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Linen trousers, HELP!!!

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beautyguru Tue 09-Jul-13 17:02:47

I want to buy some navy, wide straight legged, preferably drawstring waist, linen trousers with a budget of £40 though less would be good! I have searched in every shop I can think of but can't find any! Please can any of you super shoppers help?!

Sofiamum Thu 18-Jul-13 22:01:33

I got navy ones from Sainsburys and Fat Face.

beautyguru Thu 18-Jul-13 21:39:03

Ooh just dropped back in and am very surprised to find so many posts! Never thought linen trousers would inspire such a debate! shock Well my hunt continues as Asda ones are lovely but as they have gone into sale the navy ones have sold out....gutted as I've bought them in black and they look very smart on.

Like I said each their own..guess they are like marmite..but seriously there is no need to get offensive bout them! Drawstring waist is naff all to do with eating more! Just means they don't fall down and fit better!!

And yes river islands were were my primark ones which are no longer sad

wordfactory Thu 11-Jul-13 17:50:48

I bought these for bumming around in and they are super flattering!

vitaminC Thu 11-Jul-13 17:45:50

I ordered the navy ones from Monsoon but had to return them as they really were extremely frumpy!

Haven't found a decent alternative yet, I'm afraid sad

Bunbaker Thu 11-Jul-13 17:36:58

"If you want your whole arse and thigh area look like a ham sandwich wrapped in gauze- you go for it. the style flatters NO ONE"

Where are all these unstylish linen trouser wearers? I haven't seen any. The ones I have seen look fine. Mine don't have a drawstring waist BTW.

noddyholder Thu 11-Jul-13 13:12:24

grin sorry must read before I post!

HappyGirlNow Thu 11-Jul-13 12:59:27

noddy I already linked to those upthread! You made me buy them after your thread about them grin

noddyholder Thu 11-Jul-13 12:41:00

these are very flattering. Otherwise I have to say I agree with eliots the drawstring ones are like a sack and don't suit anyone.

GibberTheMonkey Thu 11-Jul-13 08:58:43

I have some black ones from littlewoods because they do longer length

And I don't wear drawstring to get away with being fat. In fact the opposite for me. I have wide hips and a smaller waist. I've moved the button across and use the drawstring to pull them in slightly. I then wear a top that covers my waistline. I wouldn't do it if I got too much rucking around the bum or crutch but I don't.
I do wash and iron them after every wear so they're quite high maintenance for me.
I have had compliments from friends when wearing them so can't look too bad.

Anyway yes littlewoods

AnythingNotEverything Thu 11-Jul-13 07:52:36

They had some lovely ones in next last year that were really slim at the waist and thigh, but wide legged. I have them in navy and white. Might be worth a look.

I love linen trousers. I don't care what some people think.

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 07:46:11

Just checked the website.....doesn't look like it.
Have you tried marks?

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 07:43:18

Oh, I don't know...sorry.
They had some lovely colours in the ladies...I couldn't get navy though sad

EliotNess Thu 11-Jul-13 07:37:51

christ cropped would be a blessed relief
If you want your whole arse and thigh area look like a ham sandwich wrapped in gauze- you go for it. the style flatters NO ONE, the drawstring waist is just an excuse to eat too much and they look SO English in a bad way

nkf Thu 11-Jul-13 07:36:16

Badvoc, does Asda have linen trousers for men?

browneyedpixie Thu 11-Jul-13 07:25:08

I like them too, surely its how you style them?

I don't feel I look silly in them? cropped ones-no!

Badvoc Thu 11-Jul-13 06:57:57

I just bought some lovely one as at asda!
Loads of different colours too.

MadBusLady Thu 11-Jul-13 06:54:04

x-posted with you nkf, that wasn't particularly aimed at you. Not particularly, you understand wink

MadBusLady Thu 11-Jul-13 06:51:57

Gaah, what's the matter with this thread? If you don't like Style & Beauty, bugger off and leave it to us judgemental bitches. This is like when people erupt all over Baby Names saying "You shouldn't have opinions about other people's naming choices" hmm

I'm actually quite curious to try some linen trousers now though. The RI ones sound(ed) good. Were they a bit like these?

nkf Thu 11-Jul-13 06:46:47

Linen trousers are wonderful. And the ones from Primark are more than acceptable. You can tell that I don't post in Style and Beauty much.

Bunbaker Thu 11-Jul-13 06:39:11

"Oh god. Are the home of the style free. Make everyone look bad."

Sorry, but I disagree.

EliotNess Thu 11-Jul-13 03:19:43

Oh god. Are the home of the style free. Make everyone look bad.

Scarletohello Thu 11-Jul-13 00:05:28

A friend also told me that Asda have got some nice ones ( I've never bought clothes there myself so can't verify it..)

mrscumberbatch Wed 10-Jul-13 23:51:51

River island used to do lovely linen trousers every year with a sailor style waist with buttons on the left and right.

This is the first year that they don't seem to have done them and I'm a bit gutted. They were a lovely fit and didn't crease horribly.

Scarletohello Wed 10-Jul-13 23:33:21

I love linen trousers! Straight leg ones really suit my shape. I have a few Primark ones and I've worn them them for the last few years. Bugger what anyone else says!! smile

Bunbaker Wed 10-Jul-13 22:55:45

"They crumple up around your groin, sag at the arse and are the wardrobe staple of frumpy mum..Sorry, but that's the perception.."

Only by the MN fashion police. I like linen trousers and have a pair of Per Una navy heavy linen trousers (before Per Una clothes were designed by crack addicts). They hang beautifully and look good with a vest top and smartish jacket.

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