They’re baaaack! Those high-waisted jeans your mama wore back in the ’80s are filling the stores and online shops, so let’s talk pros and cons:
Pros: Any pant that’s high waisted will hold in whatever pooch you might have. This is ideal for women who’ve had babies and aren’t feeling as tight in the abs. Another advantage is that when you bend over, the chance of skin or undies showing is pretty much eliminated.
Just because a pant has a high waist doesn’t mean you have to show off the waistband. When worn with drapey or flouncy tops, no one will know how high your pants sit, and meanwhile, those jeans will be supporting your midsection.
On the other hand, maybe you want to make a statement. High-waisted jeans are perfect for this! Wear them with button-ups, t-shirts, or lightweight sweaters and tuck in the front for an on-trend look.
Cons: High-waisted jeans make a fashion statement. They aren’t a classic style, so it takes confidence to wear them. If ever there were a time to try them, it’s when they’re plentiful in stores—that way, you won’t stand out as much if you’re feeling nervous about wearing a new style anyway.
Also, beware of certain washes that look more appropriate for juniors. Acid wash or highly distressed jeans usually follow the younger set; coupled with high-waisted styles, you’re likely to look less age appropriate than you’d like.
One more word to the wise: Make sure to take a good look at how your booty appears in high-waisted pants. Some brands or styles might pull up so much that you get a wedgie—not a good look for anyone. *