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It’s Love: High Waisted Skirts

by Kate Franco on October 7, 2009 · 2 comments

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Swoon. Marc Jacobs Saunder Striped Skirt, $178.50

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Sweet. Free People High Waisted Button Skirt, $98

Couple of tips for you…I’ve been reading some places that because I’m petite AND short-waisted I shouldn’t be wearing high-waisted anything. I think ANYONE can pull of the high-waisted skirt. Here’s how:

  • If you happen to be petite or short-waisted, choose a shorter hem line. Yes, the high waist might make your torso look shorter, but cute flirty length will elongate your legs.
  • Your best bet is to pair this look with some type of heeled shoe…boots, sandals, stilettos, platform wedges etc. The extra height will further elongate your legs and streamline the look. Beware: flats will kill the effect!
  • Conservative work environment? You can definitely still rock it. Opt for a high-waisted but basic A-line or pencil skirt. The more classic silhouettes can be paired with blazers and conservative french cuff shirts.

Still want to know more? Check out this video.

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