If you live in an urban utopia like New York, London, Paris or Dubai, you know that high-waisted jeans have been in fashion for at least three seasons now.
How to Wear High-Waisted Jeans the 6 Do’s
Want to know how to wear them without looking like a teenage girl dating a skater? Believe me this Style Editor says you can pull it off and look sexy. High waisted jeans fit most frames from long and lean-to curvy and voluptuous. They hide love handles, belly bulges, and front flab. They keep shirts properly tucked-in. Best of all, they don’t give you a muffin top or show a plumber’s crack. Are you ready to splurge on a pair? Here is how to rock high-waisted jeans.
If you’ve already gone out and bought yourself a pair of high-waisted bottoms like the Neith Nyer ones we are featuring, but are unsure of how to make them work for you, keep scrolling down. We’ve identified the keys to wear with your high-waisted jeans to look sophisti-chic instead of ending up looking like dreaded mom jeans or a teenager on the run.
How to Wear High-Waisted Jeans
1. Wear with a Tucked-In Top
What’s the point of wearing high-waisted pants if you’re only going to be covering them with a untucked top? The good thing is, almost any style works. Plaid lumberjack shirts, long-sleeve tops, or your favorite tee — go ahead and tuck them into high-waisted pants.
Here’s a little styling trick: after tucking in your top or buttoning your pants over it, raise your arms over your head. Doing so will pull out just the right amount of fabric and give you that perfect blouson at the waist.
2.Wear with Crop Tops
Crop tops are made for high-waist pants. Since you’re already keeping your abdomen, belly button, and most of your stomach covered, you have all the permission to show a little skin. If you prefer the looser, more flowy crop top style, that’s no problem. The cropped cut will balance out the excess volume.
3. Wear with Long Jackets
Play with proportions and wear your high-waisted jeans with a long jacket like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian. Have fun with color and go for a pastel color.
4. Wear Your Correct Size
Like most things in fashion, high-waisted pants look infinitely better when they’re in your correct size. You will thank us later for the tip trust me.
5. Wear Pants at the Natural Waist
The natural waistline, being the narrowest part of the torso, is where high-waisted jeans would look most flattering. Note where the waistbands are sitting. Give yourself that hourglass shape and cinch that waist!
6. Wear the Right Accessories
Pick a belt that isn’t too wide. Contrast the high waist jeans with a long cardigan that hits low on the hips. Skinny high-waist jeans look good with wedges and heels. Add large bangles to your wrist for an even slimmer silhouette.
Hat: MINIME PARIS
Coat & Blouse: LaLa Berlin
High Waisted Jeans: Neith Nyer
Gold Chain Necklace: Marion Godart
Shoes: Michael Kors
Hair Asa Lien
Photos: Rudy de Monteiro
Photo Asst: Akashdeep
Fashion Assts: Omizs & Yuan Qian