Does wearing pants without zippers or buttons mean you've given up on ever looking nice? Not a chance. An elastic waist doesn't have to mean loungewear or yoga-ready. Designers are putting a fancier, more dressed-up spin on pants with drawstrings, which means you can have your cake and eat it too. Looking dressed up while bring extremely comfortable? No need for pajama jeans—go with these modern drawstring pants instead.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.