Second City Style has been asked how to properly wear the high-waisted skirt trend that’s hot for fall. Let’s start with those who may want to avoid it. If you have a large chest, be careful. The last thing you want is the top of the skirt to serve as a shelf for your chest (remember this awful picture of Jessica Simpson from the summer?) and if you have a short torso, this look may only make you appear shorter.
Jessica Simpson’s bummer summer mishap
Moving on, this is a great style if you want your waist appear smaller (and who doesn’t?) and hide larger hips, thereby creating an hourglass shape. Notice most of the skirts are black or a very dark color? There is a good reason, black is slimming. If you have a killer body then bring on the red! However, if you have some problem areas, stick with the dark colors.
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If you do not want to draw attention to your backside, stick with wool fabrics which are more forgiving than shinny stretch materials.
I prefer a great blouse tucked in. However, a belted jacket can look spectacular as well. Black opaque tights help create a long, lean line. Here are some stunning examples of looks to re-create.
Fendi High-Waisted Pencil Skirt $575 Net-a-Porter
Orlando Espinoza Skirt ($290) & Raglan Sleeve Top ($275) Second City Store
Escada Metallic Cape ($2,050) & Velvet Pencil Skirt ($650) at Neiman Marcus
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti High Waisted Pencil Skirt ($495) & Puffed Sleeved Sweater ($395) Neiman Marcus
Some high-waisted skirt suggestions:
D&G Dolce & Gabbana High Waist Stretch Satin Skirt $275 Nordstrom
High-Waist Skirt $264 eLUXURY
Theory Hollyann Belted Skirt $245 Shopbop
Nanette Lepore ‘Palette’ Skirt $230 Nordstrom
L’Wren Scott Stretch Pencil Skirt $1,213 Net-a-Porter
Classiques Entier® High Waist Skirt $128 Nordstrom
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5 thoughts on “Trend Talk. How to Wear the High-Waisted Skirt This Fall. Second City Style Fashion Blog”
Wow, all of these are so cute.
However, a little out of my price range. Are there any cute but less expensive versions of this hot trend??
t-strap sandals? I know their season is pretty much dead but I really want to snag a pair of those too.
fashionable yet price-concious
So I took your challenge and added one skirt that was under $150. I searched high and low, but to be honest the less expensive ones either looked cheap (which is bad) or were pencil skirts, but not high-waisted. I’m sure this style will trickle down to the mass production outlets like H&M and Forever21, but be careful that the skirt doesn’t ‘look cheap’…which judging by what I saw isn’t going to be too easy to find 🙂
that new one on there is super cute (and just in my price budget)
any updates on the t-straps? (again keep my price-conscious self in mind!)
Give me a day to work on it. I hope to have something up tomorrow. 🙂
This was such a gorgeous skirts.