Friday, September 02, 2011

High waste Pants-Pull it up & Crop or Fold it Down..(n get it How ;-P )

High waste Pants-Pull it up & Crop or Fold it Down..(n get it How ;-P )

The high-waisted-full-legged look that keeps coming in and out of vogue is not for everyone. But like every other trend, you can tailor the look so that is works for you. Katharine Hepburn was the first celebrity to lead with the style in the 1940’s as women of America went to work in the factories wearing the pants of their husbands who were at war. When those pants wore out, replacements were needed and the feminine high-waisted trouser was created. 


The first famous woman to start the style trend: Katharine Hepburn.
 We’ve watched other women behind the camera and on the street embrace the look in the last sixty years, from Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to Princess Letizia of Spain walking the streets of Madrid. & even  our Bollywood It-Girls  like Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to Sonakshi Sinah.. flaunting the look from Premiers to Parties..look at the pic below for reference ..


 And ..One thing in fashion we all must remember is that whether the style is from the 1900’s or 1980’s, we always develop our fashion trends by looking at the past, and modifying everything for the present. As Yves Saint Laurent once said… “Fashion stays the same, but style is eternal.”& these pants came back with a Bang..

Now we see them on Runways, with celebrities and for retail, this trend is one that almost anyone can wear. 

Advantages of a High wasted Pant-
Hides your fat around the belly and waist..even if u have heavy thighs or hips.. a darker color high waste pant can work wonders .. as it highlights ur empire line.. As Indian women bodytype is like that.. Our Women are generally heavier on their lower .. to make the look perfect wear a floral pattern blouse with ruffles , or a cotton blouse or even  a tank with a jacket over it &  use a different color belt to block the color.. n make the lower seperate from the top.. team it up wid a nice footwear( preferably heels..) and a nice Bag with the Vintage feel..You'll look no less than a Celeb.. as it generally suits everyone.. (u need not be a size zero for this look.look at me in the pic below..i m no size zero.. ) 

Another Tip-You can also crop them from ankle or fold them.. if you are wearing High heels..its a great look for afternoon parties,formal affairs,meetings,brunch, movies, coffee..events..etc.,.u like I am wearing in the pic.

How to Get this Look Cheap n Easy??

Now, the secret to save money and get this look cheap n easy.. Raid your Dad's wardrobe( as i always say .. old is gold..n ..what is bad in it.. if u get it from your home.. ;) lol ..) coz yesterday I went shopping with my cousin to Kamla Nagar and  we checked in a store to pick a similar trouser(like the one I m wearing in the picture above) , but I saw the price tag and walked out with a smile.... Coz I had an idea.. the moment I saw the pants..an image of my Dad wearing his formal pants came to my mind.. His old plated Pants .. which are just hanging in the closet.. never worn from ages.. So, I wore the same pants today..with a lillal (almost 2 inch) fold on the ankles as m too short for them..( but who cares.. they r for free  .. ;-)


p.s.- Nobody cud even guess the whole day these are my Dad's.. & to my surprise.. it was a compliment flooded day.. lol :p
   (My wardrobe:- Jacket-Multiples, Tank-top - GK , M-Block market, Footwear- J n M Connection(Venus Steps), Bag-Aldo, Watch-Aldo , Shades-Vero Moda, Rings-GK,M-Block mrkt& Kamla Nagar, Chain- Forever 21, High Waist Pants-My Dad's ^_^, location-ozel ,GK1, m block mrkt, photographer-Yukta Juneja )




You.. can also try this look .. its very simple.. n u knw where to get these pants if u still dont have them in your wardrobe.. :-)


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                                                     XOXO- Shaily