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Summer trousers / jeans recommendations for a 40+ size 14?

(19 Posts)
elektrawoman Thu 27-Apr-17 17:11:28

Having spent the winter in black skinny jeans & boots, I am now stuck what to wear now the weather is a bit warmer, but not yet warm enough for skirts / cropped trousers.

My black skinnies are looking faded anyway and don't always look right with my summer tops. Add to this the problem that I am over 40 and a size 14 so pale skinny jeans are out - far too unflattering! (I tried on some khaki ones and it wasn't a nice sight shock)

I'd like some jeans that would look nice with pumps / ballet flats and also I was thinking maybe some tailored cotton trousers, or chinos?

A lot of shops seem to have in baggy linen trousers but I find they just get rumpled so quickly and really aren't flattering on the thighs and make my hips look huge!

Any tips of what you are wearing at the moment, or shops to suit me? I tried Next today and it was a disaster.
Thank you! smile

elektrawoman Fri 28-Apr-17 11:49:34


BoboChic Fri 28-Apr-17 11:50:04

Go to COS

UppityHumpty Fri 28-Apr-17 12:28:33

GAP's Authentic straight in shades of blue.

getdressednow Fri 28-Apr-17 13:18:03

Boden Richmond in plain colours are flattering and forgiving.
They do some 7/8th I think too.

se22mother Fri 28-Apr-17 15:12:03

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se22mother Fri 28-Apr-17 15:13:12

Sorry wrong thread

Iamastonished Fri 28-Apr-17 15:16:42

I have just bought some navy chinos from Debenhams today - reduced to £24 from £30. I'm 58. They also have some nice looking ones in M and S.

I find skinny jeans too hot and sweaty in summer unless it is cold.

JennyWoodentop Fri 28-Apr-17 16:58:14

Boden Rachel Chinos are nice - full length but you can roll up the cuffs for 7/8. I got the grey which is lovely, but quite pale if that's a concern. They have navy and the fabric is not too thick for summer.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 28-Apr-17 17:15:59

I have a couple of pairs of skinny combats from M&S which I wear slightly rolled up.

OCSockOrphanage Fri 28-Apr-17 21:00:32

Summer jeans are difficult. Can you throw money at the issue? If yes, get yourself to a shop that stocks Annette Goertz, pronto. If not, try everything in your high street. Everything.

Crispsheets Fri 28-Apr-17 21:02:14

Dare I say Next have some decent chinos in several colours.

rosawitch Fri 28-Apr-17 21:12:31

really like these just got some in grey they do come up big!

user1471545174 Fri 28-Apr-17 21:33:50

Seconding the Next chino suggestion. They're also lightweight cotton which makes a pleasant change.

RedMetamorphosis Fri 28-Apr-17 22:18:12

YY to Next or GAP chinos.

Topshop and M&S have some cropped crepe wide leg trousers which are surprisingly flattering.

BurningViolin Sat 29-Apr-17 06:35:39

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elektrawoman Sat 29-Apr-17 11:11:37

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a go and let you know how I get on! Those Uniqlo ones look nice.

elektrawoman Sat 29-Apr-17 11:30:06

Those Boden Richmonds look nice. I think the patterns might be a bit much, but they have navy - I can't see any grey though. They have 20% off at the moment!

BurningViolin Sat 29-Apr-17 11:52:08

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