(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 # 77
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I can’t get into it. Something about high waisted shorts/pants has be constantly thinking about wedgies and camel toe….

    Post # 78
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I hate them. I think there is like 1% of the population that can pull off the look and they’re completely unflattering for the rest. I will definitely not be buying into this trend.

    Post # 79
    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO notbridey:  you said,

    i just feel like I am too old for this shit when I see the new styles come out. Seriously I’m becoming a granny. I wore the whole colored jeans thing when I was in 3rd grade and that was back in the early 90s.

    Lol, Granny for a gal born in your timeframe… don’t think so.  But ya like I said in a previous post here, fashion goes in cycles… we get to see “old trends” come around again… not always a good idea to do them twice.

    Coloured Jeans… I soo remember when these came out.  It was 1981, and we had a couple from Out of Town going to stay over at our apartment.  She wore the brightest reddest jeans I’ve ever seen.  For a pleasantly faded blue jean gal, it was a shocking moment, lol.  Coloured Jeans stayed in fashion for about another 10 or so years, because I too remember my kids in em going off to school (DD#1 would be about your age, and I recall distinctly she had a forest green pair… when forest green was a HUGE colour for clothing and decor)


    Post # 80
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it works on some people. Personally I don’t like it for shorts and pants, but I think for skirts it’s cute. My finacé calls it “the never-ending crotch” look, and he hates it.

    Post # 81
    1 posts
    Post # 82
    650 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it suits certain body types and there are some girls that rock it well I must say

    Post # 83
    777 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s actually incredibly flattering on slender girls with long torsos. They’re form-fitting, elongate the legs, draw attention to the narrowest part of your waist–there’s a lot to love. Much better than the current baggy/floaty/shapeless tops and dresses, which are passable but kind of a wasted opportunity on girls with great bodies and make curvier girls look large and frumpy.

    But obviously fabric and cut matter a lot, and I agree with PP that the shorts are rarely successful and occasionally cringe-inducing.

    Post # 84
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Big fan. I have a pair of the sailor looking ones and I do say I look hot in them.

    But it depends on body type and all that good stuff.

    Different strokes…different folks…

    Post # 85
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    I never wear shorts. Ever. Ever.

    I’m 5’7 and 115lbs. I COULD pull it off. I refuse to. Now pencil skirts…..

    Post # 86
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As a teacher, who crou he’s down, bends over and generally sticks her bottom out a lot, I cannot but praise this trend! 

    I know it’s not the most flattering of looks, but its so much more practical than also pulling your jeans up to hide your g-string/ granny panties!

    or maybe I’ve just joined the dreaded *mum fashion* time of my life where you privilege comfort over fashion. And I’m only 24!


    Post # 87
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t like it much, personally.  But I also can’t pull it off.  At all.  Because of the way my body is shaped (short, low waist, lots of difference between waist and hips… the list goes on), most jeans don’t fit me right anyway.  I’m a low rise girl because higher waisted pants wrinkle at the crotch and make me look like I have… ahem… man-parts.  And the really high-waisted ones go all the way up to my boobs and make me feel like Urkel.

    Post # 88
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Cash000:  I also love high waisted skirts! I cannot wear them though, because I do not look good in them! you have to have a small waist and no pudge.

    now tight high waisted pants and shorts are awful!!!!!!!!! no matter your size, but the “bigger” you are, the worse they look.

    now, with that said, I wear “natural waist” pants but I dont wear them tight and tuck in my shirts, etc. I am a PS gal and natural waist is what looks best on me. I cannot do low waist. But, my example is completely different then what this tread is about. 


    Post # 89
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    High waisted shorts can look good. On people who never move. Once the walking begins and the whole world can see ass cheeks, jiggle and wiggle it is automatically not cool anymore.

    Post # 90
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    It looks okay on thin girls, but like a PP said, what doesn’t? It looks really uncomfortable to me, but that’s probably because I’m picturing my own body in them. I’d die of discomfort, surely.

    I don’t dress “trendy” because I’m more concerned with dressing my body type, which is PS and tall. The only trendy thing I like is the long sweaters. To be 5’10 I have a very short torso and it elongates it, but that isn’t the topic. 🙂

    Post # 91
    1773 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I LOOOOOVE them on really thin girls. I, however, look like a sad, lumpy potato when I wear them.

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