The style icons of the 90s—Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla and Karishma Kapoor—rocked high-waisted bottoms in their movies. And now, this trend has made a huge comeback. High-waisted bottoms make you look thinner, taller and definitely more en vogue. Your favourite celebrities Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone have been spotted wearing these über cool trousers and skirts—now you can do the same without the help of a (highly paid) stylist. Read on to know how.
Find the Right Fit and Shape
The first step to finding your perfect high-waist pants or skirts is to know the right fit for your body type. Here’s how you can find it out.
a. Get fitted pants if you have a curvy or hourglass figure in order to look slimmer.
b. Try tea-length skirts, shorts or culottes with a high waist, especially if you have cellulite on your thighs.
c. Get relaxed fit high-waist bottoms if you are tall and skinny; these will add the illusion of curves.
d. To highlight your hips and butt, wear high-waist shorts that end slightly below your butt. These will make your legs look long and lean.
e. If you have a heavy bust or wide hips, avoid a very high waist. Pick one that ends a little above your navel.
f. If you are skinny, avoid bottoms made of flowy and light materials.
Add a Heavy Dose of Patterns and Colours
Pencil skirts, printed pants, denim shorts—there’s so much fun you can have with high-waist bottoms.
a. If you are wearing shorts or skirts, experiment with prints, solid colours and side and front panels.
b. Try embellishments such as sequins, buttons and different patterns of embroidery.
c. If you are vertically challenged, a neutral colour maxi skirt will work well for you.
d. If you are tall, avoid single colour pants. Instead, go for printed trousers, shorts or skirts in solid colours.
e. Don’t wear high-waist printed palazzos or culottes if you are very lean as they will make you look too lanky. Opt for skinny jeans and trousers instead.
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Mix Them Up With Stylish Tops
Now that you have found the perfect pair of bottoms, it’s time to pair them with a trendy top.
a. The best way to pair your tops with high-waist bottoms is by tucking them in. You can go for both formal and casual looks.
b. If you have a toned midriff, wear a relaxed crop top with high-waist pants for a daytime look.
c. Experiment with matching prints, sheers, high-rise slits and dual denims.
d. Avoid wearing your shirts and t-shirts tucked out, as they will cover the details on your pants.
e. If you must wear the top outside, cinch your waist with a thin statement belt.
f. Stay away from very chunky belts that completely cover your waist. They might give the illusion of an abnormally thin midriff.
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Complete Your Look With A Chic Jacket
We give you tips on how to combine your jackets with high-waist bottoms.
a. Wear a trendy crop jacket with a pair of shorts and a bandeau or tank top.
b. Try an oversized boyfriend jacket with shorts or pleated pants for a vintage look.
c. Opt for a stylish formal jacket for an evening out.
d. Steer away from oversized jackets if you are wearing a maxi or pencil skirt.
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We hope these tips will help you rock the high-waist look, just like your favourite celebrities do. Have any more ideas to wear them? Tell us in the comments section.