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Finding the perfect pair of trousers is not an undertaking to be sniffed at.
More often than not, they look fabulous on the website model, only to look like a neatly stitched bin bag on us.
The key is getting a pair that pull in at the right places, hang loose where they need to and are easy to pair with either a relaxed T-shirt and a smarter fitted blouse.
Why we rate them:
Getting baggy trousers to look flattering is no easy feat, yet due to the high-waisted style of this wide-leg pair, M&S has managed to achieve a perfect silhouette.
The belt can be used to add an extra synched-in waist or can be left off for an extra comfy, relaxed look.
Last but not least, the super-soft linen is both breathable for those warm summer says and easy to iron.
The trousers are available in five colours: navy, black, white, beige and grey, so you're sure to find a pair to suit your sartorial summer vibes.
And all for under £30, how can you go wrong?
What the reviews say:
"I bought these for work and they are a lovely fit, great colour and good quality. I really like that they have a high waist and that the belt is removable if I am wearing with a loose blouse over the top."
"I bought these for our holiday and very pleased with the quality."
"These trousers are great - lovely drapey linen and great styling - very Katharine Hepburn in the navy. Great to have them in a petite length too."
"Fitted perfectly and looks very chic on me. The belt and the high waist of the trousers offers an added elegance worn with a blouse or T-shirt tucked into it."
"I love linen trousers for summer and this design is perfect to create a stylish outfit. You can dress down with a T-shirt and sandals/trainers, or dress up with a silk cami and heeled sandals. I'm 5'6 nearly 5'7 and always find the long length much better. For these trousers specifically I found my usual size 8 was tight on the hips and good on the waist, as a result the fabric puffed out over my stomach in a very unflattering way. Much better to size up and use the belt to tighten, plus it means you can enjoy your dinner in comfort!"
Buy it: Pure Linen Belted Wide Leg Trousers | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer
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