Style & Design

The Best Black Dress Pants To Take You From Work To Play

By Caitlin Booth
30th Apr 2022

If your get-ready routine has drastically changed from pulling on the closest sweats to something with a little more structure, you’re not alone. When it comes to simple structure and a wardrobe staple that can go from weekend coffee to office style, you can’t go past a pair of classic black pants.

Along with our sense of what it means to work an office job these days, the classic dress pant has had a bit of a revamp too. From faux leather slacks and slimline silk trousers, the classic black dress pant has well and truly stepped into a fresh moment. 

With an abundance of styles and materials to choose from, we’re spoilt for choice when finding the next pair to work and play in. We’ve rounded up the best black pants to shop this season to add some structure and flair to your 2022 workwear wardrobe. 

H&M Straight Crease Leg Satin Pants

Price: $49.99


Combine corporate powerhouse vibes with chic comfort with these satin high-waist trousers. Shop here.

H&M Flared Faux Leather Pants

Price: $49.99


Bring a bit of edge to your workweek with these faux leather flares. Shop here

Savel Tia Pants

Price: $89.95


Lean into length with this cotton and linen blend flare silhouette. Shop here.

Bardot Corset Pant

Price: $129.99


Take tailoring seriously with a super high rise, corset waist, and button closure detail. Shop here.

Oxford Lauren Velvet Trousers

Price: $169


For a luxe spin on a classic trouser, you can't go past these blue velvet beauties. Shop here

Estelle Vespa Pants

Price: $169


Movement and detail give these pleated pants a leg up in the race four your new go-to staple. Shop here.

Witchery Wide Leg Pant

Price: $169.95


Bring big holiday vibes into the work week with a palazzo-style and metallic waist detail. Shop here

Cue Waisted Skinny Pant

Price: $199.75

Made from an Eco bi-stretch heavy twill, these trousers bring comfort and clean lines. Shop here

Bul Fotö Pant

Price: $260.00

Two patch pockets with top stitch detailing add a structure to these bootleg style classics. Shop here.

Theory Treeca 2 Cropped Wool-blend Slim-leg Pant

Price: $312.98


A timeless and classic cropped style that's endlessly versatile. Shop here.

Autark Safari Pants

Price: $389 

Made in Adelaide from a blend of linen and cotton, these trousers are a sophisticated addition to any minimalist's collection. Shop here.

St. Agni Aude Trousers

Price: $529

Cut from 100% Australian wool, these striking high-waisted trousers are a nod to the fluidity and movement of vintage suiting. Shop here

Lee Mathews Drawstring Cropped Cotton Trousers

Price: $405

Featuring a contemporary barrel silhouette, these trousers fuse a casual relaxed feel with a streamlined aesthetic. Shop here.

GANNI Asymmetric Hem High-waisted Trousers

Price: $501


Geometry and structure set give these pants a unique silhouette, bringing a twist to a classic wardrobe staple. Shop here.

St. Agni Bias Silk Pant

Price: $569

Crafted from 100% silk, the mid-rise waist, flared silhouette, and button closure give these trousers a flattering fit and soft hand feel. Shop here.

Still shopping? Top up more wardrobe basics with the best white sneakers to own in 2022. 

Image credit: jamieandi, H&M, Savel, Bardot, Oxford, Estelle, Witchery, Cue, Bul, Theory, Autark, St. Agni, Lee Matthews, GANNI

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