Flattering trousers for pear shape with long torso?

(4 Posts)
FayeTulehrer Wed 11-May-16 08:18:04

I tend to stick to bootcut jeans and trousers but would love to mix it up a bit. I have a long waist, short legs and carry most of my weight in hips and thighs (although do have a nice bum I think). Any suggestions for other styles that might work?

CremeDeSudo Wed 11-May-16 10:53:20

I'm the same shape! (how difficult is it to find swimwear?!)

Anyway, I like skinny's mostly although I've found girlfriend style works quite well as they're looser over my hips so sort of disguise it as they're meant to look like that if you know what I mean?

FayeTulehrer Wed 11-May-16 13:50:38

Yes I get what you mean about the girlfriend jeans. And yes to the swimwear sad!!

leedy Wed 11-May-16 14:07:26

Following with interest as I too am a long-torsoed pear! Agree with girlfriend styles being good, I am currently a fan of Gap girlfriend trousers and Paige Jimmy Jimmy "skinny boyfriend" jeans. Wide leg trousers unless I'm very careful with the proportions make me look like I have tiny stumpy legs (pair of Boden "sailor" jeans are going back today for this very reason).

And yes on the swimwear! I've almost given up on one-pieces - for my proper "doing lengths" Speedo suit I had to go up two sizes to get it to fit in the length. Bikinis where you can buy tops and bottoms separately are my usual go-to.

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