The Right Trousers


My relationship with trousers has always been painful and troublesome; they never quite sat right, too big on the waist but too tight on my hips – just a pain! Apart from my gym gear and pyjama bottoms, I’ve actively avoided trousers to spare me from this misery.

Then along came Collectif with their Franky swing trousers. I swear they are heaven-sent! As stated by Collectif,

The Franky Swing Trousers are a vintage inspired style. These are one of the bestselling styles in our collection. They are made from a heavy cotton drill to keep the wide leg shape. The Franky Swing Trousers feature a lovely high waist with a wide yoke, the wide legs feature stitched in place turn ups at the cuff.

The thickness of the material helps the trousers to hang beautifully as well as smoothing out lumps and bumps. I love how high on the body they come up as well – they really show off my waist and give me an hourglass figure without squishing my hips. I’m so grateful that vintage reproduction companies exist – my wardrobe would suffer without them!

I paired these trousers with my trusty black Converse and Vivien of Holloway Raglan blouse. Both the trousers and the shirt can be teamed up with lots of other pieces too.

My hair is just a wet-set with a rolled fringe and I am wearing my favourite Kat Von D liquid lipstick in ‘Outlaw’.


I’m so glad I found these trousers – now I just need to find a navy pair in my size! What’s been your trickiest item of clothing to sort out? Let us know.

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