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MonsterThighs Tue 04-Feb-14 22:22:03

I'm a long time lurker but hoping no one minds my post. I'm looking for any suggestions! I'm short and have short fat legs. I find it impossible to find good fitting black trousers for work. I teach reception so I'm on the floor a lot, so although I love skirts/dresses it's not always practical.

Was wondering whether any fellow teachers could share some wisdom? Or it may be nice to just hear some ideas of your general 'teacher wardrobe'.

rollonthesummer Tue 04-Feb-14 22:32:03

I teach Y1. I tend to wear skinny fitting black trousers/coloured cords with boots and tops/cardigans or jumpers, leggings with dresses over them (so the leggings look like tights but are just more comfortable) and knee-length skirts/tops/boots.

That is probably no help though!

MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Tue 04-Feb-14 22:37:09

Roll on - that's the standard uniform at my school too.
Monsterthighs - I have the same problems as you and also find it had to find trousers that don't slip down at the back when you are constantly crouching/bending down. Don't want to scar young minds with a builders bum grin
I tend to go for longer tops to try and cover my waist.
I mostly wear skinny black trousers with knee length or biker boots - thighs be damned. It's comfort and warmth for playground duty all the way smile

2kidsintow Tue 04-Feb-14 22:38:00

My teaching wardrobe consists of asda £6 black trousers (or their £12 ones if I'm feeling flush) and a top.

More usually though, it's a knee length dress (not shorter) teamed with leggings instead of tights for durability, and knee high boots.

knitwitter Tue 04-Feb-14 22:40:01

I teach reception too, and find tunics or dresses with leggings work best for me. I find that when I wear trousers I get a builder's bum when sitting on the floor! This year I am keeping snow boots at school for when I am outside, and leggings work well with these.

BanishedToPadua Tue 04-Feb-14 22:49:27

I teach secondary, so it's a bit different, but I am a similar shape to you. My teacher wardrobe tends to be, smart black skirt with a bit of stretch, thick tights, boots, top and cardigan.

Thick black legging type trousers could be good like these ones:
www.next.co.uk/x5334s12#890631x53

I have these trousers. They hold you in and have a bit of stretch for a good fit:
www.next.co.uk/x5372s8#850946x53

Wear with boots and a long top or tunic. www.next.co.uk/g562186s4#656191g56

Mrswellyboot Tue 04-Feb-14 23:02:49

I get my work trousers from tesco. Then I don't care what paint lands on them.

I find them a good fit and I'm a pear.

I tend to wear a fitted shirt and longline light cardigan, string of pearls

I'm a real trend setter me (ahem) grin

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