I read this article yesterday from Lucky Magazine. I don't remember subscribing to their magazine but I'm so glad I did because they are always sending the best fashion tips and tidbits.
True confession time. I have always had a secret love affair with high waisted jeans. I have an older pair that I have kept hidden under long tops.
I've been wearing the lower rise style for a long time now too but for years I've been praying that a high waisted option would become acceptable again. I'm not talking "Mom Jeans" here but after three babies and a 50 something body, I know what works best for me.
I like a low rise like these with a shirt tucked in and a belt and I like them better after I lost my extra weight but really, they aren't for every body. Yes, lower waist pants DO have their up sides. Let's face it - a low rise pant makes our bum look shorter and smaller to anyone walking behind us, but I've seen too many thongs and bulging muffins to think these hip hugging styles work for everyone.
On the other hand, a higher waisted jean
1. elongates the leg.
2. eliminates that whole muffin top issue.
3. is great for disguising a bit of a pooch.
Add a heel and you seriously look like you lost ten pounds.
That higher cut fabric holds things in instead of pushing them up over the top and that zipper in the front kind of sucks things in and can work like a pair of Spanx. :D
If you read the Lucky article you will see that they say the same thing. These higher waisted sisters CAN be much more flattering than you think.
It was a great little post and it had me curious so I started perusing the internet to see what was out there and these are a few of the finds that appealed to me.
Not a fan of the skinny jean?
It works so well in a boot cut or flare too.
I have to do a bit of financial recovering after my NYC shopping trip. You know, let my charge card cool down, but I'm thinking a pair of these are in my future. How about you? Are you all in?