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Trousers that aren't jeans. Or linen. Or cargo. Or... Or... Or...

(26 Posts)
WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 21:44:38

I need to get out of my jeans, they're all I wear and I'm bored!

I'm the coldest person in the world, so it's not warm enough to get my trusty linen trousers out yet.

I like to look smart-ish without being in stuffy tailoring. Comfort is a must to chase around after 4 DCs 9yo and under. I'm 5'--2--3" and size 8ish. I like quite a high waist, as despite being petite I do have a bit of a tum. Which is nothing to do with scoffing a whole packet of Jaffa cakes, honestly. Ahem.

Please help, wise S&B MNetters!

PetiteMum Mon 29-Apr-13 21:47:37

I think chinos are the way to go! Bought a pair of super flattering ones from asda of all places! And you can roll them up so no issues with length..... They go with everything, I'm so in love! Also have a pair from DPs that have lasted 2 summers

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 21:51:54

Chinos? I'm sure my brother wore those in the '80s grin

Do they need ironing?

Tadpoley Mon 29-Apr-13 22:09:19

I just got these, they are rather lovely, and good dress up and down trousers, Saying that, got stupidly short legs, so they aren't actually cropped on me.

Monty27 Mon 29-Apr-13 22:12:08

Chinos (if you shake them and hang them up immediately when they're washed and depends on fabric they don't necessarily need ironed), also capri pants.

Do I mention leggings, or jeggings? smile

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:15:41

Jeggings are the work of the devil. Why? Just why?! They're really elasticated waistband jeans like my mum used to buy cheap at the market!!!

Leggings are ok if they're not see through and have a decent arse-covering top that's not a dress.

It's dawning on me that I'm a chocolate scoffing trouser snob <sobs>

GeekLove Mon 29-Apr-13 22:18:45

Chinos! Why didn't I think of them. I want some trousers whic aren't jeans or skinnies since I have 4 skinnies already but which can be dressed up/down and have pockets. I will be eyeballing his thread with interest.

Gillybobs Mon 29-Apr-13 22:22:01

These are amazing

Code SIZE gets 20%off at the moment. Also the Boden skinny jeans come in brilliant colours and would be a nice change from ordinary denim

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:22:16

Ok, so I'm on the hunt for non-1989 style chinos. Preferably high waisted without being granny pants.

<fires up google and wipes away tears>

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 29-Apr-13 22:23:08

There are some really lovely coloured light cotton jean type skinny fit trousers around at the moment. H&M has a lot of styles and colours (especially corals and greens). Plus patterned cotton trousers with some really lovely prints at most high street stores atm. Which will hide the chocolate stains.

Rooble Mon 29-Apr-13 22:23:55

Ooh, I've got those Oasis ones too, and they're gorgeous

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:24:11

Gilly They're lovely, really like them. Not sure if I'll need a 6 or 8 though.

Monty27 Mon 29-Apr-13 22:24:26


Ouch, was just a suggestion. Depends on what style you are.

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:25:08

I like your thinking Ton

Gillybobs Mon 29-Apr-13 22:25:48

You'll get a free returns label if you use that code so maybe order both and return?

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:26:36

I was just joking Monty smile

Gillybobs Mon 29-Apr-13 22:28:10

I've also bought these and really like them, good price too

Monty27 Mon 29-Apr-13 22:33:31

Oops sorry WAS had a momentary sense of humour transplant grin.

I bought some cotton capri style trousers in H&M they're lovely (and they're bright red grin) They have every colour under the rainbow mind. Coral?

I also got some flowery jeans, takes you away from the denim.

I am a wee bit daring I have to say.

I'm not mad on jeggings/leggings but I can get away with them with long jumpers/tops and naice boots, scarves etc. as I'm quite short.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 29-Apr-13 22:37:28

I got some really comfy chinos in Gap, short leg and highish waist.

WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:38:20

Scarves I love, with you there. I've just never got the whole jeggings thing. They make my poddy tummy even poddier (no such word really!)

I was wondering about palazzo (sp?) trousers but they might be too flowy and swamp me?

Waferthinmint Mon 29-Apr-13 22:42:43

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JeremyPiven Mon 29-Apr-13 22:43:05

Just bought these in navy, comfy but smart and available in petite

Waferthinmint Mon 29-Apr-13 22:43:15

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Waferthinmint Mon 29-Apr-13 22:45:11

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WeAreSix Mon 29-Apr-13 22:46:46

They're nice Jeremy, are they low rise though?

Didn't think of Fat Face, thank you Wafer. I'll look at their website tomorrow. Need to sleep while baby sleeps and she's snoring away now smile

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