There is no elastic in the band, so no give at all. Just as seen on the model it pulls is you've got a pooch. I will put hook and eye fasteners to keep it together where my womb is.
The fabric is lovely and will be warm this winter. Wearing it with long sweaters will also hide where it pulls.
Im plus size, so I was afraid the buttons may not lay flat, but this skirt is amazing! Its warm, comfortable, cute, and I get compliments on it constantly. I love the color combination, and it really matches anything in fall-tone colors. Worth the buy, for sure.