Dropping the kids off at nursery or school before rushing to that important work meeting? I know the feeling! And on the days when I know I’m going to be rushing, but I also know that I have to look the part for work, I always rely on my stylish but child-proof black trousers.

Sometimes I pair them with heels, sometimes flats, and sometimes some super-cool trainers.

Check out these black trousers and see if any of them might become your fail-safe pair that gets you through those crazy days as a working mama.

The Collection Petite – Black petite ponte leggings

Debenhams, £14.40

Straight Leg Trousers

M&S, £15

Black Tie Tapered Trousers

Dorothy Perkins, £25


Boden, £75

Slim Leg Tailored Trousers

John Lewis & Partners, £89

Corsetry Tailored Trousers

Karen Millen, £140