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What to wear under tunic tops for work (not leggings)?

(22 Posts)
Rafaella Fri 05-Jun-09 09:40:33

Does anyone have any ideas for slim-fitting black/blue trousers smart enough for work that go well under long-length tops? My usual trousers look too bulky when not worn with a fitted top? Not too expensive - £40 max. Thanks

Lizzylou Fri 05-Jun-09 09:46:56

HOw about:


Skinny leg

Lots in Next, I have some great black ones, like the cropped ones in second link, but long.
There are other colours too, I just stick to black for the slimming effect.

Twitmonster Fri 05-Jun-09 09:53:14

I know you said slim fitting but what about loose linen trousers?

Lizzylou Fri 05-Jun-09 09:58:07

Yes, Tunic tops look lovely over linen trousers and you can get smarter ones.

Rafaella Fri 05-Jun-09 10:15:29

Thanks - I'm 5ft3in so loose top and linen trousers makes me look too mumsy and round when I want to look chic and stylish. The Next ones look the sort of thing but for some reason Next trousers often don't fit me - I think I'm between sizes.

janeite Fri 05-Jun-09 16:54:42

Bumping this for you as I want to know too! Gap have some nice ones but they were way too long for me.

pavlovthecat Fri 05-Jun-09 16:56:11

Red Herring do some fab skinny jeans for about £30 I think, in blue and in black. They are proper skinny, I love mine but alas will not be wearing them again for a while (what with pg bump and all that!)

pavlovthecat Fri 05-Jun-09 16:56:51

oh and they do short leg too, so if you have short legs like me, they will fit well (red herring in debenhams in case you did not know)

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pavlovthecat Fri 05-Jun-09 17:00:18

aaaargh it keeps deleting the first bracket grrrr

pavlovthecat Fri 05-Jun-09 17:01:28

the first ones again too these are the ones I have or similar anyway.

janeite Fri 05-Jun-09 17:02:40

Mine are needed for work, so jeans are no good. And I don't want skinny, skinny, just slim legged. Thanks anyway - and hopefully they'll be useful to Rafaella!

mololoko Fri 05-Jun-09 17:40:27

i'm intrigued by these churidars

they look much better if you see them in context on the "other images" link

Clure Fri 05-Jun-09 18:12:03

these look nice
these look not so skinny
these in navy

janeite Fri 05-Jun-09 18:21:52

Ooh I never would have thought of Coast. They look a contender!

I seem to remember that somebody on here ordered the Toast ones and said they were horrible irl - can't remember who or when though.

Rafaella Fri 05-Jun-09 22:22:29

Well, jeans are no good for work and I love the coast trousers but they only have a size 18 - will look for something similar. The White Company ones could be good but the picture is not, so hard to tell - we have a branch locally so I will try them. Also, I like the idea of 7/8 in theory but being on the short side may not be a good idea. The Toast ones look amazing for the kind of lifestyle I would like to have but don't, and I think you'd need to be 5ft10 to make them work. Thanks for the ideas.

pippo Fri 05-Jun-09 22:27:35

I have discovered that cropped trousers are v. flattering with tunic tops

Pollyanna Fri 05-Jun-09 22:30:25

I got some black, slim fitting cropped trousers from Gap recently that I wear to work with tunics.

janeite Mon 08-Jun-09 17:43:06

I looked in Next and Gap yesterday. Gap had some nice ones but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. Next Petites only had linen trousers and jeans, as far as I could see.

Rafaella Mon 08-Jun-09 22:16:59

I found some brilliant denim leggings in Mango - they look more like slim jeans than leggings but are really lightweight and comfortable with stretch. No good for work but I will keep looking for black.

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