| Fashion Advice

High Waist or Low Waist?

Romy, Vancouver

What is better to wear right now: low waisted trousers and skirts, or high-waisted ones? I still see people almost showing their underwear, but also teenagers covering their whole belly with their blue-jeans.

Beatrice Lessi

You say it correctly: both trends are still widely seen on the streets, and can happily co-exist. Cara Delevingne has just landed a major Puma campaign where she wears low-waisted trousers and shows her underwear – the typical gangsta style has become a classic.

If you look at the recent Fashion Weeks though, you’ll see everything from the 90’s. Belted sweaters, ankle jewellery, padded shoulders, colour blocking, high-waisted trousers and skirts were seen on almost every blogger, fashion editor, celebrity and street styler. High waist is not the only trend to copy, but yes, it’s the up-and-coming one. Below, a gallery of examples.

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Sarah Harris at LFW – the fashion editor way. Photo: whowhatwear.co.uk

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High waisted suit. Photo: whowhatwear.co.uk

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Crop top and skinny jeans. Photo: whowhatwear.co.uk


white high trousers

All white in London. Photo: elle.com

bomber and highwaist

With a biker jacket. Photo: whowhatwear.co.uk

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Cara Delevingne for Puma – Low waist. Photo: dailymail.co.uk