I can never bring myself to say no to the prospect of twirling in a stunning skirt. But when the day feels more damned than glam, there's a lot of moving around to be done, and looking romantic is the least of my priorities, a reliable set of pants has always come in handy. It could be your favourite skinny jeans, a trusty pair of joggers, or those work trousers that make your confidence skyrocket, but no other garment can replace the blend of ease and style a great pair of pants can bring to your outfit choices!
But as fashion trends wax and wane, the list of essential pants for women continues to get updated. So, before you hear it from anyone else, we thought we'll brief you on what's trending this year. Comfortable, liberating and endlessly stylish, each of these 8 trending pants deserve to snag some space in your wardrobe in summer 2021!
1. High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants
Snug around your mid-riff and flaring wider towards the bottom, these pants have been one of the most trending bottom wear types for women in recent times. We've seen all kinds of materials being constructed into stylish wide-leg pants, whether it's a denim piece with flared hems or regular cotton trousers. Great for all kinds of occasions spanning across both formal and informal, you can just as easily glam up your outfit with these pants and a romantic blouse, as you can keep your look basic by pairing them with a solid muscle cropped tee.
In the past year or so, the skirt-pants style popularized during the 1930s has come back in focus in the form of culottes. And one look at this breezy, roomy pant type makes it starkly clear why. On top of being extremely comfortable through hours of wear, culottes are also extremely flattering for curves as well as versatile in terms of style. The flowy silhouette of this bottom piece makes it ideal for getting paired with structured camisoles, boxy sleeveless tops, cropped tees and your basic t-shirts.
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3. Straight-Leg Trousers
Trending pants for women in 2021 are all about relaxed silhouettes that still manage to look tapered, and straight-leg trousers fit the bill as perfectly as possible. Straight-leg pants also bridge the gap between comfort and tailored formal fits, leading to a piece of garment you can easily transform from desk to date, with a simple switch of accessories and makeup. You can choose a length anywhere from slightly below the ankle to cropped under the calf. We'd recommend getting ones with a high-rise waist and a hem that hits just above your ankle.
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4. Ribbed Knit Baggy Pants
Last year with the whole world confined to their houses, we saw athleisure emerging as one of the most dominating trends in the world of fashion. So with this preference of comfort over style, baggy ribbed knit pants came to the forefront as one of the comfiest bottom pieces around. Don't be fooled into assuming you'll only ever wear these pants indoors, because a flattering set of ribbed knit pants in a neutral colour can effortlessly be paired with a dressier top for a look worth serving outside!
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What was originally strictly treated as exercise apparel, has emerged as a staple bottom for women to own and flaunt. In recent times we've seen joggers being donned with all kinds of tops, like a fitted cropped tee for a sporty appearance or a camisole and light blazer for a chic work look. Joggers are immensely versatile and can be channelled as the centrepiece of a plethora of fashion looks. You can also wear a variety of shoes with them, from leather loafers to platform military boots and basic sneakers!
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6. Sailor Pants
Known for their wide-leg construction and a side or front panel of buttons, usually in gold, sailor trousers have once again come back into the fashion limelight. They're ultra-comfy to don, and add a lot of length to your bottom half. These nautical pants can be paired perfectly with tank tops, striped shirts, button-downs as well as boat neck sweaters. Thanks to the metallic buttons and cinched waist, you can also incorporate the flowy silhouette of these pants in a tailored yet bohemian outfit.
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7. Pleated Pants
Pleats have completely taken over the world of bottom wear fashion for women, and we've spotted them in both skirts and pants with equal gusto. Metallic pleated skirts and pants, in particular, are all the rage right now! These pants are not just undeniably trendy, they're also extremely breezy and light on the skin, making them your go-to summer bottom pair. We'd recommend coupling a pair of silver or gold pleated pants with a basic solid black top and some extra bling, for an effortlessly chic party look!
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8. Peg Trousers
Peg trousers have long been declared a staple item for all workwear closets, and this year is no different. We absolutely love the tailored structure of this type, with an easy-fitting and roomy shape around the waist that flows down till the hem of the pants, followed by the material becoming cuffed or gathered around the hem. Extremely popular in the 1950s and 80s, these trousers have resurfaced as one of the most trending pants for women in the recent past, spotted most commonly with cropped blouses with dramatic sleeves, solid cotton button-downs, and well-fitting boxy tops.
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Choosing your bottom half for the sweltering days of summer doesn't have to be a heated affair. With our list of options, you're bound to find your new favourite right here!