Pull-on pants have been modernised. And it’s about time.
What was one labelled as ‘old-lady pants’ had elastic waist for comfort and wide legs. With it came the unspoken message that you are not young and slim anymore.
Fashion designers have realised that the smart, modern baby boomer woman doesn’t want that association with her mother’s generation. They have now given us something better.
Work and dress pants like my Jacqui E slim, black, ankle pants (on the left) and Rockmans Table 8 cotton stretch, stud-pocket, slim pants (centre) are examples of this new, modern classic style. Their waistbands, with flat stretch elastic sewn into the band, smooth your waistline. They also flatter and flatten your tummy as there are no gathers showing like in the old-style threaded elastic waist pants.
Some like the Jacqui E pants in the graphic have an extra slimming piece to flatten your tummy even more (with comfort of course). Add to this the classic tapered leg (now called ‘slim leg styles’) and you bring them into 21st century fashion.
Casual wear is interpreting this through denim jeggings like the Rockmans jeggings on the right. Bengaline pants are alternatives for those who want the same features in a more dressy material. Wear your casual pants in any length from your knee to your ankle. All lengths are now modern and stylish.
Today’s Modern Pull-on Pants
The end result of these subtle changes in both dress and casual pants is that designers are giving the modern, sassy, baby boomer woman what appeals to her – ease of wear; no feeling of waistbands being too tight; slimming styles; clothes that are light to pack and materials that are easy to care for.
It’s your choice as to your price point. These modern pull-on pants styles range in price from the bargain to the expensive. To incorporate them into a Minimalist Wardrobe it is cost per wear that is the key (ie how many months or years you can wear them and they still look good quality; how many other items they co-ordinate with and the most important one – that you love them enough to wear them often).
Look for them in your favourite fashion retailer, whether online or in-shop.
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