8 wide-leg pants that will trick everyone into thinking you have your life together

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You can’t open TikTok or Instagram without seeing a pair of tailored wide-leg pants — and we’re obsessed. While the dreaded low-rise jeans seem to be making a comeback, the streamlined elegance of the wide-leg pant is one of the (many) reasons they’re the best viral trend of the 2020s.

Wide-leg pants are the ultimate closet essential thanks to their wild versatility. Wear a bold velvet pair to your next party, or throw on tailored black wool trousers to take you from the office to happy hour. Maybe you want to jazz up your work-from-home look without feeling like you’re wearing real clothes. Yes, wide-leg pants are here for you.

They’re comfortable, timeless, relaxed and polished. They also give off a French girl chicness that Emily in Paris never could. Keep scrolling to shop some of the best wide-leg pants right now, and get ready to live your chicest, breeziest life.

1. Aritzia Babaton Pleated Pant, $148

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There’s a reason why you’ve seen literally everyone in your feed — and walking down the street — wearing these Aritzia wide-leg pants. It’s because they’re that good.

2. Madewell Corduroy Harlow Wide-Leg Pants, $59.99 (Orig. $128)

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Made with super soft corduroy, these wide-leg pants have sailor-inspired button tabs at the waist that look great on everyone.

3. Reformation Mason Pant, $178

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Have you ever seen a more perfect pair of power pants? You’ll be obsessed with this gorgeous green color for spring.

4. Princess Polly Archer Pants, $65

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These classic tailored pants come in a whopping 19 colors to match your personal style. Or treat them like Pokémon and catch ’em all.

5. Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane Tailored Pant, $90

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Achieve chic, year-round perfection in these sophisticated tailored pants with a high waist and flowy wide legs.

6. Everlane The Way-High Drape Pant, $138

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Constructed with breathable, lightweight fabric that’s soft to the touch, you won’t find anything more comfortable than this Everlane pair. Also, how cute is the gingham?

7. Universal Standard Stephanie Wide Leg Stripe Pants, $75 (Orig. $145)

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These subtly sporty wide-leg pants are sleek, stretchy and perfect for the office or a first date.

8. ASOS Extro & Vert slouchy wide leg pants in navy sapphire velvet, $68

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It’s time to dive into the velvet pant trend — and this pair from ASOS is the perfect place to start.

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