One of our favourite trends to emerge from the catwalks for spring/summer 2017 is the wide-leg trouser. Spring’s silhouette of choice is as supersized as it is chic, but don’t let a little matter like that put you off; the trend is not only surprisingly wearable, but was also once sported by our Studio 54 inspiration, Bianca Jagger. If the style icon isn’t testament enough to the style credentials of wide-leg trousers, we don’t know what is.

Having spent so long in skinny jeans, cigarette pants and all things bodycon, the thought of slipping into something more comfortable is undoubtedly daunting. And for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be blessed with supermodel-like proportions, our figures will surely be swamped by all that excess fabric, right? Not exactly!

There is simply nothing so chic as a pair of high-waist, wide-leg trousers, worn with a fitted – more specifically, tucked-in – top. Lightweight button down shirt, fine knit or simple cotton vest for day, silk camisole for play; play your top half slim and you’re onto a winner. Proportion is everything if you’re to keep the look cool yet classic. A button waist will showcase your waistline, while the vertical stripes and foot-skimming length of these ESCADA Sport Blue Striped Wide Leg Trousers will draw the eye downwards and create the illusion of legs that go on forever.

Up until a couple of years ago, the thought of wearing trainers with wide-leg trousers would have struck fear into the heart of any fledgling fashionista, but it is a look now loved by Victoria Beckham, Karlie Kloss and countless other street style stars currently pounding the pavements of New York Fashion Week. If you live your life by the ‘heels or nothing’ rule, make sure you err on the side of chunky. The extra height will help your trousers fall just right, in turn making legs look amazing. You’ll also avoid the age-old dilemma of finding your super-sharp stiletto hell skewered through the hem of your free-flowing trouser leg.

Shop the ESCADA Sport Blue Striped Wide Leg Trousers now in store at Robinsons, plus more new season SS17 pieces from ESCADA.