January 19, 2011


{Gap wide leg trouser jeans}
 Just when you thought you had the low rise and the skinny jean look down pat, here is another curve ball that fashion has once again thrown at you! High waisted wide leg jeans are back!! Now wait a minute, I am not telling you to get your "mom" jeans back out. We all know that when trends return there is always a new twist. The jeans of now are yes, high waisted, but not to the extreme. They will be higher than you are accustomed to if you were just getting used to the low rise style. But they will not, in most circumstances, actually sit on your high waist. They will just sit comfortably at the waist area instead of below it.
{These jeans are from Forever 21. You will see that they sit at the waist, but the legs are more of a boot cut. A fit that will flatter most body types}
 I must admit that I am super excited to see exactly how long it takes for the young ladies of this land to catch on to this trend. It seems that it took no time at all for the low rise to catch on......a very unfortunate look for some.....

{A look from Rebecca Taylor with higher rise jeans}

{A look from Jason Wu. These are not jeans, but they are a great example of a gorgeous look incorporating a higher rise pant}
 Then again the higher rise jean is not meant for all body types.
As with any trend, you have to be body conscious. I have always had a hard time with anything in a high rise. I have a really short waist and long legs. 
Here I am wearing about the highest rise that can accommodate my body type. These are my precious Anlo jeans. 

And I must mention that if you have a long waist, this look will be your friend :) Any high waisted pant will work for you girls who are lucky enough to have a long torso. In fact they will totally flatter you.

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