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summer trousers for short arse

(15 Posts)
curryeater Thu 09-May-13 10:01:02

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


Can be easily taken up by someone who is 5'4", so no fancy pants stitching or lining (or come in short sizes)

Not too expensive

Any ideas?

bettycocker Thu 09-May-13 10:11:52

Do you mean formal trousers?

curryeater Thu 09-May-13 10:13:26

Ho bettycocker. I guess so? I mean for wearing to work, but it is not a very formal office. Things you could wear with a stripy top or something like that. Not cargoey.

curryeater Thu 09-May-13 10:21:50

I meant "hi!"

As usual, no replies. I must have totally weird clothes questions because no one ever has anything to say to me in s&b.

Either that, or the hegemony of the SKINNY JEAN means that no other trousers exist any more.

Let us raise a glass, sadly, to the defunct Ladies' Trouser.

bettycocker Thu 09-May-13 10:33:45

Yes, I love the trousers in your link.

It depends how much you want to spend I suppose. Jaeger do nice wide leg trousers, but there are a range of trouser styles on the Zara site. Some are even wide leg too.

I also mourn the loss of ladies' trousers. I'm 5'3 and feel ridiculous in those cigarette pants and chinos. I probably look ridiculous in them too.

xTillyx Thu 09-May-13 10:43:56

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 Thu 09-May-13 10:57:18

This is the sort of thing

That is going to make everyone cringe over their photographs in a few years. That model is like a gazelle, and that shape trouser makes her look like a sack of spuds.

(I know I am turning into my grandma - but my grandma was very elegant and stylish so yes I can bear it)

Maybe I need to look at expensive shops and try and find a pair I will love for a long time.

holidaysrcoming Thu 09-May-13 11:46:38

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.

curryeater Thu 09-May-13 12:35:20

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.

hugely expensive

praps too wide

Collections Trousers/desc French Connection

Boden cotton linen mix

Boden again, comes in petite

curryeater Thu 09-May-13 14:04:29

Thanks, billstickers. The ones I like best of those links are the hugely expensive ones. Maybe I need to seriously shop around and buy some commitment trousers.

Me and Em have good sales which could help?

Agree if you're going to be wearing them a lot, best to spend a bit more. Wide legs are classic - I have a black pair from French Connection that are 15+ years old and still going strong.

RunsWithScissors Fri 10-May-13 08:21:23

I'm not much help in your search I'm afraid, but looking for exactly the same as you.

Contemplating making my own. If you're not bad at sewing, there seem to be some decent "easy" sewing patterns.

Good luck in the search (ill return to watching this thread).

MexicanHouseThief Fri 10-May-13 08:22:08

You can still get Hepburn-style trousers:


scroll down for the trousers


Pandsbear Fri 10-May-13 11:16:04

I was also going to say Heyday. I have a couple of pairs of their trousers and they are lovely - give you a proper waist. Did have to take them up though as I am 5' 3'' and they were looong.

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