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How to Wear High-Waisted Pants

I’ve seriously lusted after high-waisted pants for a very long time. If I’m being completely honest, it’s become a bit of an obsession. All I ever want to do is throw on a pair, tuck in a flirty top, slip on some slim black flats and channel my inner Audrey Hepburn. The problem is that high-waisted pants scare me. I hate to betray my deep love for them, but I must say…they aren’t the most universally flattering garment ever made. So, if you’re like me and you love the trend but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here are a few tips for making it work with your body type.

If you’re on the petite side, then this style of pant will look great on you. Wearing a slim-fitting high-waisted slack or jean will do wonders for elongating your legs and giving the illusion that you’re at least a bit taller than you actually are. For all my fellow shorties out there, I know you know this is a big deal!

If you’re on the curvier side don’t worry! This trend can totally work for you as well, though you will need to be more careful with the types of garments you choose. If you have wide hips you’ll want to balance things out by choosing a pant with a looser leg. If that doesn’t work for you, instead try opting for a high wasted skirt or wearing a dress and belting it right at your waist.

On the other hand, if you’re lacking in curves and have a rather boyish figure, high waisted bottoms can really help to give you some hips! Your waist is the thinnest part of your torso and accentuating it will give the illusion of fuller curves – in the most flattering way. Just be sure to choose pieces that hit right at your waist. Extra detailing around the pockets will also add to the illusion of fullness.

Are you on board with the high waisted trend? What are your favorite ways of wearing it? Share them with us in a comment below!

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