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Black work trousers

(26 Posts)
DelphiniumBlue Sun 19-Mar-17 23:58:56

I'm looking for a pair of smartish black work trousers. I'm an apple shape, with hips and thighs a good size smaller than my waist, and usually find trousers too saggy round the bum and thighs if they fit around the middle.
I'm happy for there to be some elastane/lycra content, but don't like anything too polyester-y. Slim leg or palazzo work on me, but wide trousers have to be made of quite substantial material to hang right on me. Has anyone tried or seen anything that might work?
Budget up to about £50 - don't want to spend too much as am trying to lose weight, but need something fit to be seen in until that happens!

scoobydoo1971 Mon 20-Mar-17 00:35:51

Marks and Spencers do a good range of jeggings. They are high quality - I have a couple of pairs that have survived the spin cycle countless times. They shape to fit you and certainly come in a range that would suit work purposes. I am forever wearing mine.

DelphiniumBlue Mon 20-Mar-17 08:48:20

Thanks Scooby, I've got jeggings, was hoping for something a little smarter.

MrsWobble3 Mon 20-Mar-17 08:51:19

I got some nice black trousers in Topshop. I'm a different shape to you I think but it might be worth a look. And only £22, so good value.

SuperFlyHigh Mon 20-Mar-17 08:57:04

H&M had some great smart black but with a bit of stretch work trousers with buttons at side. I'll see if I can find a link to them. Very comfy and perfect for work.

DelphiniumBlue Mon 20-Mar-17 15:45:04

Thanks, will check out H&M and Topshop.

HelenDenver Mon 20-Mar-17 15:46:41

M&s have a range of styles all in your budget. Give it a try

SuperFlyHigh Mon 20-Mar-17 16:09:59

Op the ones I got in H&M don't appear to be on their website. But in store it's often better.

Try &other stories, COS and massimo dutti too, I would say try Zara but their quality re stitching on hems isn't great comes undone easily.

SuperFlyHigh Mon 20-Mar-17 16:10:49

Also and they do do smarter options gap or banana republic are good.

LaCerbiatta Mon 20-Mar-17 16:52:43

Banana Republic's Sloane are the bee's knees!

DrScholl Mon 20-Mar-17 16:55:19

gap bi stretch are good but not for your shape, i dont think

BackforGood Mon 20-Mar-17 16:55:21

Try any of the supermarkets that sell clothes. Standard black trousers aren't too tricky to get, and if you are hoping to be a different size soon, you'll surely not want to spend too much.

DrScholl Mon 20-Mar-17 17:07:16

lol that is SO unhelpful

DelphiniumBlue Mon 20-Mar-17 18:01:44

Thanks for all the suggestions.
Am hoping someone who is a similar shape to me might be able to recommend something specific that they have already tried. It's so hard trying to find trousers that fit properly.
BackforGood, unfortunately most "standard black trousers" don't fit properly, am very much hoping to narrow it down a bit.

Discofairypants Mon 20-Mar-17 20:28:18

Next black skinny trousers are a brilliant fit. I find the waist fairly generous and the legs very slim. Roughly 25quid too. I've just bought some with a zip on the side of the waist.

DelphiniumBlue Mon 20-Mar-17 20:45:23

Fairypants that sounds what I'm looking for! Thank you.

LindyHemming Mon 20-Mar-17 20:48:29

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DelphiniumBlue Mon 20-Mar-17 20:49:41

Per Una? Have they got frills on?

LindyHemming Mon 20-Mar-17 20:53:14

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BillStickersIsInnocent Mon 20-Mar-17 21:39:31

I am an apple and feel your pain!
Jigsaw are cut for apples but ££, oasis too and less £
Boden skinny hampshires I think are good, have a seam down the front.
Boden bistro crops were good if they still do them but no belt loops which is annoying.
Uniqlo smart trews have an elasticated back - sounds hideous but honestly they are lovely.
M&S treggings again sound hideous but great for apples

Avoid Hobbs, LK Bennett and Great Plains as they are not for apples.

SesameSparkle Mon 20-Mar-17 22:47:32

I'm a similar shape - my waist is disproportionately large and hips and thighs a size smaller. British high street mainstay brands like m&s, next and hobbs tend to be cut for pairs. I've had success with shops with a slightly younger target group like oasis, warehouse and topshop - which follow a more apple shaped size block. Spanish/scandi brands like zara and h&m appear to be cut slimmer on the thighs, but I've found the waists tend to run a bit tight. Also if you do spot a pair of trousers you like, that runs a bit big on the hips, you could get them taken in by a good seamstress. It's best to choose a pair without pockets to do this.

Astro55 Mon 20-Mar-17 22:52:01

I found some in matalan good stretch slim near the ankles and about £15 - but the better Ines have the elastine - so you need to check on the rails

BikeRunSki Mon 20-Mar-17 22:58:53

I'm quite appley. I recently got these . They are fractionally too short, but fit well round the waist and hips.

OohNoDooEy Mon 20-Mar-17 23:02:54

Iamtheresurrection Tue 21-Mar-17 10:58:30

I wear warehouse, reasonable sized waist and not baggy around hips

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