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Get Waisted! High-Waist Shorts...

This summers shorts have gone to new lengths -- in the opposite direction. Yes, they're still short enough to show those summer tanned legs, but the high waist look elongates the leg, defines your waist and even eliminates the dreaded muffin top! We first saw this 1940's look on hipsters at Coachella years ago -- you know --- pale, thin, hair in a messy bun --- rockin the look with a fancy steam-punk style chiffon shirt. But it took a couple of years to reach the rest of us, who are doing it a little different. Yes, you too can wear the high-waisted look and not look like you're wearing your mom's "mom jeans". 

Like everything else in fashion, there are rules. And here they are:


  • Pair them with a shirt that you can either tuck in or tie up,  or one that is cropped. The idea is to show off that high waist - not hide it under a long top! If you really want to rock it vintage style pair it with a cute 40's style halter or bra top. But keep it simple.
  • Shoes are super important with this look, but you can choose from lots of different heel heights and still pull this off - wedges, booties, even stacked heels (especially stacked heels) elongate the long even more. Just stay away from sneakers or you might just start heading into "mom jeans" territory. 
  • A belt is pretty much essential as the final touch for this look. Pick a skinny one to accentuate the high waist of your shorts and keep your middle looking small. 
  • Fit should be snug and suiting your body type. You can find a vast array of styles in the stores now from pleated and loose to boy-cut and tight and everything in between. If you have a shorter torso keep them on the lower side, but if you have a nice long torso you can totally do the way-high style!


Here's a board with some of our favorites!

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