These £12.50 M&S trousers have been dubbed ‘perfect’ by shoppers

We might not be living in loungewear full-time anymore, but the pandemic has certainly marked a shift away from restrictive clothing and has made comfy alternatives a much more acceptable, if not uber-fashionable, everyday staple – and we couldn’t be more pleased about it.

M&S trousers

Our lives are busy and so a comfy waistband, relaxed fit and soft material on our trousers is a luxury that many of us now can’t live without – and luckily, Marks & Spencer have got the memo loud and clear.

With almost 5,500 reviews, the store’s Cotton Rich Straight Leg Joggers have been flying off shelves, and it’s easy to see why.

The comfy trousers, which come in no less than seven chic colourways, are a versatile addition to any wardrobe, easy to dress up with a smart jacket and Breton top for work or a weekend brunch, and equally as simple to dress down with a sweatshirt for a more off-duty look.

And though relaxed and baggy, the joggers actually create a flattering straight silhouette and cut off above the ankles to streamline the look and, more importantly, keep us cool as the weather warms up (finally) by allowing air to circulate.


Plus, the relaxed tie waist gives you the freedom to choose how snug-fitting (or not) you want the waist to be – ideal for attending a Sunday roast in or running errands. The garment is also made using sustainable cotton with added stretch, so that you can feel good, do good and look good all in one fell swoop.

And the reviews on the M&S site speak for themselves…

‘I need trousers that are comfortable for dog walking and wash and dry well and these are perfect, and well priced,’ wrote one savvy shopper, while another added: ‘I bought these for working from home and they are great, comfortable and warm. Good length as I normally have trouble finding the right length.’

And many have returned to buy multiple pairs: ‘I live in these, so have just bought my fourth colour so that I’m never caught short,’ commented one forward-thinking fashion-lover.

Lots of shoppers also commented on the frequency with which they wear the joggers: ‘Haven’t stopped wearing these. They are so comfy for working from home but still feel smart for teaming with white trainers for going out. Perfect.’

In short, you’ll want to snap up more than one colour while they stay in stock. You can currently choose between charcoal, navy, black, bitter chocolate, dark burgundy, indigo and pine green, in sizes 6 to 24.

Cotton Rich Straight Leg Joggers, £12.50, M&S