Sunday, 12 February 2012

Never Buying Trousers Again. Ever.

I'm beginning to think that some people are not meant to wear trousers.  I think I am one of those people.  In the past year or so I have tried out Tara Starlet's pedal pushers, Lady K Loves' sailor trousers, numerous trousers from Next, M&S, Jaeger, Zara...the list goes on quite a way.  The bottom line is none of them fit properly!  Whether they're too short, too tight on the waist, too tight across the crotch, too loose on the hips, the end result is exasperation.

I have ONE pair of trousers that fits me really well - grey swing trousers from Heyday, that I just sacrificed the turn-up to get the leg length.  I love these trousers so much!

So, why not just buy another pair from Heyday?

Well I did.  And guess what?  They didn't fit!!  (I actually sobbed.  SOBBED.)  I tried out the lovely new navy pair with the self-covered buttons, in the same size as my grey ones that do fit.  But I think a combination of the slightly thinner fabric and an adjustment to the 'rise' in the new version meant that they gaped at my waist and were loose around my hips.  Whilst still fitting my derriere snuggly, so I don't think I could go down a size.

In desperation, I ordered the Rosie trousers from Lady K Loves.  When they arrived, they were blatantly not a 33" inside leg as stated on the website (I measured and they came up under 30").  So they had to go back too.

Overall, in lost postage costs, I think my experiments with trousers over the last year or so has cost me in excess of £30.

Never.  Buying.  Trousers.  Again.

Is anyone else in trouser hell?

1 comment:

  1. Argh I feel your pain! I have the same problem with trousers, I must confess to ending up out of desperation, with more than a few pairs which are either uncomfortably tight or far too baggy around the waist!
    I think the only solution is to sew your own, though its a bit of a faff at least you can alter them to get the perfect fit :)


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