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kitnkaboodle Wed 18-Sep-13 23:58:28

Went to day to buy a few new things for autumn and am desperately in need of trousers.

I am not big - size 12 bottom, size 10 top, so probably smaller than average. Every single "trouser" hmm was 'skinny'. I hate skinny jeans because they feel so restrictive around your calves/take ages to pull on and I can't believe that many people actually like them

so why is it the only choice available at the moment??

Maryann1975 Thu 19-Sep-13 20:54:33

My dd(aged 7, but wearing age 9 clothes) refuses to wear skinny jeans. I have a real problem finding anything else. She has leggings, but any other trousers seem to be a real problem.
I do t mind skinny jeans, but would still like a choice of what to wear on my legs.

Absolutelylost Thu 19-Sep-13 19:27:20

I am loving my new skinnies from white stuff - generous fit and a bit stretchy! Having recently lost 3 stone, I am now the same size I was in 6th form and I'm nearly 50!! I never thought I would say this but I'm loving them...

lotsofcheese Thu 19-Sep-13 19:20:34

I just bought M&S Lana Slimboot jeans - perfect for muffin tops as they're high waisted grin Plus they're only £25 & wash well.

I've bought jeans in Gap for 20+ years but stopped as they're all low rise & unflattering for muffin tops.

Harryhairypig Thu 19-Sep-13 19:13:47

I got two pairs of boot cut jeans in matalan the other day, I just find skinny jeans uncomfortable. They had other trousers too.

lljkk Thu 19-Sep-13 19:04:44

Well now you know how I felt, OP, when flares were all the rage. A fashion trend which seemed to go on for yrs. Skinnies suit me & I find flares god-awful. What a Pain.

alemci Thu 19-Sep-13 18:49:40

I find the skinnies slip down. I bought a pair of straight leg per una jeans. most trousers don't fit.

am I the only woman who is long waisted and trousers cut me as they are up my derriere and i want to yank crotch down

BikeRunSki Thu 19-Sep-13 18:30:13

Sainsbury' s chinos! They have been a life saver. Had always avoided skinnies due to a few excess stone. Was gutted when I lost weight to discover that trousers had got skinny too, and I can't get my legs in them.

Yonihadtoask Thu 19-Sep-13 18:19:54

I bought Levis curve from Costco earlier this year. They have room in the legs, without looking loose. O have sturdy legs so skinnies look ridiculous on me.

I have Gap, long and lean bootcut which are my faces, but I need to slim back into those.

Also have Gap straight. They look more like skinnies one, but are ok.

I quite like New Look for jeans. They seem to be quite generous fit, and are cheap.

PickleSarnie Thu 19-Sep-13 11:10:25

Next Lift, Slim and Shape jeans are ace. I've got the slim cut (which definitely aren't skinnies) but they come in bootcut (and the dreaded skinny too)

fuzzpig Thu 19-Sep-13 11:07:39

I've had a few nice skirts from my mum, all bought in t k Maxx, but any time I go in our local one they don't have any skirts at all! sad

thegoldenfool Thu 19-Sep-13 11:07:28

that you don´t have to be aged 16 and skinny to look good it, like perhaps knee length

thegoldenfool Thu 19-Sep-13 11:06:35

i want nice skirts!

Bumpotato Thu 19-Sep-13 10:46:14

I was eyeing up some men's 501s yesterday. I used to wear them back in the day and they remain my favourite ever jeans. Unfotunately I'm not sure how they'll look on me now 2 kids and 3 stone later.

Rooble Thu 19-Sep-13 10:41:03

DrCoconut - Ted Baker have lots of chino type trousers at the moment, didn't look ridiculously tight or at all old-mannish (though realise that's a bit high-end budget if your DS is 15 and presumably still growing?).

raffegiraffe Thu 19-Sep-13 10:39:24

I had the same problem,but found just what I wanted at m and s and bought three pairs.two were slim bootcut and one was straight leg. Fab jeans,go have a look! Try a size down too.

BringOn2014 Thu 19-Sep-13 10:31:48

I feel your pain! I an short and stubby of leg and HATE skinnies and they are absolutely everywhere! I want high waisted slim leg and they are so hard to find. I know they do them in Next but have bought from there before and they are not of good quality, didnt keep their shape and stretched and wore out quickly sad

Im off to H&M over the weekend as I have heard a few people say there is some good ones there! I dont think I have a GAP near me and all M&S Ive seen dont look good. I dont want boyfriend jeans as they all seem to be ripped/overly worn as the 'look'.. I want smart looking jeans!

Oops that was quite a long rant, guess Im more upset about this than I thought! blush

OHforDUCKScake Thu 19-Sep-13 10:28:05

I was thinking this exact thing this morning.

Im 10/12 on the bottom and 10 on top and I am not a fan of skinny anything.

I particularly loath 'jeggings'.

Despite this, all I own is skinny and Im currently wearing a pair of jeggings.

I had no choice, I had to give in in the end it seemed to be all thats on bloody offer.

They dont look bad but they feel crap. Im constantly yanking them up, pulling up the leg and unlike a normal pair of jeans, you have to wash them after every wash because they go baggy.

It doesnt matter if you spen £50 of £10 on them, they ALL droop and ALL go baggy.

Fucking things.

<yanks up jeggings>

thebody Thu 19-Sep-13 10:28:04

grin thanks Tailtwister, will look.

CoffeeTea103 Thu 19-Sep-13 10:25:21

Sorry op I love skinny jeans and am glad they have them , I am a size 8 so the other styles don't really suit my shape.

But I have seen plenty other non skinny Jean types. Have you tried MS, gap, HM, Benetton, I always am searching for the skinny jeans but happen to find the other types.

Tailtwister Thu 19-Sep-13 10:20:54

I bought some boot cut jeans from Sainsburys. They have various other styles too, might be worth a look?

thebody Thu 19-Sep-13 10:18:27

totally agree op. what's going in with the choice?

I want boot cut low rise!!!! any suggestions folks?

ConfusedPixie Thu 19-Sep-13 10:04:52

YANBU! I'm similar in size and find it impossible! However, I have found that Asda's 'skinnies' are not so skinny and actually very comfortable and unrestrictive, and some of primarks are okay too.

GobblersKnob Thu 19-Sep-13 10:04:11

I am living in these atm, the total opposite of a skinny jean grin

They are warm, unbelievably comfortable and not what everyone else is wearing, which I like, I think I have finally found my trouser.

AnythingNotEverything Thu 19-Sep-13 10:03:44

Dr - my DS is similar. We're going to try the men's chinos from Next this Autumn - lots of colours, loose/straight/skinny fit, and only £20. They deliver next day to store for 50p and do free returns via store.

I hate the change in seasons and the necessary teenage boy clothes shopping!

itsnothingoriginal Thu 19-Sep-13 09:53:30

Try boyfriend or the new boot cut style jeans - so much more flattering imo.

There are plenty around this year - I've seen them in M &S, Next, Gap, DP etc. I'm hoping skinnies are on the way out personally smile

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