Friday, August 15, 2008

Everybody gettin' high-waisted

It seems as though the high waist trend has been around forever, but it's obviously not going anywhere anytime soon either. High waisted pants and skirts are still appearing on the bodies of women everywhere who desire to hide their torsos and make their legs appear miles longer than they really are.

Evidence of the immense popularity of the high waist look is especially apparent on Copenhagen Street Style where these four ladies below, as well as others, are wearing high waisted outfits in posts on the front page alone.


photo courtesy copenhagenstreetstyle.dk


Still, I always find it so fascinating how one look or trend can be interpreted in totally different ways. I think the fact that there are many high waisted styles to choose from is what has, thus far, prevented this trend from going stale.

Lauren Conrad, Duffy, Katie Holmes and Nicole Richie all wear different styles of high-waisted bottoms that reflect their individual tastes and personalities.


photos courtesy fabsugar.com, forums.superiorpics.com, justjared.buzznet.com and nicolerichiefashion.blogspot.com


If you're still feeling this trend as well, here is a variety of high waisted pant and skirt styles that may appeal to you.




Brown Belted Skirt
Price: US$39.00

38 comments:

Songy said...

ida at rougemarie is incredible with her high waisted number.. well I did go out to get a pair myself as my prediction for hot hot hot S/S hit is just that - high waisted and/or wide legged jeans with a white top. alas.. it's not meant to be.. I just can't wear them! tragic.. I just have to settle with my good ol' low rise bootleg.

:Fashion Frenzy: said...

I kinda-sorta like the look. But of course, it would be hard for some to pull it off.

DaisyChain said...

I love the gingham skirt.
I can't really do high waisted, sadly. I have an odd shaped figure which means nothing seems to fit right.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz-another great post!! I love this look too, I have a high waisted pencil skirt I have yet to wear! Your picks are great-the purple shorts are gorgeous!!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Hi Danz!

Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

I love high-waisted looks. Copenhagen Street Style pics are really cool!

xx

Songy said...

Hi Danz.. I am pretty sure I left a comment here about ida's high waisted jeans.. don't know what happened then.

anyhoo. thanks for the comment darling. I would like to try all of them this season!

Dapper Kid said...

I'm still loving the high waisted look! That gingham skirt is sooo cute!!

The Seeker said...

I love high-waisted looks when well done, I mean according to one's proportions.
And I'm in this trend with some pieces, but not too accentuated.
Love the pieces you picked.

xoxo

Always In Style said...

Golly - I'm in love with that first look from Copenhagen but I fear wearing big chunky shoes with a little mini like that - on her it's divine, on me, not so much!

WendyB said...

I'm loving that one girl's pink skirt.

♥ fashion chalet said...

I'm really loving this look as well. I am searching for just the right piece to work into my wardrobe as we speak. Any special recommendations for me?

Thanks for the lovely comment, by the way. xx

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

I looove the high waisted trend! Gorgeous pics

Savvy Mode SG said...

totally agree with you. i am ready for a different look from the super low waisted bottomes.

MR style said...

high waisted pants are hot !! even for men !! when i'll get my pair i'll post a picture !

Laurel said...

Incredible post, as usual my love! I absolutely adore high waist. I hope it doesn't go away for a good long while. Especially through fall.

How are you, lovely!? Thank you for the Freja video link. I can watch that over and over if - she is so phenomenal.

I hope you're doing well, my love! I miss you and love you tons!
xo

Cammila said...

I know just what you mean -- I can't get enough of this look! I think maybe it's also able to straddle the line between trend and classic partly because it harkens to some old fashioned looks from the 30s and 40s.

thetinylittlegirl said...

love the highwaisted look, but i fear that my midsection is too short to handle it. eep!

Lil Midget said...

Yep! I love high waisted..Make my short legs look longer. heheh

Tracey R Gates said...

I love the style. It's far more comfortable to me than the below-the-waist style. Love the clothes you chose.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

oh i love the shots of the copenhagen street style,especially the fourth look with the lady wearing the cropped peg high waisted yellow pants.fabu!
hon thanks for your lovely comment.
in ref to being a fab an american size 11 like me...;-)
Honey i get my shoes all over but I do love TOPSHOP for quality and variety. so try topshop. www.topshop.com i think they ship internationally and the sizes are in british sizing so an american 11 is a british 9. Next also do our size and its www.next.co.uk,im not sure if they ship internationally though.also sometimes i wear an american 10(british size 8) in some brands as Carvela,Kurt geiger.let me know how it goes.muah!Marian

Sunniva said...

I love this trend, but I haven't had the courage to pull it off yet. Love the way Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie pulls it off, And all of the Denmark women of course!

xxx

yiqin; said...

:D I loveeee the high waist trend!!!! high waist shorts are fab :D & yay for making legs look longer!

Siljesfashion said...

Love it!

Bombchell said...

AH!!! omg the purple shorts are so cute!!!!

i need to check my resources, ((sniff)) i just shopped like crazy!! I'll leave this till tomorrow, then decide.

Songy said...

hey danz.. you've been tagged for premio 2008. You haven't got one already have you?

hugs songy

Nay'Chelle said...

I love all the highwaist-ness!

p said...

i think gingham and high-waisted combined channels such an ol'-skool feel which i utterly dig.

Margherita. said...

I like highwaisted skirts. I actually just bought two yesterday, very similar to the one Lauren Conrad is wearing.

I think highwaisted jeans or shorts would look terrible on me though.

CoutureCarrie said...

Great steet style picks, D!
I am looooving that suspender pencil. High waisted skirts are totally hot.
Not too sure about the high waisted pants yet, but I am sure I'll warm up to the trend come fall . . .

xoxox,
CC

TiKeDi said...

love thee purple shorts..i still wear high waist skirts..but i wont do shorts

Page said...

Bah! I checked your blog and I am literally wearing I high-waisted J-Crew navy skirt with a white ON tank tucked in! perfect! thanks for reassuring me that i made the right choice this morning!

Budget Babe said...

i recently bought a pair of high-waisted black dress shorts from forever21.com and they are amazing. really great quality for f21 and the look is fierce. takes a little while getting used to, but i am a big big fan!

LuLu124 said...

lovely post dear this trend is really cool :) i'm not sure if i personally can pull if off, but it's worth a try!!! thank you very much for your comment <3 xoxo, lulu

Psyche said...

I love the high waisted looks. I haven't messed with it yet though :)

issa said...

i love the high waisted look.. it's a trend that i can actually sorta pull off!

enc said...

It's beautiful on others, but I don't dare try it, as I'm shortwaisted already!

PAM said...

i wud wear them endlessly!!! until i die!! haha! i love high waisted styles! (which reminds me, i havent made an outfit post in one yet .. oops)

Tiffany said...

if i could wear those purple shorts, I would do it. They are adorable!