Well, the jeggings from M&S turned out not to be such a good idea. I looked like a cross between Max Wall and Humpty Dumpty plus, as they were a tad too short as well, my swollen ankles were prominently displayed when I tried them on. Not really the look I was aiming for!! They were hastily dispatched back to M&S. So, like Lord Sugar, my search continued .... eventually I found what appeared to be just the ticket on Cotton Traders - white jeans with an elasticated waist (I know the white trousers will only be worn when the sun's shining so an elasticated waist is a comfy addition when the weather is warm.)
The jeans promptly arrived Saturday lunchtime and I finally tried them on when I came back that evening. They were nice - good quality fabric, nice straight-leg style (though not skin tight like those awful jeggings) and just the right length. I was rather pleased, though a bit surprised to find they were rather loose in the leg and round the waist. Never mind, thought I, I must have lost a bit more weight and Mum always says Cotton Traders' trousers are generously cut. I went to hang them in the wardrobe when I noticed the size label on the waistband was a size larger than the size given on the swing tag and the bag they came in. Dag nabbit, no wonder they were a bit loose, they were the wrong bloody size.
I was not the happiest bunny on earth at that point and became even less happy when I realised that it was too late to phone Cotton Traders with a complaint that day. Bright and early Sunday morning I was on the phone to them and they were most helpful and apologetic. Another pair of white jeans - this time deffo the right size - have just been delivered and the other pair taken back free of charge.
Yay, I finally have the white jeans I've been looking for all summer. Let's just hope the sun shines now and I can get some wear from them. If anybody else out there is looking for some really good quality summer jeans / trousers in a plethora of leg lengths then I can highly recommend Cotton Traders as a website to take a look at. They're not the cheapest option out there but the quality of their goods is excellent and their call centre staff are lovely. And they certainly correct their mistakes lickety spit!! And, no, I'm not being paid to big up Cotton Traders, I was just so pleasantly surprised by their ability to quickly put things right - and to apologise for their error - that I wanted to mention it.