If you’re looking for a little something to pull your Autumn outfits together, it’s time to call off the search. High waist trousers are the one piece that will add polish to even the most casual outfits. They’re a staple in our own wardrobes and if you’re considering shopping for a pair to add your own closet, read on…
By the very nature of their silhouette, high waist trousers make any body shape look hourglass as the eye will be drawn to the higher waistline – and likewise, that extra length will also add the illusion of extra height. However tall you are, the longer the trousers, the taller you’ll look. (That’s the reason low-rise jeans always seem to chop your body in half too.)
Having that extra bit of fabric reaching up to your waist also make it’s easier to feel pulled together as well as looking sleek. You’ll have more room to tuck in a shirt or jumper without constantly pulling it down and shoving it back under your waistband (we’ve been there…)
But just because they are a sleeker style it doesn’t make them only an office staple. Yes, high waisted trousers are a perfect workwear option but we’ve found 17 of the best pairs to buy right now that suit any occasion you have in your diary.
H&M have an ankle-length pair in old rose. Obviously a brilliant office option with a crisp white shirt, they would look fantastic styled up with a cream lace blouse and gold jewellery for a winter wedding guest *lewk* too.
Checks are a bold choice but mixed with block colour tops and jackets, they don’t have to overwhelm your outfit. A.W.A.K.E. Mode have a jaunty flared pair and ASOS do a lime green check version that are just made to wear with trainers. Topshop do a pair of pinstripe trousers with an extra high waist (wear with a cropped cardigan or cropped blazer) and we’ve fallen for the opulent purple shade of & Other Stories trousers too.
High waisted trousers also make a glamorous choice for after dark. Karen Millen has a deep red satin pair of narrow-leg trousers while Zadig & Voltaire’s velvet version are truly luscious. Team both with a silky camisole or backless top… Although how you wear any of these trousers is really your choice! When it comes to fashion, Glamour’s motto is always You do You.