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Pale trousers or jeans - a question

(7 Posts)
LaTrucha Sat 08-Mar-14 18:22:20

I have always worn dark colours on my bottom half in the belief that they are more flattering. I now have a hankering after some pale blue jeans. Are they only for the super slim? I am a 12 and pear shaped. I'm thinking of these, mainly because I have some money off them and I have the same jean in another colour so I know they will fit.

FrugalFashionista Sat 08-Mar-14 18:32:15

LaTrucha I'm Sz 10/12 and slightly pear-shaped (but tall) and tried on an ultra pale blue pair of J Brands recently. They looked pretty good and I almost bought them. (The only reason I didn't was that I'm really trying not to buy anything. wink ) I lived in white jeans last summer and I think pale blue jeans are the new white jeans this year iyswim... So go for it!

Pixiepie Sat 08-Mar-14 19:08:00

I suppose it depends on the style and material that they are made of. I do like a light coloured trouser but find that most often than not it kind of shows up any lump/bump i.e. cellulite!!!! I am a size 12 too. The thing to bare in mind when you buy is check your rear and how they look under different lighting. If you are a bit shy at first you could always wear a tunic over them!!!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 08-Mar-14 19:10:38

I'm a 12 hourglass and today am wearing very, very pale skinnies (M&S 5 pocket ones). DD2 has just told me that I look like a five year old, but a fairly cool and stylish five year old. I've gone with thinking she means that they look fine - and I did have my slippers on with them at the time!

LaTrucha Sat 08-Mar-14 20:15:17

I think I'll give it a go. The last ones I tried on were New Look ones, and the word, 'ample' did spring to mind as I contemplated my thighs. I have a really lovely spring jacket, and it would just look so good with them! Perhaps high heels would help?

TheJumped Sat 08-Mar-14 21:17:41

I have some very pale denim skinnies from Levi's, they're proper thick denim though which I think helps - I'm a size 10 pear and I think they're flattering, I just make sure I avoid black shoes or ankle boots as I think that looks v dated - unless you're young and cool enough to do the clompy grunge thing. I wore them last summer for nights out with plain silky vest top / statement necklace and navy or nude high heels. Or rolled up with a t-shirt and sandals for daytime. Mmm they're some of my fave jeans actually, have had them about 8 years but they always look v modern.

LaTrucha Sun 09-Mar-14 08:38:28

Thanks. I have plucked up the courage and ordered them, totally prepared to feel like a prune, hoping to feel 'v modern'!

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