12 Dressy Black Wide Leg Pants You’ll Love

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson shares 12 dressy black wide leg pants you’ll love for the office, date night, holiday party season, and more! They’re perfect for women of all ages, and some are also ideal for petites!

There is nothing chicer in my opinion than a gorgeous pair of dressy black wide leg pants. They are timeless, and elegant, and have the power to elevate any outfit! 

One of my favorite things about them is just how wearable they are for women of all ages. Wide leg pants are perfect for the office, date night, church, special events, and the holiday party season! They can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly with outerwear, jewelry, and accessories.

I love pairing dressy wide leg pants with a tailored blazer and blouse or camisole underneath. They’ll also look amazing with a knit sweater, sequin top, or a beautiful turtleneck, depending on the occasion.  

As a petite woman (under 5’4”) I have found it difficult to find black wide leg pants that are flattering and don’t have to be hemmed. Last year I purchased my first pair of Spanx pants and quickly fell in love. This fall I invested in a couple more styles and am officially obsessed! I bought the most gorgeous pair of dressy black wide leg pants that I can’t wait to pair with my blazer, sequin tops, and sweaters and that’s just the beginning! I intend on wearing them throughout the year, especially during the holiday season.

Today, I’m excited to share 12 gorgeous pairs of dressy black wide leg pants in a variety of styles and price ranges! I hope you love them as much as I do.

The Perfect Dressy Black Wide Leg Pants For Petites

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on the best dressy black wide leg pants including the flattering Spanx Perfect Wide Leg Ponte Pant for petites.

Spanx wasn’t kidding when they created the Spanx Perfect Wide Leg Ponte Pant, in black they truly are the most perfect black trousers I have ever purchased! These flattering pants are made of a premium Ponte fabric which is stretchy and durable. Not only are they the perfect pants for Petites, but they’re also available in regular and tall!

They don’t have buttons or a zipper and are easy to put on and take off. I love everything about them, especially the button detailing on the back pockets. These pants have “hidden core shaping technology”, and are extremely comfortable! You don’t even know you’re wearing shapewear, which is phenomenal!

I love wearing these pants with heels, Western booties, and my ankle boots! They will also look amazing with heeled sandals come spring and summer. They’re currently available in the colors black and navy blue. Hopefully, by spring, they’ll be available in even more colors including tan and white as I’d love to invest in more colors. I can see myself wearing them throughout the year. 

These fabulous Spanx Wide Leg Perfect Pants can also be worn casually with your favorite sneakers and a cozy sweater or a crop tee come spring (or now if it’s still warm in your area). 

I love that they are easy to launder! These gorgeous dressy wide leg black pants are machine washable (line dry). Can you tell I’m obsessed?

Dressy Pleated Wide Leg Pants In Black

The brand Reformation is a celebrity, fashion editor, and influencer favorite. I’m head over heels in love with their trendsetting clothing, especially the famed Reformation Mason Pants, which are more popular than ever. 

As someone who grew up in the 90s, I am obsessed with the slim waist, pleated front, and wide legs! These ankle length pants come in a wide array of colors and prints. They are very flattering, especially in black which is so versatile and is sure to pair well with nearly every item in your wardrobe.

These gorgeous trousers are made of non-toxic and durable Tencel fabric. They also have a belt loop so you can adorn them with your favorite classic or designer belt. These fabulous wide leg pants can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly with a tucked-in knit sweater, a chic sweater vest, and a blouse for the office (or just a sweater vest after work or on the weekend). 

They will look amazing with a crop long sleeve shirt (this winter) or tank top in the spring and summer months.

There are so many options! Did I also mention the Mason Pant is now available in petite sizes? I recently ordered them and can’t wait to share how fabulous they are soon!

The bestselling NONchalant Fabi Wide Leg Pants are perfection! They come in a wide array of colors and are just as perfect for an afternoon with friends as they are for date night! They’ll look great dressed down with sneakers and your favorite casual top or sweater. 

You can also pair them with a cashmere sweater and suede ankle booties! I recently bought a velvet blazer for the holidays and think these pants will look amazing with it. 

These gorgeous pants are made of durable polyester. I love everything about them – from the slanted front pockets to the trendy front pleats and the flattering faux pockets.

If you love these dressy black wide leg pants as much as I do, you’ll be pleased to learn that they’re available in six different colors!

Pleated Black Wide Leg Pants Under $65

If you’re searching for a trendy pair of dressy wide leg pants under $65, you’re in luck! I stumbled on these fab Lioness La Quinta Pants and can’t get enough of them. They are available in all sizes from XXS to XXL. 

These gorgeous non-stretch slouchy wide leg pants are made of a linen/viscose blend. There is nothing more fabulous in my opinion than a classic pair of linen pants! They are classy, chic, and always on trend, and will be a favorite come spring, summer, and fall as well. If you live in a warm climate, you can definitely wear them this season as well!

They have a hook/eye closure and zipper closure. The pants have a belt loop, so you can pair them with your favorite belt in the color/style of your choice. Did I mention they have side seam pockets? Even better!

Trendy Black Pleated Wide Leg Pants In Regular and Petites

Everlane is a brand that is new to me, but extremely popular amongst influencers. I stumbled on these trendsetting pleated Everlane The Way-High® Drape Pant and just added them to my cart! They’re available with a 30” inseam (for women 5’6” and under) or a 32” inseam and come in quite a few different colors. 

