(Closed) The high waisted jeans/shorts fad…

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think about the high waisted fad?
    I love it! : (50 votes)
    20 %
    DIE! : (132 votes)
    52 %
    Indifferent. : (34 votes)
    13 %
    I like it, just not on me. : (39 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 32
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Cash000:  Something about skirts is different than the pants to me. I look AWFUL in them but other people can rock them!

    Post # 33
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs.KMM:  Agree to disagree! I knew I would be in the minority on this one :p

    On a side note, I need to buy myself a new pair of black high-waist cigarette pants because I tore mine last week from excessive wear and tear!

    Post # 34
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee

    Now high waisted skirts I DO own plenty of! I’ve actually been meaning to go shopping and try on some high waisted pants but I haven’t had the time. 

    Post # 35
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    I think high-waisted styles look so much better than the atrocious low riding styles that have been popular for so long now. Most people look horrid in those. High waisted pencil skirts are IT for voluptuous, hourglass figures. I have 12 inches between my bust/waist/hips and high waisted styles look hot as hell.


    Post # 36
    2747 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think as with all trends, they only suit certain body types. =)

    Post # 37
    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, at my age this “fashionable trend” (loosely put terminology) is now on round 3 for me…

    Something I most definitely wore in the 1960s…

    PHOTO – High Waisted Shorts

    Not a bad look if one is a little girl with white bobby socks & saddle shoes… or a teenager with with NO thighs or hips… and a cool looking pair of White “wet slick” Go-Go Boots

    Then came the mid-1980s (and on into the 1990s) and the look was back…

    PHOTO – High Waisted Pants

    The ONLY people they ever looked good on were the tall & skinny gals… but unfortunately when it comes to fashion… there are “no holds barred” on who wears what !!

    Personally with my body type, I am much more suited to a Classic Levis fit, or a “slightly” low waisted Boot Cut / Flare

    As someone else said, after the last time round… they came to be known as “Mommy Jeans” because they weren’t very flattering at all to anyone who had curves, or a bit of tummy … and there were most certainly women who were SAHM’s who were still pulling them out of their closets to put on years later… remember that Oprah did a whole WHAT NOT TO WEAR series around these crazy pants (somewhere around the Year 2000)

    Needless to say, I won’t be found in this fashion again.

    What is that saying… Do it once, and then move on.  When it comes to fashion, once is enough !!

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    EDIT TO ADD – As someone who lived thru (and rocked the 1970s) let me say that high-waisted WAS NOT in fashion then.  Shorts were hot-pants.  And Jeans were Classic Levis, Lees etc.  If you wore BIG FLARES (had lots of names) they were low rise.  The ONLY high waisted pants were the plaid ones that came out mid-1970s ala The Bay City Rollers that we all wore with Platform Shoes

    That or sailor pants, with the flap front with buttons down both sides, wider legs (the wider the better was all the rage when it came to pants in the 1970s).  Sailor pants also looked great with plats.


    Post # 38
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Also, it seems to be that people dislike it when things are tucked into these highwaisted things.  I just feel that is an important distinction here. 

    Post # 39
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It all depends on body type, I think.  High-waisted skirts look flattering on most, while high waisted jeans/pants really don’t.  It’s probably just a trend, won’t be around for long!  It seems that in this case, the skinny girls can pull it off…

    Post # 40
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Hate. I think it looks stupid. The shorts look like diapers to me.

    Post # 41
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    My Fiance would pretend he didn’t know me if I ever wore high waisted pants or shorts.  He has made his opinion on them VERY clear!  

    I’m not a huge fan, and certainly wouldn’t look good in them, but I do think a few people can pull them off.  But when I don’t look good in a trend, I don’t want anyone to wear it because then I get jealous (or eventually jump on the bandwagon, despite my concerns, as with skinny jeans.)

    Post # 42
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Oh! I have a gf who looks really great in this kind of jeans, but she is uber skinny. I myself would look like a stuffed sausage 🙂

    Post # 43
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think high waisted skirts are very cute, but not high waisted jeans, shorts, or capri’s.

    Post # 44
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I like high waist skirts, and mid waist shorts.

    Post # 45
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @cbee:  This!! I wear plenty of comfortable pants/shorts/skirts that are at my natural waist, but I don’t tuck anything into it. Nobody can see where the waist line is because I wear a top/blouse over it. The only time I feel it’s a good idea to tuck into a high waist is the example of a pencil skirt with a blouse for work/dressing up purposes. 

    Post # 46
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @mrsbruff2b:  I agree. I think it can look great on the right body type.

     Unfortunately that’s not my body type.

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