As a petite 5’1 girl I’m up always ready to accept help to make me look those few inches taller. Queue the ever-chic high-waisted trousers. I haven’t yet come across another trouser design that can at once make you appear taller as well as provide an extra level of sophistication. Are high-waisted trousers only for short women? No, of course not, but if you’re after a measure of “faking it till you make it”, they’ll certainly help to create the illusion.
I particularly love them as they immediately exude a sense of elegance and style. They are very much work-wear appropriate, especially when paired with a pointed high-heel, but can work just as well if paired with a strappy sandal and a T-shirt for a laid-back Summer’s look. When I first saw this ecru pair from Sezane I immediately fell in love with them, especially the button detail and the line running down the middle of each leg. The colour is just up my street too! Usually I would have gone for a pair of white trousers, but I think there’s something really refreshing about the ecru colour – not quite beige and not quite off-white, but somewhere in the middle.
High-waisted trousers also come in different designs. I especially love the wide-leg variety, but of course you can also opt for a slim-fit leg, cropped, boot-cut or even skinny-leg in some cases.
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HIGH WAISTED TROUSER SELECTION
I’ve selected 32 different pairs of high-waisted trousers below. I’m sure there’ll be a pair that takes your fancy!
See how I else I styled them in this video: