You’ve probably noticed that high waisted pants are making quite the comeback this spring, and there’s no better time to get in on the trend than now. But getting high waisted pants to look good can be challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing, and it can be even harder if you don’t have the right kind of clothes. Check out these tips and tricks on how to look good in high waisted pants so that you can rock your new favorite style like an expert.
Finding the Right Fit
The key to looking good in high waisted pants is finding a pair that fits you just right. You want the waistband to lie flat on your hips, not too loose or too tight. The crotch shouldn’t be dragging on the floor or bunching up at your waistline. Be sure the rise (the distance from your hip bone to where the pant leg begins) is also comfortable for you, as well as the length of the leg.
Choosing the Right Top
With so many different options, it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a top for high waisted pants. To make the process easier, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite pieces that will work with any type of bottom. Top with a Cowl Neck While this might be a little too formal for most occasions, it’s perfect for dressing up an otherwise basic outfit.
Wearing the Right Shoes
Tip #1. When you’re wearing high-waisted pants, heels are a must. The higher the heel, the better. If you can’t quite pull off a stiletto or if you’re not sure what your best heel height is, opt for wedges or kitten heels instead. They’ll give you more of that feminine touch without sacrificing any height.
Tip #2. Skip the socks with these pants and opt for opaque tights instead.
If you’re wearing a button-down shirt, try adding a belt around your waist. This will help elongate your torso and create the illusion of an hourglass figure. It also helps cinch in your waist, giving more of a shapely look. The length of the belt should be proportional to how high up on your stomach it goes up too.
Styling Your Hair
A great way to look your best while wearing a high waisted pant is by making sure your hair is styled well. The key is to make sure that the hair falls at least a little bit below the natural waistline, so it doesn’t give off too much of an outdated vibe. Once you’ve done that, try some textured styles like waves or curls for a more modern feel.