High and Mighty
How the high waisted pant has made a comeback AT LAST!
Yves Saint Laurent, photograph by Helmut Newton – 1975
For years and years we girls have had to live with the most unflattering and terrifying of all trends: the low waisted pants. It is a no-win situation: either you are thin and your torso looks a mile high and you look like a straight pole or you are chubby and you are cooked: bulge over waistline: not good!
This is my ode to the high waisted pant with their enduring glamour and elegance. If you are skinny they will give you a figure, emphasizing a waistline, creating a silhouette and give you long legs. If you are chubby: all of the previous applies too. Conclusion: a win-win situation for all body types. See below for “Create the Look”.
Diana Vreeland in the 1930’s: this look is entirely fabulous and timeless
Modern and daring, on the 1930’s model and muse Renée Perle
Fabulous Marlène Dietrich in the film “Seven Sinners” in 1940
I was so happy when the French fashion brand Gerard Darel offered these blue velvet pants, I will wear them until they are worn out.
“Create the Look”:
Zara Black Pants
Zara Bow Blouse
Zara Wide White Pants
Brooks Brothers White Shirt