Friday, December 19, 2008

Hang ‘em High

The high waist is au courant, along with its counterpart, the drop-waist!
At left: an exaggerated version of the trend at Sportmax This photo via nymag.com. Other runway pics courtesy style.com except where noted.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2009
Marc Jacobs Fall 2008
Cynthia Steffe
Comme de Garçons, via nymag.com
Kristian Aadnevik
Moschino

Balmain
Vicente Villarin
Tibi
Wren
Ports 1961
Jean Paul Gaultier
Duro Olowu
Requiem, via Paris Vogue
High-waisted trouser and sheer polka dot blouse. Visit victoriassecret.com.
Dolce Vita Hepburn pant, at urbanoutfitters.com.
Left: Elizabeth and James slim pants, at net-a-porter.com
Right: Current/Elliott Bush Super Loved jean. Go to chickdowntown.com.
See by Chloe high waisted carpenter jeans; this and next at net-a-porter.com
Superfine City high waisted jeans
Collage by Fellow Fashionista Michelle of Neon Stilettos
Color block knit Suspender Skirt, an Urban Outfitters exclusive, $58 at urbanoutfitters.com.
RM by Roland Mouret Corrones tweed skirt; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Couture Couture pencil skirt
Graydn black pencil skirt and Castle Starr jewel silk blouse, at chickdowntown.com.
Quontom color block mini dress, at asos.com.
Rojas bubble skirt at 80spurple.com
Make sure to have the proper waist-cinching underpinning for your look, like these Aristoc spot mesh high waist knickers, at asos.com.
Or splurge on La Perla’s Indomitable lace briefs, at net-a-porter.com.
Phew! CC is exhausted, as is this model, wearing a clever Maggy London faux skirt and blouse dress; available at macys.com/ photo via nytimes.com.

51 comments:

alex [: said...

i love high wasit lines!
cept i cant pull em off ><

i tend to go for stuff with a natural waistline tho! and theyre usually prom style dresses..lol

love your blog [:

xox

WendyB said...

A high-waisted skirt can be very sexy.

Lisa said...

i love high waists.

elongation-city!


adore marc J fall 08.

happy holidays beautiful cc.

x.

janettaylor said...

Oh, I adore high-waist lines. I have some items. Trousers, skirts, jeans... :)))

Sara Morante said...

Gracias por tu visita, guapa! Eh, estamos on line!

Fantastic underwear....... Are you preparing some Special Post in red and green for Xmas? I bet it's gonna be rock. LoL, xxx
Maaany thanks for your nice commens, CC.

Amy C said...

the outfit by Vicente Villarin
is divine esp the blouse! So elegant it lovely.

MakeupByRenRen said...

now this is definitely chic! and i am armed with the under garments too !

MISS GLITZY said...

I surely do! I like high waist, find it really sexy.

K.Line said...

I LOVE the high waist! Esp. those undies...

Savvy Mode SG said...

i am ready for high waist at this point. it's time to do away with muffin tops.....

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Love this look. I better stay away from the Christmas cookies. Sit-ups galore for this trend!
Catherine

Siljesfashion said...

Love it! BTW, we must have been thinking some of the same thoughts today. Check out my post!

Aliena said...

at first, i couldn't see myself wearing high waist lines... and now I adore them!!! i take note of those Asos knickers...

xoxo

Jasnaaa said...

I love highwaist!
Thank u so much for the tip where I could find pics!

xx jasnaaa

lisa said...

I LOVE the high-waisted look!

Petra said...

I love high waists, they are so flattering and wearable. Not to mention fun!

I particuarly love high waist trousers at the moment, although i'm get to get my hands on a pair.

Love the high waist knickers also! Kate Sylvester does an amazing ruffled pair... perfection!

xx

Juliet said...

I love your finds, great examples!

juliet xxx

AsianCajuns said...

We love the high-waisted trend- except for the lack of expansion that it allows after a holiday meal. Lovely pix!

Allison said...

I am adoring the high-waisted look. Now if only my waist was as tiny as Victoria Beckham's, I think I would be complete ;)
I hope this style is here to stay for quite a while. It's tres classy.

The Seeker said...

I think high waisted are fabulous, I like to wear them, probably not so higher as some pictured, because I haven't them.
And it can give "long legs"....

xoxo

Dana said...

