There’s a new game in town. It’s called a high waist. And, it’s going to ignite your brain and make you wince. All at the same time. Literally, it makes me want to grab a broomstick and give those waist twists a try that mom used to push on me back in 8th grade.
The look is so good that it can’t be denied, tho. And, it’s growing. Everywhere you look, waists are rising. It is literally (have I already used that word?) killing me how cool peeps are looking with their blouses and sweaters tucked in their high-waists with their cropped flare denim and lady-like pumps and quilted bags. And you can either wear a belt OR rock the high-waist sans belt. Mind. Blown.
So, you know it just about time to give in. The question is, where to start, right? I need a low value entry to see if this is ever going to work.
I found this fab pair of cropped, flair denim at Zara. If you are not tall, like me, you’ll want to have about 2 to 2.5″ chopped off the bottom. You can have them hemmed or, if you are feeling daring, you can fray the ends and just roll with it. Because they have almost 8% stretch, you will want to size up from your regular size if you want them to fit right. And because they are high waisted, you will have less trouble with the sagging bottom typical of a low-rise jean. But, honestly, I am more comfortable with more structure in my jeans these days. I am beginning to not love so much stretch.
These from Mango are divine and have only 1% elastane. That means order true to size, or, if you want somewhat of a girdle effect, go ahead and size down. Also, Mango does tend to run small. I also ordered these dark grey, high-waisted, cropped jeans from Mango, because I just think they will be so practical this fall.
And, if you really are looking to lean in on this trend, try these from Alexa Chung for AG. 2% stretch and all-over perfection guaranteed.
So, take a peak at this sweet scroll of all the high-waists from the various fashion weeks and the mood board I put together to give you some ideas. Then join me as I buy some high-waisted denim, a Belly Burner AND the Ab Rocket and get my tummy toned and ready for fall fashion.