How to wear High-Waisted Trousers

You see them in editorials and and runway shows. Then you start thinking that if that pair of trousers can make a size 0 model thinner, then maybe it’ll do the same thing for you. Right? No. WRONG. So how do you wear them? Read on.

Go long, and wear them with heels

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High-waisted jeans are supposed to make you look tall and lean, not short and stubby. Many women suffer the mistake of wearing high waisted capris or worse, high-waisted skinny jeans. While we all know that the extra tummy tuck is a welcome affair, it has to be balanced out by allowing the pant legs to fall down to the floor. Otherwise, your silhouette looks cut off somewhere in the middle and leaves the eyes longing for more length.

When wearing them, make sure your shoes are just peeking from the hemline. Thus, peep-toes look best with these jeans. Remember that the hem should be be half an inch from the floor and touching the top of the shoe.

Avoid puddles and bulges

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While it is not a good thing to keep these trousers short, keeping them too long is a bad thing too. When wearing them, make sure that there aren’t any creases or that the hem does not scrunch up even the slightest bit to the floor. Any  creases – what we call puddles- or folds make it seem that the pants are eating up the lower half of your body, and this makes you look too small for your clothes.

You want a slim-fitting pair of trousers, so make sure that the waist feels nice and snug. However, do not go too tight or else you’ll end up looking like you ate too much for lunch. On the other hand, going too loose on the waist will give you wrinkles on the crotch area, and believe me, this is unsightly. One way to tell if the waist fits perfectly is to sit down when trying on the trousers. If it doesn’t wrinkle and allows you enough room to breathe, then go ahead and buy it.

No slim fits

Trousers with high waists are meant to be wide legged. Skinny jeans that are high waisted look like the proverbial mom jeans. Enough said.

Wear slim tops

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You want to balance out the width at the bottom by wearing body-hugging tops. This looks sexy especially when it’s a simple tank top or plain shirt. Make sure they’re tucked in as well. Wearing a top that is either flowy or bulky upsets your proportions.

High-waisted trousers are definitely the hardest bottoms to pull off. It goes two ways- either it looks like a fabulously crafted material or your mom’s jeans from the 80’s. Like most sophisticated clothing, there are ways to wear this pair. Do it the right way and you look sophisticated and classy. Worn the wrong way, even the most expensive designer jeans become mom jeans.