If you were to ask me what three clothing items every woman should have in her closet, I would say a black dress, a pair of killer high heels and high-waisted pants (preferably jeans and dress slacks). So, in the realm of fashion, there are four must have garments to complete a fashion-buff’s closet.

I find high-waisted pant to look adorable, whether they are the latest trend or not. Hip hugger, low-waist pants are stylish and trendy, but there is something about the high-waisted pants worn with the right top and shoes that makes a head-turning fashion statement. Adding a belt around the waist, or tucking in a blouse, shows off your waistline. Do you have an hour-glass figure? High-waisted pants will highlight your waist. Are you thick-waisted? High-waisted pants with a tucked in shirt creates a break in symmetry that adds a sliming effect (as opposed to wearing a long, loose shirt over the waist, which creates a straight up and down, thicker look).


Fashion Tips for Wearing High-Wasited Pants Well:

  1. If the pants have a straight leg and fit tight at the ankles, a closed toed, high heeled pump adds class and style to the look. If you prefer flats, a slip-on flat shoe will do. Generally, wearing clogs or clunky type heels takes away from the elegant look with this type of pant leg.
  2. For flared or bell-bottom waist pants, a high platform heel, clogs and wedges work well.
  3. Ankle boots, knee high boots or thigh high boots make for a great look with both straight legged and flare legged high-waisted pants.

However, you know me, and my bottom line fashion advice: wear whatever shoe you want that makes you feel good and look good to yourself! The best rule of fashion is that there are no rules! Clothes should be fun as well as practical! Enjoy!


A plus of high-waisted pants is that the same pair of pants can be made to look casual or dressy, merely by what garments and accessories you wear them with. The same pair of high-waisted pants that look professional in the office can be turned into sexy evening attire by changing out of the cotton blouse and blazer, and putting on a satin, ruffled blouse. Also, kick off your practical pumps and slide your fashionable feet into 5 inch stilettos. Grrreat!

Add a necklace, earrings and a rhinestone belt to shimmer and shine. Simply divine.


High-Waisted Pants Fashion Tip: If you are wearing a pair of high-waisted pants with wide, flared legs that flow (palazzo pants), an extremely sexy, chic look is to have the hem of the pants nearly drag the ground, even when you are wearing stilt stilettos. The wide material draping and flowing over the shoe looks beautiful when you stand and walk. This is the complete opposite of the “expecting a flood” pants leg.

High-waisted pants are never a waste of money, because they never go out of style. Rain or shine, day or night, mix and match to make your high-waisted pants worth every precious penny. A purchase that is just right.

For those of you who love to wear crop tops but don’t want to show much midriff section, wear the crop top with high-waisted pants. Crop tops are darling on their own, so when you add the fashionable, youthful top to a great pair of waist pants, the playful, fantastic look is magnified. Powerful and pretty.


For a head-turning look that is elegant and sharp, dressy high-waisted pants with a flared leg and a feminine top is the cats meow. A lovely look that shouts, “Wow!”

Classy and comfortable! Cool and chic!

You can’t deny that high-waisted pants are haute couture; an always in style look with major allure!

Let’s give a high-five to high-waisted pants!


High-Waisted Pants Fun Fact: When wearing high-waisted pants with a tucked in top or blouse, you tend to look taller and more slender. The eye moves completely up and down, and the waist is accentuated. If you wear a large, oversized shirt, the body loses all symmetry, giving a thick effect from the neck to the feet. A tapered waist equals a thinner waist.

If you don’t own a pair of the ever so stylish high-waisted pants, don’t waste one more minute. Invest in a pair of the modern, vogue, must have pants. Your body and your closet will thank you.

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Get in a good place, with exquisite fashion taste, dressed in pants with a high-waist!

“I’m admiring  your pants. You have good taste.”

“I love the way they hug your waist.”

“You wear them well, you look long and lean.”

“I must crown you the fashion queen.”

“I’d like to get a pair for me.”

“Try them, you’ll want to own at least two or three.”

“I think I’ll get them in black, white and red.”

“You’ll create a fashion scene and knock ’em dead!”

High-waisted pants: Warning: Wear with caution!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846



About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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