I think it is safe to say that I definitely prefer dresses and skirts to trousers... having said that, I do love the 1950s capri pants that I see girls wearing and I've been dying to own a pair myself. However, trousers/ pants are just so difficult to get right in the measurements! Buying a full skirt or dress is so easy by comparison and it is for this reason that I have generally stayed away from buying vintage trousers online.
Ballyhoo Vintage has a great range of 1950s and 1960s capri pants/ clam diggers/ pedal pushers and I really wanted a pair... so I bought these deadstock ones as they were not very expensive so I figured if they didn't fit right, it wouldn't be a huge waste of money.
They are super tight and there isn't much give in the fabric. It is the right size (I actually had to get them taken in a little by the ankle) as any bigger and it wouldn't have the right look.
I definitely feel more self-conscious wearing these than I do in any vintage dress I own but I do also like this outfit a lot (even if all I can see is hips/ thighs/ bum) so I would like to buy some more capri pants in the future.
We are currently in-between sofas in our flat so I used this opportunity to take some photos in the huge space we now have in our lounge. This clock was the first mid-century item we bought for the flat. It's great to be able to look at (and purchase!) furniture and homewares at vintage fairs, when before, I was only really interested in the clothing.
Yep, definitely super tight.
Capri pants: Vintage deadstock from Ballyhoo Vintage
Necklace: Vintage from Etsy
Bracelet: Vintage from trader at Rhythm Riot
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Earrings: Reproduction from Bow & Crossbones