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It's a complete pain, isn't it. I am about a 12 in the bum/ hips and 8 round the waist. I've found a few in Next. Or try to always get trousers with with a belt. Or I have a nice pair of trousers from Hobbs which I got altered by a dressmaker because they gaped at the waistband by my back, and the cost of then rouses justified the cost of the dressmaker! Although it wasn't that much IIRC.
I'm a 12 round my hips and bum and a 8/10 on top. I bought some amazing stretchy jeans from select a couple of weeks ago. I normally like River Island for jeans and new look but I'm in love with these stretchy jeans.
I bought some work trousers from GAP. They're called 'The perfect trouser'. They're not perfect in my opinion, but it's the closest I've got, they have loops so can be worn with a belt. I'm usually a size 12 for my bum and hips but had to go down a size for these trousers.
I'd like to know how to get a pencil skirt to fit!
I have a pair of black high-waisted ones from American Apparel which are okay. I usually wear dresses, though, as I find trying to find trousers that fit incredibly demoralising! Like a previous poster, I am size 8 round the waist and size 12 round the hips; I'm also 5'10" so most high street trousers finish somewhere above my ankle. Oh, and I won't wear polyester! Not making it easy for myself...
I have a small waist relative to my hips/bum. Have also given up trying to find smart trousers and for work I tend to wear smart stretch jersey dresses which I buy from Phase Eight, Hobbs etc. There are lots of wrap styles / styles that are tweaked in at the waist around at the moment (see links below) which are great if you have a more defined waist. I wear these dresses with high heels and a blazer jacket and look really smart (at least I think so!). Examples of the kind of stuff I wear:
I find River Island pretty good for trousers and skirts, though I usually need to size down with wide leg trousers and A line skirts and dresses, needing a 6 rather than an 8. FCUK are ok too. H&M and New Look trousers are a complete no-go for me, I find them a very strange fit- hips far too small and waist often too wide.