While we can’t imagine going back to the days of low-rise denim, high-waisted jeans can be tricky to pull off. The right fit is essential—and sets them apart from the “mom jean,” as the right pair accentuates the waist and hips. Whether you prefer your denim flared, skinny or in skirt-form, take note of how BAZAAR’s editors wear this trend on the streets for a dose of inspiration.
Joyann King, Editor of BAZAAR.com.
“When you take a runway piece to real life, like this Louis Vuitton skirt, it’s important to add your own element of style. I kept my look classic, like I tend to veer, and tried to show off the skirt’s strict A-line and leather details.”
“These monogrammed Vanessa Seward jeans are a made of a raw, structured denim, so I thought this sheer, lace top would make for a nice contrast.”
“I’ve always been a fan of high-waisted anything—and with a 10-inch rise, these 3×1 jeans are my current go-to. A pussy-bow blouse and leopard booties balance out the casual vibe of the boot cut.”
“I like how adaptable high-waist jeans are to various fashion eras—while last season I was all about the seventies flare, this time around I’m pairing a skinny Rag & Bone pair with a mod look: striped Michael Kors top, bauble-earrings, pumps and a belt.”
The trend of the high waisted jeans may not be new at all, and its comeback’s been hot for a while, but the question is: Do you still like them? Do you prefer them over the classic cuts?
Are they easier to style and more flattering?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Elongating legs, looking more professional, hence even work appropriate when worn with blouses and tucked in shirts, looking trendy when the weekend hits the calendar, from summer to winter, they might just be the staple we’ve all been wearing while taking it for granted.
High wasited jeans add curves where they’re not, keep everything into place, super tight and fitted, accentuate curves in the hottest way possible, and give a bit of retro-urban-chic vibe to a look. They look best with tops tucked in, OR they’re the perfect gimmick for pulling off crop tops but never having to worry on skipping dinner to avoid a massive burger belly. Why? Cause the waist is so high that basically you just reveal a mid-riff and the stomach is kept under-wraps by the jeans.
SLAY yourself with these styles!