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What is the right length for slim trousers

(6 Posts)
RaisingSteam Thu 29-Jan-15 22:43:29

I have some slim black trousers I'm going to wear for work, they are about four inches too long and I'm going to take them up. How do I get the right slightly short length to show a bit of ankle and nice shoes without looking like I'm about to go on holiday?

I'm trying to go for this effect but worried about chopping off too much and then there is no way back!

I'm rather short and not very slim - are these a good idea? It's a big thing for me to venture out of bootcut territory.

RudyMentary Fri 30-Jan-15 07:17:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyB49 Fri 30-Jan-15 16:42:40

I work on just at the top of the ankle bone.
Shorten them with plenty of fabric for hem and then just tack them in place lightly. Wear them a while to make sure as mentioned by pp. When sure, trim the excess fabric and finish off.

woodhill Fri 30-Jan-15 16:45:50

also I would wash first in case of shrinkage.

RaisingSteam Fri 30-Jan-15 19:05:42

Thanks, especially for the washing comment. Project for the weekend grin.

christinarossetti Fri 30-Jan-15 19:11:10

Put them on inside out (after washing) so that you can pin and repin to get exactly the right length whilst looking in the mirror.

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