How to: Wear High Waisted Shorts & Denim

by Jaime on November 25, 2009

I’ve written about high waisted denim before, but it’s something that needs to be readdressed. It’s a style that I’ve embraced, but I know that many people are unable to do so (and I get it; it’s not always the easiest to wear and, if you’re in the wrong jeans, you get the Mom Jeans look). So, here are a couple of tips on how to wear this fashion-forward style.


High-Waisted Denim (or, HWD) is a great look for a lot of women, but honestly, there are some who just can’t pull it off. This isn’t your fault, and, most of the time, it’s the girls who can wear low-cut jeans better than the hourglass girls like me who can’t wear these… so it really does even out in the end. I’ve decided that’s the reason why me and Frankie B. jeans just aren’t friends (though, maybe I need to try the brand again…) my butt doesn’t want all that design and super low waistband on it. It gets confused.

In general, High Waisted Denim Shorts and Jeans look best on girls with hourglass, apple and banana figures, while pear-shaped ladies are better off with a lower cut style, as the HWD emphasizes the butt a bit more than most of you would like. You don’t want to look like you have a mile long tush!

For those of you looking to give yourself a silhouette that elongates the look of your legs, HWD that is fitted more like a skinny jean is the best bet for you. This is going to be a great way to try out this new style fashionably, but without losing the skinny style you’ve come to love. It’s a dark denim (flattering in its own right), with a slim fit that, when added to a pair of black stilettos and a sexy, tucked in blouse, can be the best look out there for a Friday night party. You’ll look sexy without looking slutty, classy without looking prissy, and everyone will be in awe of how tiny your waist looks (it truly is one of the greatest gifts of high waisted denim).

The other end of the HWD is the wide legged style. This is comfort defined. For starters, any bit of muffin top that you may encounter with your other jeans is nonexistent in this style, and it’s the answer to the boyfriend jean style that many of you just aren’t huge fans of (don’t worry, you know I’m weary about it too).

Paired with some wedges, flip-flops, or loafers (mine seem to always end up being worn with my Tod’s cream-colored loafers, but I’m not sure why… probably just the balance of comfort all over) and either a snugly fit tank top or loose t-shirt (tucked in and worn with a belt, of course!), this is a Lazy Sunday outfit, as well as your stylish, beach-boho friendly look that works coast-to-coast.

So, grab a pair of high-waisted denim because now you know how you can make it work for you (and knowing is half the battle!).


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