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Black work trousers for a jelly belly!

(12 Posts)
malteaserbunny Tue 01-Apr-14 20:05:27

Hi all,
Hoping for some help....
I'm returning to work soon and I really need a pair of smart black trousers. I unfortunately am unable to get into any of my pre pregnancy workwear hmm so need to purchase something smartish and preferably black or grey. Am about 5' 8 have decent legs but the waist is a huuuuuge problem at the moment. shockHigh waisted trousers are more flattering as they help to hold me in but I feel so frumpy and old in them.

So far have tried next m and s bit with no luck. Any top tips?

Mumelie Tue 01-Apr-14 20:20:50

I bought some great slim leg Black work trousers with zip pockets from Wallis recently. My waist is bigger than my usual size for hips (although I am hourglass shaped) and these fitted well.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 20:25:32

Gap ultra skinnies and also Mango JAPO trousers. Both are cotton, around the £30 mark. Both lovely and flattering (I am a bit apple-y)

malteaserbunny Tue 01-Apr-14 20:44:46

Many thanks. Need to have a look tomorrow. I'm size 14-16 at th moment closer to the 16. Do gap do size 16 on trousers?

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 20:50:40

Not sure, but it won't matter as you won't be a 16 there, anyway. Their sizing is insanely big - imagine your real size, and take 1 or 2 down from that.

Witchywitch Tue 01-Apr-14 20:52:21

Gap do American sizes, their 12 is a U.K. 16. Their 10 is a uk 14 etc etc

Forgettable Tue 01-Apr-14 20:54:03

You need sucky-in pants

nongnangning Tue 01-Apr-14 20:57:08

If you have the cash, try Jaeger. They do great black jersey trousers - good quality fabric, so it holds you in a bit. I have also had a good pair from DKNY in last year or so.

malteaserbunny Tue 01-Apr-14 20:59:57

Have plenty of sucky in pants forgettable smile they are just not sucky in enough at the mo...

Forgettable Tue 01-Apr-14 21:07:18

Ahh I see, in that case booo to silly non sucky sucky in pants, pfffft <flicks Vs at non sucky in pants>

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 21:26:33

Witchy, I am talking about their UK sizes being insane. I take a UK size 6, which is, I think, a US 2. I am actually 2 sizes bigger than that in lots of other shops.

Witchywitch Wed 02-Apr-14 11:58:36

Ah, I see

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