What to Wear with Black High-Waisted Jeans

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High-Waisted Jeans Trend

I have been a raving fan of high-waisted jeans for a long time. That is why it took me zero time to get in on the high-waisted trend. I started wearing high-waisted trousers and skirts when I was a teenager. I realised they allowed me to underline my small waist and elongate the silhouette in general, which together make me look slimmer and taller. Amazing right? When I bought my first pair of skinny jeans with high rise, I wondered why it took me so long. For real, high-waisted pants are comfy, cute, and work in so many different ways. Today I share an advice on how to style a pair of black high-waisted skinny jeans with a couple of examples.

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How to Choose High-Waisted Jeans

High-waisted pants have been in trend for a couple of seasons and I am so glad! Nothing makes your figure look more flattering than a pair of jeans that fit you perfectly. Though, there is a common opinion that – real talk – they make your butt look bigger. First of all, there’s nothing wrong with that, and second, it’s not entirely true. Just make sure the rise is very high and the jeans sit properly on your waistline. The higher the jeans, the slimmer you look. There is another fashion trick. Make sure the belt you are wearing with your jeans is wide. Slim/thin belts tend to make us look bigger. Avoid them.


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How to Wear High-Waisted Jeans

When it comes to denim, I firmly believe that it doesn’t get more flattering or polished than one of the many high-rise styles. While I can’t imagine going back to the days of low-rise denim, high-waisted jeans can be tricky to pull off. You want to pair them with pieces that are the right proportions so as to show off the flattering high waist and look as forward as possible. The right fit is essential – and sets them apart from the mom jeans, as the right pair accentuates the waist and hips.

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Maintaining balance is one important key to flattering your figure and dressing for your body type. But trust me, it’s very easy.

Short-Waisted Body Type

If you’re short-waisted, you’re going to look out of balance with a top half that appears smaller than your bottom half. Try some tricks:

  1. Wear a top with vertical stripes. They will elongate your upper body part.
  2. Wear tops that you can leave untucked.
  3. Leave your long oversized top half untucked like I did in my outfit. This will elongate your top body part and also make your hips appear slimmer.
  4. If you wear prints, limit it to your top and make sure your top ends by your hips. Choose bold prints.

What you don’t want to do is draw attention directly to your waistline. The belt at the waist accentuates the short waist, making the top half look out of proportion with the bottom half. The tunic top, on the other hand, elongates the waistline and makes the body look balanced.

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Long-Waisted Body Type

The problem that long-waisted women have is that their body type makes their legs seem shorter. If you’re a long-waisted woman, you need to use your clothes to add length to your bottom half. For example:

  1. Choose shirts that cover your waist.
  2. Go for pants that are at your natural waistline or a bit above.
  3. Opt for short jackets.
  4. Wear heels. To heighten the effect of longer legs, make sure your shoes match your bottom.

Whatever you do, avoid styles and cuts that make your legs look shorter. Low-waisted jeans with a shorter top only accentuate your long waist, cut you in the middle, and make your legs look shorter. High-waisted jeans, on the other hand, will elongate your legs, and raise the appearance of your natural.

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Other Casual Outfits with Black Skinny Jeans

If you are looking for more black skinny jeans outfit ideas, check out this video. I show you how to style black jeans with a leather jacket for a killer rock-n-roll look.

I hope you liked this guide on what to wear with high-waisted jeans and found it useful. Make sure to check My Looks column for more outfit inspiration.

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How do you wear high-waisted jeans? Do you have a pair of high-waisted jeans in your wardrobe?

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