg trousers I discovered last summer and wore on repeat. Whilst these are now out of stock, M&S just released a sleek mocha pair which is already proving to be a hit amongst influencers. The best thing? Most of them come in under £40, and they all have multiple length options to tailor the fit perfectly.

Keep scrolling to shop M&S best wide-leg trousers for wearing right now and all the way into autumn. 

Shop M&S Wide-Leg Trousers Under £40

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