I mentioned before weight gain from medications - well, it is happening, slowly but surely. I haven’t bought anything in last 2 months since my Graves diagnosis, tried to strech my current wardrobe as much as possible. But it is coming to a point where my pants are becoming too uncomfortable to sit in them for hours. I work in office 5 days a week and need relatively smart wardrobe. I was looking at skirts and dresses, thinking that they are better choice for weight fluctuations, but could not find anything that I liked. So I ordered this elastic waist pants in size up. I am not used to this type of pants and to my eyes they look like sweatpants even though they are maid from lightweight wool suiting type material. What do you think? I like how they are styled in stock photo. There is also another very similar pair in fake leather that I am thinking about, maybe those would look less like sweatpants? They are in last photo.

ETA - they are going back. Faux leather pants arrived and they are going back too. I tried to love them but I just didn’t feel good in them. Search goes on. I will look for some with elastic only in the back, as many of you advised.
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