If I have a top with narrow straps I usually wear long pants in a very loose cotton. I will still stay comfortable without letting too much hang out. If I have more leg showing then I will wear thicker straps. I just think this is better for my frame and age. I added the belt just to lengthen my short waist. The belt is drooping here because I put my hands on my hips...(oh well) I thought that I should show my back as I have a typical old lady butt. You can see I have no defined waist. The hats are a must cause the sun bothers my eyes.