Monday, 15 September 2014

Share in Style: Skirts or Pants?

I spotted this question on Une Femme's blog and couldn't resist joining in.  I'm sure that any regular readers will know my answer to the question: skirts or trousers? Pants is the American version of trousers by the way, and I used it above to make the title a bit snappier! Yes, my choice is definitely pants, trousers, jeans etc rather than skirts. I occasionally wear a dress and I do have a few skirts in my wardrobe but most times when I open my wardrobe I automatically reach for a pair of trousers.

There are several reasons why I opt for trousers. My style is natural gamine, so I tend to look more like me when I wear pants and jeans. My lifestyle is pretty casual, which again makes them the obvious choice. I am short and I think that wearing trousers gives me a longer leaner line than if I wore a skirt, which is why I will opt for a dress rather than a skirt on smarter occasions, as it has a similar effect.

I took a look at the photos that I've posted on here and, not surprisingly, there were very few of me wearing a skirt, so here's one hot off the press as it was only taken yesterday.

Featuring the lovely Lisa
Here's one that was taken over a year ago, showing how often skirts feature in my daily outfits!


The first thing I noticed was that I appeared slimmer in the more recent photo, in spite of over indulging with delicious food and wine on my recent holiday in France. I think that's because the top is more flattering on me.  I love stripes but vertical stripes (or hoops as my OH insists on calling them!) make me look broader rather than taller, plus I think the contrast between the pale top and darker skirt cuts me in half.


Here I am wearing a bright pink top with black linen trousers  - I'm not sure why my arms are like that! - which I think makes me look taller and slimmer than in the photo above it. Yes, there is still a contrast, but between two darker colours this time.

Finally, in the photo below I'm showing off my recent purchase, the patterned trousers, and trying to look slim with the help of a long scarf. I think I need a professional photographer though, or perhaps I should take more care with my posture, as my top half looks a lot bigger than my bottom half. However in my view this is the most flattering outfit.  I wonder if you will agree!



 What is your verdict? Skirts or trousers?

12 comments:

  1. I like the outfits in the top and bottom photos the most for you but you look cute and friendly in all of them. I think the bottom one may appeal to you because the colors are more similar top to bottom thus creating that longer visual line.

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    1. Thanks Juhli. I do love to look taller and slimmer however, as you know, I also like to break the rules and wear vertical stripes just because I love them!

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  2. I love those blue trousers in the 4th picture, but you have great legs and are rocking those skirts too!

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    1. Merci! I know Femmes d'un certain âge aren't supposed to wear short skirts, but I think my legs still look fine for an over 60 so occasionally I like to show them off.

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  3. So glad to know you Sue.
    This is the wonderful thing about Share-in-Style, meeting new friends.
    Thank you so much for being part od the Share-in-Style family now.I hope you will also join us in the future
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    1. Glad to know you too. I would love to join you all in the future - there is such a wonderful community out there! Many thanks xxxxx

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  4. Love you in the skirt in the top photo!

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    1. Thanks Robin. I must say that I've worn that skirt a fair bit since buying it. The only problem is that it's linen and creases even more than my linen trousers do, otherwise I'd probably wear it more often. I like the length and the fit though.

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