How To Wear High Waisted Jeans: Flattering Outfit Ideas For Wearing High-Rise Denim

A new season brings new obsessions. But while other trends fade away, denim always stays. Being a teenager during the 90′ taught me to stay away from anything High-waisted.

Photo: Stoned Immaculate Annie Flares, Free People

Actually, the High-waisted jeans were far away from trendy for a few decades. However, High-waisted jeans can be a flattering choice, because it helps to elongate your torso and cinch your waist.

So what do we think about this go-to style? probably many of you find this denim style a hard one to pull off. Worry not, because we’re here to help, with this practical outfit guide, to help you wear the new high waisted jeans trend stylishly!

high waisted jeans: All Question Answered

How to wear high waisted jeans in a way that flatters your body?

Feeling intimidated by the new denim trend? Well, high-rise jeans can be surprisingly flattering to many body shapes and it has so many styling options that CAN make it work for your body type.
Read on about how to wear and style high waisted jeans for any body type.


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1. Wear with a Tucked-In Top

The high-waisted jeans cant be covered by a long top (because we’re missing the point here…), so tucking this top into the waistline of your jeans will keep the focus on your feminine figure. Whether it’s a long-sleeve top or a buttoned plaid top, don’t think twice – just tuck it into your jeans.

2. It Has to Fit Perfectly

First of all, avoid too-long and too-short lengths. I mean, not capri pants, nor street sweepers! Besides that, when buying high-rise pants, you should pick your exact size. Wanna know why? Well, if it’s too small, you might end up with a camel toe, and if it’s too big, it won’t flatter you (and may look like mom jeans).

3. Wear at Your Natural Waist

High-waisted jeans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Which one is the right one for your body shape? Wearing high-waisted jeans at your natural waistline (the narrowest part of the torso) will give you the most flattering look.

What to Wear With High Waisted jeans?

How to put together successfully the perfect high-waisted jeans outfit? There are so many ways to wear them that you’ll never doubt purchasing a pair for yourself. See just some of the options here:

Wear With Crop Tops

We all love our crop tops but worry about our overly exposed tummy. Pairing a crop top and high-waisted jeans can give you a more balanced look, and even make your legs seem longer. Add a blazer and high heels, for a more formal look.

Photo: Daphne Super High-Rise Jean, Revolve

Wear With Plaid and Striped Shirts

Plaid lumberjack shirts (tucked in!) and striped shirts look amazing with the high-waisted jeans. This flattering look can be paired with a high-waisted skirt (think faux leather) and ankle boots.

Photo: ‘Perfect Summer’ High Rise Ankle Jeans, Nordstrom

Wear With A TEE

The easiest way to achieve the perfect comfortable and straightforward high-waisted jeans outfit is by wearing it with a statement tee. Accessorize it with a belt and your favorite sneakers, and you’re all set!


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Wear With White Tank Tops

For now, white tank tops have become the coolest basic to wear with jeans, especially high-waisted. Don’t believe me, check IG. If you feel more relaxed in a cropped sleeve tank top, it can give you this free spirit look too.

Wear with Long Jackets

The high-waisted jeans contrast the high waist with a long cardigan. An oversized blazer or whatever jacket that hits low on the hips.

Wear With Any Shoe

This high-waisted denim look goes with any shoe; For skinny high-waist jeans, chose flats, and for looser flared styles, pick wedges and heels!


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How to Wear High Waisted Jeans if You’re Curvy?

Are you on the curvy side? Me too, and I bet so many of you wonder – how to wear high waisted jeans with a tummy? Well, times have changed, and there is more room for self-acceptance. Enough with that ill self-hate – we all deserve looking in the mirror and love what we’re seeing!


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The high waisted has its benefits. Because they sit above the hips, they can hide love handles, and belly bloating. Also, you can’t have a muffin top or plumber’s butt like sometimes happens with low rise jeans.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m seeing the same IG influencers, and I KNOW most of them are skinny. However, you chose to follow them, and not the opposite, so take a look at these inspiring women that really nailed that high-rise denim look – and you can do it too:

1. Wear Your Best Bra

Especially if you’re wearing a d cup, the right bra that fits you perfectly will keep your waistline neat and flattering.

2. Go for a Darker Wash

If your belly doesn’t look good with this high-rise, no matter what you do – Go for a darker wash will cover the bumps better.

Photo: Plus Three-Tier High-Rise Jeggings, LORD + TAYLOR

3. Chose a non-bulky top

It will keep your waist area slim. Also, If tucking in looks bad, you don’t have to. Instead, try a slight peplum tee, and an extra layer of jacket or cardigan might look lovely.

4. Find the right Belt (Or Give It Up)

Wearing a belt along the hip area might draw attention and focus around your stomach. However, in some cases, trying a wide belt, higher on your torso, could be surprisingly flattering for your shape.

5. Stay Away From Flats

Wearing heels and wedges will flatter your body while flats are a big no. Also, choose shoes that disappear into your pants, like black with black. It will help you avoid shoes that visually cut you off at the ankles.

Photo: Karaoke Seamstress Buttoned Skinny Jeans, ModCloth

Flattering Outfit Ideas for Wearing High-Rise Denim

The 60’s Hippie Chic Look

This look can work well with a crop top, and rounded shoes, or a with a flowy knit top like this one here…

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