Women’s bowls trousers, crops and shorts or Ladies’ bowls trousers crops and shorts?

Imagine you are with a friend in the Bush Hill Bowls shop, browsing the bowls trousers.  Jerry approaches and says “Excuse me, women, how can I help you?”

Shocking, isn’t it.  Yet you wouldn’t bat an eyelid if Jerry had said “Excuse me ladies, how can I help you?

Clearly woman and lady, women and ladies, are not always interchangeable.  You might think it’s no big deal to describe women’s bowls shorts as ladies’ bowls shorts.  Yet, not to put too fine a point on it, would a lady ever wear shorts?

Nancie Colling MBE, life member of the English Women’s Bowling Association (EWBA), notes that the Association’s founder president, Mrs Clara Johns, “was a little lady, vivacious, with dark twinkling eyes and a good sense of humour.

As a founder of the EWBA, she was also, presumably, a little woman.

 

 

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  • Emsmorn Ladies Shorts

    Emsmorn Ladies Shorts

    £32.95
    100% Teflon-coated bi-stretch polyester with a taylored fit. Part elasticated waistband with belt loops. The front is plain and the shorts have two deep side pockets and a front zip.

    Size 16 IN WHITE ONLY

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    £32.95
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  • Henselite Ladies Sports Trousers

    Henselite Ladies Sports Trousers

    £31.45
    Manufactured in 100% polyester and Teflon coated. Two pockets with semi elasticated waist for excellent fit.

    Available in sizes 10-24 in lengths 27”, 29” and 31”
    Colour: White & Grey.

    If no stock showing for your size, you can still order for delivery in 3-5 days

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  • Bowls England (elasticated) Shorts

    Bowls England (elasticated) Shorts

    £29.95
    Unisex elastic-waisted shorts approved for use in most bowls clubs and in Bowls England national competitions.  Made by Aceit, one of Australia's top sportswear manufacturers.
    OUT OF STOCK

    Bowls England (elasticated) Shorts

    £29.95
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  • SALE Emsmorn Women's Crops

    SALE Emsmorn Women's Crops

    £37.00 £29.99
    SALE!!

    What the best-dressed lady bowlers wear when not wearing shorts or skirts. Made of 100% durable teflon-coated bi-stretch polyester. The waist is part-elasticated for a forgiving fit, and there are two deep side pockets.
    The front is plain, and there are vented hems to mid-calf.
    Last pairs Sizes 10 and 12 only remaining - see drop-down for colours available

    NB Sale item - no returns

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  • Taylor Ladies Sports Trousers

    Taylor Ladies Sports Trousers

    £35.45
    The very latest jersey style knitted material with a comfortable, soft cotton, woven into the reverse side giving extraordinary comfort.

    Featuring fully elasticated waist band, two front facing side pockets, zipped front fastening and stitching detail on the front crease line to minimise ironing.

    Length Leg Lengths 27, 29 & 31: Sizes 10 - 24

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    £35.45
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  • Emsmorn Ladies Prolite Slacks

    Emsmorn Ladies Prolite Slacks

    £34.99
    Get them while we still have stock - these are the last Emsmorn Pro-lite bowls trousers (the company closed down on the recent retirement of the owners).

    - dense knit giving exceptional durability & high opacity

    - Machine washable & easy care

    - Comfort of knitted fabric

    - Modern cut with shorter waist rise

    NB We only have the colours and sizes showing as available in the drop-down menus.

    Sizes XS[8-10], S[10-12], M[14-16], L[18-20], XL[22-24]

    Leg lengths - S/27", R/29", L/31"



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    £34.99
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  • Greenplay Ladies White Bowls Trousers

    Greenplay Ladies White Bowls Trousers

    £26.40
    Jersey knitted trousers with a soft cotton inner lining for extra comfort.

    -Half elasticated waist
    - Belt loops
    - Back pocket with button closure
    - Side pockets
    - Embroidered logo
    - Available in leg 29" & 31" and waist 32-40


    NB NOT AVAILABLE IN GREY

    Greenplay Ladies White Bowls Trousers

    £26.40
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