Loving everything high-waisted... the gilet, not that much...

Have a great weekend CC!

Penny said...

ohh i love super high waist items, they are sexier than on the waist!

Frieda l'écuyère said...

I think that I need a pencil skirt. I'll be back soon here !

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Loving all of these! You always find the best images x

Doll legs said...

Very Nice;)

Countrybelle said...

love love love. high waists make legs look ten miles long! i must have some of those short skirt versions!
xx
chloe of
heartshapedmorning.blogspot.com

jayne said...

oo fabulous collection of drop waists! want one now!

lacouturiernyc said...

love love high waist lines. they are my favorite trends ever!

xoxo,
La C.

Amelia said...

I love high waists. I'm glad this is a trend that actually looks good on me. The Wren picture and the jodhpur-esque black pants are great.

CHARMAINE said...

i love high waisted skirts! and i LOVE BALMAIN! hahah, but high waisted wide-leg pants just look horrid on me!

Charm said...

The sparkly tank + leather (ish) high-waisted skirt = immediate lust. repeat after me: I must win the lottery :-)

Miss Karen said...

I can't live without the high waist. I loved everything here, especially the UO trousers - they look so chic!

Girl Japan said...

I am in LOVE with the Carpenter Jeans... oh in love, in love!!!!!

Eelie said...

Hi CC

Slap me for i now its been too long. Yeah i think i deserve that :P

The fantastic thing about high waisted skirts is that it is always a very class skirt to don and has the added benefit of accentuating the natural curves that women should have and does this despite anyones size.

Well done on picking only influential pieces hun

Missed youuuuuuuu too :) lol

Beaut!fully Br()ken said...

I agree with WendyB. High waist skirts can be really hot ! This post of yours is MARVELOUS !! :)
Thanks for your cute comment ! Do come back ! :D

the yellow elephant said...

i love wearing high waisted skirts, trousers ect. i'm feeling tall and lady-like.
xx

cybill said...

I love the high waist on skirts, it looks incredible - so sophisticated and polished. High waisted jeans are something I cannot get used to though.

B. said...

i really like these skirts
xo

Nemerae said...

I love it in mini skirts, such as the Cynthia Steffe one, or in pencil skirts (love Moschino and Balmain ones! *.*), but not in trousers...
I have a high waisted mini skirt and now I want a pencil one! they are so elegant and sexy :P haha
Byee
xx

dapper kid said...

Love those grey high waisted trousers, and the houndstooth skirt looks amazing!! It's a shame that not everyone can pull em off.

Fashion Moment said...

Oh yes, darling!
It's coming back, and it's can be very chic! Fantastic style! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

FM

Mode Junkie said...

oh my! you're not a big help on the saving my money area. haha! i want more high waisted skirts! arrrgggg! always a lovely selection what you do cc!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Sexy, Vampy, Fun!

LOVE your header right now. The perfect LBD!! :)

thanks for adding me in, you're in my list as well, dear.

xx

Carolina Lange said...

So chic! I'm not a big fan of high waisted pants but I adore high waisted skirts!!!

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I love high waisted flare pants and high waisted pencil skits and thats about it, to be honest. So I was so glad to see them. <3

Many people are starting to abuse the trend in a really bad way.

TheMinx said...

high waisted skirts are pretty much my life. Thanks for your sweet comment!!

Songy said...

high or low.. I'm glad that anything allowed.

Just remembered. .. kedge. I can't take the credit for it. It was mentioned in magazines some time ago in Australia.

LoveMore said...

thank you for your comment hun!

and i LOVE everything on and about this post!

love your blog :) xxx

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

I love how your post are always on image overload!
Love everything as usual!
Wonderful post!
xx.

Fifi Flowers said...

I ADORE high waist! I wish I could find jeans with just the right height... not too high... not tooo low! I love how bellies do not hang over waist bands with high waist jeans. HELLO some people... rolls are not attractive!
BTW... glad you like the cards! Wait until you see my NEW collection in January... I think I might have to send it to you for a sneak preview! ENJOY! Fifi

HEK said...

I love the high waist look, but I bought high waisted jeans this summer and still haven't used them... They are so tight and uncomfy, I still wait for a day when I'm only standing up straight...