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5 perfect pairs of black trousers our Mumsnet users swear by for work

It's one of your most talked about topics and everyone has different ideas about the best style of black trousers. To help, we've put together a round-up of your favourite pairs, as recommended by Mumsnetters.

By Laura Martin | Last updated Apr 10, 2024

Best black trousers for work

As unpleasant as it is to have to contemplate office life after years of being a stay-at-home parent or working from home, it does have its upsides - one of them is getting to treat yourself to a spiffy new wardrobe. And there's no staple item quite as versatile as the humble black trouser, which comes in all shapes and sizes.

So, we've done a deep dive into the black trousers our Mumsnetters love and rave about and put together this handy little guide to all your favourites. Keep scrolling to find the best black trousers to save you the effort of waiting for replies on the threads.

1. ME+EM Crop Palazzo Pant, £59

ME+EM palazzo pants

These Palazzo trousers are very comfortable and brilliant for travelling in. Can be dressed up or down.


ME+EM Crop Palazzo Pants, £59


Buy a pair here

2. M&S Jersey Side Stripe Wide Leg Trousers, £35

M&S Jersey Wide Leg Trousers

I have two pairs. Black and navy. Also wear for work and with suit jacket. Love them!


M&S Jersey Wide Leg Trousers, £35


Buy a pair here

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3. Boden Pimlico Ponte Trousers, £75

Boden Pimlico Ponte Trousers

I love Boden ponte trousers for work - so comfortable!


Boden Pimlico Ponte Trousers, £75


Buy a pair here

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane Tailored Pant, £65

A&F Sloane Tailored Pant

I have a couple of pairs of the Abercrombie Sloane Tailored Pants and they’re amazing, such a good inclusive size range (waist and heights).


A&F Sloane Tailored Pant, £65

Abercrombie & Fitch

Buy a pair here

Related: The best trousers for women, a complete guide

5. M&S Slim Fit Ankle Grazer Trousers, £35

M&S Slim Fit Ankle Grazer Trouser

I got a pair last year and they have fitted better and looked higher quality than many more expensive brands.


M&S Slim Fit Ankle Grazer Trouser, £35


Buy a pair here

About the author

Laura Martin is an online copywriter and editor with over 15 years of experience producing engaging, tailored content including our very own Money Saver, Swears by and other Mumsnet newsletters. Her goal? To save our users time and money with the best deals, discounts and hottest sales alongside the recommended products that are shared on our Talk boards.

Beyond your inbox, she's a permanently exhausted single mum to two children and a small, bossy dog and her main passion is good mental health.

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