My Simple pants are made in such a soft cotton. Front pockets and front band give a smooth front. ( Because hey, who amongst us needs more bulk in the front) with an elastic waist band at the back to ensure a good fit into the small of the back. That gaping waistband, just because our hips have got a little wider, is a thing of the past in these. Wide leg, soft & luxurious. Machine washable or hand wash.