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Combat trousers for shorties

(15 Posts)
nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 19:32:05

Where can you get nice ones ????? Have see lodas of people wearing them and i like them but being a short arse they are all miles and miles too long for me.

Oh and what shoes do you wear with them ???

Slink Mon 04-Apr-05 19:43:49

How about next, they do good stuff, H&M i wear my trainers with mine or sandles in the summer

nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 19:44:57

Do H&M do petite stuff then ???

Tried Next but they were still too long.

morningpaper Mon 04-Apr-05 19:45:10

I like them but I think that on short legs combat trousers give the impression of:


and somehow I end up looking like I've got no legs...

nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 19:48:29

LOL morningpaper, will have to check that out.

I want some that sort of sit on my hips, hipsters i spose as that makes me look slimmer, but then they are just sooooooooo long i could cut the ends off and make a pair of shorts

fisil Mon 04-Apr-05 19:48:40

Monsoon legs are usually good, and M&S do do different lengths (although aren't renowned for their style).

I got some normal ones and took them up. Although you can't do a normal turn up, if you double back the fabric just above the bottom cuff you get an invisible take up.

nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 19:51:46

Think i know what you mean Fisil. I am just lazy.

I hate hate hate buying any type of trousers and jeans cos i know it will involve trying several pairs on and coming home with nothing.

Slink Mon 04-Apr-05 21:21:09

H&M do xsmall and small stuff, you could always try Gap, Tescos, Asda? If you wear a little heal you will give the impression you are tall.

hoxtonchick Mon 04-Apr-05 21:23:06

topshop petite?

Branster Mon 04-Apr-05 21:33:51

Maybe they don't do them in short lenghts because they don't suit short people? :-))

you could wear them with trainers, pointy boots , kitten heel ponty slip on kind of shoes (the ones that don't have a back round the ankle . Oh God, what are they called???? - that's what I wear sometimes), nice girly flip-flops.
I think the idea is to make them look as feminine as possible, not like you are a builder wearing trousers.

Branster Mon 04-Apr-05 21:34:28

Gap Kids???

nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 21:42:53

Thanks all, will try Gap and Topshop first i think as i seem to have more success there with jeans.

Gap kids might be a good idea too as i do have a gap kids denim skirt somewhere that still fits, had foregotten about that.

Juliehafrancis Mon 04-Apr-05 22:00:28

Dorothy perkins have some combat trousers in the petite section and also in the normal section have short ones!
Got some today!

Smurfgirl Mon 04-Apr-05 22:46:29

Definately Topshop, or Miss Selfridge.

Oh and River Island do nice short combats but they are super expensive.

tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 14:33:22

ine just brought some lovely beige one from topshop for short peeps, sit really nice on the hip aswell( i say they are hipster ones, more likely that my belly is hanging over top!)

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