When it comes to denim, the last few years have been an unending round of “how low can you go?” Low rise jeans (to the point of vulgarity) were all a gal could find, no matter where she shopped. As my favorite Calvin’s and Levi’s began to turn pale from washing and so thin that the knees were coming through, even I was forced to succumb.
But the horror! Low rise jeans look great on approximately 3% of the population (all under the age of 15, plus a few supermodels for good measure). Even women with decent figures can sometimes suffer from the dreaded muffin top and denim-imposed love handles. And, don’t get me started on exposed underwear!
Luckily, designers in their infinite wisdom, have seen fit to swing the fashion pendulum back to high-rise jeans this year. And, I for one, am thrilled! Fitted at the natural waist, gently hugging the hips, and tapered to the ankle, paired with some 5” pumps – now that’s what jeans are supposed to look like!
This season, I am in love Coated Waxed Jeans from Esprit. Made from a waxed cotton blend with a concealed zip fly and top button closure, these jeans have the traditional five pocket styling with a high-rise waist and a regular fit (I leave the jeggings to pre-teens).
They are perfect paired with a cute cardigan sweater and flats, dressed up with a jacket, scarf and heels, or a sweatshirt and scruffy Sperry’s! Retail $80
I’m interested… are you embracing the high-waisted jeans trend this fall?
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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.