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.
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.
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
– Lauren Dimet Waters