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tapered trousers

(9 Posts)
lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 25-Apr-19 16:04:18

Billy Bunter's capacious trousers leave plenty of room for cake! Maybe they look all right on the lucky tall and slim but for we shorties it's not a good look, I'm afraid.

wildswan16 Thu 25-Apr-19 16:00:07

I don't like tapered trousers. They do look OK while I am standing up, but I find they are very uncomfortable when sitting down - or ride up showing vast expanse of socks or bare legs. Much prefer straight up and down legs.

DanniRae Thu 25-Apr-19 15:51:25

I wear leggings in the warmer weather. Either long or 3/4 length. I find them really comfortable. I am a size 18 but as long as I have a long length top on that covers my behind I think I look ok. (To be honest my eldest daughter would soon tell me if I didn't look ok!!)

Teetime Thu 25-Apr-19 15:34:12

Me too they just look like jodhpurs the old fashioned kind. I got some lovely wide leg linen trousers from Monsoon and White Stuff. The M & S were horrible last year terrible material, rough and looked scruffy almost immediately - I kept them for doing the housework in.

shysal Thu 25-Apr-19 14:58:56

I hate tapered trousers on me. I have chunky legs so they make me feel like Billy Bunter. Straight legs are far more flattering.

Day6 Thu 25-Apr-19 14:48:55

Linen and linen-mix trousers used to be fairly wide in the leg. This season there are tapered ones in the shops and I have bought some for the summer. I too think I prefer the looseness of the ones with wider legs. Being fairly short, they can be a bit too flappy though! Need a happy medium! grin

Now if only they will stop making T shirts and most trousers out of that horrible stretchy fabric.

I used to buy cotton trousers with a bit of stretch years ago - now the shops are full of fairly heavy-weight stiff trouser, which do stretch but are sticky on the legs and tend to work their way down during the day because of their weight. I have to wear a belt with them and feel trussed up. That is a fabric and trend I hope dies out soon. Lighter-weight trousers for me please! (I live in cotton/linen trousers or light jeans in summer months.)

crazyH Thu 25-Apr-19 14:36:52

Are you talking of leggings or Jeggings ? I like them...they look nice with a shirt-dress. I wear them a lot, but don't feel hot or sticky. I have almost skinny legs (I hate my legs).
You are probably talking of more formal trousers.

Alima Thu 25-Apr-19 14:33:04

Ah, so it must be the style of trousers then. I have a couple of pairs of cotton summer trousers that fit fine around the waist even now but they are too tight around my shins. Thought that was odd. I don’t like clingy trousers in the heat either.

travelsafar Thu 25-Apr-19 14:22:13

Anyone else feel strange wearing thiese type of trousers.I bought a beautiful pair today in a linen mix they are such a lovely colour too.But when i tried them onat home with the top i want to wear with them they look all wrong somehow!!! I also noticed that i was very consious of the tight feeling around the top of my knee and lower thigh, i think they may be going back as i can imagine them feeling hot and sticky when the weather is warmer as they already felt like they clung to my leg.