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please help me find a top / cardy that hugs the waist

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PeggyGuggenheim Fri 01-Feb-13 09:13:11

I have a lovely pair of Next harem trousers, baggy but not really too baggy, (although I wish the waist band was wider) and so far the ONLY thing that looks good is a vest top tucked in, with a short M&S cardy with wide ribbed hem, all buttons done up. It defines my waist which is somewhat necessary what with the borderline too-bagginess of the trousers . Been looking for something similar to the fitted cardy, but with no luck, and I don't know what to search for on Google.

PretzelTime Sat 02-Feb-13 18:11:18

ouch my brain....

ifitsnotanarse Sat 02-Feb-13 18:17:26

Peggy I think you may need a lie down in a darkened room. grin

ifitsnotanarse Sat 02-Feb-13 18:21:18

BTW I googled your harem trousers. Very nice. And can see the difficulty.

How about your recommendation for a body with one of these in black?

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 18:35:35

Oh that is lovely! And twenty quid, happy days! Thank you ifitsnotanarse you're a diamond

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 02-Feb-13 18:45:56

I need to see the hammer pants before I can comment

revolvenotevolve Sat 02-Feb-13 18:57:55

get one of those wrap around cardi things - with long ties that go around and tie at one side of you

ifitsnotanarse Sat 02-Feb-13 19:08:45

Your welcome Peggy and Peggy too!

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 19:13:16

They are not hammer pants !

DeafLeopard Sat 02-Feb-13 19:19:41

<arf> at hammer pants

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 19:22:00

Scoff not, onehundredseconds

jalopy Sat 02-Feb-13 20:22:01

Nurse! The screens....

Drywhiteplease Sat 02-Feb-13 20:39:37

Hammer pants grin this threads great!!!
Look in H and M.......lots of little cardis, buy them small. Some t shirts similar shape o the Next one you linked to spotted today.

bishboschone Sat 02-Feb-13 20:56:07

Are they really flattering?

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 21:26:44

The trews are really flattering yes. Cute with flat mary-jane type shoes and incredibly flattering with high heels. The fabric is thin enough that there's not massive baginess around the thighs. I never would have tried them if I hadn't seen a friend wearing similar - they're a breakthrough for me, hence the bafflement at what to wear with them

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 21:27:52

Looking at Hennes now ...

bishboschone Sat 02-Feb-13 21:48:35

I may order some to see.. Which heels do you wear with them?

PeggyGuggenheim Sat 02-Feb-13 22:01:33

The heels are from Asda actually! Solid, extremely comfy tan "leather" sandal stylee. They were a tenner I think, and then they were in the sale for ages. A very good buy indeed because they are really quite high, but so comfy.

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