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These £23 Trousers Are As Comfortable As Pyjamas, But I Can Wear Them to Work

As comfortable as pyjamas. Photo: Courtesy the retailer

Since graduation, I have worked in an array of offices across an array of communication roles. For my first few jobs, I was an intern and wore whatever Topshop sales bounty burst out of the stuffed drawers in my box room. But as I grow older and tend towards more people-managing jobs, I have ceded to the notion that looking put together can be a good thing. But it has been a quest to team this intention with the comfort my body demands. Lots of women with endometriosis (including me) suffer from excruciating cramps and pelvic pain, but the condition can also cause fatigue and — my main complaint — bloating a.k.a. ‘endo belly’. On days when my bloating worsens and my pain flare-ups operate on a calendar my body has no intention of sharing, my go-to uniform of opaque tights and A-line skirts doesn’t appeal.

Photo: Jeanne Sutton
find. Women’s Soft Jersey Tapered Trouser

I came across find. a few months ago. This label is functional, cheap, and bizarrely hard to find on the Amazon website. (Amazon, make it easier for people to find find.) I ordered a pair of elasticated-waist black patterned trousers from them, and fell in love with the high-waisted fit. However, the material, a combination of viscose and polyester, was too thick for the humid autumn, so I decided to try another pair, this time a light jersey material, again, from find. and struck gold for £23.

These trousers are tapered at the ends with an almost beatnik riff, and the jersey material is light enough for summer and heavy enough for winter. They make me feel like Mary Tyler Moore during her Dick Van Dyke Show days, and they’re way softer than the product shot indicates. They’re almost like pyjama bottoms, all the while managing to pull off ‘youngish professional’. Meeting a friend for gin and a movie: perfect. Coffee meet-up with someone about a future career opportunities: perfect. Lidl: perfect.

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Trousers As Comfortable As Pyjamas That I Can Wear to Work