Once a revolutionary item to the female wearer, trousers were thought suited only for men until the beginning of the 20th century. As women were empowered in the workplace, so were their wardrobes, and today you’d be hard pushed to find a woman that doesn’t own at least one pair of women’s trousers and shorts. Brought into the eyes of the fashion elite by elegant screen goddesses such as Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, trousers are now a firm favourite amongst designers across the world. Today we are spoilt for choice, with an endless palette of shades and fabrics used for both women’s trousers and shorts.
From skinny jeans and flares, to denim cut offs and culottes the choice is never-ending when it comes to women’s trousers and shorts. Relaxed jersey shorts make the perfect stay-at-home outfit with an oversized tee, whilst a tailored pair of trousers promises an elegant companion for an evening out. Bag a pair of wide leg trousers and pair them with heels for a cool yet sophisticated look, or pull on some cuffed chinos and ballet flats to elongate the legs and ooze casual chic. Leather shorts provide the perfect base for dressing up at nighttime, but sporty running shorts are our number one when it comes to hitting the gym. Select a flared pair of trousers to slim the body and balance a curvy silhouette, or opt for a pleated pair to create that hourglass figure.