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Friday, April 27, 2007

The Exclusivity of High-Waisted Pants

High-waisted pants are back! They've been spotted on the runways, on celebrities and even in Christina Aguilera's Candyman music video.

This trend is quite refreshing to look at after years and years of low-rise bottoms. The problem is, these pants are very tricky to wear. Even celebrities have made some fashion faux pas with high-waisted pants:

On Mischa, it just looks so wrong, I don't even have to explain why. Jessica should've cinched her waist more and wore a bra with more support.

The high-waisted skinny jeans, however, look great on Scarlett. She should've worn a different top, though; preferably not see-through, for starters. The tight fit of these high-waisted jeans look similar to that of torero (bullfighter) pants. Therefore, it would look better with blousy Victorian or peasant tops tucked in.

High-waisted pants look best on women with flat tummies and a slender, hourglass figure. This is because they can make your mid-section and your hips appear wider.

Those who are very well-endowed in the chest area should wear looser blouses that wouldn't make them look heavy.

Here are some tips on how to pull off this tricky trend:

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The cuffed white button-down shirt with the pleated high-waisted pants give a polished, classic look that is good for corporate wear. Heels are a must because they add length to your legs.

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This outfit is my favorite. The high-waisted white linen pants look gorgeous with the tucked-in stretch tank top, fitted blazer and round-toe heels. This makes a perfect "smart casual" look.

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The silk chiffon tuxedo blouse gives a feminine touch to these wide-leg pants. The ribbon stripes on the pants also make legs look longer.

All three pairs have the right length, being long enough just to let your toes or the tips of your shoes peek out.

Be careful in choosing wide-leg pants because they can make you look short and stocky instead of long and lean if the legs are too wide.

High-waisted pants have that air of exclusivity since they only suit certain body types. If we don't keep our tummies flat and get that tiny waist, I don't think we can pull it off. This is probably going to make this trend not last a very long time. If you have what it takes to wear them, then you better do while it lasts and before your body changes!

The CityLifeStylist


Crissy said...

Interesting blog.

I agree about those high waisted pants. The trend can work with the right pieces and body type.

Btw, the 3rd pic reminds me more of Scarlet Johannson than Jessica Alba :)

The CityLifeStylist said...

Thanks, Crissy ^_^

Yup, that's Scarlett in the 3rd pic =)