Women's pants for every occasion and every figure
Some women’s pants fall in and out of favour in line with seasons and fashion, but some classics remain favourites season after season. Business dress pants with a pleated or flat front are the perfect option for the office. Featuring a straight leg, these are especially flattering for plus sizes. Pair them with a blazer and one of our classy Marc Cain silk blouses to create an exquisite office look. Classic pumps with a medium heel add the finishing touch. Stretch pants are another all-time favourite. Comfortable to wear and a perfect fit, they'll flatter you every time and suit any occasion. Pair up your stretch pants with trainers and a top for a quick and easy look. No need to change after office hours; just pick a glittery top and elegant shoes for a perfect evening outfit. Faux leather or genuine leather women’s pants are usually slim cut with a body-enhancing silhouette, great for long legs. Leather pants make a bold fashion statement and are the perfect choice for casual wear or a night out, or – with the right accessories – even the office. Show off your style by teaming leather pants with elegant high heel shoes and a silk blouse. For a cool, casual look, cargos are the way to go. They’ve come a long way since safaris and are now embedded in streetwear culture. Straight, wide cuts are very flattering for the fuller figure, and any bulkiness around the pockets is just part of its cool look. Formal dress pants in sophisticated satin, velvet and silk are perfect for an evening soirée. A strong contender to usurp the classic evening dress, they look devastating paired with a fur waistcoat and high heels. Elegant accessories add the finishing touch to this sophisticated look – all eyes will be on you! Right now, upmarket jogging pants are bang on trend. Not only a fashion statement in their own right, they’re also extremely versatile. Paired with a silk blouse and classy shoes, you might even dare to take this look into the office. And what better way to get in the mood for summer than a pair of shorts? As the weather gets warmer, you can find your perfect shorts at Marc Cain - denim shorts are particularly on trend. Super comfortable and figure-hugging, leggings are always among our best sellers. We have some beautiful faux leather leggings in store, in black nappa and taupe suede – try them with a loose blouse. Buying exquisite women’s pants online at Marc Cain is quick and simple. Take a look at our wide range and find your new favourite women’s pants.
Caring for your pants
Once you’ve found your dream pants, it’s important to take good care of them to get the most out of them. Many pants, such as jeans, are very simple to care for and can be thrown in the washing machine. Women’s pants in less common materials or with special protective coating should either be handwashed or dry cleaned. Please make sure you read the instructions on the care label in every pair of Marc Cain pants, which explains how to clean the garment!
When did it become acceptable for women to wear pants?
We know that women wore pants in ancient times, but for centuries men held the exclusive right to wear them. Women who preferred wearing pants were seen as indecent and even depraved. Later, wearing pants became more acceptable for women, but at first only in areas such as sports or factory work, mainly due to practical reasons. It wasn't until the 20th century when women's pants became fully accepted and were allowed to be worn in public. It sounds unbelievable, but it's true: Until 2013, a law was in place in Paris forbidding Parisian women from wearing pants in public. The only exceptions made were for women cyclists and women on horseback.