Flattering, comfortable and timelessly chic. Is there really any reason not to wear high waisted styles? Whether you’re looking for that late 1980’s high waisted mom jeans, or a classic 1950’s high waisted skirt, there are endless reasons to wear high waisted styles.

So, if you want to nail your high waisted look, here are our vintage inspired tips of how to wear high waisted…

How to wear high waisted jeans

High-waisted jeans are one of the most timelessly popular denim trends that have become a go-to style for so many women. Why? Because they are surprisingly flattering to most body shapes.

High waisted jeans flatter more than one figure type, and while not all women will look great in them all of the time, when you find the right pair you’ll never let them go. To help you along the way, here are some general guidelines on the body types these jeans look best on.

Slender Shape

For a more slender shape, a high waisted jeans can give you some great shape. Teamed with a striped vintage T shirt you can call attention to your hips and make you appear more shapely and your figure fuller. Go for a larger size and hold them up with a thin leather belt. 

Hourglass Shape

A higher waisted jean is perfect for an hourglass figure, as they will eliminate any “muffin top” issues you may feel you have and accentuate your small waist. When looking for a high waist jean for an hourglass figure, search for a pair with a contoured waistband that's higher in the back to really hug your figure. Our Vintage Mustang Boyfriend Denim Jeans are ideal.

Pear Shape

Again, a pear shape figure is ideal for a high-waisted jean. Paired with a loose tucked in T-shirt you can achieve a perfect hourglass silhouette. Choose a jean that’s snug around your waist team with a chunky belt and a pair of killer heels.

Apple Shape

While many women with an apple shape avoid high waisted jeans, as they feel they may emphasise a tummy, this is not the case. A high waisted, baggy mom jean can actually offer a lot of balance to an apple shape. Tucked into a flowing vintage blouse and teamed with a thick leather belt can be a perfect look for an apple shape. Our Vintage Levi's 501 Boyfriend Denim Jeans are ideal.

How to wear high waisted skirts

When talking about high waisted skirts it’s a lot less about body shape as they literally look amazing on everyone. Seriously. Instead we’ll talk about the two classic styles..

1950’s High Waisted A line

1950s high waisted skirts are some of the most feminine, flattering and easy-to-wear skirts you can wear – and they literally never go out of style. They fell just below the knee in an A-line shape and the true vintage styles are typically in solid colors with no pockets or other embellishments. In the late 50’s, the skirts grew wider with more “swing” to them and also tighter into the classic pencil shape. You might like this floral high waisted skirt.

High Waisted Pencil Skirts

The ultimate for any professional look, everyone needs a classic vintage high-waisted skirt. Teamed with a button-down blouse tucked your shirt in and court heels, you really cannot go wrong!

Buying Vintage High Waisted Clothing

Before the 1970’s when polyester first became king, clothing was constructed to last. So, buying vintage means buying quality, and the quality of vintage clothing is so often unmatched by that of contemporary clothing. Also, you’re buying something totally unique! When you invest in vintage, you’re buying something you know not everyone else is going to have.