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Sunday 27 May 2018

Dressing up black cropped trousers

In part two of a special on how older women can wear summer 2018's cropped and wide trousers, Is This Mutton dresses up a pair of black trousers with a red top and pearls.
Last week in part one of my Cropped and Wide Trousers special, I hopefully showed that this scary type of pant can be surprisingly flattering. This week I'm wearing a more conservative pair of trousers which could easily be worn to work and also dressed up for evenings.

Is This Mutton? blog for the over-45s shows how to style wide black cropped trousers/pants for a work or evening look
Again I have chosen trousers that don't end at the fattest part of my calf. Many different lengths are in the shops and the culotte type that finish midway up the calf will only flatter those with very slim legs.
The red belted top is from Marks and Spencer. It's not a great pairing with these trousers because although they have an elasticated waist, there is a belt that ties at the front, so with the red piece's belt on top of this, I was in danger of looking like the Michelin Man.
In part two of a special on how older women can wear summer 2018's cropped and wide trousers, Is This Mutton dresses up a pair of black trousers with a red top and pearls.
Layering up pearls and adding some sandals with interesting heel detail makes the pants more dressy and fine for wearing out at night.

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  1. Lovely outfit Gail, very elegant. I bought the same top but have been deliberating taking it back, I couldn't seem to get it to look right, but I'm going to try it again with a different necklace. Oh and I should probably iron it too! It looks fab on you with the pearls.

    Emma xxx

    1. Thanks Emma...I like the colour of the top but not wholly convinced on the style.

  2. You look very chic Gail. I know what you mean about belt on belt but I do love both the top and the trousers. The colour of the top is flattering on you. I'm wearing more trousers these days rather than my typical jeans. Maybe we do as we get older.


    1. Interesting observation Anna. I have quite a few pairs of jeans but I always default to a really old pair! But am constantly buying trousers.

  3. Love your M&S top it's really lovely and the colour looks fab on you. I am buying so many pieces with belts that I totally get the belt over a belt conundrum! xx

  4. You look absolutely gorgeous, Gail!!

  5. I adore my culottes, and would easily copy this style with the red top, thanks for sharing Gail. Have a super week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  6. Very elegant bit of styling here Gail! Wide trousers like this can be a bit of a nightmare to get right, but you've made it look like child's play. The oversized pearls always add a bit of class, don't they? Lovely x


  7. I love the red top! It works perfectly with the cropped trousers. I'm still finding this trend hard with my little legs! xx

  8. Smart date night look, love the tie top balancing with the trousers. Inspirational. Hugs x.

  9. Lovely outfit Gail. Love everything your wearing, especially your sandals. The heels are great :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us again soon.

  10. Very pretty outfit Gail! I love the tied waisted red top. I love anything like that with detail. The pants look super on you and I love the fancy heeled shoes. I think that pretty pearl necklace is your signature :-)
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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