Wide trousers have been everywhere for the last few seasons.

However, this season has seen them get higher with a pleated waist and a tie, to create a 'paper bag' look. They are a great alternative to a skirt in the hot weather, and many border on being a culotte as they are very wide at the bottom.

If you don't think they will suit you but you haven't  tried any yet, have a go. You may be pleasantly surprised!


Here are 3 of the best wide leg trousers -

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These Cos trousers come in black, navy and the olive green pictured here, and are made from a loose, fluid polyester/elastane machine washable fabric which makes them a great everyday basic.



These Tibi trousers, from Net-a-Porter, are in an lovely unusual brick coloured cotton-poplin fabric, which makes a change from the usual neutral shades without being full on. 



Yellow is everywhere this summer. If you don't wear a lot of colour, it is often easier to wear it in a trouser. These bright and sunny trousers are from Zara, and made in linen



Lizzie Edwards is a London based personal stylist and image consultant for women over thirty five.