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Not linen (everyone who wears linen trousers look like THEIR VAGINA IS EATING THEIR CLOTHES and I refuse to be a part of this)
Wide legs, but nicely fitted at the top. I look best in flat-fronted side fastening trousers. And worst in chino-style things that look as if someone has deliberately stapled an accordion over your lap when you sit down.
Cool, but in dark colours
NOT SKINNY JEANS
Can be easily taken up by someone who is 5'4", so no fancy pants stitching or lining (or come in short sizes)
A straight leg trouser maybe? I had some from New Look I think it was in grey. Not really skinny shape, looked nice with flats. I'm also 5"4 and I'm too tall for petite but a bit short for some 'regular' trousers.
curryeater, sorry you didn't get many replies but i choked on my tea at the linen trouser muncher ! i'm of a similar height and i think my backside looks enormous in those tight at top loose at bottom type affairs, elegant though they are.
there are some decent slim not skinny leg 3/4 jobbos out there that i think are a bit more flattering - zara and uniqlo both have.
Oh dear, holidays, I do actually have an enormous backside so maybe I should not be wearing them. I just can't help thinking that the ubiquitous skinny jobs are not flattering for short curvy people. If it helps, I wouldn't wear them like La Hepburn in the photo, but with some sort of fitted top outside them. I think the arse-immensity is caused / exacerbated by having the waist on show, quite high, and then a short body above and short legs below; with a drapey top I think it can look quite nice? (hopeful)
really don't want to wear those sausage-leg things everyone is wearing.