Is the waist all elastic (all-around) or not, and does it have a zipper on the side or back? Is the elastic gathered or hidden - that is, is it a smooth elastic waistband or gathered? And pockets or not? Description seems to be at odds with reviews, some of which are older and maybe the style has changed
BEST ANSWER: The waist is gathered elastic in the back which raps around a quarter of the way in the front on each side leaving the middle half of the front flat with no elastic or pleats. I have photos if you can provide a way to share.