The answer is a big fat NO!
When the all the beautiful high-waisted skirts hit the fashion scene did I wear them?
Another big fat no! My upper body is so small that that the waistband would've been sitting right under "the girl's" LOL!!!!
Well it is what it is. I'm not complaining or anything. Seriously I'm not. I love my body just the way it is. But we all know if you wear the wrong clothes for your figure type you can totally look like a hot mess. So for the sake of creating the illusion of a longer torso all of my waistbands have to be hidden by long shirts or belts or I just wear clothes without distinguishing it at all. Or my favorite trick is to opt for the empire waistline. Now there's a high waistline that looks good on me! LOL!!! You see it's no big deal.
I have to admit that there is a bit of a blessing in all of this. Since my waistband is never visible I'm beginning to care alot less of what it looks like. I mean I'm not so determined to make clothes with interfaced waistbands as I used to be. I'm beginning to like and appreciate the ease of the elastic waistband for some of my clothes (denim capris, trousers excluded). Especially for Summer-type-everyday-looks. They're both comfortable and quick to sew up. Now don't judge me yet. I know that alot of you think the elastic waistband is reserved for folks who may be in their "golden years" (and even some of them won't wear them LOL!). But heck, my argument is if no can see my waistband why should it matter?
I've found some really cute Summer patterns with elasticized waistbands. I'm hoping to incorporate a few of these into my July sewing. Here's just a handful......
(I LOVE the 2 pants at the bottom!!!)
I'll DEFINITELY be making at least 2 of the 4 patterns this month. I'm really loving the looks and am so glad I'm becoming more open to making clothes with an elastic waistband. So I'm curious, where do you weigh in on the whole elastic waistband issue? Yea or Nay? Is your answer influenced by your body type or just your personal preference? Do share!!!