6.28.2009

Waist-ing Away

Oh mon chers, I feel like a downright, dirty traitor. My low-rise skinny jeans have been with me through thick and thin. They’ve danced under disco balls; gone on lunch dates with cute boys; went on road trips through ghost towns; dined in divine restaurants; and even spent time at the beach. So do you not think that I am committing the worst form of fashion betrayal by fawning over 70s inspired high-waisted jeans? Do you think me guilty of mutiny, perhaps even treason, for coveting their Brigitte Bardot infused beauty? I have tried my best to ignore their lovely lure, but it seems impossible...I’m waist-ing away.

Blue London Jean "The Seventies Jean" The only thing I love more than high-waisted jeans at the moment? High-waisted jeans that don’t put a dent in my wallet, of course. Thus, The Seventies Jean is bound to become a close, personal friend of mine quite shortly – or so I hope. This is a pair of denim that does a body good, and would most certainly please the likes of Donna and Jackie, the high-waist wearing femme fatales of That 70’s Show or Charlie’s divinely-dressed detective Angels. The dark wash provides a canvas for all sorts of spectacular styles – from brightly colored tops, to more classic neutrals – while the wide leg and bell bottom fit would look simply irresistible with a woven pair of espadrilles and big sunglasses. These are scrummy to the tenth power!

J Brand "'The Bardot' High Waist Skinny Jean" Obviously I lucked out a bit, for these Bardot High Waist Skinny Jeans make it simple for me to embrace the high waist style without forsaking my beloved skinny cut. With these, I may just feel the desire to, for once in my life, tuck in an Oxford button-down top to showcase the high waist, which features a 1 ½ inch waistband, in addition to a cute copper-colored closure, and call it a day. During weekdays, when I’m pushing paper at the office, I’d keep it professional with blazers and booties; on weekends or nights out, they would transform to a piece of casual creativity, being paired with off-the-shoulder tops and loose sweatshirts. Finally, I will be able to channel my inner Brigitte!

metrostyle "High Waist Suspender Jeans" You may feel yourself overwhelmed with the urge to run from overalls that remind you of your childhood playground days; but I am telling you straight…you will never want to let go of these sailor-imbued, ultra light stonewashed High Waist Suspender Jeans. The color is reminiscent of a blue sky on a cloudless day, and is accented with a total of twelve shiny silver buttons – six located on each hip – an embellishment that only heightens the sailor style. The wide leg is ideal for flattering any shape or size; and, of course, if the suspenders are unwanted, simply take them off, as they’re detachable. Yes, it’s a versatile piece that would look lovely with brightly colored accessories, and long, flowing tresses or a floppy hat; plus, they’re trendily affordable – I guess it’s time to take my own advice and buy a pair myself!

Silence & Noise "High-Waisted Skinny Jean" Upon spotting these High-Waisted Skinny Jeans, I instantly thought of jeggings; but no, these are most certainly jeans, just with a spandex addition for easy movement. Adorned with five pockets and tapered legs, these are high-waisted skinny jeans will make you feel like a model strutting your stuff up and down the catwalk, even if you’re simply shopping at the local drugstore. Available in three colors – midnight, black overdye, and light blue – all of which display contrasting stitching, and a very retro waistband, it’s impossible to choose a favorite. Maybe I should just splurge and opt for all three?

Rich & Skinny "High Waisted Bootcut Jeans" Relaxed yet regal. Vintage yet avant-garde. Romantic yet free-spirited. Those are the words that instantly flitted through my mind upon spotting these High Waisted Bootcut Jeans. The true blue vintage wash, contrasting orange seaming, and whiskering on the thighs keep the often retro style fresh and contemporary from top to bottom; while the double button closure add a fun, flirty flair to the look. But the main attraction, at least in my mind, is the differing heights of the waist – the front features a 9-inch regular rise, whilst the back showcases a 14-inch rise. It’s a whimsical, original addition that only makes them more covetable.

Are you waist-ing away too, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Victoria's Secret, Net-A-Porter, metrostyle, Urban Outfitters, and Amazon for the pictures.


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33 comments

Laura Gerencser said...

Those suspender jeans are gorgeous!!! I would so wear those!!:)

Leia said...

