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April 11, 2011

High waist wonders.

When I was a kid, there was a Tv show on nickelodeon called 'Yakkity yak' and there used to be a character called 'Mr. High Pants' who wore his pants at his chest. And though the high waist-ed character looked ridiculous, little did I know it would eventually turn into a world-wide trend: The High Waist.
The high waist look is actually very glam and if worn correctly, can be pulled off as casuals or formals.
The history behind this is, the model took a pair of mom pants and transformed it into this chic ensemble , which I think is a major style statement. Stylish, casual and easy to wear which makes it extremely do-able.

The various fashion weeks of 2011 showcased this trend in a big way. And who said your high waist trousers have to be in dull, muted colours? You can go for bright and vibrant too!

And no one said the high-waist trend only stands for trousers. When put into practice with a skirt, it can bring about some lovely results.

The outfit above boldly states the facts; Feminine, flirty and fun-loving. It is more of a semi-formal look and could be accessorized with some pearls for a dash of girlishness. Even the bumble-bee shades match the glam look. It totally gets my seal of approval.

Mischa Barton takes the trend to another level with the bright buttoned skirt, graphic tee and ankle boots. I like the look, mainly because it shows that high-waist skirts don't always have to be girly and feminine. It brings out a more rocker chic, dark side of the trend. Well done, Mischa. It is definitely a win for you.

And the amazing side of high-waist look is, you don't just manage to look stylish but it is so very comfortable. The thing is, I'm in a high waist pair of black trousers with a summery white shirt right now. And it is very easy to pull off.
So try out this style. You might just find a new wardrobe staple :)

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