You’ve heard right ladies! High-waisted denim has returned and in a big way. I can understand why a rise that comes to and sometimes past your belly button is a bit daunting. BUT high-waisted denim can create an elongated silhouette for your body, which basically means you look long, lean, and fabulous.
To be honest, the first thought that came to my mind about high-waisted denim that scene in the cult classic coming-of-age film “Dazed and Confused” where the girls are helping their friend zip her high-waisted jeans with a pair of pliers. I had to giggle at that thought because I bet if any of you were to ask an older female relative, they would recall having to do that same thing once or twice when they owned their very own (now vintage) high-waisted flare jeans.
Now don’t bust out your toolboxes just yet– the introduction of spandex to our denim’s poly/cotton mix has officially put an end to the pliers’ part-time job. This means that not only can you successfully zip up your own high-waisted jeans, you can also tuck in your fashionable tops, add a skinny belt, AND munch out hard at your local chinese buffet (my biggest weakness) without worries. Oh the joys of stretch!
I am not telling you to bust out your “mom” jeans again. We, the fashionable, all know that when a trend returns there is always a new spin to a classic silhouette/fit. That’s how fashion works, and this is the reason why we (women) can NEVER clean out our wardrobes. What if a trend comes back in style? Well guess what… if it does then those high-waisted jeans that you snuck out of your mother’s closet from when she was your age might just be back in style… Like right now.