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are chinos chic or frumpy???

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MrsMc82 Thu 02-Jun-11 08:51:17

Bought the super cheap but recommended chinos from sainsbury's in sale with extra 25% so super-bargainous at about 7quid a pair, got navy and sand colour I rather love the turnups and the belt.... and they're really comfy.... Was thinking good alternative to linen trousers as I hate my monsterously large legs but now am now sure if they're a bit old for me....... Just turned 29 this week, am size 18 with large everything (boobs, arse, stomach,legs etc) so fairly in propostion I guess! But not sure if look like am wearing my mothers trousers or that I'm off sailing and forgot to wear my tods / deck shoes or that I actually look nice!....... Help!!

Soups Thu 02-Jun-11 09:41:21

I tried on several pairs recently and they looked frumpy on me. All I needed was some Birkenstocks, worn with white socks, to complete the tourist look. I have seen people look great in them tho. I'm pear shaped, with mousy colouring.

jaffacake79 Thu 02-Jun-11 09:43:40

Not for me I'm afraid. I'm a 16/18 and kind of hourglass shaped (big overall but with slim waist) and they do NOTHING for me at all.

NoCarbsBeforeMarbs Thu 02-Jun-11 09:45:53

Not for me either.
I see others looking fantastic in them, but I look...well, crap really!

I'm a size 12, and big of bum and short of leg!

miche8 Thu 02-Jun-11 12:09:14

Size 14 apple shape here and they look terrible on me.

CliffTumble Thu 02-Jun-11 12:17:12

Size 14 Apple but with long legs and killer ankles. I look nice in them.

GetOrf Thu 02-Jun-11 12:19:23

I think chinos look good in principle but I try them on and loathe them.

I think the ruching on the waist doesn't help.

My daughter has the same figure as me and wears hers rolled up with brogues. I wear the same thing and look like a supply teacher. P'raps you have to be young. grin

JunoWatt Thu 02-Jun-11 12:19:50

i saw some nice skinny ones in river island yesterday

( yes the hooter went off)

Mumelie Thu 02-Jun-11 12:19:51

Size 14 hourglass - not for me either sad
V skinny friend of mine looks fab in them envy
Made my bottom and hips look HUGE

I have a flat front pair which I really like.

They don't go baggy on the bum over the course of the day, which is a major plus.

BelovedCunt Thu 02-Jun-11 12:22:32

pains me to say it but paltrow looks great in chinos

CandyS Thu 02-Jun-11 12:23:08

Black/dark ones look chic...but they've got to be decent quality, bought the similar pair to OP in tesco and then made me look awful and saggy (size 10 hourglass), so will try again in a different shop!

JunoWatt Thu 02-Jun-11 12:23:16

www.riverisland.com/Online/women/trousers--leggings/casual-trousers/beige-combat-trousers-598774

these arnet really chinos are they

They aren't chinos at all. Pretty vile actually I think.

JunoWatt Thu 02-Jun-11 12:27:16

oh i love them
ill wear them to your house

GetOrf Thu 02-Jun-11 14:23:11

these are my daughter's chinos

Take off the comedy braces.

Actually I am too old for Republic stuff tbh. And brogues. I am not Fearne Cotton.

Juno those look like Houlihan whatsist.

cyb Thu 02-Jun-11 14:26:16

Wear with wedges

And strut

GetOrf Thu 02-Jun-11 14:28:02

and fall off aforesaid wedges

JunoWatt Thu 02-Jun-11 14:29:13

oi cybbo dm

MilkChic Thu 02-Jun-11 14:34:41

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