Would You Wear It? High Waist Trousers Edition

Some of us remember the last time high waist trousers were in style – I have pictures of my sisters and me in the early 80’s, with billowy high waist-ers. As with every trend, they come around, although there’s nothing I wore in the early 80’s that I want to wear today : >

Would you wear high waist trousers? I can attest they are more comfortable than low-riders, and they do eliminate the bit of my fluff that hangs over the waistband. And you can definitely bend over without any fear of visible thong. I like my high waists loose-cut and a bit cropped. But there are several ways to go, as shown below:

For the office or date nights– these high waist trousers are a little dressy, in classic black and with a couple of discreet pleats (not the 80’s style!) The gathered hemline is a modern touch, although you certainly go with a traditional hem. These look fab with a heel.

black crop trousers

Dressy cropped trousers have a classic vibe.

A paper bag waist and self-belt create a casual mood. These are more trendy than the black pair above, and more of a vintage throwback, but I like them for a change from my skinnies. Heels look fine with these pants too, but I like an oxford or dressy sneaker to keep it loose.

full high waist

Gathered, waist-tie pants are great for casual days, and look terrific with a graphic tee tucked in.

And you don’t have to be size 6 to enjoy a high-waisted jean: I think curvy women look fab in this style.

white high waist jeans

Love these white high-waist jeans for Spring and Summer, with a wedge sandal.

Dark denim works well too with a high waist jean. These have an edgy fringed hem that may not be your thing. I do love the whole easy look, especially with a simple sweater-tee.

frayed hem jeans high waist

Classic-cut dark denim frayed-hem jeans have a playful vibe.

For me: I grabbed these high waisters at the thrift. They only work with a tucked-in top, and they are oversized. And you can see how much fun I am having wearing them.

my high waist jeans
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So would ya, or do ya, wear a high-waisted trouser?

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  1. I love high waisted pants, but only if they’re full length. No crops for me!

  2. I would absolutely wear high-waisters. I just wish I had a waist to show off. I would be wearing them for comfort and would not be able to tuck-in so I am not sure how I would style them. I love the look of a high waist dress pant with flared bottoms and a tucked in blouse. If only I could…..

    • Me too – loving the high waist dressy trousers – maybe with a silk blouse for you that ends just below the waist? xo

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