Perhaps I should explain why the trouser issue is so important:
1- I am 6 feet tall. This means that:
a- It's really hard to find trousers long enough
b- The few skirts and dresses I can get into are really rather short
2- My job is not skirt friendly:
For those who don't know what I do, I work in a lab with some pretty expensive, high tech equipment. By high tech I mean likely to break down at any minute. So while I may, on any given day, expect to spend my time stood at a lab bench or sitting at a computer, it's entirely possible that I will end up on all fours, crawling under a table while wielding a spanner, a 50ml syringe and large tub of Vaseline. It's not a position I'm keen to be found in at the best of times, but throw in a flash of massive pregnancy granny-pants under an inappropriate denim mini-skirt and the look is complete: knocked-up slutty mechanic. It's not quite the professional image I'm aiming for.
However, I think there is hope, following a tip off from my conveniently more-fashionable-and-more-pregnant-
And oh the wonderful knowledge that none of my colleagues need witness my jumbo sized under-crackers!