These high-waisted wide leg trousers were first seen on the catwalks back in the Spring and seem to be a trend that is still going strong. Perfect for looking polished in cold weather, a tailored pair of high-waisted trousers is on our wish list this winter. They keep you warm and make your legs look longer all in one go!
Who Suits High Waisted Trousers?
Depending on the cut, high waisted, wide leg trousers can suit any shape. They can look particularly good on those with an hourglass figure as they can complement your curves. If you have a boyish figure, add a belt to pull in your waist and give you definition.
Contrary to popular belief, if you are petite then these can be a flattering shape, just buy them long so you can hide some high heels underneath. Make sure they just hit the top of your toes and pick a pair where the leg is not too wide.
If you are a pear shape, choose a pair with a wide waist band, as a thin one will make your bottom look bigger than it is. Also beware of unflattering pockets that add width.
Whatever shape you are, the best top to wear with your trousers is one that is fitted, with no added volume or pattern. A simple fitted white shirt is a good example.
The best place to buy high waist trousers is the internet from reputable wholesale womens clothes shops.
Who Should Avoid This Shape?
It is possible to wear this look even if you do not have a totally flat stomach, as long as the cut is not tight. However, this is definitely a look to avoid if you are short waisted, as it will make your top half look shorter.
Dark colors and pinstripes are the most flattering shades to try, leave the lighter colors and those with bulky pocket detail to those with narrow enough hips to carry them off.