Workwear Inspo: Styling a High-Waisted Skirt

Styling a High-Waisted Skirt

I like that the high waisted style of bottoms is very trendy right now, as this style is very flattering on many figures and accentuates the waist and hips. It gives women a feminine and classy look. However, for some this trend can be intimidating. Well fear no more, because when done right this style can create the look of an proportional hourglass shape on its wearer. The key to achieving the hourglass shape if making sure the skirt stops at the smallest part of your mid-section. For some that might be right at the waist, while for others who are be bigger in the middle, it may be right underneath the bust area. It’s also key to pair these skirts with a top that works with the skirt to create the hourglass look. For most shapes, a fitted top works great to add proportion to the look. For those that are bigger in the middle, you can opt for a more relaxed fitted high waisted skirt, like an a-line skirt paired with a looser (but not too loose) fitting blouse like the outfit pictured below.


High waisted skirt look for those bigger in the middle.

For my look, I decided to pair the high waisted skirt with a fitted puff sleeve blouse. The puff sleeves add proportion to the top, while the fitted skirt accentuates my bottom half. For accessories, I paired the clothes with printed pumps that have both black and pink in them to bring the 2 colors together. I also added a bright pink bag to match the top and layered the look with a black coat to balance out the brightness of the top.

High waisted skirts can give you a sophisticated look that is polished and professional while also figure flattering.

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