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good shorts for apples? by which i mean something that won't make me look like the policeman out of Noddy?

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AitchTwoOh Tue 23-Jun-09 23:50:38

if it's going to be a scorcher i need to get out of my jeans. could wear skirts, of course, but on very hot days that takes me into the chafing zone.

Tinker Tue 23-Jun-09 23:52:46

Hmm, do shorts look good on anyone execept the very young/skinny? [controversial emoticon] You may be both of course.

Tinker Tue 23-Jun-09 23:54:12

Oh god, that's come out sounding a bit harsh hasn't it?

Metatron Wed 24-Jun-09 00:00:10

loose linen just below knee numbers with a Good top could be good.

AitchTwoOh Wed 24-Jun-09 00:11:29

and where would i get these loose linen ones from? i do have skinny legs, tink, if that's a consolation. i'm not young, nor am i ancient.

Metatron Wed 24-Jun-09 00:24:32

Are we talking nice dressed ones, or cheap and cheerful?

AitchTwoOh Wed 24-Jun-09 09:39:49

both, actually. do you have any ideas? i'm going into town tomorrow for a gander.

Metatron Thu 25-Jun-09 00:12:30

aitch - did you get anything, I was looking today and was surprised at the total lack of wearable trews in the shops.

Will continue to look though.

Metatron Thu 25-Jun-09 00:15:09

apologies for source here



Tinker Thu 25-Jun-09 00:15:36

Loose linen ones in Next. Typed this last night just as connection went.

DoThisDoThat Thu 25-Jun-09 06:31:40

Hiya. Am also an apple, so have relatively good legs compared to my fat tum.

Under no circumstances get those shorts that come to your knees, unless you are 8 stones and 6ft 2. They will make you look matronly, I guarantee. The shorts that go to mid-thigh are the best. I got a denim pair from m&s and (whisper it) a pair from Boden which are fab.

Linen crops a good idea, though.

HuffwardlyRudge Thu 25-Jun-09 06:45:00

I want a pair of shorts too. I wish I knew what shape I am and what would look good least bad.

Ooh, maybe I'll take a photo and ask MNers what shape I am? [brave]

fishie Thu 25-Jun-09 08:51:04

oh do huff. or have a look at trinny & susannah's thingy my colleague has the book (hidden at the bottom of her in tray) so i could see what they say for you.

i think mid-thigh slim fit is best for apples. possibly in a mid-pale colour with a darker top if one is a largish apple.

AitchTwoOh Thu 25-Jun-09 15:30:21

how funny that you should say that about shorts... i tried some on and looked, well, like an elderly lesbian on a camping trip.

i went into Next (whose door i have not darkened in recent years except to return pale pink baby clothes) and got a really plain dark blue pair of cropped jeans. i tried to link to them, couldn't see them on the site. i also got a couple of tops that i think will be handy for summer... they have a draw string so you can kinda pull the volume back in at the bottom.

so it looks like the backs of my calves will be the only parts of my body to see the light this summer. hey ho! grin thanks!

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