Don’t get us wrong: We love a good pair of tailored trousers. Sleek and slimming, a fitting pair of cigarette pants can even help you look taller.

But wearing them five days a week for 52 consecutive weeks a year can be a pain sometimes. Why? Because tailored pants can be, well, suffocating to say the least, especially when compared to the ease and breeze of a pair of wide-legged trousers. So why not swop them out for one of these jaunty, relaxed pieces that are oh-so-chic?

And no, these palazzo creations are not just meant for the beach. Scroll down as we’ve curated seven variants that you can easily pull off for work as well. Now go forth and conquer the corporate world.

Text: Ho Guo Xiong
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