Once upon a time, I wore pants that I constantly had to pull up. You see, I have proportionately wide hips and during the mid-2000s, all jeans were either mid-rise or low-rise, meaning that just after putting them on, the waistband would slowly creepy down until I had to do a little pull-up jump…often in public. Then, I found high-waisted jeans. Suddenly there was a type of bottom that actually fit over my bottom, then stayed there. And now, it is time for me to find all of you some high-waisted pants of your own to have, hold, and wear with literally any top ever because these look great with it all.
Now that it is totally freezing outside, you may be a little perplexed on how to look great without losing some extremities in the process. High-waisted pants are a perfect way to channel the fun, pinup vibe high-waisted shorts have in the summer, but…you know, appropriate for wind chill, snow, and feeling like you’re standing in an igloo every time you’re waiting for the train.
For the record, when I say “jeans for every body type,” I don’t mean that in a “this is the style pear shapes can wear, this is the style ‘athletic’ bodies can wear,” and so on; I mean it in the sense that we all can wear this trend, we just need to find pairs that are actually going to fit. Whether you’re petite, tall, plus-size, have wide hips with skinny legs (hi), whatever, we all want to find the perfect pair that won’t need many alterations, if any.
So, without further ado, I present to you the coolest high-waisted jeans on the market right now (well…for under $150, I’m not made out of money).
As the proud owner of a pair of high-waisted jeans from ModCloth, I can tell you that its particular selections fit over my big ol’ hips wonderfully. Plus, if you need a cute pinup-y blouse to wear with them, ModCloth is easily one of the best retailers to find one at.
Sizes: 1X – 3X
If pinup style isn’t your, well, style, you can always go for a more casual everyday look. These cute high-waisted blue jeans come in both regular and petite sizes, so shorter ladies can wear this lovely pant without feeling like their ankles are being dragged down by extra fabric.
Sizes: Regular 24 – 33, Petite 24P – 32P
This easy, everyday jean comes in regular, petite, and tall sizes so any height range can wear it. Pair it with a simple white tee, a cute mustard sweater, or a crop top and duster for an ultra-trendy look.
Sizes: Regular 24 – 35, Tall 27 – 32, Petite 24 – 31
There’s something incredibly sophisticated about a woman who knows how to wear camel-colored pants well. Whenever I spot somebody on the street wearing a pair of these, I can’t help but think she looks effortlessly cool.
Sizes: 12 – 26
Dark green is one of the absolute best colors to wear in the winter. While it adds a dose of color into your wardrobe and gives your look a more unique color palette, it still stays within the generally dark hue range.
Sizes: 24 – 34
Everybody needs a good pair of boyfriend jeans, aka jeans you wear on your day off (or, if you’re one of those ultra-cool fashion bloggers, whenever the eff you want).
Sizes: 14 – 24
Sizes: 0P – 18P
If you’re feeling brave enough to try a crop top in the winter, these are the perfect jeans to do it with. When you’re in the mood to look real ’90s, pop on a cropped turtleneck, an over sized sweater, and a great pair of boots. Don’t forget the nude lipstick!
Sizes: 14 – 22
Click to the next page to see gorgeous jeans from Acne Studios (on sale!), a sexy pair that comes in 16 colors, and more!
Sizes: 12 – 20
This style comes in not one, not two, but 16 colors! If they fit you well, then definitely grab ’em up in all the colors you typically wear (or aspire to). I own a pair of these in black, and in all seriousness, they are great.
Sizes: XXS – XL
Sizes: 1 -15
Relax your look with a pair of straight leg jeans (a style that is guaranteed to be huge in 2015, by the way). Pop on a solid-colored oxford, get a cute clutch in a neutral shade, swipe on some bright lipstick, add a bit of black mascara, and voila! You look simply fantastic.
Sizes: 24 – 28
Sizes: 24 – 34
Which is your favorite pair? And what do you wear your high-waisted jeans with? Tell us in the comments!