I really struggle with trousers. If I get them big enough to be comfortable around my stomach, and not to ride up and give awful camel toe (sorry, I know that's not a pretty thought), then they are big and flappy and far too wide on the thighs.
Is is possible to buy flattering, stylish, comfortable trousers if you are apple shaped, or is it just impossible?
Yes, exactly! I always wear dresses to work but a pair of smart trousers would be lovely for a change. I had a pair about fifteen years ago (!) that were flat fronted and tapered and they worked really well and they are just about the only flattering pair of trousers I've ever found.