Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Those over 50 Should Thank the Lord for the Elastic Waistband

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Those over 50 Should Thank the Lord for the Elastic Waistband

Article excerpt

THE elastic waistband for the old(er) woman is a godsend.

You might not agree with me, but I reckon it beats Botox and could possibly even be better for your wellbeing than a full day at the spa or taking a younger lover.

Comfort, as you age and have to endure the inevitable expansion of the waist, is more important than anything else in life.

I cannot recall the last time I bought anything with a button or zip at the waist.

If it is not elastic, it is not allowed in my wardrobe.

In fact, I have such an aversion to buttons and zips I almost shout at them when browsing the racks in the fashion shops and have to stop myself from crossing my fingers at them in a warding-off-the-devil gesture while hissing unbecomingly in their direction.

Thank the lord for the elastic waistband, I say. Once you hit 50 you've earned the right to wear it at all times.

But the elastic waistband does not have to be synonymous with old-biddy flaring pants or matronly big skirts. …

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