Your formal workwear capsule is never complete without a staple pair of business pants or work pants. Rotate between your seasonal blouses and worktops and look refined and chic all year round
Forcast offers a wide range of women’s work pants in Australia. From classic dress pants, casual culottes, high-waisted skinny pants to mid-rise modern pant suits and sophisticatedly tailored trousers, there’s a pant style for everyone. Women’s work pants are foundational pieces for both your smart-casual attire and professional wardrobe. To update your daily 9-5 ensembles and invest in the everyday pants, browse Forcast’s collection of comfortable and professional corporate pants, designed to ease you from work to the weekend.
Looking for the perfect office pants
The secret to perfecting your formal wear and office wear is by investing in work pants. While women’s work skirts are perfect for warmer weather and emulate a more feminine appearance, workwear pants can be worn through every agenda on your calendar, and through every season — suiting both professional and business casual environments. Invest in a pair now to wear time and time again.
At Forcast, our easy-to-match styles come in a variety of different lengths, fabrics and classic colours such as black, navy, beige, grey and white. For more fresh office attire, our collection of work pants for women also comes in subtle prints and bold, seasonal colours. Complete your on-trend suiting style with a matching suit jacket, or modern tailored blazer, and finish with a pair of heels for an effortlessly corporate aesthetic.
It’s important to remember that the rule of matching doesn’t always apply to work shirts and work pants all the time. Don’t be afraid to get experimental as long as it conforms to the rules and regulations of your office environment.
We’ve collated our best-selling styles designed to match any work shirt, tee, blouse and blazer combo.
Dress Pants: A classic staple for any workwear wardrobe, women’s dress pants are the most popular choice for the corporate office. Formalwear for every occasion, we offer office pants in multiple shades, and fabrications - tailored in either the iconic straight-leg styles or tapered cut silhouettes for you to choose from. Style these work pants with any of your favourite work shirts and blouses.
Culottes: Either cut to knee-length or mid-calf, the most stylish work pants of late are culottes. With a flat waistband, wide-leg fit and occasionally featuring a pleat, they’re an understated pant style. Culotte pleat features also add volume to the pant silhouette while still leaving them looking expertly tailored. To be worn all year round, culottes are an obvious choice for smart-casual office environments, and can be styled with sneakers or knee high boots!
Super Slim Pants: Like leggings but ten times smarter and more appropriate for the corporate office. For those hustling days running from meeting to meeting, stretchy and skinny work pants for women are a definite wardrobe investment. Best teamed with classic knits in bold seasonal hues, and heeled boots, slim skinny pants work wonders to elongate the legs and hug the hips in all the right places.
Tapered Pants: Another staple in women’s work pants, the following style has an identifying silhouette. Tapered pants feature a roomy seat that gradually narrows towards the ankle to create an inverted shape. Loose and comfy enough to sit through hours of office meetings, but still looks clean and sharp, an ode to the subtle ankle detailing. We style our tapered trousers, and keep it proportional with a cropped blazer in neutral tones and finish the look off with kitten heels or pumps.
Cropped Pants: Whether they’re tapered or feature a wide-leg or high-waisted fit, a pair of women’s work pants that are cropped at the ankle are perfect for petite figures or those looking to show some ankle. If you’re keen on maximising the length of your legs without feeling swamped in fabric, cropped pants are the way to go. We suggest styling our more bold-coloured culottes and cropped trousers in a more neutral-coloured top and nude-toned pumps to really lengthen the legs. Alternatively, pair our essential cropped pants with colourful, printed shirts and blouses.
What pants are appropriate for work?
When selecting work pants, opt for styles that align with your company's dress code and your personal style. Classic choices include a mid-rise fit with a straight-leg silhouette or slightly tapered trousers. More casual workplaces may allow you to wear culottes or looser options such as wide-leg fit and palazzo pants.
To create a wardrobe that works hard, stick to neutral colours such as black, navy, grey or beige. If you want to go bold, jewel tones in shades of red, violet and green can give you that added pop of colour.
What are women’s work pants called?
Women’s work pants can be found under various names, including dress pants, tailored trousers and office slacks. These terms encompass a range of styles, from wide-leg to cropped and ankle-length, providing multiple options to suit your workplace.
How are women's work pants supposed to fit?
The best women's work pants should fit. Depending on your rise — low rise, mid rise or high rise pants — they should fit comfortably around your waist. They should create a smooth line from hips to ankles, maintaining a sleek appearance and clean silhouette. At Forcast, we offer plenty of styles like split hem, high-waist and belted options to cater to your height, body and personal preferences and office dress codes. Choose the style that suits you best for a polished look that exudes confidence.
Should women’s work pants be tight or loose?
The balance lies in a fit that's neither too tight nor too loose. Unless they have some stretch, avoid overly tight pants that may hinder movement or make you uncomfortable during long work hours.
What sizes are available for women's work pants?
Forcast offers women's work pants in a range of inclusive sizes from AU 4 to AU 18. This ensures every woman can find a pair that flatters her figure and boosts her confidence.
What materials are the work pants made from?
Our women’s work pants come in several materials, each with unique benefits. Wool blends offer warmth and a put-together appearance, while cotton blends provide breathability. Polyester and elastane blends contribute to flexibility and durability, allowing you to move freely while maintaining a refined look.
Are the work pants machine washable?
Many of our work pants for women should be washed with similar colours in cold water to preserve their quality. Always read the care label on the pair of women’s work pants before washing to ensure they last as long as possible.
Are the work pants suitable for both summer and winter?
Yes! Opt for lightweight fabrics like linen blends or lightweight wool for warmer months. This is also an excellent time to pull out your work dresses and skirts. Come winter, wool-blend or thicker materials will keep you cosy. Pair them with the appropriate tops and accessories to adapt seamlessly to the changing seasons.
Can I return or exchange the work pants if they don't fit?
We hope that you're delighted with your recent purchase. However, we completely understand that preferences can shift or situations change. At Forcast, we've got you covered with our hassle-free return and exchange options for women’s work pants.
If your work pants don’t fit, they must be returned within the designated time frame, which is 30 days for online purchases and 14 days for in-store purchases. For a valid return, they must be in their original condition, including being unwashed, unworn and with all tags attached.
Full-priced items are eligible for a refund, exchange or store credit. However, permanent sale items don't qualify for a full refund; they can only be exchanged or returned for store credit, both online and in-store.