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Looking for a nice pair of black cigarette trousers for work

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Cucumberscarecrow Mon 14-Apr-14 21:45:00

Anyone seen any nice ones?

christinarossetti Wed 16-Apr-14 21:15:40

Thanks. I'm never sure what shape I am, but I'll look at the ones you suggested.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Wed 16-Apr-14 18:06:03

I'm an apple, but with longer legs than 28" - what shape are you? If you are an apple, you might get on with the same trousers I have recommended in the thread.

christinarossetti Wed 16-Apr-14 17:15:17

I want some black cigarette trousers too, but don't have the time for a couple of weeks to go schleping round trying them on.

I'm 5'4", 34 hips, take 28" leg length and have noticed that size 10 trousers now seem to swamp me round the bum.

Any suggestions as to where I might find some for my type of size oh wise ones?


magentasurprise Tue 15-Apr-14 21:59:15

Many thanks beginnerSAHM!

BeginnerSAHM Tue 15-Apr-14 20:58:47

Yup - I felt the same, then found a jumper I liked too. And a stripy (blue and white) faux wrap top. They'll be a better code soon!!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 20:57:22

But I don't want to have to spend £100, I just want, say, 30% off [difficult, stroppy consumer]

BeginnerSAHM Tue 15-Apr-14 20:57:19

I've tried both Sloan and Hampton. The Sloan ones fitted me (pear) better and looked smarter. I think you can get them in various materials but mine are a nice stretch fabric in a tighter weave.

BeginnerSAHM Tue 15-Apr-14 20:46:01

There was £20 if you spend £100 but expires yesterday... Sorry... But I bet there is another one soon. Always is!!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 20:38:56

We must be due a BR code soon.

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 19:09:58

those shorts will be mine
* evil laugh*

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 19:09:48

lol at drambuie

id have to wear tartan ones

magentasurprise Tue 15-Apr-14 18:56:12

Has anyone tried the BR Hampton and the Sloane fit in the cropped trousers?

I wondered what the difference is in the fit.

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 15-Apr-14 18:46:31

I say it ALL the time but River Island cigarette pants are fabulous.

LaTrucha Tue 15-Apr-14 16:26:53

I havent bought any of those shoes. Good warning. Thanks.

For what it is worth I didnt like the material in the gap trousers.

MrsPeacockDidIt Tue 15-Apr-14 15:55:08

i recently bought these from Banana Republic and got the regular and petite length and the size seemed exactly the same (UK14).

I LOVE them. Really comfy and lovely material.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 14:10:49

Oh, maybe I should have sized up in the Hampton trousers in the petite. Will try again soon.

Lego - maybe do it w pointed flats, then work your way up to higher heels? And drink booze. That helps my outfit nerve. Drambuie is the best for that.

Gillybobs Tue 15-Apr-14 13:23:56

I'm obsessed with the Boden Chelsea trousers, I've bought two black one one navy, they are perfect for an apple . BTW I ordered the second black pair when it said 6 week wait, they appeared four days later!

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 12:58:29

i LOVE the look. I have the legs
I just fail on The Nerve

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 12:58:01

oh petite Schmetite

Cucumberscarecrow Tue 15-Apr-14 12:45:43

Vanity sizing grin. What a great expression! I am the same - US 2 in Gap and Size 8 in the real world. Hence, I love Gap.

I will try the petite in a US 4 if I go for these ones. Must read your other thread re the fit. They look lovely with the tan skinny belt too in the picture.

Just bought some yellow suede ballet pumps from Hobbs in anticipation of my new summer work wardrobe!

Stokey Tue 15-Apr-14 12:12:27

Thanks - will check them out

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 15-Apr-14 11:51:12

I have a narrow foot, and Office fit me fine. I am 39.5 and size up to 40. I bought some in 39, once, and they just always felt a bit tight.

Stokey Tue 15-Apr-14 11:15:50

LaTrucha it may just be me, but I have just ebayed 2 pairs of & Other Stories shoes that I bought in the sales.

One were chunky black heels that were so heavy I could barely walk and the other were some flat pumps that pinched so badly I went to Clarks in my lunch break and bought some other shoes.

I like the pointy office flats you've linked to Belinda, like some R&B ones I saw recently that were super-pricey and have now sold out. How is the fit on the Office ones?

BeginnerSAHM Tue 15-Apr-14 11:04:41

Lego - I'm a US 4 (so a UK 8) in the normal sloan trousers and a US 6 (so a UK 10) in petite. Both fit exactly the same round my bottom shock. Assistant said you have to size 'up' in petite. Not sure why - I thought the proportions should just been smaller (ie shorter legs, arms, torso etc!). I agree - Gap and BR have Serious vanity sizing so I was quite upset at being a '6' (UK 10) as am 'normally' a '2' or '4' (UK 6 or 8) - totally ridiculous as am a UK 10 in more normal sized shops.

(Only just become old and brave enough to wear shorts for the first time last summer since I was about 9... With flip flops though! Can't quite do going out ones with heels... Yet wink. Am, weirdly, not so worried about that little bit of fat at the top o the knee that's been then since I hit puberty. In fact, maybe it's decreased in size?)

LaTrucha Tue 15-Apr-14 10:37:36

I like some of the sandals on &otherstories but very different from the lovely ladylike ones linked to above.

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