Why You Should Love The ‘90s Power Trouser As Much As I Do

While everyone’s focused on the Baby Spice-approved trend revivals from the ‘90s, I’m loving a a different piece from the era: the Diane Keaton-inspired, female lawyer in a TV drama staple power trouser. But fear not, the high-waisted wide-leg pant has stylistically evolved beyond the grey herringbone prints of the past. Now, you can find the pant in khaki culottes, bright red hues (courtesy of the lady who brought the pant back, alice + olivia's Stacey Bendet), and even silky tiger prints.
Here's the thing to note: The '90s power trouser isn't just any old wide-leg pant. With a tapered high-rise waist and a slightly flared bottom, the elongated silhouette manages to look perfectly tailored every single time, no matter how it's styled. (If you're not quite sure how to wear it, throw it on with a crop top for the easiest look, ever). So whether you've caught onto the trend or are ready to finally give it a go, click on for 15 pairs we're eyeing (and, let's be real, buying) right now.
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Dianne Von Furstenberg Ribbon-trimmed Wide-leg Linen-blend Trousers, £456 £228 available at MatchesFashion.
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H&M Wide Trousers, £39.99, available at H&M.
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Zara Flowing Trousers, £39.99, available at Zara.
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Alice + Olivia Dylan High Waist Wide Leg Pant, £222.91 £133.75, available at Alice + Olivia.
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Nanushka Nevada Wide Leg Pants - Tiger Print, £401, available at Nanushka.
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Mango Linen High-waist Trousers, £49.99, available at Mango.
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Chloé High-waisted Trousers, £750 £450, available at Farfetch.
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Cienne The Mick Pant, £450, available at Cienne.
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Adeam Satin-trimmed Crepe Wide-leg Pants, £890, available at Net-A-Porter.
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& Other Stories Belted Suit Trousers, £79, available at & Other Stories.
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Zimmermann Radiate Eyelet Pant, £495, available at Zimmermann.
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Staud Novak Pant Navy, £200, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Farrow Louisa Pant in Fuchsia Pink, £68 £34, available at Lyst.
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