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Comfortable trousers that aren't jeans

(23 Posts)
bonfireheart Thu 15-Nov-18 21:18:55

I really can't get on with jeans. Leggings/jeggings with short tops is just wrong. And all my other trousers are more work trousers.
I want some trousers that are smart casual or even just casual that I can wear on my days off. Any help will be greatly receivedsmile

Cynderella Thu 15-Nov-18 23:58:42

Leggings with longer tops? Have to admit that I only wear them at home and change to go out.

I used to live in jeans, but now I'm not so slim, they're not as comfortable. Jeggings, hmm, I do wear these but find they only fit well when just washed. After a couple of hours they're slipping.

In the summer, linen mix trousers work for me. Winter, I have one pair of khaki green trousers that are a nice soft fabric but a jeans cut. I found them in a charity shop with labels still on - Next, I think. I'm starting to prefer casual dresses with thick tights.

CountFosco Fri 16-Nov-18 06:04:28

Hush joggers and harems are very popular. Anything with a sporty vibe, MeandEm have lots of athleisure style that are gorgeous.

DontCallMeCharlotte Fri 16-Nov-18 13:52:40

Have you tried <braces self for hideous word> treggings?

Way more comfortable than jeans but smarter than leggings. I wear them all the time.

Sainsburys do some good ones (although they do come up a bit short as you can see so order longer than you think you'll need).

flintfoxy Fri 16-Nov-18 16:37:25

Second harems or joggers

bonfireheart Fri 16-Nov-18 17:54:20

Never heard of treggings - they do look like the compromise I'm looking for will have a try, thank you!

CountFosco Fri 16-Nov-18 18:44:26

Also, cargo pants, good examples on My Fashionable 40s

Potplant2 Sat 17-Nov-18 07:42:09

I’m totally evangelical about these:

They’re like jeggings but a lovely soft velvet and warm, and they don’t bag after a couple of hours (even on a full days’s hiking!). Wash easily.

Uniqlo also do treggings if that’s what you’re after, though they don’t call them that (think they call them smart trousers)

Trills Sat 17-Nov-18 07:55:04

I can second the Uniqlo velvet ones.

niceupthedance Sat 17-Nov-18 07:57:44


Cargo trousers (some in Zara)

LaLaLolly Sat 17-Nov-18 08:04:07

Third vote for the Uniqlo velvet leggings. Thing of beauty and so cosy.

RNBrie Sat 17-Nov-18 08:06:02

Boden Richmond trousers are really comfy but can be dressed up smart.

DrDiva Sat 17-Nov-18 08:20:11

Those Uniqlo look lovely - how long are they? I have a 33” inside leg so anything under 31” looks a bit silly on me!

justforareply Sat 17-Nov-18 09:11:50

What's sizing like on Uniqlo ones pls lala trills potplant?
I'm a river island 10 but some recent Zara trousers medium

Processedpea Sat 17-Nov-18 09:14:06

Also legging velvet leggings think they're about 32inches uniqlo legging trousers also good and their pull on trousers also the wool trousers are longer and warmer for winter

Potplant2 Sat 17-Nov-18 11:16:08

Don’t know length but I’m 5’5 and they fit me perfectly and I think I could be a couple of inches taller and they still would.

I think they’re sized fairly true/a little generously. I’m a 14 at the moment and the L fits me perfectly. I’d go for S if you’re a 10 (I think uniqlo does free exchanges if I’m wrong, but check this).

SpamChaudFroid Sat 17-Nov-18 12:53:05

I'm fully embracing the elasticated waistband since discovering Hush's harems and joggers. Me and Em have some nice ones that I'm coveting. These.

justforareply Sat 17-Nov-18 13:25:25

Thank you potplant 😊

I do love MN. I'm not a fan of shopping and since I've been on here regularly (about 2 years - I was on education sites before --not a fat lot of help in retrospect--) I can pick up stuff to freshen up my wardrobe without the aggravation of having to go looking for stuff myself

LaLaLolly Sat 17-Nov-18 13:29:43

Yes, the cut is slightly generous.

I'm a 14 at the moment and the L fits well,.even a bit roomy (which for a Japanese brand is pretty good)

EleanorLavish Sat 17-Nov-18 13:30:01

M&S do great slim trousers. I adore ankle grazers.

Cocolepew Sat 17-Nov-18 13:32:59

H&M pull on trousers .
I got a pair yesterday, elasticated at the back, back and front pockets.

littlemeitslyn Sat 17-Nov-18 15:09:19

My jeggings from Primark fit really well

DrDiva Sat 17-Nov-18 16:18:29

Thanks very much! 32" would be pretty much perfect.

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