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To think that I cannot find decent trousers for work?

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Elendon Sat 11-Feb-17 14:20:37

I like skirts but prefer trousers. However, buying trousers for work is becoming a nightmare. Can someone please direct me to a website that has normal trousers for women?

The length is either too short or too long. I don't have the time to take them up. All trousers are non washable. And they are either wide and non flattering or skinny and non flattering.

I do have lovely trousers bought last year and wanted to update, but the styles on offer now are ridiculous. I don't want to wear heals with sandals in the middle of winter. I would like trousers to fit properly. I'm working, not going out for a New Year's Eve bash.

I would like a good pair for under £50. Should I just go buy from the men's selection?

Elendon Sat 11-Feb-17 14:23:27

Sorry, that should read I don't want to wear trousers with sandals or heals in the middle of winter.

healthyheart Sat 11-Feb-17 14:28:49

Next have loads of styles, lengths and sizes at reasonable prices. Also eBay?

puglife15 Sat 11-Feb-17 14:33:15

YABU, I'm sure they are out there somewhere. Colour, style, size?

Men's trousers won't fit properly.

Maybe you need to spend a bit more (Hobbs and Jaeger have classic styles but are more like £70+) or look on eBay for ones you already have?

Oblomov17 Sat 11-Feb-17 14:37:58

I can't find any either. Just want short black trousers, not skinny, not wide leg, just normal.

Elendon Sat 11-Feb-17 14:43:24

No thanks to Ebay.

Next website isn't doing it for me and M&S demands that I collect, pay and get the trousers.

I have a Next and an M&S near me. I know I should just bite the bullet and go in and try on about 20 different trousers in each shop.

Why do I have to do this?

Elendon Sat 11-Feb-17 14:45:11

Sorry about the link to E b a y. I just typed it in and that came up.

Yes, Oblomov that's all I want too.

seesensepeople Sat 11-Feb-17 14:45:53

Have you tried The Collection at Debenhams? Basic workwear in Navy, Grey or Black, various styles and three trouser lengths.

Thegiantofillinois Sat 11-Feb-17 14:46:46

H&m and dorothy p work for me, although I tend to need tall.

ChristianGreysAnatomy Sat 11-Feb-17 14:48:40

Hobbs. Well cut, well made, variety but not overwhelming. Boring, but hey it's work.

Elendon Sat 11-Feb-17 14:52:46

Thanks sees and Thegiant will try.

Hobbs trousers are dry clean only. Though they are lovely.

ambereeree Sat 11-Feb-17 14:55:56

Calvin klein trousers are very smart and cut straight. Wash well too.

ghostyslovesheets Sat 11-Feb-17 15:12:35

Another vote for next - loads of styles and lengths at the moment

MrsGotobed Sat 11-Feb-17 15:20:39

My last lot were from M&S - I bit the bullet and took loads of styles sizes and lengths in to the changing room and just persevered until I find some that were OK.

It's time consuming and a PITA but I can't buy them without trying them on as I seem to be a weird shape when it comes to trousers.

puglife15 Sat 11-Feb-17 15:26:14

ASOS is free delivery and returns and super easy.

How about these?

m.asos.com/new-look/new-look-tailored-slim-leg-trouser/prd/7487509?iid=7487509&clr=Black&SearchQuery=&cid=17399&pgesize=27&pge=0&totalstyles=27&gridsize=2&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=2

m.asos.com/asos/asos-straight-leg-trousers-in-twill/prd/7034491?iid=7034491&clr=Black&cid=17399&pgesize=27&pge=0&totalstyles=27&gridsize=2&gridrow=7&gridcolumn=2

m.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-petite-tailored-high-waisted-trousers-with-turn-up-detail/prd/6910686?iid=6910686&clr=Black&SearchQuery=black%20work%20trousers&pgesize=50&pge=0&totalstyles=64&gridsize=2&gridrow=20&gridcolumn=2

BarbaraofSeville Sat 11-Feb-17 15:44:41

M&S have a good selection of basic black trousers that are machine washable and not expensive (£20-30).

However, none of them fit me. I like the Modern Slim style and I can't fasten a 12 but the 14s look like the after photos on a weight loss commercial. I do not understand how this can happen. But otherwise, they are everything I need in basic work trousers (my job requires me to look smartish, but also climb ladders and wear a boiler suit, so trousers it is).

poorbuthappy Sat 11-Feb-17 15:51:15

All my work trousers are from gap outlet.

Millybingbong Sat 11-Feb-17 15:53:00

I got some really good ones from Wallis just the other day. Black fitted. I love them so much I might buy another!

Fluffyears Sat 11-Feb-17 16:03:20

Debenhams collection are good ones. They are a decent length and have a good cut. I spent three hours once on a local shopping centre only to come to the conclusion that everyone in my town must be midgets. All they had were petite trousers!! At5'9'' with a 35" inside leg it was horrible. Might have a gander at next though:

jellymum1704 Sat 11-Feb-17 16:23:45

I love the zara ones, have bought 3 colours that I alternate, smart and simple.

Jenniferb21 Sat 11-Feb-17 16:25:27

Asos my friend.

Surreyblah Sat 11-Feb-17 16:31:47

I can't find work trousers for similar reasons (my figure doesn't help - hourglass with big stomach and thighs).

whateverandever Sat 11-Feb-17 16:34:28

I haven't bought any recently so can't help with that, but a good option when you are tallish yet tall length are too long, is that tape you get in Ikea for shortening curtains! I've done a few pairs very quickly and managed to get a good finish. Just don't tumble dry them or it can re-melt!

whateverandever Sat 11-Feb-17 16:35:08

I meant to say - iron on tape. So no sewing required!

OliviaStabler Sat 11-Feb-17 16:38:03

JD Williams online is a good sight. Varying lengths etc

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