Best Work Pants for Women 2022: 20 Trousers for Heading to Work

2022-10-09 02:26:16 By : Ms. Miss Joyce

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Keep things professional—and cool.

There's enough stress that comes with adjusting to life back at the office: the commute, the open space, the random hallway run-ins with your CEO. But re-upping your office wardrobe can be easy. Work pants for women returning to an in-person setting are not as stuffy as they once were. "Practicality is more important than ever," designer Thakoon Panichgul says. "I think it comes by way of comfort, meaning fewer restrictions, more ease, but still chic." While classic silhouettes like wide-leg trousers or kick flares are still popular options, you'll find that there's plenty of variety to meet your personal aesthetic too.

Even sleek black or neutral options have a number of smart updates: They're washable, feature comfort-first relaxed fits, or are made with new—or new to workwear—functional materials. Additionally, it's more acceptable to add hints of color or texture to your look (hey, jeans may even make the cut now). Overall, the modern attitude toward workwear is to keep things relaxed and mix more formal pieces with casual items to dress things down. "Pair a more tailored pant, like our Pinstripe High Waisted Trouser, with a loose-fitting T-shirt or a casual sneaker," Panichgul suggests. "Mixing and matching silhouettes, like a straight-leg pant and flowy shirt or a wide-leg pant and a fitted shirt, is also a great way to make workwear more casual."

Ahead, shop the 20 best work pants for your time in the office.

These lightweight linen pants will be a lifesaver as temperatures heat up. Days at the office will be no sweat.

Reformation uses Tencel fabric made from eucalyptus fibers in closed-loop production. So not only do your pants look good, but you can feel good about wearing them too.

No steaming necessary. These pleated pants won't risk wrinkling while you're driving to work or taking the subway.

Show a little skin (or some cute socks) with these tailored trousers that hit above the ankle.

Keep things simple with a pair of work pants that you can actually throw in the wash when they're in need of a rinse.

These relaxed but tailored trousers are a great way to add subtle color to your professional wardrobe.

Go for a modern update on classic plaid pants with these high-waisted trousers via fashion-girl favorite label Nanushka.

A great pair of pants for the office doesn't have to cost a fortune. Try these comfortable stretchy pants as an affordable option.

Jeans can work for the office, even in a more formal setting. A dark wash and slim fit keep things feeling professional.

Slouchy, relaxed fits are in this season, so try these comfy trousers from Mara Hoffman.

If you prefer classic workwear staples, pinstripe trousers are a must.

If you prefer pants with a slimmer silhouette, opt for a pair with a slight kick flare at the bottom. It creates a sleek line and shows off your work shoes.

Who says work pants can't be comfy? This ribbed pair mimics trousers, but are almost like wearing sweats.

Split-hem trousers are a popular choice for those who prefer to wear heels. Try them with a chunky sandal for a modern take.

Cargo pants are a major summer trend, including iterations that feel fit for the office. This high-waisted pair has a more elevated feel.

Workwear doesn't have to be boring. Try these trousers from LVMH prize winner Grace Wales Bonner.

On days when you're working from home, these knit pants will keep you comfortable without having to dress down completely.

Wide-leg trousers elegantly balance out fitted button-downs and trim blazers.

Add a little edge to your office look by swapping out your standard trousers for a little something leather.

These Aritzia pants have racked up hundreds of five-star reviews with many wearers commenting on both the comfort and fit.