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10 Ways to Wear Pants in 2022

Get a leg up on all the new cuts and styles

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True story: Once upon a time we all had a pair of black tailored pants. They weren’t particularly stylish but did the job when we needed to look polished, work-worthy or dressed up … which was pretty often. Sometimes we even bought a backup pair. As our lifestyles became more casual, jeans pushed those pants to closet “Siberia.” But fashion is cyclical, and pants are back as the key basics to own. From sleek flares to stretchy work pants and retro-thinking culottes, they’ve returned to give denim the boot — or at least shared hanger space. Which ones are worth it for you? Here are 10 you should consider this year.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.