With the arrival of many new names on the fashion scene, comes the arrival of many new trends and designs. One that has been gaining increased popularity are high-waisted bottoms. Around the beginning of this fiscal year, I had no problem with the high waist because they showed up exclusively on skirts. Paired with a slouchy top and pretty pumps, a high-waisted pencil skirt was fierce [snaps fingers]. Designers have included high-waisted skirts in their designs of late, reassuring me that these types of skirts are do-able and thoroughly rock-able.
Diane von Fursteberg
But alas, the high waist was taken to higher (pun intended) limits. High-waisted pants, and even worse, high-waisted jeans were introduced. Sure, some people succeeded in pulling them off but others failed....miserably.
I didn't just pick her because she once stole John Mayer from me...but this picture shows that even Jessica Simpson cannot pull off the high-waisted pant.
Mischa Barton was a bit more bold in her high-waisted denim but she doesn't look much better.
Oh, Lindsay. The high-waisted jean shorts are not working so well for you. Go with Lo(han).
So, if you want to try the high-waist trend, you might be able to find some pieces at your local stores. However, the high-waisted pant is something that I would not personally recommend. If you can pull it off, good for you! I'll stick with the high-waisted skirts for now.