3 Style Hacks To Wear Your High Waist Pants From Work To Weekend

High waist pants hide love handles, belly fat, and front flab. Tops tuck properly into high waist pants. Best of all – no muffin top.

No wonder the high waist pant is on the rise.

And although high waist pants have been on the style scene for a number of years, this year they’ve even gained acceptance inside the office. So when Ambitious reader Bev submitted a high waist jean question recently, I began thinking about high waist pants in general.

Many of my clients and customers wonder how to make high waist pants work for them. Here are a few hacks to look like a style hit, not a style miss:

1. Tuck your top. After you’ve tucked in your top raise your hands above your head – just the right amount of top will pull out for a polished, natural look. Avoid overly blousy or voluminous tops – they are hard to tuck. Try a bodysuit which creates an effortlessly clean line under your jacket for polished, fashion forward office style.

2. Wear a long jacket. A long jacket balances the visual impact of high waist pants. Long jackets look especially chic with wide leg versions. And by a long jacket, I mean one that ends anywhere from your hip to just above your knee. (i.e. car coat length which looks stylish and powerful, yet updated when paired with high waisted pants.)

3. Cater to your body type. Petites you can wear high waists – they elongate you. Opt for a shorter overall rise so the pant doesn’t overwhelm your frame. Hourglass shapes can wear high waist pants– simply stick to straight leg or skinny ankle pants for work and even flare cuts for your weekend jeans If you are pear shape, definitely try a longer jacket to balance your bottom half, and look for wide leg options too. High waist pants add curves to athletic builds in an instant – just look for straight or skinny versions, and even high waisted flare jean on the weekend. If you dare.

A big thank you to Ambitious reader Bev,  for asking the high waisted jean question that prompted this post. If you have a question feel free to reach out. I’m over at jamie.mcclean@ambitiousattire.com.

To high style!



P.S. I’m curious – how accepted are high waist pants in your office? Please share!

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4 Responses to 3 Style Hacks To Wear Your High Waist Pants From Work To Weekend

  1. Annielewis 08/09/2017 at 7:14 am #

    High Waist Pants Look so great,I like this style!

    • Jamie McClean 08/10/2017 at 12:40 am #

      High waist pants are flattering, and effortlessly stylish. Love them too, Annielewis!

  2. Susie Collat 09/14/2017 at 1:45 am #

    Hi I like the high waist look with black jacket and plaid pants but not sure I like the crop look but that great outfit! One your great admirer

    • Jamie McClean 09/19/2017 at 2:54 pm #

      Thank you so much for your support Susie!! So glad you are part of my Ambitious community! The crop and high waist is a lot of trend for sure, and we can concentrate on finding you regular length high waist – which work great for you, particularly for jeans.

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