9 great pairs of elasticated waist trousers for your new comfy/smart hybrid look

For those WFH days when you’re sick of joggers but also don’t fancy pulling on jeans or any other form of ‘proper trouser’, may we present to you the holy grail of in-between: the elasticated waist trouser.

Also known as your new sartorial BFF, this trouser style does a wondrous job of making you look and feel a bit more put-together than when you’ve got your bobbly, stained, knee-stretched joggers on for the fourth day in a row, but you still feel just as comfortable and not at all overdressed for mooching around the house.

So we’ve found nine elasticated waist trousers on the high street for you to shop now and thank us for later – prices start from just £11.49 and range slim leg to wide, plain to pattered, denim to faux leather; there’s even a sparkly pair in there, because why not?

9 elasticated waist trousers from the high street

black elasticated waist trousers

Dart palazzo trousers, £12.99, Mango

These super-wide palazzo-style trousers are immensely comfy for house-bound days – style with a loose-fitting black T-shirt as Mango have done and it gives the impression of a chic, relaxed jumpsuit.

grey elasticated waist trousers
John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners Smart Joggers, Grey, £65, John Lewis

‘Smart joggers’ – there’s something we never thought we’d be shopping for. And yet, these trousers will surely long outlive these pandemic times and make their way into our office-attire for seasons to come.

leather look elasticated waist trousers
Marks & Spencer

Faux Leather Straight Leg Joggers, £35, Marks & Spencer

Faux leather is a big trend for this season, and just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t tick those trend boxes with WFH attire. Pair with a boxy cropped white tee or bright fluffy jumper.

blue denim elasticated waist trousers

Pull-on trousers, £24.99, H&M

Who says denim can’t be comfortable? This pull-on style from H&M features that all-important elasticated waist that means jean can be a part of your at-home outfits.

beige elasticated waist trousers

Gabi Pull On Trousers, £95, Toast

These chino-style trousers would look great with a navy cashmere pullover and white trainers.

pink elasticated waist trousers

Shirred Waist Trousers, £12.99, Zara

Add a splash of pink to your day via these Zara culotte trousers with an elasticated waistband – the turn up hems provide just the right amount of detail.

sparkly wide leg elasticated waist trousers

Sparkle Ponte Wide Leg Trouser, £89.25 (was £119), Whistles

Sparkle claxon! Comfort doesn’t have to negate party vibes, and these will be perfect for all those Zoom Christmas parties/kitchen discos.

dark denim elasticated waist trousers

Blue Black Drawstring Mom Tapered Jeans, £36.79 (was £45.99), Topshop

The drawstring detail on these Topshop jeans give them the shape of a jogger but in a nice thick durable denim.

dogtooth elasticated waist trousers
New Look

Black Dogtooth Tie Waist Joggers, £11.49 (was £22.99), New Look

Dogtooth checks on your bottom half will help put you in office-mode, perfect for those days when you’re lacking motivation.