What are you Wearing? 40s Style Slacks

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I’m pretty much a skirt kind of girl.

Always have been.

But when the weather gets chilly you can’t do black opaques every day so trousers are a necessity.


I have a few pairs that I don’t really like wearing very much, I just don’t find them flattering. Then I found this vintage pair in a Charity Shop a few weeks back. And I really love them. The high waist seems much more flattering to my shape than the normal hipster type trousers you buy.

I think I have to call them slacks instead of trousers, they’ve got a louche 1930s or 40s vibe to them (though they’re definitely later than that). I imagine that kind of jolly hockey sticks woman you get in films wearing them, the one with the slightly lesbian undertones who wears a tuxedo to dinner instead of an evening dress and smokes cigars.

I love wearing them with my heeled lace up brogues and this off the shoulder jumper I feel like an off duty 40s film star, even if I don’t look like one jumping around on hotel room beds to try and take pictures of my outfit.

P.S. It’s not too late to do me a favour and vote for me in the IFB Dress Up! Competition. Just go to my Picture and give me a big 5 hearts by clicking on the hearts under the photo. Just think, I might win some clothes then I can do some lovely outfit posts for you. Plus of course all the good karma you’ll get from helping out a poor blogger.


Top - River Island circa 2001
Leather Belt - Vintage from Charity Shop
Trousers - Vintage from Charity Shop

4 Responses
  • Miss Peelpants
    October 8, 2009

    Oooh, those trousers are fab. I have a great pair of 70s wool high waisters, but they itch like hell and I have to wear thick tights under them anyway!! 😉
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  • eyeliah
    October 8, 2009

    okay I voted for you again ( on a new computer). I need some slacks too, yours are really cute and flattering. I am actually in the process of rehemming two pairs (that I hemmed too short) and I think I need one more. Last time I wore pants (other than jeans) was 3 months ago.
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  • Kristen
    October 9, 2009

    These pants are awesome and they look really good on you!
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  • Sophie, the Barton Girl
    October 13, 2009

    Awesome pants! You look nothing short of fabulous in them. And now, I can feel a bad case of the green-eyed monster taking over me… 😉
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