These fabulous high waisted non-stretch draped pants are made of a Tencel/Spandex blend that is perfect for every day. You can also dress them up after work and on the weekend. 

I’m such a huge fan of wearing black wide leg trousers casually with tees and camisoles (and sneakers) which is more popular than ever. You can also dress them up with your favorite pumps, heeled sandals or ballet flats, and a classic blouse! 

I love that they are machine washable and can be hung to dry! Pants that are easy to launder are always a must in my book.

Petite Black Pleated Wide Leg Pants 

Like many of you, I’m a huge fan of Sara Foster and Erin Foster’s brand Favorite Daughter. I follow them both on Instagram and love the clothing (and styling tips) they post. The ladies recently shared that they expanded their line and are featuring a few items in petite sizes! Their younger sister Jordie is petite and recently modeled their new Favorite Daughter The Shortie Favorite Pants on social media. As soon as she shared them I knew I had to have them. How many pairs of dressy wide leg pants are too many? I’m tempted to order these as well when my size is back in stock!

Not only will they look phenomenal with heeled sandals or close toe pumps, but they’ll also look amazing with boots and dressed down with your favorite sneakers and a casual oversized knit sweater!

These pants are made of a polyester/rayon and spandex blend! These best selling pants are so popular that there are only a few sizes left. Once they’re back in stock in ALL sizes I plan on buying them in both colors beige and black.

Classic Black Wide Leg Pants For Every Day & Special Occasions

If you’re searching for a classic pair of affordable black wide leg pants, you’re in luck! These stellar high waisted Vince Camuto Wide Leg Trousers are near perfection with 4.9 out of 5-star reviews. Reviewers have stated that they are gorgeous and well made. If you are petite, you’ll definitely want to have the length hemmed.

These bestselling pants are made of a lightweight polyester/spandex blend. They have a slim waist and classic wide legs. The fit runs large, so you’ll want to go down one size. I love everything about them, especially the flat front and flattering high waist. If you love pants with pockets as much as I do, you’ll be pleased to learn they have pockets (on each side).

They’ll look amazing paired with your favorite ankle boots, Western booties, pointy toe heels, and platform pumps and that is just the beginning!

The highly rated DKNY High Waist Wide Leg Career Pants may technically be called “career pants”, but they aren’t just for the office, they’re perfect for drinks after work, date night, an evening out with friends, church on Sunday morning and that’s just the beginning!

As a huge fan of pants made of stretchy materials, I can’t get enough of these stretchy wide leg pants. They’re made of a polyester/spandex blend and can be machine-washed.

The flattering high waist is perfection! These pants will look amazing paired with a chic blazer, a lace top, a sequin camisole, and more! They will be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come! The best part is these classic wide leg trousers are less than $90 with free shipping.

If you’re searching for a timeless pair of black dressy wide leg pants, you can’t go wrong with the luxurious L’Agence Pilar Wide Leg Pants. They are elegant and are sure to make a statement every time you wear them.

These gorgeous full length wide leg pants are made of a polyester, viscose, and spandex blend. Since they have a banded waist and belt loops, you can accessorize them with a gorgeous leather belt, if you’d like. I love that the L’Agence pants have a slanted pocket on each side! They are regular rise (11”) and have a 34” inseam. If you are petite, I would definitely recommend having them hemmed.

Dressy Satin Wide Leg Pants In Black

Satin is one of my favorite woven fabrics. It is elegant, and chic and will dress up any outfit! These beautiful Alice + Olivia Dylan Wide Leg Satin Trousers are magnificent and are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. They elongate the leg and are sure to garner compliments every time you wear them!

For starters, these gorgeous satin trousers will look amazing with a blouse and tailored blazer. You can pair them with a sequin top for a holiday party or New Year’s Eve. They’ll also look amazing with a classic white blouse and a pair of gold statement earrings and heels for date night or an evening out!

If you’re searching for a pair of timeless black satin wide leg pants, these pants are definitely it!

The bestselling NONchalant Paris Wide Leg Pants come in black and in ivory! They are made of gorgeous satin fabric and are the perfect pant for the holiday party season. These gorgeous satin trousers have a subtle pleat in the front and slanted pockets on the sides. 

I love that these luxurious pants are machine washable, which is an added bonus. They come in black or in blush. Both colors are ideal for the holiday season and can be worn throughout the year! They will look great with your favorite pair of pumps, mules, or heels! 

With the weather starting to get chillier, I would pair these pants with a gorgeous top and a long camel overcoat or coat in the color/print of your choice.

Black Tie Front Wide Leg Pants

Paperbag pants are one of my favorite trends! I love the tie waist detailing, they are chic, ladylike and look fabulous on. This pair of fabulous Amanda Uprichard Ariya Pants are definitely calling my name. Not only do they have a chic tie waist, but a hidden zipper closure in the back so they’re easy to put on and take off. 

They will look amazing with a cropped top or a basic shirt (or blouse) tucked in. I think these bestselling pants are ideal for an evening out, brunch, church, or a birthday party and that’s just the beginning!

These stunning pants are made of crepe fabric! They come in the colors black and in ivory, which are so versatile and will be a staple in your wardrobe.

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