Trousers are a busy woman’s go-to garment during the Spring months when we want to look polished and feel extremely comfortable at the same time.

The perfectly fitting pair of trousers can elongate the silhouette, lift the derriere and refine the waist-line…but only when wearing the most flattering style for your unique body-shape.

As we transition from heavy wool and denim fabrics into breathable cottons, lighter denims and silks, there are a multitude of trouser trends to suit every body-shape and personal style preferences.

Here are the 5 Trouser Trends you’ve been seeing across Instagram and within the covers of every magazine, along with some expert styling tips to help you choose the most flattering style.

Flare Denim Jeans


Flared trousers can create a balanced silhouette by optically extending the eye-line at the base of the leg outwards to match the shoulder proportions, minimizing the width of hips and thighs and evening out the torso.

Black is always flattering, but a dark blue wash, such as these ASOS jeans, is just as flattering.

Wear with a flowy blouse, crisp linen shirt or with a crew neck tee knotted at the waist if you’re sporting a high-waisted pair.

Wide-Leg Trousers

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A pair of these trousers, such as these Zimmermann ones pictured above, are incredibly flattering on many different body shapes, and are extremely versatile.

They’re perfect for the office, but can also be paired with a statement top or a silk Dream camisole for a more formal option.

A high-waisted pair will optical lengthen the legs.

Try these styles with our Top Model Shapewear for a smooth, lifted derriere and tummy.

The wide leg finish looks great with a heel, but can also be paired with brogues, espadrilles, leather slides or a white sneaker for weekend wear. 

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Culottes

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This versatile trouser has made a comeback this year.

The high waist, cropped length and wider cut make the culotte a universally flattering style. Look for a length that sits in between your knees and your ankles, and add a small heel for extra length.

You can wear culottes with a blouse to the office, a ruffle or wrap top for a night out, or a classic tee or camisole on the weekend.

You won’t be limited to a few months of wear with a pair like this Sportscraft style, as they look equally as stylish with a chunky knit or a denim jacket thrown over your shoulders.

Floral Trousers

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Florals in Spring may feel predictable, but it’s a classic print that adds colour to your wardrobe palette.

We’re loving the flattering cut of the Zimmermann pair pictured above. The wider leg ensures the pattern-print remains flattering on the legs. Flowy, ethereal and very feminine.

This style can be worn to the beach, would be perfect for a day at a winery, and formal enough for your work Christmas lunch.

In the new, see-through fabrics this season, we’ve seen many sheer floral pants being styled with a retro-style culotte like these.

Frayed-Edge Denim

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Distressed denim has been a go-to choice for weekend wear for a number of years now.

This year, instead of choosing a pair slashed at the knee we’re opting for a frayed edge on the hem of the legs.

It gives your look a more polished edge, in dark and light washes alike.

Play off the worn-out look by pairing these jeans with feminine tops, such as an embellished blouse or a lace-detailed camisole, and kitten heels.

Trouser Tricks

To ensure your silhouette looks refined and supported in any trouser trend, make sure your ankles are on show, your under-garments are seamless and add a heel to lengthen any leg shape.