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What do you wear on bottom half during nice weather?

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Littlemiss74 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:08:38

Shorts don’t really suit me & too hot in jeans. What do you wear in warm weather whilst stuck at home? I have lots of nice tops but nothing to wear them with.

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fitzbilly Fri 10-Apr-20 12:10:58

Cropped linen trousers or knee length shorts.

During lockdown in your own garden you might as well wear shorts as only your family will see you!

Skirts maybe?

Appuskidu Fri 10-Apr-20 12:12:01

Denim skirt, cropped jeans or a dress.

learieonthewildmoor Fri 10-Apr-20 12:13:37

Lululemon make relaxed fit pants in really light material. They’re expensive but last for years. “Dance studio crop” are really comfortable and good for weather up into the high twenties Celsius.

pocketem Fri 10-Apr-20 12:14:10


Bluebooby Fri 10-Apr-20 12:14:28

I wear dresses in the summer usually, sometimes skirts and I wear shorts underneath both because I am worried about the wind blowing them up (don't think it's ever happened but I feel safer!) I sometimes wear those linen kind of trousers but they make me look very chunky thighed and I'm not.

My main summer issue is footwear. I have horrible feet. They cut easily and I heal slowly so there's usually at least one blister or blister scar. I can't wear any shoes that aren't comfortable because my feet get cut up even more. I also have an old toe injury on one foot and every year the big toenail turns black and falls off and arthritis in the other foot and it looks a bit weird. So sandals really don't do me any favours!

Richlyfruited Fri 10-Apr-20 12:17:24

I'm going to enjoy digging out my shorts and sun dresses to wear whilst having to stay at home!

I struggle with bottom half clothes in the summer because I have terrible varicose veins and don't want to get my legs out in public! Cropped jeans and linen trousers are usually my only option when it's warm.

DrinkSangriaInThePark Fri 10-Apr-20 12:20:15

I wear tube maxi skirts, they are stretchy and clingy right down to the ankles usually with a slit up the side to the knee...I love them with tshirts or any nice top. I usually wear them in black, marl grey or khaki green and they get so many compliments... They're only about a tenner!!

hollieberrie Fri 10-Apr-20 12:21:38

Midi tube skirts. Plus top plus trainers. Its my favourite look.

gower4 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:21:38

Summer/spring midi skirts

hollieberrie Fri 10-Apr-20 12:22:24

Great minds @DrinkSangriaInThePark !
Its such a great look, i love it.

Liddell Fri 10-Apr-20 12:23:28

Cropped cotton trousers.

Raffathebear Fri 10-Apr-20 12:24:02

Leggings, skirts and dresses. Sod it wear shorts get some vitamin d youre only at home!

nitgel Fri 10-Apr-20 12:25:24

Hush cropped harem pants are v comfy

ErrolTheDragon Fri 10-Apr-20 12:30:45

Skirts - 'floaty' type of things, not tight or short. Usually with vest tops.

Or shorts - not tight ones - because I don't really care what I look like at home vs comfort.

izzywizzygood Fri 10-Apr-20 12:42:19


Iamtryingtobenicehere Fri 10-Apr-20 12:45:00

I’m currently sitting here in shorts. No underwear, just shorts and tee-shirt. Maybe not the best demonstration of summer wear. 🤪

Have you looked at those cut off jean style shorts that hit just above the knee? They look super nice.
Or maybe a skirt? Long and floaty or short and cute.
I like dresses. Thin cotton, wrap around style or tee-shirt fabric.

There are plenty of options, look at Cotton Traders for inspiration. There’s a French brand called something like Redouted, I’m hoping someone will correct me in the spelling, they have a few ideas, not necessarily what to buy, but inspiration for what to wear.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 10-Apr-20 12:46:48

I'm the opposite - really struggle with tops!

Today I'm wearing a leopard print midi skirt with a black vest top.

I don't like the tops of my arms now I'm bigger though. I remember when lots of places used to do little short sleeved cotton cardigans, either plain or in a kind of lace knit. Really wish I could find some again.

On the bottom I wear either Levis denim shorts, a denim mini skirt (not short/short, either just over the knee or up to mid thigh) or floaty midi skirts. Or just rolled up jeans if not too warm.

GrumpyHoonMain Fri 10-Apr-20 12:51:27

If you’re at home why does it matter if shorts don’t suit you? Just wear them

Xiaoxiong Fri 10-Apr-20 12:55:07

Full-ish skirts that hit just below the knee, often from places like Boden and Seasalt, with a t-shirt (long or short sleeve) or if it's a bit dressy I wear a white button up shirt tucked into a full skirt. Probably hideously out of date but perfect for me!

Ginfordinner Fri 10-Apr-20 12:55:38

Tube skirts aren't very forgiving so I give them a miss i just wear cropped trousers, shorts or a skirt. In hot weather I wear dresses.

NW2SW Fri 10-Apr-20 12:55:40

Plisse culottes, they sound awful but are super comfy and can actually be dressed up pretty easily too. I've got several pairs in different colours now, and a few fancier pleated style. All under £15-£20 each.

dkanin Fri 10-Apr-20 12:59:08

@DrinkSangriaInThePark I love skirts like that but not sure where to get them from, can you suggest anywhere I can look for them?

RedRed9 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:59:50

@hollieberrie and @DrinkSangriaInThePark I’m so jealous. Absolutely love this look but when I try it I’m all belly!

zhivagodr Fri 10-Apr-20 13:04:08

Midi skirts. I used to hate summertime and feeling pressured to “show skin” and would consistently wear jeans... I must have looked so stupid. Nice midi skirt with a T-shirt tucked if going out and if in the garden... anything goes!

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