Yesterday I told you that a tailor or good alterations person could become your best friend. Today I am going to share another great idea with you. If you have a thick waistline (raising my hand!), you may find that pants will be too small in the waist if they fit your hips and legs.
Ask your alterations person to sew an inverted triangle of elastic into the back of your waistband. Look for this type of six-inch-wide knit elastic in a color close to your pants, which can be sewn into the waistline of most pants, especially jeans.
I drew a white triangle on these Levis to show you where the elastic will replace the waistline of the pants.
Wear a longer jacket or top with jeans that now fit your body comfortably, without the baggy seat and legs that do us no favors. No one will ever know your secret!