High waisted jeans have definitely made a strong sartorial comeback in recent years, and for good reason.
Once regarded as a denim style to be courted with extreme caution (‘don’t you need giraffe-like limbs to carry them off’) the high waisted jean has now become as strong a look as the mid-rise skinny, with fits and lengths to suit even the most vertically challenged! And believe it or not, because of the longer line and tummy hugging waistline, this jean is actually one the most flattering fits available.
Thanks to celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Diane Kruger, the high waisted jean has become something of an A-list mainstay, fusing classic ’70s pop culture (think Charlie’s Angels) with modern denim tailoring for a timeless off-duty look.
And because the great British high street is never far behind the demands of fashion-savvy street stylers everywhere, they’ve come up with a fantastic selection of high waisted jean options this season to satisfy even the most discerning denim fan.
H&M have nailed the vintage ’70s flare just in time for festival season – perfect when worn boho style with a pretty poet’s blouse and plenty of tribal jewellery. The same jean will then take you fluidly from day to night with the addition of chunky wedged platforms and a low backed bodysuit. Just make sure your hair is big and bouncy!
For fans of a high waisted skinny jean, you need look no further than Zara for your denim fix. Available in a variety of washes, these classic wardrobe staples are guaranteed to prevent any potential muffin top by ensuring that you are hugged tightly in above the hips. High waisted styles also help flatten your tum and give your outfit a svelte finish. We love a a high waisted skinny worn double denim style with a fitted acid wash shirt, and tan ankle boots.
So don’t be shy ladies, embrace this trend and let yourself fall in love with a statement high waisted jean. We’ve rounded up some of the best for you to shop at your leisure.