I love high-waisted jeans (and trousers, and skirts)! I find they are much more comfortable than low-rise, too. Great picks - the first pair (Seventies Jean) is my favorite! You *must* try them with a crop top as well... you would look utterly divine!

fashiongrail said...

Ahh jeans my weakness! Love those seventies flared jeans. I alternate between skinny and flared. The key to flared jeans is to find a good length for the hem and the right shoe to wear them with (if you're short like me!).

La Couturier said...

I'm not one to wear flared jeans; but the skinny-to-wide leg trousers are unbelievable. High waisted denim are my loves (: (alongside with skinnies)

bisous,
La C.

Couture Carrie said...

Love your clever puns and these selections...
especially the Silence and Noise jeans!
Fab post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Is This Real Life? said...

Lovin these jeans!

jayne said...

highwaist never works on me, but I'm jealous of those who can wear it

I'm envious of your skinnies though and all of the fun adventures they've been on

sherin said...

High waisted jeans look really fab. I love them with heels. I especially love those Blue London jeans.

La Couturier said...

Thanks darling! (: I'm in love with that new YSL campaign with Anna!

How I wish I can just throw a masquerade ball - perhaps for my eighteenth birthday I will? (;

bisous,
La C.

jess said...

I love the suspender pair. Your post may have convinced me that pants aren't evil.

clarewbrown said...

oh I am loving everything high waisted from skirts to jeans to work pants! Isn't it such a great change from those low rise jeans from days gone by?
beautiful blog!
xo
Clare

tanya said...

i adore this style! Those JBrands are calling my name . . .

Keith said...

I think they look great. I don't blame you for loving them. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

Kristin said...

I need to do the Shred some more before I can "waist away!" Love the look though.

E said...

I love the J Brand Bardots so much. I really don't know why I never bought them come to think of it...

Princess Liberty said...

All are beautiful

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I adore high rise jeans. I have a gorgeous pair of high rise 60s/70s flair jeans. And I am not even a jeans Lady!

xx

Meream said...

Those are gorgeous but I don't think I can pull any of those off. I'm too short :-/

Eda said...

The metrostyle "High Waist Suspender Jeans" are fantastic!

ana said...

I love the first ones because they make you look taller and I'm short so it really works... and skinny jeans... well they are everywhere! I have ones exactly like the last picture... so you need both :)
great post

Tasha said...

I want those high waist suspender jeans!!!

Marian said...

love these jeans. the last one is fab!
muah x
marian

Neira said...

oh wow those 70s jeans look awesome! i love that style! so flattering

proudly says, said...

fabulous jeans!
i love the suspender so much!

Nicole Marie said...

i wish i could fit those over my waist! i have skinny chicken legs and a wide waist. sweet.

Momisodes said...

I LOVE those high waisted bootcut jeans. Not sure why, but I adore anything bootcut. The seventies jean would probably work best on me though. I'm a bit tall, so high waisted jeans make me look incredibly tall.

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

I love high waisted jeans! I only own one pair, but I plan to increase that number this year. High waists makes my legs feel longer and me feel slimmer :)

zupu said...

I'm definitely waist-ing away, not too high but enough to leave behind those days when the jeans really showed to much of your panties.. Fab selection dear, love them!

jordiepordie said...

in my mind I see wide legged jeans to be a trendy phase, so perhaps your wise to find inexpensive ones. but skinny and boot cut are an irreplaceable stapple. I love the last two jeans

xo
jordie


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myvogue said...

Beautiful post, but this is not my trend. I don't like high-wasted jeans, maybe I would wear suspenders as that looks kind a cool, but otherwise - big NO to that particular trend :)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I think my torso looks too small when I wear them! But if you can pull them off, then by all means, go for it!

P.S. I'm hosting my first giveaway - a vintage messenger bag! Check it out if you get a chance :)

Sasi said...

I don't know..I love them on other people, but still can't see me in them. I mean, change isn't easy:)

Chessa! said...

oooh...love this post...not least of all bc I'm on the HUNT for a black skinny jean but also am in love with the high-waisters and wide leggers. sigh...what's a girl to do? I guess buy both!

thanks for your comments about my work over at the Lil Bee yesterday:) so happy you left a comment bc it brought me here!

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