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Can you help me find this skirt? Or do you have suggestions for good shorts?

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wokeupwithasmile Sat 06-Jun-15 19:03:16

So, a bit of a background.
I gave birth some weeks ago and I have lost most of my baby weight but I do not yet feel comfortable with the shorts I used before (which weren't many anyway).
I bought the M&S skinny jeans I found suggested here and they have been great. However, the weather is warming up, I am always at the park with my toddler, and soon I will have to take the toddler and the baby there. I therefore need something shorter than jeans in order to survive, but it can't be a nice skirt/dress as I need to be able to climb up frames with the toddler and the newborn spits up quite a lot of milk, so I need practical and quickly-washable stuff.
I had a look around and I cannot find shorts that I like. Those that I like are too short for me (I have cellulite that I would rather not show off every day), those that are at knee length are a bit too granny for me, and the two random pairs I have tried made me look like a sausage, so I am starting to give up on finding anything that I like and want to wear.
If you have an amazing solution to my 'short problem' I'd be more than happy to hear it, the M&S skinnies worked wonders so maybe not all is lost on this front.

Anyway, I was at the park the other day and a woman came in with a skirt that I think I could look good in. Sorry for the crappy description, I can see it in my head but I can't really put it well into words.

It was knee-lenght, almost puffy, light greyish, very light consistency, definitely neither cotton nor linen, with ?cord? at the bottom on the sides to make it looser or more puffy, if you see what I mean.

I attach a few pictures I saw online, none of them are what I look for but all together basically get close to being the skirt I want. (I think the picture of the trousers shows the material) Have you seen it???

Thank you!

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 19:15:47

These are fantastic:

www.whitestuff.com/bargains/womens-bargains/jeans/navy-jade-jegging-crop/

Comfy, nice length, stretch and move with you. Wear with a long tee over the top. I love mine!

These are also lovely and very very flattering:

www.whitestuff.com/womens/shorts/navy-helter-skelter-short/

Not as stretchy though but still very lovely. YOu can get them in red and denim colour

Greengardenpixie Sat 06-Jun-15 19:16:39

If you cant get them on the website try a shop or john Lewis, house of fraser.

TheFairyCaravan Sat 06-Jun-15 19:21:09

Next chino shorts are great. They come up huge so you need to size down and as the turn ups aren't sewn down you can have them as long or as short as you want.

wokeupwithasmile Sat 06-Jun-15 19:43:35

I knew I would get great advice here, thanks!! (and keep it coming, I want to buy a few things to get me through the summer and the holidays)

frankietwospots Sat 06-Jun-15 22:59:19

Agree with Next chino shorts!

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