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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

Sooner, I find certain posters here will shame anyone for anything they choose to wear. Newsflash, it's not all about you.

Pull on pants is not letting yourself go, that's laughable. Some have issues with hands and can't do buttons or zippers. Some can't have pressure on their stomachs due to various medical conditions. The rest of us like comfort and looking smoother under our clothes.

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

I'll take it one step further and I don't give a rip what anyone thinks:

 

I LOVE MATERNITY pull on pants!!! They fit my apple body perfectly be it jeans, dress slacks, casual slacks, etc.

 

Before c-sections and weight gain, I was a ruler (straight up down, slender every where with large boobs). Levis' 504 button fly jeans were the best thing around. Give me mens' straight leg, slim cut back then.C-sections and a big weight gain then loss has left me with a lot of skin that hangs down and until I can afford the 6 figure surgery (not covered by insurance), I roll it, shove it, contain it a tight girdle like garment and then pull on my very slim cut MATERNITY jeans/pants because the panel accommodates that extra skin. I've never tucked in my shirts/blouse or worn belts because of large breasts and a short waist.  

 

In the end, WHO CARES?! Wear what makes you look and feel fabulous!!!!!! : )

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

While it's fun to watch the fashion presentations on the shopping channels I'm resigned to buying my trousers elsewhere because so many are knit pull ons. I did a search once for button fly zippered pants and the ones available were predominantly jeans.

In B&M it's just the opposite. That's because you can try your pants on before purchasing whereas here and on the other shopping channels it's easier to fit an elastic waist knit pant than a woven with a zipper and button

 

I did a thread a while back about shopping for pants online and the majority of the posters that participated found it very difficult to get a proper fit if they couldn't try them on first

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

My question is: Exactly what is wrong with being old?

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

I never thought about buying pull on pants until someone posted a picture of a pair of white Jag pull up ankle jeans. The waist was wide, but flat all the way around and so I was intrigued about how they would actually fit on me. I am trim, but curvy and have a heck of a time finding pants that fit me. I am also picky. I do not typically like pants with a lot of spandex and I loathe skinny jeans. I was doing a search of jeans and found a pair of pull on jeans from Women in Control and ordered pair. I was shocked that I liked them and amazed how comfy they were. For me they are great under longer tunic length tops. For times that I tuck in a shirt or wear a shorter top, I will wear my button/zip up pants.

 

And for poster who wrote about shoulder surgery....yes, these pull on jeans would have been a blessing. I was stuck wearing yoga pants and after 6 weeks I was so happy to wear real pants. Lol.

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?

I love pull on pants & will never buy anything else 👍🤗

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?


@ILTH wrote:

Just like many things, there are 2 types of people.

The pull-ons and the zippers

I'm a zipper through and through, but, I can't deny the pull-ons their preference -- even if I don't understand it. ☺


@ILTH I like both! Cat Tongue

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?


@ILTH wrote:

@Suzeecat wrote:

If I had a waist I might be able to find zippered pants that fit.  Unfortunately, I am shaped like a zipper - straight up and down.  Pants with a fixed waist don't work for me - if they fit my waist they are huge in the butt and thigh area.  Elastic waisted pants are a godsend for me.  I always wear tops that cover that area anyway so nobody would know one way or the other. 


@Suzeecat 

I don't know if you've tried, either, Dg2 or Juniors Departments.  I find that some Juniors jeans in different brands fit me because, for the mostpart, they're not hippy. 


I LOVE DG2, and have many of Diane Gilman's pants. Good thinking! 

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?


@Sooner wrote:

They have a lot of them for one reason only:  THEY SELL A LOT OF THEM!

 

I don't wear tucked in shirts.  My pull on Denim and Co. look as nice with a top and jacket or top not tucked in pants as do my zip up Talbots pants.  The only reason I wear Talbots for dress or nice occasions is the material is far far better quality and dressier.

 

I don't understand why some women love to hate on elastic waist pants and thereby people who wear elastic top pants.  When you go out can YOU tell the difference if the top is not tucked in?  I don't think so. 

 

They are far more comfortable and sometimes a better fit for many of us.  They are a better price, they are often of more casual material that feels and wears better with a little give, they wash well, they are comfortable.

 

So will you PLEASE stop running down pull on pants and people who wear them?  It's just not nice.  And just answer one thing:  What difference does it make?  


Its MY opinion, which I'm entitled to. Why so touchy?! 

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Re: What's up with all the pull on pants?


@Icegoddess wrote:

@SharkE wrote:

Not a nice thing to say.

 

@songbird 


And also not true.  I'm post-meopausal and I don't wear pull-on pants.  Prefer zipper pants and also hate all that stretch they're putting into pants now.  They don't stay put.


Thank you! I'm post-menopausal too and don't like the casual look of pull-on slacks. Man, this was a weirdly touchy subject, huh.