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Are beige trousers that bad?

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annep Fri 22-Jun-18 17:38:23

I'm 67. I met my 57 year old sister yesterday. I was wearing Robell tight stretchy beige/cream coloured trousers which I love. Got a spot on them, was moaning I'd only put them on. Sister said you shouldn't wear beige trousers anyway. only old ladies wear beige trousers! I thought it was a strange thing to say. Would appreciate views. truth please.

jenpax Fri 22-Jun-18 17:45:02

I think my DD would consider beige trousers to be worn by ladies of a certain age😁 I stick to black trousers or navy 😁

HildaW Fri 22-Jun-18 17:45:17

Sorry....agree with your sister. From a little way away it looks like there's nothing on.
Seriously, though its just not a colour I'd wear top or 'neutral' colours are navy blue, dark grey or dark brown.....even known to wear a sort of outdoorsy drab olive because they all go with the sort of colours I wear. If I want paler....then its a pale denim blue or grey.

hildajenniJ Fri 22-Jun-18 17:51:24

I never wear beige either. I wouldn't say it's an old ladies colour, just that I don't suit it. My trousers are black, navy and grey. I have a pair of sage green summer wide leg trousers, but I don't think I'll wear them again, as DH says they make me look short and plump. I liked them until he said that.

HildaW Fri 22-Jun-18 17:53:04

Hmmmmmmmm men!!!!!

Cherrytree59 Fri 22-Jun-18 17:58:30

I have beige chinos
I dont wear very often but when I do I wear with bright top and Afghan type scarf.

Deck shoes go well with beige cargos (imho)smile

Greyduster Fri 22-Jun-18 18:02:02

I also have two pairs of beige chinos, and I like them. No-one has ever said I look old in them.

varian Fri 22-Jun-18 18:02:22

You sometimes see old couples both dressed head to toe in beige. It's not a good look - especially with grey or white hair.

However I think Cherrytree probably looks fine with something brightly coloured on her top half.

Maggiemaybe Fri 22-Jun-18 18:12:00

I’m sorry, anne, but I have to agree with your sister. I bought some beige linen pants a couple of years ago, but hardly wore them, they just felt old somehow. And the what I told myself were nude shoes haven’t seen the light of day since I asked DD1 what she thought, and she tactfully told me they were very nice, but a bit, well, old lady beige...

Maggiemaybe Fri 22-Jun-18 18:15:18

And now I feel mean, because really we should all wear whatever we want and I’m sure yours are much more stylish than mine were. blush

Panache Fri 22-Jun-18 18:17:23

Personally I think it simply a question of the material,style and what is worn with them........I think possibly your sister was thinking of those crimpolene days........and yes very aging indeed........or again those with an elastic waistband.

Today with a modern cut and the fabrics they use they are totally a different fashion...........worn casually with trainers.............or deck shoes as mentioned.........and cheery colourful tops,sweaters or jackets.......I would say you are fit enough to go most places.,plus the obliging bright scarf to complete the ensemble!
Furthermore I wear these.........and get enough compliments to tell me I look fine!..........and I am probably in the age group your sister was talking about!

harrigran Fri 22-Jun-18 18:24:49

Wear what you like and be damned, I wear beige trousers all the time and if people have a problem with that then it is their problem not mine.

Squiffy Fri 22-Jun-18 18:32:25

I agree harri! It's never even occurred to me that age and colour was a 'thing'!

suzied Fri 22-Jun-18 18:44:00

Depends on the cut/ style. Beige elasticated waist polyester definite no.
Stone coloured chinos ( not beige) or Capri pants with sandals and a bright coloured shirt or tunic yes.

HAZBEEN Fri 22-Jun-18 18:57:19

From a "Tena lady"point of view beige trousers are a no no! Its black or navy for me. But I dont see them as an age restricted thing. Depends on the material or cut I suppose. My daughter was most distraught when she saw the label in my new black trousers said Damart!!

BlueBelle Fri 22-Jun-18 19:19:40

I ve never heard of rodwell so had a google and they look ok to me I agree with Panache beige crimplene NO NO but nice skinny light coloured jeans or chinos look fine and those ones look fine they should be for the price ....pretty expensive this Rodwell make

petra Fri 22-Jun-18 19:40:29

I think my Ralph Lauren's could be described as 'beige'.
They certainly aren't an old lady style of trouser.
As several have said: it all depends what you wear with it.

Jane10 Fri 22-Jun-18 19:59:02

There was a spoof advert in Viz aimed at pensioners and offering a 'beigeing' service - no item too small to be beiged!
Take from that what you will...

SpringyChicken Fri 22-Jun-18 20:02:59

I was told years ago to avoid beige, it's what old people wear. Having studied people getting off coaches, I'm afraid it's true.

Willow500 Fri 22-Jun-18 20:05:07

Difficult one - I think back to my MIL and mum who both wore beige trousers and they did look kind of dated - on the other hand I have a pair of very loose wide legged beige trousers which look nice with a long top over them. Trouble is finding shoes that go with them that are comfortable!! I tend to just wear them at home instead. Just go with how you feel and be beggered what others think smile

sodapop Fri 22-Jun-18 20:07:26

That's right BlueBelle No crimplene but cream or beige chinos are fine.
Bright coloured tops with them no problem.

Jalima1108 Fri 22-Jun-18 20:10:57

You sometimes see old couples both dressed head to toe in beige. It's not a good look - especially with grey or white hair

I would never wear 'beige' trousers with a beige top.

I have cream chinos and cream linen trousers and would wear them with a dark (navy) or colourful top and sometimes rather snazzy trainers.

However, I am not a follower of fashion so my view may not count grin
And I am old.

Iam64 Fri 22-Jun-18 20:11:57

I wear a lot of light brown, fawn, beige, name it as you
Like. Love it. I bought a pair of those Robell trousers OP, in bright red. I was trying to avoid beige or black and succeeded. Don’t let others dictate what you wear, unless they have style you admire and the two of you a very good supportive friends

Jalima1108 Fri 22-Jun-18 20:15:11

We went out the other day and DH was wearing a beige linen jacket and navy chinos and I was wearing a navy linen jacket and cream linen trousers.

I said - 'Oh No - we look like those dolls that you can turn upside down!! We can't go out like this' but we had no time to change grin

varian Fri 22-Jun-18 20:17:06

Your view does count, Jalima. We're all old.