Swears by: the best trousers
A few pairs of reliable trousers are an essential part of any capsule wardrobe – get your hands on the styles Mumsnetters love below
Best casual trousers
Hush Long Harem Trousers, £55
Have you ever wished that wearing pyjamas in public was more socially acceptable? With these joggers from Hush, you can enjoy that “watching Netflix in my PJs” feeling all day long, whilst looking like a functioning adult. Comfy enough for lounging at the weekend, but also stylish enough for a lunch out with friends.
“Utterly fab! I have two pairs.”
“I wore Hush harem pants after having my daughter. They're smart, stretchy and very, very comfortable.”Buy now from Hush
Uniqlo Lounge Trousers, £12.90
They're made from a 95% soft cotton knit material which screams comfort, but the tapered shape means they don't look like loungewear (even if it feels like they are). Made from a supersoft cotton blend, they come in four of Uniqlo's customary neutral colours, and bearing Uniqlo's customary affordable price tag.
“I love these, they're very comfy. I'm only 5'2”, so watch they don't come up short."Buy now from Uniqlo
Best work trousers
H&M Ankle-length Pull-on Trousers, £14.99
Mumsnetters are constantly on the search for a pair of trews which won't look out of place in the office but also won't crumple or ride up after a lenthy commute
-or a bout of toddler wrangling-. Enter these jersey trousers from H&M: they're ankle-length, have an accommodating elasticated waist, and even have pockets.
“I recently bought a pair of these in H&M and they were so perfect that I ordered three more on the website. They're ankle-length, so look good with brogues.”Buy now from H&M
ASOS Pull on Tapered Black Trousers, £18
Made from a lightweight jersey crepe, these tapered ASOS trousers deserve a place in your capsule workwear wardrobe. The elasticated, high-rise waist means they're comfy enough to wear all day, whilst still looking smart. Pair them with a slightly cropped blouse for a work look that means business – not bad for less than £20.
“ASOS have some jersey tapered trousers and they are a) ridiculously comfortable and b) actually quite smart without being too much like workwear.”Buy now from ASOS
Dorothy Perkins Split Hem Ankle Grazer Trouser, £20
It's not every day a trouser such as this comes along – formal enough for the office, comfy enough for all day, and available in more colours than you could shake a stick at, for £20 they're an absolute steal.
“I got five pairs in different colours and they are now my work uniform – different pair every day with a different top/blouse/sweater/jacket etc. Has made getting ready in the morning much quicker!”
Also available in tall.Buy now from Dorothy Perkins
Best plus-size trousers
Yours Pull-on Bootcut Trousers, £18.99
These trousers are designed for sizes 16-32, and are the perfect option to take you from your desk chair to an evening at the pub – just swap your brogues for a pair of heeled boots if you want to add some glam. Plus, who doesn't love an elasticated waist?
“I've recently bought these as I’m doing a lot of travelling for work, and need something that’s comfy enough to sit on a train for a few hours and still look smart at the other end.”Buy now from Yours
M&S Everywear Slim Leg Trousers, £35
Ideal for work or play – especially if jeans aren't really you – these M&S chinos are available in a range of colours and three different leg lengths to help you find your perfect pair. Made from sustainable cotton with a bit of stretch for a comfy, breathable fit – we want a pair in every colour.
“I got two pairs of the Everywear trousers in plum and black. I really like them, they're very flattering.”Buy now M&S
Best petite trousers
Boden Richmond Trousers, from £45.50
Mumsnetters have been fans of the Boden Richmond trousers for years for their classic fit, great quality, and practical pockets. They're re-invented in a new range of colours and patterns every season (so our collection just keeps on growing) and are available in tall and petite fits, as well as full or 7/8 leg lengths.
“I'm short-legged and very curvy and they look great on me. Both 7/8 and full length are very forgiving, and they've kept shape after many washes!”
“I've just discovered Boden Richmond trousers and they're so bloody comfy! They're actually super flattering on my three-month postpartum bum and chunky legs. And they're so pretty.”Buy now from Boden
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