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The perfect Katharine Hepburn style 1940s high waist trousers. Elongate your legs, flatter your waist, and channel some serious timeless style, all with one item!

This elegant wide leg 1940s style suits a wide range of body shapes and is a popular alternative to the stylised 'Fancy Pants' (click here)

These trousers are also available in Navy here and Brown here.

Please be sure to read the size and fit to make sure you order the right size. If in doubt get in touch and we'd be happy to help.

Detailed Description

These fabulous 1940s style trousers feature waist coat detailing below the waistband, and excellent deep side seam pockets. Cut pleats allow room for hips and help create a beautiful drape in the fabric down the length of the leg.

These trousers fasten at the front with two buttons and a zip. As they have belt loops you can happily wear them with a belt if you so wish- but customers who like wearing braces will be delighted to learn that there are buttons sewn in the waistband specifically for that.

Investment wardrobe pieces should give you plenty of wear and these trousers are perfect as they can be adjusted as your body changes over time. There is a very generous 8cm hem in the leg if you are tall and need to let them down.

Material: Black lightweight and stretchy bengaline. 70 % polyester, 25 % viscose, 5 % spandex.
Can be machine washed at 30 degrees or below but air out in between wears to cut down on washes. Good for the garment and good for the environment! Use detergent without optical bleaches. Do not tumble dry. Iron at low temperature. Always turn inside out for washing and ironing.


Size & Fit Expertise

Suits all shapes! Really!

We are advertising these in a UK size that is consistent with sizing across our website. The Emmy size label for the Worker Pants may say something different. 

We believe this fabric causes this trouser to come up smaller than the label size. 

If you have a large difference between your waist and hip measurements, we strongly urge you to buy the size that fits your hips, and have the waist tailored in to ensure the neatest fit.

The garment measurements as supplied by Emmy are as follows in cm:

4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 64 68 72 76 80 84 90
Hip 96-101 102-107 106-111 111-116 114-119 118-124 122-128
Outside seam 106 106 106 106 106 107 107


There is a generous 8 cm hem and at the waist the seam allowance can be let out up to 4 cm.

Delivery & Returns


COVID-19 TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES. We are currently dispatching Monday-Friday. Please be aware there could be a delay to your delivery due to the higher demand Royal Mail are currently dealing with. Any questions email boutique@revival-retro.com

FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £100. Royal Mail delivery within 10 working days.

If you would like your item sooner please note our same day despatch deadline is 2pm and select your preferred service accordingly. We offer both DHL and Royal Mail services. 

FREE N. AMERICAN DELIVERY on orders over £300. DHL delivery within 5 working days.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY Choose your preferred service from the list available:

  • Royal Mail: Europe 3-5 working days, rest of world 5-7 working days
  • DHL: Delivery available by the end of the next working day to most major cities worldwide
  • N.B. Working days are set by Royal Mail in the UK and the local Mail provider in your area

All orders will require a signature upon delivery.

Orders are despatched from our London shop. Please note our cut-off for same day despatch, via any service, is 2pm. If you have any queries call us during shop opening hours 11am - 7pm Monday to Saturday +44 207 636 8922.

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