09.08.2022

Would you ditch your high-waisted trousers for this baggy new trend?

Low-slung tailoring is a huge fashion trend for spring/summer 2020, where waistlines are loose and legs are wide. A preference for baggy tailored trousers was actually born quite a few seasons ago (we’re talking as early as autumn/winter 2017), but on this season’s Roland Mouret, Jacquemus and Victoria Beckham runways, we saw them gain traction all over again.

If you’re reading this at work, wondering what your next office wardrobe investment piece ought to be, this is it: a baggy, low-slung pair of tailored trousers. No, really – give us a second to explain.

They might look like a bit of a fashion mistake at first glance, but after a hot minute scrolling through Instagram and learning how the fashion influencers of the world are making them work, we decided this was a fashion mistake we were willing to jump on board with.

High waists have dominated the sartorial landscape for years now (not least because they’re flattering on, like, everyone), but things have officially got looser. Granted, the trend kinda throws everything you’ve ever been taught about how to dress out of the window. And it might take a bit of getting used to. But, when done right? It can look effortlessly cool and feel beyond comfortable.

When it comes to this tricky-to-wear trend, the GLAMOUR team’s top tip is to pair your baggy tailored trousers with a pair of strappy, elegant heels. This will avoid things looking too casual, as they might with your go-to white trainers. And snap up an oversized clutch bag (like this Bottega Veneta-inspired design) – it’ll tie the look together perfectly.

Feeling sceptical that you’ll be tempted to trade in your trusty high-waisted jeans for a slouchier alternative? Take a look at this lot and you just might be persuaded.

We’ve got some baggy checked trousers from Topshop, low-slung powder blue beauties from Native Youth and the coolest pair of lilac pants that you ever did see (which are, admittedly, the tamest take on the low-slung trend of them all).

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