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Lunchtime Shop: Drawstring pants that balance comfort and fashion


Drawstring pants balance comfort and fashion.

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Drawstring pants balance comfort and fashion.

The two most comfortable words in the English language are, probably, elasticated waist.

Drawstring pants are one Covid-era fashion choice we’re happy has made itself a permanent fixture in our wardrobes. But whereas we once associated them only with the realm of comfort, offerings in-store at the moment balance polish and ease.

Whether you gravitate towards a flowing pyjama style, silk palazzo pants or sportswear-inspired trackies, these seven pairs of drawstring pants have wide appeal.

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Juliette Hogan pants, $349

The local designer’s pants are designed to sit at ankle length, perfect for pairing with a pair of fresh sneakers or summer sandals. The flattering cut looks all the better when paired with their Wild Flower print.

Knuefermann pants, $290

These free size pants are the epitome of effortless cool, available in traditional black and a deep blue/black navy. Wear over your togs come summer and pair with a linen shirt. The brand do disclaim they have a very roomy fit and suggest “when choosing your size go smaller rather than bigger.”

Laing pants, $265

With a background in sleepwear, this New Zealand brand specialises in elevated uncomplicated pieces to be worn every day. All these influences are evident their beautifully cropped trouser made in a relaxed soft pure cotton twill.

Ruby pants, $249

A staple design for Ruby, these sporty high-waisted pants, complete with side racing stripes, work just as well with a hoodie or collegiate sweatshirt on the weekend as the do with a blazer during the week. Ruby also makes a petite length.

Zara pants, $179

These high-waist pyjama-style silk trousers come in the most beautiful shade of ecru and have ties in matching fabric. $179 of pure glamour.

Kowtow pants, $159

Made from 100% Fair trade mid-weight organic cotton jersey, these wide leg pants fall beautifully. The pants have both front and behind pockets, and the large square pockets at the back make them look less pyjama adjacent.

Glassons pants, $40

Made with a lightweight linen blend material, the mid to high-rise waist on these mean they’ll pair beautifully with a crop top come summer.

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