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Brilliant harems under £25 or so? Or do I need to suck it up and invest in Hush harems?

(51 Posts)
MrsD28 Fri 27-Oct-17 13:17:56

I am about to go to Australia (yay!) with a 18 month old (not yay!) and I want to be as comfy as possible on the flight. I usually wear leggings but want something even comfier and looser, so am thinking of getting some harem pants.

I have seen lots of recommendations for the Hush harems on MN, but I am struggling a bit with the price tag (I would like two pairs, as toddler will almost inevitably necessitate a change of clothes at some point). Has anyone found any brilliant harems that are a bit less pricey - max £30 or so? I am a 12-14 on the bottom, if that helps.

mydrawstring Fri 27-Oct-17 13:41:17

I got some for about £3 on eBay which are amazing. A couple of my friends bought them as well after seeing mine in the summer. I’ll try and find a link for you...

mydrawstring Fri 27-Oct-17 13:42:30

Here you go:

I have them in black and grey. So comfy and very flattering.

Joinourclub Fri 27-Oct-17 13:43:10

I got some comfy hareem style trews from next.

AesopsMables Fri 27-Oct-17 16:23:31

I have the Next Petite and a pair of ASOS petite

both far better fit for me as I am only 5’2 than the Hush pair I invested in and have only worn once angry
I do a fair bit of long haul travel and always wear these on the plane as so so comfortable

Just bought a pair from the above eBay link so will see how they compare


RedBlackberries Fri 27-Oct-17 16:30:43

aesops I just jumped on the Asos website (5,2 as well) and they've almost sold out of every size. I've snapped up one luckily in my size though wink. Not sure how they'll suit a pregnancy bump but I want them!

TisapityshesaGeordie Fri 27-Oct-17 17:32:16

Sainsburys do a knock off version which are pretty good. Very soft and comfy and quite flattering.

jelliedeel Fri 27-Oct-17 21:43:16

Next jersey joggers are my travelling pants. They're lightweight and if you remove the annoying heavy dangly bits on the ends of the ties they are perfect. Pockets too.

jelliedeel Fri 27-Oct-17 21:44:46

I'm the same height and wear the regular length in Next.

mercurymaze Fri 27-Oct-17 21:45:34

i have the hush ones, i never wear them outside i'd look a prat. :D they are just nice for indoors. the uniqlo joggers are very nice!

SquareWord Fri 27-Oct-17 21:47:46

I like them but can never work out what to wear on my feet other than sandals. What do you wear when it's too cold for them?

Beketaten Fri 27-Oct-17 22:05:38

Are these the Sainsbury's ones?

mammmamia Fri 27-Oct-17 22:17:26

Get the next ones, they are a good thick material and very very comfy.
I wear with ballerinas if too cold for sandals, you can always take some socks for the plane as well.

emmskie03 Fri 27-Oct-17 22:41:30

I did not feel the Hush Harem were worth the money I spent on them so I would recommend looking for a cheaper option.

StillCantDecideOnaUsername Sat 28-Oct-17 07:25:55

I've never owned a pair of harems but have always wanted some as they look so comfy. Everyone I see looks fab in them but I'm convinced I'd just look like I was wearing pjs. So - how do you style them? What do you wear on top? What shoes?!! I'm tempted with those cheapy eBay ones...

HeyMicky Sat 28-Oct-17 07:35:33

I'm also flying to Australia with two little ones. I bought these

JustPutSomeGlitterOnIt Sat 28-Oct-17 07:36:47

I wore these to fly with a toddler when pregnant. So comfy and gorgeous!

Also, if your toddler fancies joining in... They were so light and comfy for mine.

LunaTheCat Sat 28-Oct-17 07:38:26

Just looked at Hush harems online. .?are they worth the money. Also only five foot nothing and they look long

ScrabbleFiend Sat 28-Oct-17 07:38:33

These are really comfy, sort of cross between harems/joggers

Therealslimshady1 Sat 28-Oct-17 07:59:21

The Hush ones work for me, but I am 6ft!

So they may overwhelm shorter people

They are flattering though, in an unexpected way (worn with fitted denim or leather jacket)

MagnifyingGlassSearch Sat 28-Oct-17 08:49:49

I bought the Hush ones and they were fine on me even though I am only 5.2".

However, I also have the M&S ones and I really couldn't justify spending all that money when the only difference was the cuff. I send them back.

I have these and they're fab:

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 28-Oct-17 09:20:24

Yes, @Beketaten, that's them. I have them in grey.

Beketaten Sat 28-Oct-17 11:39:38

Thank you @TisapityshesaGeordie

Northernlass99 Sat 28-Oct-17 13:39:41

I just did a 12 hour flight and wore the H&M ones linked to by Scrabblefiend and they were lovely. Soft, comfy and fresh.

Next changed their black harems this year and they are not nearly as nice as the original ones, much thinner fabric.

Honeycake50 Sat 28-Oct-17 13:56:18

I tried both Next and Hush, none looked nice on me, size 14 bottom. I thought Next were better quality if I were to go for them and they looked nice, you need to try.

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