Rated 1 out of 5 by anitajulia really rubbish trousers
warning these are see through, very thin fabric, and hand wash cold only.
January 20, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tizz Just wrong!
I love the look and feel of these but the shape just didn't work for me. They are fine from waist to knee, but the sharp taper from knee to ankle just made my hips look even bigger than they actually are! They looked great on the models (of course) and Evey but I think because I am 6 foot tall, they just don't drape as much from the knee down on me. On their way back sadly.
Could we please have a more straight leg or palazzo style but with the lovely pleating and pockets? Or maybe some choices of length for those of us who are taller than average (I see the petites would also like some choice as noted in other reviews)?
It is worth saying that XL was a good fit at the waist and hip, even though I am much bigger than the presenters usually suggest as the upper limit - size 3XL generally (depending on maker and cut). I am a pear with a relatively small waist in comparison to my hip - a similar sized "apple" might find them tighter fitting at the waist but the elastic was pretty forgiving I should say.
I know the presenters are being cautious in advising max sixe 18, but I have found that many of the looser styles fit me perfectly with room to spare so it seems a shame to discourage us larger ladies from enjoying this wonderful range. The only limitation I have found is the closer fitting styles with slim sleeves or small armholes. Otherwise go for it!
As the style didn't work, my other gripe became redundant but in the interests of full disclosure I will mention it anyway. I ordered the mocha to match a Join top that I have had for a while and love - in fact it was my very first (of many) Join pieces. I was always under the impression from presenters' comments that colours are consistent from style to style. Well not in this case - the mocha was not the same and in fact looked pretty awful next to my tunic. It's the first time I have experienced this, even when buying Join pieces from sources other than QVC! So be aware and maybe check with Customer Services if it is vital to match up.
January 17, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tashywoo Too long
Loved these. Soft, easy to wear but way too long. I'm 5'2" and i was tripping over these. I've found that all the join clothes are too long for me. Join please make a petite range for those of us that aren't 6 foot.
January 14, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rollontheweekend Prefer last incarnation in jersey/cuffed ankles
Evey and models looked great but I am not as tall as they are and this leg shape and wide waist pleating does not suit me at all. The old harems in the jersey with the cuffed ankle were also voluminous in the leg, but the shape and drape worked better for me. Also I do not ever want to hand wash trousers as is recommended for this fabric.
However, the knitted harems 163528 and the stripe rib harems 163526 are utterly fantastic in my opinion (stripe fabric suprisingly more forgiving to wear than the plain rib fabric), and are easily the best and comfiest trousers I have and will be my winter and summer staple, giving the slightly quirky yet relaxed "swishy" fit desired.
January 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monterrey Brilliant
Didn't think these would suit me but they do. They are really comfortable and the fabric is so soft. When they're back in stock I shall order more. I purchased the black but would like to try one of the brighter colours too.
January 12, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Esther1 Far too large and too long.
I ordered the Indigo to match the Kimono TSV I had bought.
I had bought the previous drape trousers in three different colours, to match various Join items. Was very pleased with them, and wore them with flip-flops and sandals during the warm weather.
Very pleased to be able to get these, and was eager to try them on. Unfortunately, they swamped me! I am a standard size 10, 5ft 3".
They were far too wide in the waist, and extremely long for me. Even folding them over at the waist didn't solve the problem.
I had to laugh at myself in the mirror. I looked liked something from 'Ali Baba' but wearing 'the wrong trousers'!
The fabric is beautiful, but creases easily, as do all the garments in this fabric.
I have a lot of Join clothes, and do like this range, but these trousers were just too big for me in every way - and they would be impossible to alter, given the style.
I shall just be wearing my earlier 'harem' trousers, in navy, with my Indigo TSV kaftan, which is a very good buy if you are 5'3" as it does not swamp we 'petites'.
January 11, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ravenhealing HONEY MUSTARD AND/OR TERRACOTTA PLEASE
Thank you thank you thank you Evey sooooo much for bringing back the original harems - and improved with the new waistband! I'm a UK size 14/16, 5'2" and 60 years old and these are absolutely my favourite Join item (i have so many colours I've lost track). I prefer to get the L as I don't like things 'tight'. I decided to buy ANOTHER pair of the black and mocha and tried the marigold but unfortunately its a bit too 'bright' for me. I'm just not a blue/purple or 'pretty pastel' gal - please please please could you bring them back in HONEY MUSTARD AND/OR TERRACOTTA?- i would just love that.
January 09, 2017