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Work trousers: nicer than Next but not as expensive as Boden?

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mrsbabookaloo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:08:31

Can't believe I am posting on Style and Beauty...go easy on me girls...

I work 3 days and basically wear the same trousers every day with different tops. I need a new pair and would like smartish, wide leg, preferably lined, sort of woolly or textured looking rather than shiny/power-dressed type. Could spend up to 50 quid.

Any ideas?

Majeika Sun 14-Sep-08 21:09:39

I have some lovely ones from Tesco which were £5!! full price!!

anyfucker Sun 14-Sep-08 21:10:03

fat face

janeite Sun 14-Sep-08 21:10:04

Principles and Gap both do decent quality work trousers. Also M&S Ltd Collection.

JackieNo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:10:08

Principles stuff is looking good atm.

Habbibu Sun 14-Sep-08 21:10:32

white stuff?

fishie Sun 14-Sep-08 21:11:16

gap. not lined though.

Mimsy2000 Sun 14-Sep-08 21:14:49

haven't been there in a while becuase hugely pregnant but zara always has lovely work clothes.

FrayedKnot Sun 14-Sep-08 21:17:36

I recently got some from Monsoon

They have a kind of textured look

Hang on

Heated Sun 14-Sep-08 21:18:33

Zara & Principles usually sorts me out.

foxinsocks Sun 14-Sep-08 21:19:16

M&S have some good suit/work trousers. You need to look through a whole load before you find the nice ones. But def worth it and good price/wash well etc.

FrayedKnot Sun 14-Sep-08 21:20:13


mrsbabookaloo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:23:46

You guys are fast!

M&S: had a look and saw some seriously frumpy ones...i bet you are right and I need to look harder.

Had a look in White Stuff..didn't see anything.

Gap...hmm, was afraid that they might be cut very low/tight/too trendy for me.

Just realised I said that M&S is too frumpy and Gap too trendy. Not fussy, or anything. am I?

Zara...what is it about Zara? I just go in there and feel confused and walk out. Is it the layout?

mrsbabookaloo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:24:59

FrayedKnot: love those Monsoon ones! Would never have thought to look in there for work clothes.

Also principles looks good.

Thanks all.

fishie Sun 14-Sep-08 21:26:32

m&s have some nice grey suit material atm, if that is the colour for you and the cut suits it is v good. i looked like a bin bag alas.

mrsbabookaloo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:29:22

Thanks, will check it out.

swedishmum Sun 14-Sep-08 22:37:25

I bought a couple of pairs at Debenhams last week - John Rocha. Really nice feeling fabric. Now to find a job....

girlsnextdoor Mon 15-Sep-08 08:25:40

Esprit- if you have one near or online, though the web pics aren't that clear.

Great Plains had loads - bigger John Lewis stores.

mrsbabookaloo Mon 15-Sep-08 11:19:16

Ooh, thanks, those are both good I just need time to go shopping...

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