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Work trousers

(13 Posts)
SingingGoldfinch Mon 09-Jan-17 18:01:24

Hi - please help me finally find the perfect work trousers! I'm really struggling to find any that fit, keep their shape and look stylish. I am tall-ish (5"10) so need 34" leg which is my biggest problem as they all tend to be ankle swingers on me. I'm a size 10/12 depending on shop. I work in a smart, corporate setting so needs to be fairly classic but I like to be fashionable without being too cutting-edge. I wear tapered/cropped trousers in spring/summer because the length is not such an issue but during winter it's skirts/dresses only. Any ideas?

happystory Mon 09-Jan-17 18:08:24

Have had some success with Autograph at M and S

LaPampa Mon 09-Jan-17 19:22:43

Have you tried JCrew?

TheBitterBoy Mon 09-Jan-17 19:30:30

I am the same height and inside leg as you, and have several pairs of trousers from Zara and Mango, their standard length is very long. I also have some trousers from Next in XL, which are a perfect length, annoyingly only available online not in store in XL. As pp said, M&S autograph can be good, and I also have a couple of pairs of Boden trousers in their longer length.

SingingGoldfinch Mon 09-Jan-17 19:45:05

Thanks for the helpful comments. I have had several pairs of next XL trousers but find they just don't last - the hems nearly always come down. I have also tried both Zara and Mango but seem to be a bit too hippy for their styles - frustrating as they do seem to be longer in length. I'm a massive Boden fan but have yet to find a pair of full length trousers that fit right. Maybe I'm not trying the right ones though. I've not tried m&s autograph or Crew - will give them a look.

puglife15 Mon 09-Jan-17 19:52:44

I'm eyeing up these but not in Tall...

SingingGoldfinch Mon 09-Jan-17 20:04:38

Like those puglife, just not sure on the shoe factor. They look great with sandals but not convinced they'd look as good with shoes for the office?

forgottenusername Mon 09-Jan-17 22:43:53

I'm watching and hoping for inspiration. I also need 34" trousers, although in a even hippier size 16. I've had success in Dorothy Perkins before, but only if you want very dull black. I've been hoping for something a little more exciting...

SingingGoldfinch Tue 10-Jan-17 07:27:55

Pleased to find someone who shares my pain op!! And I totally agree on the boring black thing. The only trousers I've had for years have been black or occasionally navy. I'd really like some grey wool ones or maybe a light pinstripe - no luck at all!! I'm not even sure what shape I should be looking for. hmm

Bejazzled Tue 10-Jan-17 18:15:58

Uniqlo had XL (16) wool blend in charcoal stripe on sale yesterday. £14.90

Bluntness100 Tue 10-Jan-17 18:24:06

Hugo boss tailored trousers are about that length, they basically are made round taller German women, next also do a long which comes in at about 35 inches.

Bluntness100 Tue 10-Jan-17 18:24:40

Also ASOS, do long which is ok.

leccybill Tue 10-Jan-17 18:26:30

Don't laugh but I've got some amazing tailored just the right fit trousers from TU at Sainsburys... but they are red. I luffs them though. Do wish they came in black or pinstripe aswell.

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