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Which pair of linen trousers - 5ft2, pear shaped.

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pigswithfludontfly Wed 03-Jun-09 15:57:23

Which of the many, many styles in the link below (M&S linen shop) would work well for me - I'm a short arse, 5ft 2, size 10 in M&S (12 elsewhere though) with a sizeable bum and thighs and a slimmer top.
Not keen on bootleg as I think they look a bit dated.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/search/277-3918068-8234117?ie=UTF8&rs=70901031&fromPS=&sort=sa lesrank&mnSBrand=core&viewID=leaf&bannerWidget=169796162&pos=emsrchpagShow%20all&showAll=1&rh=n%3A 70901031&isBrowse=1

hobbgoblin Wed 03-Jun-09 16:00:47

I just went to New Look and am very happy wink. I am a linen trousers perfectionsist and refuse to wear the kind that are four oblongs of linen sewn together with a bit of stringy fabric as a drawstring a la much of what Next, etc. has on offer.

Even Principles, and others take the piss with their annual linen trouser offerings imo.

I am also 5'2" and though not classic pear I wouldn't say my arse is small of my thighs nimble.

mrsruffallo Wed 03-Jun-09 16:03:02

I wouldn't go for baggies, but something tailored and straight.
Wouldn't go for linen myself, it's one of my pet hates. I can't stand linen trousers-
I don't like the sweaty creased mess it turns into after a couple of hours
Sorry, not helpful I know

I'll get my coat

pigswithfludontfly Wed 03-Jun-09 20:27:30

Which ones did you get from New Look hobbgoblin?

akhems Wed 03-Jun-09 20:30:23

Tesco have some really good ones, got a couple of pairs meself

pigswithfludontfly Wed 03-Jun-09 20:49:56

What kind of fit are they? E.g. bootcut/ straight?

BodenGroupie Wed 03-Jun-09 21:30:22

Got a beautiful pair 100% linen, really expensive looking........for £20 in Sainsburys!

cocolepew Wed 03-Jun-09 21:34:12

Like akhems, I got Tesco ones, £15 and a deep waistband that holds wobbly bits in, they had some at £20 but I don't know what the difference was. I did have to take them up though and I'm 5'5".

pigswithfludontfly Wed 03-Jun-09 21:42:49

right it's off to the supermarkets I go then! Are there changing rooms in Tesco and Sains though?

THK Thu 04-Jun-09 02:10:42

Has anyone looked at the new website epiq fashion.
lots of linen.
All ex principles but at really good prices. I bought the linen trouser with gold buttons. great fit and the linen is lovely quality.
definately worth a look.

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