High-Waisted Jeans Shopping GuideOnce 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.

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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).

1. Karaoke Songstress Plus Size Jeans in Black ($59.99, ModCloth)

Karaoke Songstress Jeans in Black from ModClothAs 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

2. Anthropologie Pilcro Superscript High-Rise Jeans ($138, Anthropologie)

Anthropologie High Waist Skinny JeansIf 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

3. Gap 1969 Resolution True Skinny High-Rise Jeans ($69.95, The Gap)

1969 Gap high waist jeansThis 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

4. James Jeans Plus Hunter Z Straight Leg Jeans in Camel Cashmere ($149.60, Bloomingdale’s)

James Jeans Plus Hunter Z Straight Leg Jeans in Camel CashmereThere’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

5. TopShop Moto Forever Joni Jeans ($45.50, TopShop)

TopShop Joni Forest JeansDark 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

6. ASOS CURVE Exclusive Brady Boyfriend Jean With Rips ($49.27, ASOS)

ASOS Curve Brady Boyfriend Jean With Rips

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

7. NYDJ Petite Millie Ankle in Black ($66.99, 6PM)

NYDJ Petite Black JeansFor when you want to wear high-waisted pants to work, this is a sleek, sexy pair that will take you from day to night in a cinch.

Sizes: 0P – 18P

8. Forever21+ High-Waisted Mineral Wash Jeans ($29.90, Forever21)

Forever21 High Waisted Mineral Wash JeansIf 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

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9. Acne Studios High Waist Skinny Jeans ($117, Bagheera)

Acne High Waist Skinny JeansThese really are the perfect shade of blue for a pair of jeans you can wear with anything. Plus, they’re on sale right now!

Sizes: 26

10. Forever21+ Faded High-Waist Jeans ($24.90, Forever21)

Forever21 Faded High Waist JeansSimple, sweet, and perfect for all sorts of outfits, whether you are going on a date, dressing up for a night out, or heading to the office.

Sizes: 12 – 20

11. American Apparel Easy Jean ($78, American Apparel)

American Apparel Easy JeanThis 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

12. Expression High Waist Skinnys ($39.99, Pink Ice)

Pink Ice Expression High Waist Skinny JeansShow off your figure with these cute high waist jeans that work perfectly with flats, boots, or heels!

Sizes: 1 -15

13. 7 For All Mankind Josefina High-Rise Straight Leg Jean ($109, Gilt)

7 For All Mankind Josefina High Rise Straight Leg JeanRelax 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

14. TopShop Moto Blue Black Joni Jeans ($65, TopShop)

Topshop Moto Blue Black Joni JeansFor women who prefer to go dark with their pants, this is a sexy pair of jeans that can easily be transitioned from work to nighttime fun.

Sizes: 24 – 34

Which is your favorite pair? And what do you wear your high-waisted jeans with? Tell us in the comments!