Printed Trousers with Dorothy Perkins

Printed Trousers with Dorothy Perkins

I’ve been slowly but surely falling in love with printed trousers this year.   Now I’m fairly late to the printed trouser game – having only started to embrace tailored cigarette pants and capris at the end of last year it took me a while to progress on vibrant prints and bold patterns.

Last month, with a trip to San Francisco pending, I invested in a pair of vintage-inspired cigarette pants with a bold dogtooth pattern.  I was nervous – having been scorned by dogtooth pants in the past, but it turns out I needn’t have been.

Printed Trousers - Review of Tall & Plus Size Trousers

These Dorothy Perkins Tall Gingham Skinny Trousers (also available in regular length here) are a delight.  Made from a soft and stretchy fabric they are high waisted and actually reach my ankles!

I’m wearing a size 18 but, to be fair, probably could have been sized down to a 16.  The stretch in the fabric means I’m fairly certain the trousers would encase my thunder thighs and the waist (when worn without a belt) is characteristically huge on me!

Since buying, I’ve worn these trousers in true pin-up style with pin-curls and a bardot body, for work with a blazer and courts and as I’ve styled it here, casual with a camisole and vibrant cardigan!

They really are so versatile and I’m thinking of trying the whole crop top and heels combo with them next time I go for a girls cocktail night (they have been far too elusive since last years illness).

Printed Trousers - Review of Tall & Plus Size Trousers

The trousers come in sizes 8 – 22 but only have 14-22 left in the tall (and 6, 10, 20, and 22 in regular) and are currently on offer for a measly £16.72 (and only £22 originally) so I recommend, if you’re after a pair of vintage inspired ginghams, snapping this up quick!!!!

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Outfit Details:

Dorothy Perkins Tall Gingham Print Trousers

Bardot Top (similar here)

Marks & Spencers Cardigan (alternative colours here)

Jewel Toed Flats (similar here)


Charli is a simple country bumpkin with a passion for long country walks, wooly jumpers, velvet blazers, and luxurious lingerie.

Charli also loves gin!

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  1. Natalie
    April 24, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Ohh these are lovely! They go really well with the red cardigan, I think I might have to look out for a pair for myself for the summer! x

  2. April 26, 2016 / 10:22 am

    You look so yummy and vintagey! I love this! I totally want to get on this vibe, but I am not sure I am the right shape. We have to head to a dressing room soon and try it out!

  3. April 30, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    These are so cute, you look gorgeous! I want to see your vintage look with the bardot top and pin curls too! I almost never wear trousers these days and worry that I’d feel under dressed in them these days but I think the gingham and the narrow cut of the leg means they’d always look stylish! I might have to give them a try!

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