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what to wear with wide leg trousers???

(33 Posts)
guffaux Wed 22-Nov-17 23:38:36

aargh! i've bought a pair of navy, high waisted wide leg trousers- they do look good and are flattering (i think! confused ) ,

i have to wear flats, and have a lovely pair of dark red patent ballets, but just cant find a top-

dont suit slim fitting as am an egg shaped apple short-arse-with a double chin and a crepey neck/decolletage

size 16 ( just got down from an 18 yay!)

any suggestions from you style mavens?

Kitsharrington Thu 23-Nov-17 07:19:23

Nice soft cashmere jumper tucked in always looks nice. Problem with high waist is it pretty much demands a slim fitting top otherwise you lose any definition and everything can look a bit sack like. But it is also very forgiving and can create a waist where there is none. Give it a try, maybe?

Floisme Thu 23-Nov-17 07:32:45

I love high waisted wide legs and I'm thrilled that they're back. The bypass my thighs and make me feel a bit 1940s movie goddess.

I think the standard advice has always been to wear with something slim fitting but I've noticed that this time around they're being styled differently, with looser fitting and slightly oversized tops, or with something very casual, like a hoody. Sorry, I'm late for work so don't have time to find a link but if you look at trousers at Me and Em you'll see what I mean. They're also being worn either ankle length or extra long (like, really practical for a uk winter grin).

I'm quite short so I'm still trying to work out whether I can pull this off without disappearing inside my clothes. I still think you can't go wrong with a Katharine Hepburn-esque silk shirt.

Coconutspongexo Thu 23-Nov-17 07:39:04

I wear jumpers or shirts tucked in but never have the top button fastened on the shirt.

goingbonkers123 Thu 23-Nov-17 08:47:14

A good quality vest top with a white shirt worn open and a long necklace

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 12:05:37

thanks for ideas, not being difficult but
-cashmere/jumper- I'm at the (ahem!) time of life that this would be too hot for me

-vest top/shirt combo- have tried before and i just cant carry this look off, or any 'layering' look

- i was intending to wear them for nights out coming up over December, so nothing too casual- I loved the Hush Atlas wrap blouse in a burgundy colour, but its shiny and just not 'right', for me sad

Kitsharrington Thu 23-Nov-17 12:11:11

What about something like this? The ruching is very flattering and it's a lovely colour with navy. They have 27% off today, too!

ZaZathecat Thu 23-Nov-17 12:11:27

I'd go with Flo's silk shirt idea. Something like this

oldlaundbooth Thu 23-Nov-17 13:10:32

Would you wear a belt too, say if you had a top tucked into the trousers?

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 18:08:34

being a soft-middled apple (if you see what i mean) a belt ot tuck in is probably not a good look on me sad

i like that baukjen top- can an apple carry off that shape/ruching?

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 18:09:19

belt or tuck-in blush

cushioncovers Thu 23-Nov-17 18:10:00

Bicycle clips to stop you tripping over.

Swizzlesticks23 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:11:22

Plain long sleeve top v neck or high neck tucked in

Or a slim fit shirt tucked in

Anything baggy will make you look frumpy I'm afraid

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 18:23:15

grin @ cushion

swizzle- my comfort zone is frumpy, (even when i know i look a bit tumble-clown-like) blush

wasMissD Thu 23-Nov-17 18:24:42

Polo neck jumper? smile

Tiedie Thu 23-Nov-17 18:54:36

I love wide trousers. Where did you get yours from? Always on the lookout. I also carry my weight around my tummy but have to find slim fitting, but not wide tops. It's not easy and I haven't bought any recently, but have had some luck with Esprit in the past. I buy cotton as I also get hot easily. I also wear boat necks or cowl necks as they balance out the bottom bit! Congrats on the weight lossflowers

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 19:30:29

trousers are from uniqlo- navy, high waisted, with a tie belt

they are very katherine hepburn as pp noted , i, alas , am not so very katherine hepburn, more dawn french but without her fabulous hair

CountFosco Thu 23-Nov-17 20:06:42

I have recommended this on here before and you'll notice it's styled here with wide legged trousers! It's a very easy shape to wear but feels smart because it's silk.

OCSockOrphanage Thu 23-Nov-17 21:11:25

You need a ballet wrap type T shirt, but I can't find one. If anyone can, please do...

NomDePrune Thu 23-Nov-17 21:46:16

H&M have a floral blouse in navy which is elasticated at waist and has a high neck. Would show off trouser waist but not gape or look baggy. Can't seem to link from their app.

guffaux Thu 23-Nov-17 22:22:45

ooh, i like that jigsaw silk top, - i have wide shoulders so a slight v neck to break up the expanse of chest/shoulder looks better on me, but will order and see how it looks

am currently searching h&m

thanks all, please keep suggestions coming smile

NomDePrune Thu 23-Nov-17 23:06:53
It was this one, don't know if floral is your thing but there's loads of it about

metoo22 Sun 26-Nov-17 21:26:47

I came on here with the exact same question in my head! I bought some fab wide blue Cos trousers in a charity shop for £4 and am v excited, but cant think what to wear for night out.I was thinking maybe velvety wrap top but haven't seen any cheapish ones. £30 ish would be good... Apple here too, anything tucked in would need to be reasonably sturdy fabric.
So will watch with interest

AnonymousAuthor111 Sun 26-Nov-17 21:29:16

I wear mine with a lace top. Vest top under lace top. Lace top isn’t baggy but isn’t especially fitted either

metoo22 Sun 26-Nov-17 21:31:50

Would this work do you think?

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