Harem pants for the oldish and fatish

(18 Posts)
BikeRunSki Mon 11-May-15 13:16:06

I'm 44, 5'8 and curvy, bottom heavy size 14. I seem to wear nothing but jeans or work dresses. I like the idea of harem trousers, but would they look ok on me? I'm rather flabby around the middle!

RickOShay Mon 11-May-15 13:25:24

I like they would like great especially with a thin long top, bit like the model is wearing. I look at them every year but something stops me from buying them, don't know what really.

BikeRunSki Mon 11-May-15 13:30:45

Hmm. Yes. I'm hesitant too. A long top wouldn't, I have a very long back and even long tops leave a gap the waist.

RickOShay Mon 11-May-15 14:27:47

Tricky one. They look so lovely, but I feel like a wally so easily, and think they might just tip me over the edge. I have got those loose trousers which I can wear, but I just live in jeans. What do you normally wear? Are you quite brave? Can you afford the risk? grin

TheHappinessTrap Mon 11-May-15 15:00:24

Ooh, I'm anther I've who would love to but hasn't dared. In your age, height and bottom size and think these look great for warm weather!

toastandmarmiterocks Mon 11-May-15 15:10:58

I did it, I took the plunge... they are not my most flattering trouser but they are really comfy and also a welcome break from jeans. They did however bag at the knee annoyingly.

ZaraW Mon 11-May-15 15:24:17

I think harems are really tricky to wear I'm 5' 9" and a size 10 and they didn't flatter me just looked really unflattering.

There seems to be less material in this style

www.atterleyroad.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=harem

BikeRunSki Mon 11-May-15 16:14:18

Not brave! Normally wear jeans or chinos. Think I'm going to stick with them!

hauntedhenry Mon 11-May-15 16:19:49

Why not? I had some of those hush harems, they were great.

BikeRunSki Mon 11-May-15 17:14:59

Wavering again...... Not this month though, just had 2 very large unexpected bill amounting to nearly £1000 sad

hullabaloo234 Mon 11-May-15 17:20:38

I am bigger than you and I wear them! next do some lovely ones and with a long vest/shell top they look great and hide my tummy ��

BikeRunSki Mon 11-May-15 18:55:07

Ok, so after next payday, I'll try and find some child free tome to go shopping (country bumpkin!).

hullabaloo234 Tue 12-May-15 08:52:33

Thats the best thing about next- next day delivery smile I am a country bumpkin too grin enjoy, you won't regret it, soooooo comfy

PrincessShcherbatskaya Tue 12-May-15 11:16:46

Don't pay £45 for them, you can buy great harem pants on Amazon for £7!! Mine arrived today and are a great style and fit and exactly the same material as the hush ones

BikeRunSki Tue 12-May-15 11:22:06

Ooh Princess, have you got a link ?

PrincessShcherbatskaya Tue 12-May-15 12:40:25

Here goes;
www.amazon.co.uk/Candy-Girl-Alibaba-Ladies-Trousers/dp/B00IPJLTPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431430613&sr=8-1&keywords=Harem+pants+candy+girl

Links never seem to work for me but go to Amazon and search for 'harem pants by candy girl clothing'
It's the first one you see.
Worth trying these first as so much cheaper, I'm really pleased with mine.
I'm a size 10 5'7 and the s/m are a perfect fit on me.

PrincessShcherbatskaya Tue 12-May-15 12:41:04

Oh it worked! ��

BikeRunSki Tue 12-May-15 13:58:47

Thank you Princess, but I have just bought these from Fat Face. Not too baggy and hippo-ey round the middle, which is what I was worried about and not carrott-y on my bulky runner's calves. I can see me gettibg into these, may have to get your too'

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