The £35 M&S Jeans Our Editors Plan on Wearing All Autumn

The anti-skinny jean movement is still in full swing, and shows literally no sign of slowing down any time soon. In 2023, we've even surpassed classic straight-legs and it's looser, baggier wide-leg styles that are leading the charge as the coolest jeans to own right now. And I'm not just talking about the styles on the designer catwalks. By now, as I'm sure you've probably noticed, chic wide-leg jeans are cropping up all over the high street, from more relaxed baggy styles to smarter versions. 

I think it's fair to say the whole Who What Wear team have been converted, and lately we've all been on the lookout for the perfect pair to add to our autumn capsules. So, when we came across The Wide Leg Jeans for £35 at good old Marks & Spencer recently, you could say we hit the jackpot. The jeans are arguably the perfect shape—wide but not overwhelmingly baggy, with a nipped in high waist that balances out the looser leg and flatters all body shapes. They also come in no less than seven different colours, three different length options and up to a size UK24. Plus, they're made using recycled cotton re-spun from cotton textile waste—all part of M&S's commitment to the Better Cotton Initiative


(Image credit: @emilyjdawes)


(Image credit: @emilyjdawes)

You can hardly blame us for thinking they were too good to be true—but, no. Like most classic M&S buys we've tried in the past, once we got these home the rave reviews kept coming (there's over 1300 reviews online averaging out at four stars, too). The quality of the denim is great, and in my personal opinion they look just as expensive as some of the most luxe designer pairs out there once styled up. I love pairing my regular length style with heels for an elongated leg (I'm only 5'2"), but I'm considering investing in a shorter length pair to wear with flats as well. 

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.