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6 Stylish Ways To Rock High Rise Bottoms


The retro fad is back in the game and is already taking the market by storm. When you scroll through the GAP timeline, you will find that every 4th trouser in their “pants section” are high waist bottoms. Whether you are opting for high rise bottoms to accentuate that waistline, make yourself look taller (yes, these make you look tall as well), or just for the sheer comfort gained by the better coverage, this style is here to stay. We’re here to help you slay your look with these 6 stylish ways to rock high rise bottoms!

Tuck That Shirt In

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If you are not the type who will run around gathering accessories or apparel to complement your newly purchased high rise bottoms, and would rather opt for an easier approach, read on. Go for brighter hues for your bottom and pair it up with subtle colored shirts. And remember to tuck those shirts in. Whether it is a plaid lumberjack shirt, a long-sleeve top, a spaghetti strap top, a blouse, or your favorite tee, all styles work great when tucked inside a high waisted pant. It is the trend to follow this season!

Crop Tops Are Your Besties

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Bring them on. You can go for your high rise bottoms if you want to hide that bulging tummy, but that’s no excuse for you to not show off some sass. I’ve been there myself, and I know that we all love cute crop tops, despite the fact that we may not have the slimmest tummies. Pair up high-waist corset jeans or a cute high waisted skirt with your favorite crop top, and say bye-bye to all your body consciousness as you awe at yourself in the mirror.

Keep It Simple

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The most important thing here is to find the line that helps you stand on the ‘glam’ team and not the ‘tacky’ team. The rule of thumb is to keep it simple, discarding exaggerated tops that have too much of fabric and all kind of ruffles. Avoid pants that are too flared toward the bottom, and discard shiny prints. You should choose your accessories carefully and stay on the minimal side. Do not grab belts that are too broad, or short bulky jackets. Instead, go for pointed toe pumps.

Flaunt That Upper Torso

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Since high waisted bottoms already offer a lot of coverage, you can let that neckline go a bit deeper than you usually opt for. This gives you an ultra-chic look and doesn’t send the ‘over conservative’ vibe. You can also wear vintage corsets or body shaper corsets for that boost of confidence.

Variety High Rise Bottoms

Experiment with different patterns of high rise bottoms and wow your audience. For the confident lot, grab hold of a black high-waist skater skirt suspender. Or, go for a more reserved look with the boho wide-brim maxi skirt, or even a high slit belted high-waist midi skirt. When choosing pants, make sure the hem length is just apt – not too long and not too short. You want your pants to be flowy, but not so flowy that you step on it all the time.

Sport High Waisted Bikini

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We’ve discussed all sorts of office and party wear looks. So how can we forget your pool party this summer? High waisted bikinis can be your number one pal if you aren’t really comfortable showing off a lot of skin. Even for the pro, add in strappy details or revealing cutouts and say hello to a dapper swimsuit look!

I hope you try each of these styles out! Write to us about your own new ideas regarding this trend! Then, share your looks with us by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs!



Jessica is a guest writer for Glam & Gowns. To find out how you can become one of our guest writers, email us at!

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