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Chinos help please

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ameliameerkat Sat 27-Apr-13 12:04:46

After being persuaded on here that chinos are a good non-jean option for spring/summer, I've been on the hunt for some and I can't find any I like! Help!

Criteria:
- Not super skinny, not baggy, just straight legged
- No pleats at the waist band (i.e. flat across the front)
- No pockets on the sides of the legs (cargo/combat style)
- No weird zippy pockets at the top

All the ones I've found so far are evil combinations of the above.... sad

I'm 33, wear a size 10/12, have 'athletic' thighs (hence wanting to avoid the skinny ones as most of the time I can't actually get them on!), 5 foot 4 tall and don't want to spend mega bucks.....

Any ideas? grin

TooMuchRain Sat 27-Apr-13 12:45:12

I just got some like that from the Fat Face outlet for £15 - they are a fairly slim fit but not tight

noddyholder Sat 27-Apr-13 12:48:43

H and M have them in sale for £7 really nice

ZaraW Sat 27-Apr-13 13:03:28

GAP always do decent ones.

ameliameerkat Sat 27-Apr-13 13:06:45

Ooh, I was in H&M the other day - is it the ones that are usually around £20 that are now on sale? They seemed pretty skinny on me, but if I went the next size up they might work. No fat face outlet near me unfortunately, and full price would be too much I think sad

noddyholder Sat 27-Apr-13 13:20:34

Not sure how much originally but are £7.49 now and very flat fronted and plain Slight sheen. I have worn this week and really liked

EarlyInTheMorning Sat 27-Apr-13 13:38:18

Gap and Land's End

Chants73 Sat 27-Apr-13 14:04:44

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_057010855095_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7Etxtchinos%7EWomen

They had lots of different styles in Debenhams yesterday, various prices. I got these in navy and khaki, but they had black and beige too

ameliameerkat Sun 28-Apr-13 23:03:09

I like those Debenhams ones - thanks Chants73! I'll check those out in person after work sometime.

ameliameerkat Sat 04-May-13 18:01:12

I got a pair from Matalan in the end, they're nearly exactly what I wanted!
www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/casual-trousers/s2515965/chino-trousers
They only have a small pleat in the front, and they're slim, but not super skinny. And they were cheap!! grin

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