I Ordered Reformation's Famous Wide-Leg Trousers—Now I'm Wearing Them on Repeat

As a fashion editor, I know all too well how much newness there is every season, and how difficult it is to know what is and isn’t really worth investing in. But, that’s part of our jobs here at Who What Wear—to assist you in cutting through the masses and honing in on the pieces you’re really going to love and cherish (and, of course, wear) for a long time. In the spirit of that, I’m here today to recommend that if you’re considering investing in any wardrobe staple this season, you should make it Reformation's Mason Pants


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You might already be familiar with these chic wide-leg trousers (especially if you read a lot of my articles), mainly because I won’t shut up about how great they are. I’ve been a wide-leg trousers connoisseur for a long time now, and you can trust me when I say I’ve tried a lot of pairs. Some were far too long (I’m only 5’2”), some balloon out too much thanks to badly placed pleating, some were too tapered or too wide at the ankle. But these; these are the closest thing to perfection that I’ve found. And it’s not just me who thinks so—the trousers are basically famous these days, with a host of celebrity fans, from Kaia Gerber to Nicole Kidman. A number of stylish Who What Wear US editors, as well as my fellow colleagues on the ground in London have also declared their love for the Mason Pants. Not to mention the amazing feedback I get from my social media followers whenever I recommend them on there. 

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I think the secret is the fabric, which is a sustainable 100% TENCEL lyocell (you can read more about their responsible credentials here). They’re lightweight enough to be extremely comfy (and perfect for the upcoming spring/summer and autumn seasons), but the fabric has enough weight that it hangs beautifully. Not only has Reformation focused on making them sustainable, but inclusive too—the Mason Pants come in extended sizes and a petite options, and there’s eleven colours to choose from. 


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Who What Wear US's Fashion Editor pairs hers with a cute tank top and white loafers, also from Reformation. 

I invested in the black last year and wore them all winter, so I decided to order a beige pair to test out just how versatile they could be for the transitional months. Below, you can see five ways I styled them up during my deliberation process, and I think I’ve convinced myself they need to stay. Yes, they’re an investment at around £180, but when it’s an item I can wear to the office, working from home and at weekends, and a style that is comfy but looks polished, I know I’ll get an awful lot of wear out of them. If you’re thinking of investing, too, for sizing reference I’m a size 10 and 5’2” tall. Below I'm wearing a petite 10 as I wanted to be able to wear them with flats like trainers, ballet pumps and sandals in summer. But I have the black in the standard length which I can easily wear with heels and heeled boots. 

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1. Office Ready


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2. Date Night


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3. Lunch Meeting


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4. Running Errands


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5. Pub Drinks


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

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.