Definition of waistband in English:



  • A strip of cloth forming the waist of a garment such as a skirt or a pair of trousers.

    • ‘With trousers and skirts the label is commonly on the waistband and/or the hip pockets.’
    • ‘It's a vision of pink flesh brimming over the waistband of a skirt far too tight - and short - for her age.’
    • ‘They were alarmed to see a firearm tucked into the waistband of his trousers and only later did they find out it was an air pistol.’
    • ‘They don't have a button on the waistband but since I rarely wear short tops that's okay.’
    • ‘He was fat and his belly looked as if it applied a little too much pressure on the waistband of his trousers.’
    • ‘A set-in waistband hints at a waist, while the flared hemline softens a boxy shape.’
    • ‘I have read recent reports from people saying that Britney Spears wears trousers with the waistband too low.’
    • ‘When the kiss ended, she tugged his shirt free from the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘Choose elasticized waistbands or smooth-front waistbands with elastic in back, but avoid too much fullness; have just enough for a comfortable fit over the hips and waist.’
    • ‘It was body-temperature warm from being hidden in the waistband of a pair of sweatpants.’
    • ‘Use this technique on skirts, pants, shorts or any garment with a sewn-on waistband.’
    • ‘Witnesses say he appeared to have a gun tucked into his waistband.’
    • ‘He said officers found a knife in the waistband of her trousers.’
    • ‘His waist was thin and his hips narrow where the end of the shirt tucked into the back waistband of the shorts.’
    • ‘I refused to wear tight skirts, waistbands, or uncomfortable shoes.’
    • ‘Thanks to breathable fabrics like linen and comfortable details like drawstring waistbands, this summer's trends are aimed at making you feel at ease in the summer heat.’
    • ‘Don the sunglasses and look for vests with zippered details and bomber jackets with elasticized waistbands and cuffs.’
    • ‘They are usually black, white or gray with the brand name written around the waistband.’
    • ‘Korbin stood up from his sitting position and hooked a thumb on the waistband of his jeans.’
    • ‘Jeans are growing back up to the waistband as women become slightly more modest about showing off their underwear every time they sit down.’
    belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth, cord, fillet
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