How to wear high-waisted pants


After many years under the rule of low-waisted pants, the high cut is finally taking over again. And he hasn’t done it all of a sudden, having discreetly peeking out on catwalks and department stores for several years. However, now it seems to be totally established in everyday fashion, that’s why here we show you how to combine high-waisted pants and stand out with this trend.

The high waist and stature

If you are tall, it will be very flattering to wear a type of pants with a wide cut and flat shoes or open sandals if the weather permits. If, on the other hand, you are short, a straight cut and high-heeled or platform shoes will help you lengthen your figure.

If the high-waisted pants are wide, it is recommended that they go all the way down, avoiding those that reach the ankle since they cut the figure and always making sure that they are long enough to cover most of the shoe but not so much as to step on the pant fabric.

One cut for all silhouettes

The high cut is aesthetically advantageous for any body type. If you have a straight silhouette, you can create a feeling of volume by using wide, pleated high-waisted pants; If instead, you are curvy, this trouser cut can help you to stylize the figure and flatten the belly.

On the other hand, high-waisted pants and plain fabric or mini prints will favor you if you have a few extra kilos, while large and colorful prints will do the same if you are thin. With regard to colors, it is important to remember that dark tones make the silhouette look slimmer, while light colors generate the opposite effect. This is important to take into account when buying or combining them.

If the high-waisted pants are wide, try that the blouse or shirt is tight -more not tight- If it is narrow, play with loose fabrics at the top.

High waisted jeans

If there is something that reminds us of the 80s and a good part of the 90s, it is high-cut jeans. Fortunately, there are many ways to pick up this trend and give it a more up-to-date and versatile touch that can make you look good on any occasion. For example, you can combine your high-waisted pants with any plain sleeveless shirt or with very short sleeves, always inside the pants.

If it is an informal occasion, you can use low shoes, while to go to the office you just have to substitute shoes for a pair of heels and add a dark blazer. If you want a sportier look and the weather allows it, you can play with sports shoes and a short T-shirt.

High-cut palazzo style

If the high-waisted pants are wide boot or palazzo type, the ideal is to play with neutral colors or small prints since in this case the pants are the center of attention of the whole look.

If it is black, you can go for the classic black and white, combining it with a white short-sleeved blouse and a very small purse, while if it is a nighttime occasion you can combine it with a long-sleeved shirt with transparencies.

The high-waisted complement

The attraction of combining high-waisted pants is that the waist is marked, so it does not make much sense to use pieces that cover this part of your body, hence it is recommended to wear shirts or blouses that go inside the pants or that are slightly short.

Therefore, if you think that you need an accessory to complement the look, the ideal is to find a good belt that harmonizes with your combination and focuses attention on the size of the pants.


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