I'm starting to side with the blue haired ladies in my choir: "These low rise jeans just accentuate my muffin top." So I'm looking for jeans with the following characteristics
Mid-rise without being mom jeans
Dark wash available Little/no stretch Petite sizes available Option for slightly or fully curvy fit, as I seem to have grown hips in my old age I'm willing to spend some $, but I'm not paying more than about $100 for jeans
If you have some you love and would recommend, I would appreciate it!
Target sells Denizen jeans cheaply. Someone else on ML mentioned them as her go to. BTW, I feel your pain. My DD's encouraged me to wear lo-rise so I spent some bucks on a couple of pairs. They accentuated my muffin top so well!
Garnet Hill has some relaxed jeans that say low-rise in the description, but I find them to be more mid-rise. The material is also better quality than most jeans. I've owned a white pair for about 5 years and it still looks fairly new.
Whe I was in the states I liked the GAP classic cut? They are a mid-rise, but they are cut higher in the back than they are in the front. So you get the look and feel of a lower rise in the front, but from the back they sit in the small of my back. they also stay up and cover your bum when you sit.
I have 2 pairs of cotton/linen elastic waist pants. They are breezy and tropical ok?
I figure that I am not tucking a shirt into my shorts/pants, so as long as the fit is right, it doesn't matter if the waist is banded, elastic, drawstring or whatever.
That said, I don't have any elastic waist pants other than yoga pant type pants, and I only have one pair of elastic waist shorts. I bought the shorts because they were a really cute b&w pattern that will go with my extensive wardrobe of black tops, they were a flattering short-ish length and they don't look like anything my 87 yr old mom would have worn in the past 30 yrs....or ever. We have very different styles. ;p
I have a really short waist and no space between my hip bones, waist and lowest rib, so have a hard time finding any shorts or pants that fit right. Add to that that I have absolutely no behind and really need to have pants that fit above the hip bone to actually stay up, and it makes my choices limited. I will buy anything that fits my body, fits the look I want and stays up. lol